Pilates Salvation Army Downham Market

At The Salvation Army, we recognise the transformational ability of sport and exercise emotionally, socially and spiritually. Sport isn’t just about scoring points, but creating teams and friendships within communities. The positive effects on individuals and communities are why we offer a range of exercise and well-being activities in our churches across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland for all ages, backgrounds and abilities. 

What we do

On a weekly basis, many of our churches provide, and partake in, a variety of sport, exercise and well-being activities designed to empower you and bring together communities. Some of what we offer includes:

  • Zumba
  • Pilates
  • Personal training
  • Football
  • Taekwondo
  • Rugby
  • Weightwatchers and Slimming World

What are the benefits of sport and exercise?

Most people think that physical workouts are purely a way to keep fit or lose weight. We know it can transform people on greater levels.

The benefits of exercise are not just physical, but can develop someone personally, emotionally and even create or develop communities. It is well-known that regular exercise can improve mental health and confidence through to teaching people essential life skills such as team work and compromise.

Sport brings people together from all different walks of life resulting in creating friendships and support that may not have happened otherwise, helping to tackle isolation, lack of leaders, boredom or community dislocation - in many cases, sport can help address 'the need'.

Studies have found that sport and exercise can be an effective social justice tool by helping to combat criminal behaviour and reoffending by providing people a space to focus and dedicate to. It is also proven that sport can help young people with their studies by improving concentration, discipline and memory. Other benefits of sport and exercise can be:

  • Friendship
  • Support
  • Team work
  • Regain confidence and build self-esteem
  • Build relationships
  • Combats health conditions and diseases
  • Fight depression and anxiety
  • Physical workout
  • Exercise activities

Taking part in challenges such as trekking, cycling or swimming are important ways to fundraise essential funds to help our work at the hearts of communities and fighting social injustices such as modern slavery.



Where to go

Salvation Army Church
74, Bridge Street
Downham Market
PE38 9DJ
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