Fitness on Clapham Common

Fitness on Clapham Common

Outdoor-gym-1-MH-300x225One of the most exhilarating ways to get fit is on Clapham Common – believe us. And with the introduction of exercise machines and equipment on Northside and Westside (see photo from Friends of Clapham Common) there is really no excuse!

Here are a few of the clubs that will help you to reach your fitness potential outdoors if you need some extra motivation (please check the individual websites for latest details as times/locations can change):

British Military Fitness (BMF)
Clapham Common
Plenty of sessions times to choose from (6.30am anyone?) every day. Meeting point is in the car park of the Windmill pub, half way down Clapham Common southside. BMF classes are a challenge – they admit that!  There’s also a separate running club. See the website for full details and times.

Cre8fitness has just arrived on Clapham Common! The outdoor fitness classes have been carefully designed to boost metabolism, aid strength and conditioning capacity while increasing overall fitness. Every Saturday morning at 9.45am £10 p/session. See their website or email:

Go Mammoth
Go Mammoth’s social bootcamps on Clapham Common are  designed to get you as functionally fit as possible in the shortest period whilst emphasising that fun is central in keeping fit.  They combine team work exercising, body weight conditioning, intense aerobic sessions and plenty of stretching.

Pioneers Running Club
Running club ‘made up of sociable people who love running’. They meet on Tuesday evenings at 7.15pm at Wingate Square SW4 0AF and head to Clapham Common for a warm up and then a choice of a shorter run for beginners, a longer route or a coaching session. Post run, it’s off to the pub to get to know your fellow Pioneers.

Sportsfit is a functional fitness training programme that includes indoor and outdoor sessions at both Clapham North Arts Centre and Clapham South Cricket Nets. Their programmes are based on athlete fundamentals that will make you ‘fit for purpose’. More than 10 different sessions a week to choose from. You can also join their
#SportsFitter group to take your training to the next level

Swift Fitness
Bootcamp fitness sessions with a smile! Various locations including Clapham Common (between Rookery Road and Long Road) and Battersea Park. Early morning and evening sessions plus a free trial class available. See website for details.

Walk and Workout , Wednesdays 10-11am on Clapham Common (meet by paddling pool) –  a fun outdoor fitness programme organised by Lambeth Council for residents who are interested in gaining fitness but not in a gym setting. Only £3 a session.

Zumba Stars
Classes on Clapham and Wandsworth Common. Kids classes also available. See websites for times.

Fitness on Wandsworth Common

Fit for a Princess
T: 020 8879 6114, e:
Outdoor fitness for females all year round including workouts, kick boxing, pilates and running plus the infamous bootcamps. There are plenty of daytime and evening classes on Wandsworth Common (cricket pitch opposite the Skylark café)

Open Air Fit
Drop-in fitness sessions on Wandsworth Common, by Skylark café. Mixed Circuits – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:30-10:30am & Saturdays 9-10am (£12.00), 45 Minute Burner – Wednesdays 9:15 -10:00 am (£12.00), Women’s Football – Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:30-10:30 am (£12.00), Teenage Circuits Class (Teen Fit) – Saturdays 9-10am (£10.00). Monthly passes available – see their website for details.