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Get Moving with Core Sport

Core Sport offers a wide range of sport-specific and exercise classes,along with a weight management programme and regular health checks. Equipment is provided and all levels are welcome to all classes.

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Get Moving with Core Sport

Core Sport offers a wide range of sport-specific and exercise classes,along with a weight management programme and regular health checks. Equipment is provided and all levels are welcome to all classes.

No need to book

All skill levels are welcome to any of our classes. Join in the fun!

Free to join

Free for City & Hackney residents, ‘pay and play’ option for those who live outside the borough.

unlimited access

to members of Core Arts and The Wellbeing Network or Sport on prescription through a GP referral

No need to book

All levels are welcome. We provide General Heath Checks.

Free to join

Free for City & Hackney residents, ‘pay and play’ option for those who live outside the borough.

unlimited access

to members of Core Arts and The Wellbeing Network or Sport on prescription through a GP referral

See what we are all about

GP’s can use our Online Referral. Start here

Latest News

Winner HSJ Awards 2019: Mental health innovation of the year

City and Hackney CCG has the fifth highest prevalence of serious mental illness in England, but last year used a collaborative approach to achieve the highest SMI physical health check coverage in the country []

Core Sport wins Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2019

Core Sport has scooped a prestigious award for using sport to help those with mental health issues across the capital []

Core Sport is shortlisted for Mental Health Award

Mental Health Award The Mental Health Award celebrates clubs/programmes which uses the power of sport and recreation to promote wellbeing. They will be ambassadors for mental health by promoting good mental health policies []

Our Courses

Core Health

A weight management programme that provides you with all the nutritional information you need to reach your weight management goals along with an optional weigh-in. Core Health boasts peer support weekly sessions to keep you on track, motivated and on your way to leading a healthy lifestyle.

Boxing

A session compromised of non-contact boxing techniques, padwork and fitness drills to get you into shape. Benefits include bolstered fitness levels, increased strength, and greater agility. These sports not only deliver physical gains, but are a great way to improve focus, release aggression and frustration and promote positive mental health in a controlled, friendly manner. Session are designed for all levels.

Circuit Training

A high-intensity class for those wanting to get a little bit sweaty! This class offers the ideal combination of aerobic activity along with strength training to deliver the perfect workout, comprising exercises across 10 different stations targeting the entire body. All levels are welcome and exercises can be customised depending on individual levels of fitness and mobility.

The ideal class for those wanting to lose weight, tone up and get fit!

Cycling

Cycling is a low-impact aerobic exercise that allows you to take in the greenery and canal paths around Hackney and the surrounding boroughs whilst building cardiovascular fitness. Learn how to cycle safely on the roads, master working through the different gears and test your skills on different terrains. If you do not have a bike, no problem! Core Sport has 10 bikes that can be borrowed for this session, which will work on a first come, first served basis. You are more than welcome to ride your own bike too.

Dancing

Keep fit the creative way by joining in with our 10-week dance courses in a variety of styles. Dance is a great way to boost body confidence, strength and fitness and also improve posture. All classes have an emphasis on fun and enjoyment as well as providing choreography for all levels. Make sure to check the website for more details on when new courses start up.

Gym

Core Sport has use of the gyms in both the Aquatics Centre and the Copper Box, based in the Olympic Park. Both gyms boast 100+ station fitness suites with a mixture of cardio, fixed resistant and free weight equipment and machines. Members of Core Sport will have an induction with a qualified instructor and have the opportunity to have a fitness programme written up if you would like one to help you reach your goals.

We will also support you to transfer onto the inclusive card membership scheme with Better Gyms as part of our progressional pathways, which allows you to use the facilities across all Better Gyms across London outside of the Core Sport programme.

Tennis, Table Tennis & Badminton

Core Sport offers tennis, badminton and table tennis as part of our sport provision. These sports are a great way to improve fitness, hand-eye co-ordination and to help find future playing partners. Benefits include using up excess energy, improved concentration and focus. Whether you like a friendly rally or a bit of competition, these groups offer it all.

All sessions are perfect for beginners and the more advanced.

Stretch & Relaxation

Core Sport offers different styles of yoga and relaxation classes to suit different needs. All classes help to improve flexibility, posture and create a greater sense of relaxation and stress relief. In addition to these benefits, regular participation leads to relief from pain, better range of motion around the joints and enhanced muscular co-ordination.

These classes are ideal for those seeking a more gentle approach to exercise that not only has physical benefits, but also supports mental well-being; in particular for those suffering from depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Swimming

Based at the Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park in Partnership with Better Gyms. Core Sport will be able to provide lane swimming where the London Olympics 2012 took place.

Aqua-based activities are ideal for those who would like to partake in low-impact and minimal weight bearing exercises. These type of exercises boost fitness levels and enhance breathing capacity. Water can create a calming effect on the body, so would be ideal for those wanting a more relaxing form of exercise.

Walking groups

Pound the streets, parks and riverbanks to fitness. A very social group for those wanting a low-impact way of getting fit, focusing on routes around green spaces, parks and nature. These sessions are ideal for those just starting out on their fitness adventure and wanting to make new friends. Walking in these surroundings is great way to relieve stress and enhance mental well-being.

Speed of walking is dictated by those attending the sessions; all fitness levels are welcome.

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Gp’s can use our online Referral Service. Alternatively, please download a referral form.

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Core Sport Publications:

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Core Sport Brochure

Core Sport Timetable

Core Sport Gp-Referral

Core Sport 3-year Report