If you’ve made the decision to get fit or maintain a good level of health, we have some good news for you: It’s extremely easy to boost your health in East Sussex. With the benefit of the beautiful South Downs for outdoor exercise and a whole host of state-of-the-art leisure facilities, there are more than enough ways for you to find your sporting niche and get fit whilst having fun.
The South Downs is a beautiful location to get outside in the open air on your bike. There are some excellent cycling routes leading up to Devil’s Dyke for a challenging, exhilarating ride, or if you prefer an easier route your best bet is to head along Brighton seafront along the vast stretch of flat ground complete with a full cycle track, or to practice for a race there are a variety of cycle tracks in parks.
If you don’t fancy braving the sea off the coast of East Sussex, there are some good pools around for you to practice your strokes and perfect your diving technique. Lewes Leisure Centre has a fantastic 25m pool for lengths, with other well-equipped swimming pools in places such as Eastbourne, Bexhill and Brighton.
For anyone preferring a more formal workout, East Sussex has many gyms with all the latest equipment for you to maximise the benefit of your exercise regime. Whether it’s a machine-based workout, a high-intensity fitness class or a session with a personal trainer you want, you’ll be able to find it in one of the East Sussex gyms. You might opt for a cardio workout on the exercise bikes or cross trainers or some strength training with the free weights ; either way, you can have a go at everything in one room.
Walking is one of the safest ways to lose weight and stay active. Just 30 minutes of walking a day can lead to massive health improvements, and fortunately, the stunning East Sussex environment makes it very easy to get motivated to go for a walk. Head to the beach or out into the countryside for a ramble, and you should soon notice your body feeling and looking better than normal. Even if a formal walk isn’t your thing, head to Brighton’s town centre for a walk around the shops. Carrying heavy bags and walking over the uneven cobbles of the North Laine will provide you with a good workout without you even noticing you’re exercising.