The gym in 1 Cooperage Yard in the heart of Dane’s Yard makes it easy to fit exercise around working, and the bike stores and shower facilities make it convenient to cycle or run to work. As well as this the local area has amazing sporting facilities.
Just across the High Street, The Olympic Park has international standard sporting venues. Built to host London 2012 Olympic Games, they offer the chance to watch world-class sporting events and fixtures, as well as providing access to state-of-the-art training facilities.
London Stadium – this former Olympic Stadium is home to West Ham United in the Premier League, to UK Athletics as well as hosting concerts through the summer months.
London Aquatics Centre – this indoor swimming centre has two 50m (160ft) swimming pools and a 25m (82ft) diving pool which host national and international swimming competitions. The pools are open to the general public with non-member tickets available. Next to the pools is a 50-station gym and fitness facility, with membership offering access to the gym at the Copper Box Arena as well.
The Copper Box Arena – this multi-use venue hosted handball, modern pentathlon fencing and goalball at London 2012 Olympic Games. The venue now hosts a range of events including basketball and netball. It also offers a gym, sports hall & group exercise to the public, as well as badminton courts.
Lee Valley VeloPark – set around the iconic, award-winning, 6,000-seat velodrome, the VeloPark offers tracks for four different types of cycling: track cycling, road racing, BMX and mountain biking. Bikes can be hired at the venue, and an introductory track cycling session can be booked for an hour, so it’s a great place to enjoy cycling.
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre – this facility includes a 3,000-seat hockey stadium with the flexibility to increase capacity to 15,000 for big competitions. Open for public use are two hockey pitches, four indoor tennis courts and six outdoor courts, as well as a clubhouse with a bar.
As well as its venues, the 500-acres Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park itself is an important local asset. Created for the 2012 Olympics, it offers beautiful landscaping and winding waterside routes for outdoor walking, running and cycling.