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Fit and Happy in Faversham

Swale Tourism
17th January 2022

Your guide to getting fit in Faversham

If you’re looking to improve your health and well-being, then Faversham has plenty of facilities and businesses to help you along the way.  Not only will you be helping yourself to feel and look good, but you’ll be doing your bit for local businesses too!

Here’s a short guide to some of places in Faversham to consider when planning your new health and well-being regime. 

Holistic approach to keeping well

We are blessed in Faversham to have a number of experts who are extremely good at helping us take care of our whole selves.  Often it makes sense to look at our emotional and physical well-being together and work out what it is that helps us feel good.  This can be extremely helpful for reducing stress, improving niggles and pains and improving the way we look too.

Country Practice at Brogdale Farm has a wide range of therapies including hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, massages, reiki, facials and more. They sit down with you for a friendly chat about what you’re trying to achieve and how they can help, before creating a series of treatments curated just for you.

https://www.countrypractice.co.uk/

Soul Solutions on Graveney Road offer a very similar service.  In addition, they run exercise classes including yoga and dance which are the perfect way to lift your mood and improve your energy levels.

https://www.soul-solutions.com/

Apotheca in West Street sells a fabulous selection of natural products to help improve your health and to deal with specific symptoms.  The team also offers a wide range of services and therapies to help keep you well, including acupuncture, massage, cognitive behavioural therapy, herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy, homeopathy and hypnotherapy.

https://www.apothecashop.co.uk/

Getting fit

If improving your physical fitness is your goal, then there’s a great selection of  gyms and fitness centres in Faversham which might be just what you need.  Check out Quayside Crossfit located down at the lovely Standard Quay alternatively try Faversham Activity Centre on the Jubilee Way Estate which has a well-equipped gym (it isn’t just a ball pool for the kids!). 

https://www.quaysidecrossfit.com/

https://www.favershamactivitycentre.co.uk/

Syndale Park is a very popular gym with people of all abilities and ages. They have personal trainers who can work with you ono a personal training programme. Don’t forget West Faversham Community Centre which has a modern gym and many other facilities including an outdoor climbing wall!

https://www.facebook.com/syndalepark/

https://www.westfavershamca.org/

If exercising in a beautiful location will help motivate you to keep fit – then check out Jag Outdoor Fitness.  They have outdoor exercise sessions in the grounds of the beautiful Mount Ephraim at Hernhill.  There are also many beautiful places to walk around Faversham.  If you would like help with choosing routes and some friendly folk to keep you company, why  not join Faversham Walking Group?

https://www.jagoutdoorfitness.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/571894349627991

Keeping bendy and supple!

It is well known that some of the best activities for keeping strong and healthy in old age are pilates and yoga and Faversham has a great selection of classes for practitioners of all abilities.

The Alexander Centre in Preston Street hosts a number of classes in their beautifully refurbished Georgian rooms.  It’s easily accessible too with parking in the nearby Central Car Park.    There is also a fabulous yoga space at Standard Quay called Actively Alive who offer classes at all levels from complete beginner to intermediate plus.

https://thealex.org.uk/

https://www.activelyalive.co.uk/

Local family firm – Kesson Physio – is also dedicated to helping people keep healthy, fit and strong.  Its team specialises in providing classes and treatments which keep their clients mobile and prevent future physical and health problems. Now’s the perfect time to contact them to discuss those niggling twinges and pains and deal with them before they become a future problem.

https://www.kessonphysio.co.uk/

Keeping safe

Please rest assured that businesses are following the latest Covid precautions and are working hard to keep their customers safe.  If you have any queries, it’s best to contact businesses individually to confirm what safety measures are place.

Faversham businesses

This is a selection of relevant businesses in Faversham who can work with you to help you get fit, healthy and strong.  But if you know of other relevant organisations we haven’t mentioned, please email details to tourism@favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk so we can list your business on our website and add you to our business mailing list too.

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