Community Sport

Following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games sport has been a huge part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Sport for us is about building communities and giving people to a reason to get outside and enjoy the Park together, in different ways which suit them.

Our programmes are aimed at local people, and those that just want to come and get involved in activity on the Park. With the help of our partners, we’ve created a range of projects that encourage access to sport and wellbeing in the local area.

 

  • We work with a range of local partners across the Park to offer a range of free and accessible activities to get involved with. These include running groups, family fitness sessions and all ability cycling. All activities from the list below will be delivered by qualified staff with recommended equipment.

    Led by Our Parks:

    • HIIT - HIIT Workout is an intensive form of fitness training where a group of exercises are completed one after the other with 30 - 60secs recovery! Each exercise is performed for a specified number of repetitions/time – north of the Park
    • Circuit session – Circuit training is an intensive form of fitness training where a group of exercises are completed one after the other. Each exercise is performed on the outdoor gym equipment for a specified number of repetitions/time.  
    • Box Fit – A fun way to get fit through a high intensity full body work-out. The class incorporates solid boxing pad work with body conditioning.
    • Yoga - Yoga is excellent for improving flexibility, strength, all round fitness, well-being and stress reduction. Please bring mats to this session and if you require a mat please contact the teacher through the private messaging function prior to the session.
    • Buggy Exercise – classes are a fabulous way of getting out with your baby, both of you getting some fresh air and you get a great workout to boot. Whatever your postnatal stage we have a programme that will suit your needs, instructed by experts in the field of postnatal exercise.
    • Capoeira - Capoeira combines dance, martial arts, music, drama, acrobatics, socialising and much more.
    • Bootcamp - A fitness boot camp class that mixes traditional calisthenic and body weight exercises, with interval and strength training.

     

    BikeWorks:

     

    All Ability cycling sessions: cycling should be accessible and possible for everyone, regardless of age, disability or experience. To enable this we run two All Ability Cycling Clubs on the Park. The clubs are open to all and have a range of adapted cycles including tandem tricycles, side-by-side and platform tricycles.

  • Each summer the Park embarks on an Active East programme. Working alongside the Major League Baseball and Muller Anniversary Games there is a full programme of free and accessible community sport across the Park.

  • As part of the new South Park water sports pontoon London Youth Rowing will be delivery a full programme of water sports activity throughout the year.

    The official launch date to follow.

  • GoodGym is a social enterprise that pairs regular runners with isolated older people who act as their motivational ‘coaches’. A running club with a conscience, GoodGym offers a simple way for people to volunteer, help the elderly and keep fit. Runners stay fit by making regular visits to their ‘coaches’ who in turn provide motivation to exercise and look forward to the weekly contact with their runners. 

    GoodGym also holds group runs which are combined with physical community tasks. Volunteer runners challenge themselves to clear out a community hall or build raised beds for a school garden. Soon there will be group runs taking place in the Park and we look forward to welcoming all the runners that do good as they get fit! 

    The programme currently has over 1,000 runner members who have made 2,500 visits to 146 coaches. We’re looking for more members who want to make a real difference to isolated people in the local community. 

    For more information or to join, please visit the GoodGym website.


  • The London Lions professional basketball team, based at the Copper Box Arena, deliver a community-based programme, available to children between the ages of 8 – 16 years. Hit the basketball courts to learn a range of skills from a London Lions basketball player twice a week.

    Join them in the Copper Box Arena between 4pm-6pm on a Tuesday and Thursday evening (Term time only).