Ways to Get Fit in Medway

There are a number of great ways that you can get fit in Medway due to reasons such as there being a number of different parks, fitness activities that you can do by the River Medway and the various leisure centres and gyms that you can use.


A cheap and easy way that you can get fit is to go running. The cheapest way to do this is just to hit the streets and parks and run. There are lots of places where you can do this such as the various parks in Medway like Riverside Country Park, The Vines in Rochester or Chatham Football Grounds. There are also some nice routes that you can go on by the River Medway like running by the Esplanade or running across Rochester Bridge and coming back across the other bridge.

Running will feel difficult at first if you haven’t done it for a while but it’s one of those fitness activities that you have to work at to feel like you’re making progress. At certain points, such as a few weeks and months, you will feel like you’ve broken through a wall and have taken a big step forward in your fitness level.

You should remember that running results in a lot of impact on your joints so, for example, it isn’t great on your knees especially if you are spending a lot of time running on concrete. You may want to run a relatively short distance at first and then gradually increase the distance each week so that your body can adjust to this kind of impact.


This is a great way to improve your fitness without having a big impact on your joints. Swimming is a very refreshing activity to do and will wake you body and mind up if you are feeling lethargic.

There a number of places where you can go swimming in Medway such as Medway Park with its 25 metre pool, Hoo Sports Centre, Splashes in Rainham, Bridgewood Manor Hotel and Roko health club in Gillingham.