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Find out about Fitness, Indoor and Outdoor Gyms in Swale's three populated areas of Faversham, Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey.

Opportunities in Swale...

There are a number of clubs and organisations providing opportunities in Swale -

Remember to contact the club/organisation before you attend to ask any questions you have on their activities.

Background to Fitness and Gyms...

It could be argued that the fitness and gym industry has been developing since the 1950's as the increase of labour saving devices have generally decreased our daily routine activities as well as increasing our leisure time. Fitness can be split into Aerobic - the ability of the body to process oxygen to move the body and Anaerobic - the ability of the body to undertake strength, power, speed or endurance activities.

The use of purpose built Fitness and Gym facilities is now common across the world to provide both a safe place and qualified staff that can help develop an activity programme for the individual. Group sessions are often provided and based of the numerous techniques that have been developed to support and motivate participants to improve their fitness.

Generally the facilities are indoor and will be provided by corporate bodies, local business, charities and Local Authorities, a recent development is the provision of Outdoor Gym's in open public spaces. 

Outdoor Gyms

Outdoor Gyms are generally made up of specialised equipment that would be found in indoor gyms to help exercise and train specific muscles. The don't have weights attached and are designed to enable all to try without instructors.

Many organisations or community groups have provided various Outdoor Gym equipment, that is generally free to use and in a public spaces. The equipment will vary but provide users with the opportunity to exercise on their own or within sessions overseen by experienced and qualified instructors.

Always check with your doctor you are ok to be using the equipment if you have any medical condition or injury.

Opportunities in Swale

There are numerous Outdoor Gyms in Swale and the known ones are listed below, if there is one you know of and its not listed let us know.

  • Dicksons Field Play Area - Eastchurch, ME12 4DF
  • Eagles Close Fitness Zone - Sittingbourne, ME19 3RQ
  • Faversham Recreation Ground - Faversham, ME13 8ES
  • King George V Playing Field - Sittingbourne, ME10 1QX
  • Milton Recreation Ground - Milton Regis, ME10 2AU
  • Minster Leas - Minster-on-Sea, ME12 2NL
  • New Village Hall - Warden Bay, ME12 4NB
  • Rectory Playing Fields - Sittingbourne, ME10 4JJ
  • Reedland Cresent Play Area - Faversham, ME13 7HP
  • Samual Drive - Kemsley, ME10 2GB
  • Sittingbourne Recreation Ground - Sittingbourne, ME10 1EL
  • The Glen Play Area - Minster Cliffs, ME12 2SG
  • The Spinney - Leysdown, ME12 4PX
  • Thistle Hill Community Woodland - Minster-on-Sea, ME12 3GP

Swale Borough Council will own or manage a number of the Outdoor Gyms listed above, if you find a problem with one please contact them via their website.



All activities offered by clubs overseen by a National Governing Body will be required to adhere to new procedures to protect participants. The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and Exercise Movement and Dance UK (EMDUK) are working with Sport England to support providers to get back to activities.

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