Date Published 27 March 2018
If you are looking to move house and fitness is your passion then taking a look at houses for sale in Prestwich and Whitefield could be just the answer.
Boasting two large gyms, an abundance of yoga and wellness practices and a high concentration of martial arts masters, there's no better place to be a fitness nut in Manchester than Prestwich & Whitefield.
Two Gyms in Whitefield
Whitefield's two main gyms are within a few hundred yards of each other, just off Bury New Road, and while Total Fitness (£50pm) provides state-of-the-art equipment, dedicated personal trainers, saunas, a sprawling jacuzzi and even tanning beds alongside a full-size swimming pool, Lifestyle Fitness (£16pm) is a more stripped back, wallet-conscious option for those looking simply to burn calories or pump iron – although it has a sauna too! Both offer a range of classes including spin, boxercise, Zumba and HIIT circuit training to ensure your every fitness goal is attainable within a short distance of home.
If more focused fitness is your style, there are several combat schools in the area, wide-ranging in disciplines with plenty on offer to choose from. Kids and grown-ups alike can develop new skills at the North Manchester Family Martial Arts Centre in Prestwich, while dedicated combatants can head to Maccabi Krav Maga for intensive training in a style pioneered by the Israeli Army! Whitefield's clubs cover the rest, with Phoenix Muay Thai Boxing, Ken Shu Dojo Karate and Mundo Fight Academy in neighbouring Radcliffe. Whether it's extra-curricular fun, learning useful safety skills or making great new friends, the toughest test of all is choosing where to go!
Plenty of Yoga Choices
For a much more tranquil setting, in which you can stretch out the stresses of the day, stop in at any of the nearby yoga and wellness clinics. Both Ashtanga Yoga and Forever Hot Yoga sit on the border between Prestwich and Whitefield, with Ashtanga offering a core-tightening, physically demanding style designed to tone the body and Forever Hot providing the only hot yoga studio in the North of England! If they both sound a little intense, pop into the Creative Calm yoga studio – a clinic partly dedicated to mindfulness and mental recovery alongside serene yoga classes. You could even pop in for a session after meeting with us; Creative Calm is our next-door neighbour!
The Truly Great Outdoors
If your brand of fitness belongs outdoors, you're in luck: Prestwich and Whitefield lie among expansive natural terrain, from woods to parkland, all of which sits waiting for a keen runner to traverse its hills and tracks. Heaton Park traces the southern edge of Prestwich and offers 600 acres of land to explore – about a quarter of Manchester's entire green space! Nearby Philips Park