Take up tennis and improve your Croydon life

Posted on June 15th, by Michelle Wall in Sport. 1 Comment

How joining a local tennis club can change your life for the better

I did not take up tennis until I was in my mid-forties, as a way of averting the middle-age spread, staying off cigarettes, learning something new, and – most importantly of all – increasing my social circle in Croydon.

I started with some beginner group lessons and, when I found that I enjoyed … Read More »

MyPTCycle: the new centre of power for Croydon’s movers, shakers and spinners

Posted on April 13th, by Jonny Rose in Culture. No Comments

Get fit and meet people: spin classes are the new Croydon cool

Deep in the recesses of St George’s Walk, a little bit up from the cool stylings of RISEgallery and a little bit down from benches where the skaters hang out is MyPTCyle: an indoor spin-class studio.

A spin class is a high-intensity cycling workout that takes place on a stationary bike. … Read More »

Review: Oxygen Freejumping Croydon

Posted on January 16th, by Alison Roberts-Tse in Sport. No Comments

This well-equipped venue allows customers to shake up their routine with a new approach to getting fit

Oxygen Freejumping is a trampoline park which opened in April 2017 with more than 100 trampolines, hosting up to 160 jumpers every hour. Visitors can opt for an unstructured hour-long ‘freejumping’ session, or classes with the Oxygen School of Trampolining. Whether for play or learning, Oxygen Freejumping Croydon allows children to burn … Read More »

How joining a gym made me part of Croydon’s community

Posted on January 18th, by Dasha Barber in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Rather than waste all our energy on a treadmill that goes nowhere, let’s put it to good community use

GoodGym is a running group where people run and do good at the same time for the local community. It’s new form of ‘speedy volunteering’. It started off small in 2008 with a pilot project in Tower Hamlets, east London. Now there are GoodGym communities in twenty-nine boroughs all … Read More »