Printed Date: 23/10/2014

Facilities At Waltham Forest Pool & Track

Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it at your local community leisure centre, whether it is the gym, swimming, group exercise classes or learning how to swim, we have something here for you. 

Working in partnership with Waltham Forest Council, you'll find a great range of facilities and services, at a price you can afford.

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Swimming Pools

Swimming is great at any age.  Whether you want to improve your technique, get fit, meet new friends, compete or have fun, you're sure to find a pool session that you'll love.

There are three pools in the centre. The fitness pool is 25 metres long, with lanes. The teaching pool is the perfect environment to learn to swim. The diving pit includes three boards (1 metre, 3 metres and 5 metres).

Seats with a view of poolside are available.

Athletics Track

An athletics track is a great way of easily tracking your distance and speed without using the gym. Our 400 metres grade A running track is used by the public, clubs and for competitions.

Better Athletics offers the opportunity to develop your athletics skills in a safe
environment led by UK Athletics qualified coaches.  Athletics is a sport for all so
come along and develop your skills - whether in Track and Field, park runs and
jogging, indoor activities, or 'Boot Camp' training!

Please note our Track is currently undergoing a refurbishment and will be re-open in October 2013.

Group Exercise Classes

To vary your workout why not try a group exercise class? We offer a range of
classes - from beginners to advanced level - in a fun and sociable environment.

Choose from:

Aerobic - Get your heart and lungs working more efficiently and help make everyday tasks that little bit easier

Body - Want results? Look no further than these classes to tone and
condition your body

Calm - Stretch, relax, and get in tune with your body.


We have one main group exercise studio for group exercise, which is large and bright with mirrored walls. Over 12 classes a week are available, ranging from Cardio Blast to Yoga.

We also provide specialist equipment for the latest classes such as Power Pump & Cardio Blast.


Our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym offers a range of fitness equipment for 
everyone. Our members can choose from cardiovascular machines such as 
treadmills and rowers, resistance equipment including free weights and dedicated 
stretching areas and fitness aids such as Swiss balls.

For a fitness programme tailored to your needs, just ask a Better fitness instructor 
and they'll be happy to put together a workout to suit you.

Before using the gym you'll need to complete an induction, so our fitness 
instructors can check you are well enough to train. As well this gives you the 
opportunity to get advice about other activities the centre may offer which could 
help you achieve your fitness goals.

Re-focus sessions are available to you at any time, where our fitness instructors 
will mix up your fitness programme. Did you know that keeping your workout more 
varied and challenging will actually keep you much fitter?

Sports Activity Courses

In partnership with many national governing bodies, our sports activity courses
deliver high quality, comprehensive teaching for all ages and abilities. These
enable you to develop skills in their chosen activity - from swimming to athletics - from beginner to advanced.

Aside from the physical benefits of participating, you'll also learn valuable life
skills through coach interaction and teamwork. To read more about our popular
sports courses please visit

Birthday Parties

We offer a wide range of affordable, themed birthday party packages for kids
under 16 years old - from trampolining to climbing. We also do all the prep and
tidying up, so you can just relax and enjoy the day!


Enjoy more flexibility with a short term pass at any one of our many leisure centres.

Become a Better member

We’ve memberships with no contracts available to suit everyone. Choose the one that’s right for you and become a member today!