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Activating Tower Hamlets

Activating Tower Hamlets

The Great Outdoor Gym Company Activate (TGO activate) is working with Tower Hamlets to help residents get active using their existing 16 outdoor gyms.

Movement is an amazing medicine and the public health team are working alongside TGO activate to get the message into PCNs, doctors and housing associations across the borough.

We are providing a series of classes on the outdoor gyms for a variety of needs. We are also providing free digital classes for everyone to access via our app TGO activate.

We have teamed up with a variety of trainers including Michael Traynor, Jahedul and Kesson Physio to offer various opportunites at the outdoor gyms.


Free Movement medicine class

Movement is a powerful medicine to prevent and cure a multitude of health conditions. Led by professional movement experts Kesson Physiotherapy, our movement classes help you become more active in a safe way.  Helps reduce risk across a range of lifestyle diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and some types of cancer, taking you safely through exercises to help activate the power of movement medicine.

These classes are for you:
• If you have a long-term health condition
• Want to become more physically active
• Want to meet people

Each class will involve:
• Discussing your needs and conditions with a physio
• 30-minute physical activity workout
• Demonstration on how to download the app

The Movement Medicine class sessions will be taking place on 24th November 2022, 15th December 202226th January 2023, and 23rd February 2023 at:

10am - Rope Walk Gardens, 65 Christian St
12pm - Shandy Park, 4 Harford St
2pm - Bartlett Park, 17 Bartlett Cl

To register a community group attending or an individual please just turn up or register here. Any questions email

Try this movement medicine class alongside a physio to give you the support you need. Go at your own pace!


Free Circuits with Michael Traynor


Michael Traynor is an experienced gymnast. He is from St Paul’s Shadwell Church and is providing free beginner friendly classes that can be found on our app TGO activate.

Join Michael Traynor and TGO Activate for FREE weekly fitness classes at Shadwell Basin & Wapping Gardens! Get active with Michael in the park at the below days & locations:

Mon 06.45 - 07.30 @ Shadwell Basin
Tue 06.45 - 07.30 @ Shadwell Basin
Fri 12.00 - 12.45 @ Shadwell Basin
Fri 13.15 - 14.00 @ Wapping Gardens
Sun - 12.30 - 13.30 @ Shadwell Basin

Book your place here

Please note Michaels last class in 2022 will be 29th November due to resume in the new year.


Calisthenic meet ups with Jahedul


Jahedul is a Calisthenics Champion. He trained at Shadwell Basin during lockdown and now competes at the highest level. He also has a following over 120K followers on Instgram. Now Janhedul wants to give back to other young people and help them get stronger and feel connected to a positive community.

Jahedul trains at Shadwell Basin gym on the following days and has opened up his sessions for others to train alongside him:
Mondays 6pm
Wednesday 6pm
Saturdays 6pm

Beginners welcome!

Shadwell Basin gym can be found on the TGO activate app. Download here!


Free activities on the TGO Activate App

Find our gyms and what’s on them on our app TGO activate

We have also uploaded free classes and content to Tower Hamlets gyms listed on our app TGO activate can get free access to various free classes and activities? Check out the TGO Activate App to find out more.

Download the app here to get started today

  10 November 2022

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