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Balaam Leisure Centre is based on the borders of Plaistow and Canning Town. It is at the centre of the local community and is well known for its friendly atmosphere. This is the best value leisure and sport facility in Newham - with membership starting at only £19.95 per month.
• Well equipped large gym on 2 floors
• 25m swimming pool and teaching pool
• Dance studio
• Free weights room
• A full programme of exercise classes every day
• Free WiFi

Having a Party?
Balaam Leisure Centre is the perfect venue for children's birthday partes - with fantastic facilities and friendly staff who will guarantee that your child and their firends will have a great time.
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Fun Swimming
Swimming is a great way for families to have fun together. Being in the water helps us to be more active and stay healthy and is also a great way to unwind and have lots of fun.
At each of the leisure centres we offer fun swimming sessions on Saturday and Sunday, and on every day of the schoool holidays.  
These sessions are aimed at families and we provide exciting inflatable play areas and lots of toys and floats to make the sessions great fun for all ages.


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Regardless of your fitness level, swimming is suitable to any body and any age. Working out in water can help increase cardiovascular fitness, balance and range of motion. As you're in water, Aquafit classes combine a full body work out with low impact exercise. Ideal for weight loss and toning up, and very beneficial to anyone with injuries and ailments. Go at your own pace, and work out in water to music in a fun and motivational environment

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Active Fitness sessions
These are supervised gym sessions for 11-15 year olds. The sessions allow our teenage members to use the gym equipment in a safe environment under the careful supervision of our qualified gym instructors.
• All young people wishing to attend a session must first have an induction which can be booked at our Reception .
• These sessions are all FREE to our junior monthly members or £3.20 peak and £2.30 off-peak to all pay and play members.
You can book an Active Fitness session 6 days in advance by calling 0300 124 0123

Female only sessions
There are a number of female only swimming sessions and exercise classes throughout the week.
Please see the swimming and group exercise timetables for details.
We also run the following female only sessions in the gym.
• Tuesday:  5.30pm - 7.00pm
• Thursday: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Opening times
Monday-Friday:   7.30am - 10.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Balaam Leisure Centre    
14, Balaam Street
E13 8AQ
0300 124 0123