Summer Sports In Bedminster

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By Hannah2009 | Sunday, July 25, 2010, 18:02

If you’ve got the fitness bug – or if you’re looking for it! –  there are various opportunities in and around Bedminster to take up a sport this summer, whatever your interest, age or fitness levels. 

Here’s a selection of what’s on offer but feel free to add your own suggestions and favourites! 

If you need a disciplined approach, British Military Fitness runs fitness classes in Victoria Park. The classes are run by serving or ex-serving members of the Armed Forces and are split and graded by ability so everyone is catered for – ‘from the person that used to think fitness was a dirty word to the seasoned marathon runner’. For details, see their website here.

Or if running in the park appeals to you but training military style doesn’t, personal trainer Dave Lewis runs group fitness classes in both Victoria Park and Greville Smyth Park and promises that it’s all fun with gentle encouragement.  You can see training times here.

Bedminster Judokwai is based at Ashton Park Sports Centre and teaches judo to people aged from 5 to 60 years.  Classes take place on Tuesdays and Fridays – see here for further details.

Broad Plain Rugby Club is based at Bristol South End, off St John’s Lane. It prides itself on being a friendly rugby club that is pleased to welcome new players of any age and ability.

The Southville Running Club meets at 6.15pm every Tuesday and Thursday at the SouthBank Centre in Dean Lane, and has several sub groups to cater for a range of abilities. For more details, visit the website here.

For self-defence and fitness, Bristol Taekwon-do holds classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Southville Community Centre in Beauley Road. The club has a good mix of men and women and is always pleased to welcome beginners. See their website here for class details.

We’re lucky to have a swimming pool here, Bristol South Pool in Dean Lane. Click here for opening times.

Of course, summer wouldn’t be summer without the sound of leather on willow and our very own Bedminster Cricket Club has a long and rich history: it was founded in 1847 and has counts the legendary WG Grace among its past players and chairmen.  Visit the club’s website here.

And if you want to try something far less traditional to work on those core muscles, you could take up pole dancing! Southville-based 360 Pole Dancing offers regular weekly group classes for mixed abilities at Pilates Moves in Myrtle Street.  See here for class times.



  • Profile image for sapphire1208

    What a comprehensive list of things to do. If we cannot find anything to suit us amongst that list we could be called a couch potatoe!!

    By sapphire1208 at 21:10 on 25/07/10

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