Athletics can be one of the simplest and cheapest ways to get fit, and it’s great for burning calories too. However old you are and no matter what shape you’re in.

It is a great way for people of all abilities to keep active. It’s accessible at all levels and will give you a boost physically, mentally and socially.

You can participate all year round, whatever the weather; and it’s a non-contact sport, making it suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

It is a moderate-intensity activity and a great way to get your recommended minimum 150 minutes of physical activity a week.


Athletics is a really simple way to get fit that doesn’t require any training or experience. However if you’ve not been active in a while you may want to take it nice and slowly the first few times you try it and build up gently.  Lots of beginners try jogging for 1 minute at a time, and walking for 1-2 minutes in between. You can build up your jogging time gradually to suit your level of fitness.

Athletics is generally a safe activity for all ages and fitness levels, including pregnant women, if you’re worried about being out of shape, recovering from an injury or suffering from a condition, it may be worth consulting your GP before you start.

Athletics has lots of benefits, it keeps you active without having to buy lots of expensive gear. People of all ages and all fitness levels can join in. It can boost your mood, help to keep your weight under control and much more:

  • Improve self-confidence
  • Lose and manage weight
  • Feel younger
  • Increase stamina and endurance
  • Feel happier
  • Reduce stress
  • Enjoy ‘me’ time
  • Increase motivation
  • Improve fitness
  • Decrease heart disease risk
  • Decrease risk of osteoporosis
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Decrease risk of high blood pressure
  • Improve overall sense of well being
  • Increase lung capacity
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • Reduce risk of stroke
  • Reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

There is a training fee of £2 on each occasion. This helps us pay for track hire and the running costs of our Clubhouse. If possible, to avoid queueing, you should arrive at 6pm or a bit earlier

Wavertree Athletics centre

Lifestyles Tennis Centre, Wellington Rd, Liverpool L15 4LE

0151 295 8350