Oxford is certainly a proud sporting city. Thanks to Oxford University a great many sportsmen and women have honed their skills and gone on to compete on the world stage – an amazing 158 Olympic medals have been won by Oxford University alumni. The first rugby club ever was founded in Oxford. And today Oxford is the place to be when you want to compete, or just get fit. Here are some of the best places to work out, play sport, or be active in Oxford.
- Barton Leisure Centre
This leisure centre is located to the east of the ring road. It has a huge swimming pool plus a gym and an exercise room.
- Leys Pools and Leisure Centre
Three is another large pool here along with a family pool, badminton and football spaces, snooker, a gym, function rooms, and a crèche.
- Ferry Leisure Centre
The Ferry has a six-lane pool as well as a smaller pool, plus squash courts, a gym, sports hall, dance studio, and the place offers a wide variety of fitness classes.
- Hinksey Pool
This is an open-air pool within a park, and it is heated to perfection with lovely views, plus refreshments are available. It’s usually open during the summer months.
- Oxford Golf Clubs
If you want a round of golf you are spoiled for choice in the area surrounding Oxford. Private and public golf courses provide high quality courses and facilities for golfers and those that prefer to watch. An oxfordshire golf club usually also offers other facilities such as a spa, a pool, a restaurant, or a bar.
- Private Gyms
There is a variety of gyms in Oxford where you sign up for a membership and pay monthly to use the facilities. All offer something slightly different, at different prices, so it pays to shop around to find the one that suits you best.
- Oxford Fitness Clubs
Again, a variety of choices are on offer from the Oxford Martial Arts Academy (OMAA) which provides a full range of martial arts tuition, tennis clubs and courts all round the city, yoga classes too numerous to mention, a games hall that can be hired by basketball, gymnastics, badminton and other teams, an ice rink, korfball clubs, American football clubs, fencing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, cricket, triathlon, and much more. If you want to get active, you’re in the right place in Oxford.
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