Kirkstall Abbey 2010
Kirkstall Bootcamp is set on the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey in North West Leeds. This park is our very first park launching back in 2010. Kirkstall Abbey is a historical and beautiful location less then 10 minutes from Headingley, Horsforth, and Bramley. At bootcamp you will see hills, amazing landscape, the River Aire and the Abbey itself: a ruined Cistercian Monastery dating back to 1152 ad. All of the members here are amazing supportive and welcoming but to showcase a few we have members who have been with us from the very beginning and still going strong to this date. Pelle, Sarah and Julie 12 year plus members.
Temple Newsam 2011
Temple Newsam is our second site to launch back in 2011. Based in East Leeds Temple Newsam Bootcamp has access to one of the best locations for outdoor fitness in the North of England. You will find the historical house, colosseum, lakes, hills, forest and speculator landscape all around. When you attend classes not only will you have a good workout but also have the change to do an adventure around here. We have a long standing loyal and amazing group of member here who are very welcoming, train hard and have a lot of fun whilst at it. You will meet some super characters which always helps when working out in a group environment.
Baildon launched in 2012. Initially the first class started due to a WI (Women's Institute) Group wanting an outdoor group fitness class. The funny story on this is that I had never heard of the WI before and genuinely thought it was a group of "Gamers - Nintinto Wii" wanting to come along to get fitter and healthier. How I was wrong. But we have the WI to thank for this amazing location starting. After the one class we started Baildon Bootcamp. The classes are heald at Baildon rugby club with Baildon moor in the background. This is a simply a stunning location with 360 views, amazing members and brilliant community.
Kippax Bootcamp Launched in 2012 having launching Temple Newsam and becoming one of our most popular sites starting a class in Kippax (Allerton Bywater) only made sense. This allowed us to have classes 6 days a week in East Leeds in different areas. We looked at different locations and found Brigshaw High School an excellent fit. The school grounds are brilliant, with excellent amenities and safe parking. Combining the area allows many members to attend both locations. The community and members ethos here is a brilliant with life long friendships made and the fun had at bootcamp which shows you its not just about the exercise but being social and being part of a welcoming group
Drighlington Bootcamp Launched in 2013 in the heart of a brilliant community. We run our bootcamps from Drighlington Community Sports Centre which is also the home of Drighlington Dynamos Running Club (DDRC), Drighlington Bicycle Club, Drighlington Rugby club and many more sports teams and groups. We have an excellent community of members here who are very welcoming, supportive and attending sessions will always leaving you feeling better about yourself whilst having fun in a safe environment.
Farsley Bootcamp launched in 2013 using Westroyd Park and Hainsworth in vibrant Farsley Community. Westroyd Park is next to Go Outdoor on New Street We started Farsley Bootcamp up to compliment the classes at Kirkstall Abbey so you can attend on different days and have more options in the week in close area proximity. The Farsley members are very social and enjoy training together, having the odd meal night. Like all our sites they enjoy meeting new people in a safe group environment where you can train hard with no pressure
York Bootcamp was our latest site nearly 8 years ago. York is a spectacular city with a very big culture in outdoor exercise and activity. Our classes in York take place at the Knavesmire next to the imfamous York Race course which is also hope to one of the most popular and flattest park runs in the UK. Each week you will see many people attending the classes who all like to enjoy each others company whilst training hard. When you attend you will see what a welcoming family feel vibe and culture there is here. Be ready to meet new people, make new friends whilst becoming healthier and fitter. (Mud included)
More of the story
The company has evolved and changed over the years. Initially in the earlier days we grew rapidly with many locations. Logistically we soon realised that being bigger wasn't always better. To give the best service and keep the person feel we decided that less locations and offering a better experience was more important. Unfortunately a few of our locations never recovered and closed due to covid and pandemic. Over the last 12 years here are some the the parks that we used to have but unfortunately no longer running: Hillsborough Sheffield North, Millhouses Park Sheffield South, Castleford, Roundhay, Guiseley, Meanwood Park, Bristol, Headingley, and Harrogate
Please note this is an on-going blog, not proof check or finished 8th Nov 2022
- Andrea Hinnells
I joined UK Fitness nearly a year ago and have thoroughly enjoyed every single class both outdoors and the online classes during lockdown . All the trainers are fantastic and even though they push you it’s always with a smile and plenty of banter. The classes cater for all abilities and ages with help and alternative exercises when you need it. Paul is the most positive person I have ever met & through these difficult times has kept everyone motivated with his upbeat attitude offering advice and support to us all . The online zoom classes have been an absolute lifeline to keep us all positive, fit and well. I am loving my fitness journey with UK Outdoor Fitness and can’t recommend them highly enough
- Adrian, York
I can’t recommend UK Outdoor Fitness enough! It’s been a big part of my life over the past few years, both for fitness (…. you should see my glutes now) and the social side. For me, being outside is really important and it’s been a great opportunity to break up the monotony of the gym! I’ve also met some lovely folk with Paul and the team providing a supportive and social environment that allows you to push yourself and get the best out of your time and training. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending joining! Enjoy!!