One of the capital’s largest leisure complexes, Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, was officially opened this morning by Olympic silver medallist Lutalo Mohammad.
The leisure centre in Chingford Road, run by GLL’s Better brand, boasts 9.9metre climbing walls, a mini trampoline park, a multi-challenge sport and adventure zone for children set across four levels, a three-tiered play kingdom for children under five and both wet and dry health and wellbeing spa areas.
Local hero Mohammad, who won silver in taekwondo at the Rio Olympics this year, described the new complex as “incredible” and “world class”. He trained at the centre as a child.
London’s first permanent ninja run obstacle course includes vertical and horizontal climbing walls, hang tough bars and a battle beam similar to the event seen in Ninja Warrior TV shows and Gladiators’ ‘Duel’.
The 8000m2 two-storey building also boasts a whopping eight-lane competition pool, with diving boards. There’s also a four-court sports hall, dance studios and a 132-station gym alongside an outdoor floodlit artificial sports pitch.
There is an open weekend to celebrate the centre’s opening on 1 and 2 October with free activities and guests can register here.