Keeping fit in Borehamwood
Thu 7 Dec 2017
If you’re thinking of moving to Borehamwood, there are plenty of advantages, from the ease of commute to the growing number of families moving into the area. If you’re a very active person, there are plenty of ways to keep fit in the town, whether you like being a member of a club, or doing things on your own.
- Football – Boreham Wood FC has a full community programme which concentrates on coaching for school children and young people. However, don’t write yourself off if you think your footballing days are behind you; if you’re at that stage when running takes its toll on your knees or ankles, then walking football might be the thing for you. It’s for all ages, abilities and fitness levels and a superb way of keeping fit.
- Tennis – Elstree Lawn Tennis Club has six floodlit courts and different levels of membership, so it doesn’t matter if you just want to play informal games with other members, hire a coach to help you improve your skills, or get competitive at club level, you’ll definitely be able to keep fit!
- Ping Pong – If you prefer your tennis court to be a bit smaller, you might want to try out Barnet Table Tennis Club. Open to members and non-members, League players and people who just want to play for fun.
Gyms and fitness
- The Venue – home to Borehamwood’s leisure centre, The Venue has a gym, swimming pool and treatment rooms. There are a range of exercise classes if you like group training, as well as the opportunity for one-to-one personal training.
- PureGym – if you just want to work out, PureGym is well equipped with more than 200 pieces of equipment and 50 exercise classes.
If you are looking for more gentle forms of exercise, there are plenty of places providing yoga or pilates classes, such as Body in-Tuition, Living Yoga which also does pre- and post-natal yoga, Rupal Shah Wellness and Happy Soles, which also specialises in reflexology.
The Shizentai Judo Club, which is run at Meryfield School, is open to children and adults alike. If you prefer karate, you can choose between the Hawks Karate Do or Kosmo Shotokan Karate Club. Of if you fancy something from South America, try the Borehamwood Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club.
In Hertfordshire, there are more golf clubs than you can shake a stick at. The nearest one to Borehamwood is Radlett Park Golf Club to the west of the town, with Arkley Golf Club between Borehamwood and Barnet, and plenty more to suit all pockets further afield. Purists may baulk at the thought of the Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf being included in a list of golf clubs, but taking part will still help you keep fit, and you’re more likely to get the kids away from their computers with a visit!
Keeping fit doesn’t have to involve strenuous exercise, in fact, walking is one of the best ways of keeping fit and healthy. There are plenty of parks throughout the town, and the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside is only a short car ride away, whether you’re looking for ancient woodlands or country footpaths.
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