Welcome to Wanstead Flats

Come and join our friendly BMF community for a workout like no other. Each week you’ll be put through a challenging and fun workout with team games, paired exercises, circuits, strength work and running. Serious fun is guaranteed!


Russell Woollard

Park Manager

Russell Woollard

Russell spent three years in the infantry and has been an Instructor with BMF since September 2007. He is Level 3 Personal Trainer and has numerous fitness qualifications, including Advanced Kettlebell Instructor and Suspension Trainer.  He also has a Degree in Business Studies, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management. Russell is very passionate about the fitness of others, as well as his own, and in May 2016, he completed a run from Basildon to Amsterdam over a two-day period. 

Class Times

Class Type Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Beginner Session --- --- --- --- --- --- 10:00
Military Fitness --- 19:30 --- 19:30 --- --- 10:00
No classes
Military Fitness 19:30
No classes
Military Fitness 19:30
No classes
No classes
Beginner Session 10:00
Military Fitness 10:00

Meeting Point

The meeting point is just off Aldersbrook Road (A116) next to the junction with Merlin Road. There is free parking available on Merlin Road.

Postcode for your Sat nav: E12 5DH - do not rely on the postcode as it is not 100% accurate, please use a map as well.

Public Transport

Bus: c

Why BMF?

  • It's Fun

    British Military Fitness (BMF) outdoor fitness classes are a proven and trusted way of getting fit, losing weight and feeling great. The average total calories burned during a session across all three groups (blue, red, and green) is 640

  • It's Effective

    A lot of people give up on fitness programmes because they become bored. That doesn’t happen at BMF. Variety and making every session different is the key to our success. Each week you’ll be put through a challenging, effective workout with team games, paired exercises, circuits, strength work and running.

  • You're Part of The Team

    You are not alone. Every week, you’ll be with your fellow BMFers. With the encouragement of your instructor you’ll be helping each other out, keeping everyone going and keeping them moving. They’ll be doing the same for you – BMF is all about getting fit together.

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