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Alternative indoor fitness activities in Preston

5 January 2024

Fun fitness activities to motivate you to keep fit this January 2024.

Christmas is over, but the fun doesn't have to be. Why not escape the winter elements and keep fit with an indoor fitness activity, which will give you a work out whilst having a great time doing so.

For those who don't find enjoyment in the gym or braving those frequent cold, wet days to head out for a run or bike ride, there are plenty of other ways to workout. However, the key to maintaining that motivation throughout the year is finding something you enjoy.

To save you the trouble, we've created a list of alternative fitness activities to help banish those January blues, burn off excess indulgences, and keep your spirits high.

Preston Wall

People climbing routes at Preston Wall

Location: Deepdale, Preston

Located inside West View Leisure Centre, PrestonWall is easily accessible from the city centre, with parking on-site and bus stops within easy walking distance.

If you're looking for a fun way to improve your cardio fitness and muscle strength, whilst exercising the brain through problem solving and boosting your self confidence, then this is a must try. Not only is it a great way to workout, though it's also a very social sport with a super supportive community of welcoming like-minded individuals and great for making friends.

Although largely a venue for learning and practicing route climbing on taller walls, this newly developed climbing wall also offers bouldering and a range of classes for both adults and kids. 

For more information, including prices, how to book and sessions, visit Lakeland Climbing Centres - Preston Wall.

Boulder UK

People climbing at Boulder UK

Location: Bamber Bridge

Located at Walton Summit, Boulder UK offers a premium dedicated bouldering venue with a variety of walls from the super steep overhanging kind and roofs to vertical problems, slabs and a great competition wall.

The venue also features an impressive training area for developing your skills further and taking them to the next level.

With experienced friendly staff and brilliant beginner sessions for both adults and kids, it's a great place to keep fit, meet new people and have fun.

For more information, including prices and how to book sessions, visit Boulder UK.

Flip Out Trampoline Park

Trampolines at Flip Out

Location: Preston

Flip Out Trampoline Park is located on the outskirts of Preston city centre. The venue makes a great adrenaline filled choice for all the family, whether it's the morning, afternoon or evening. Not only does Flip Out have the biggest trampolines in the North West, they also have the biggest dedicated under 7's trampoline area and weekend family flip sessions making it a fantastic place to keep fit with the kids.

For more information, including prices and how to book sessions, visit Flip Out Trampoline Park.

Swimming at Better Fulwood Leisure Centre or West View Leisure Centre

Fulwood Leisure Centre swimming pool

Locations: Fulwood and Deepdale, Preston

Both Fulwood and West View Leisure Centres are ideally located close to Preston city centre, making them easily accessible by car and public transport.

The centres offer casual swimming alongside a variety of fitness classes with pay as you options for non members. Not only are Fulwood and West View Leisure Centres great for a leisurely swim, there are also fun swims on offer too. Their 25 metre swimming pools feature six lanes with separate pools for little ones to burn off some energy.

Whether you're after some family fun or you'd like to get into shape, there is something on offer to suit everyone with both centres offering a full timetable of session choices.

For more information, including swimming/fitness class prices and how to book sessions, visit Better - Fulwood Leisure Centre or Better - West View Leisure Centre.

TeamSport Go Karting

People Go Karting at TeamSport

Location: Bamber Bridge

Located at Walton Summit, TeamSport Go Karting makes a great fitness option for thrill seekers. Their indoor tracks make the perfect place for some heart-racing action that'll have you coming back for more.

Although it may not be the immediate activity which springs to mind when considering workout options, Go Karting is a great form of exercises which  burns calories, helps to build muscle and can improve cardio fitness.

Spread over three floors, the TeamSport Go Karting venue boasts two professionally designed multi-level circuits with some incredible straight runs and hair-raising bends. Suitable for ages 8 and over, Go Karting makes a great activity for both adults and kids.

For more information, including prices and how to book sessions, visit TeamSport Go Karting.

Fitness classes

Close up of people spinning

Maybe you don't like the idea of trudging along on the treadmill for 30 minutes, but fancy trying out a fitness class. From High Intensity Interval Training and spinning to zumba, yoga and pilates, there are plenty of enjoyable ways to workout with many gyms offering pay as you go or day passes to avoid committing to monthly membership.

Free or low cost fitness ideas

For free or low cost fitness ideas in Preston to help get you in shape without breaking the bank see our previous new year blog free or low cost fitness ideas in Preston

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Map address for indoor fitness activities

Boulder UK, 3B Carnfield Place, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 8AN.
PrestonWall Climbing Centre, West View Leisure Centre, Ribbleton Lane, Preston, PR1 5EP.
Flip Out Preston Trampoline and Adventure Park, 1B, Mercer Street, Preston, PR1 4LQ.
Fulwood Leisure Centre, Black Bull Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9YA.
West View Better Health Leisure Centre, Ribbleton Lane, Preston, PR1 5EP.
TeamSport Go Karting Preston, Bamber Bridge, 148 Brierley Road, Walton Summit Centre, Preston, PR5 8AH.