Smith’s Dock enjoys an enviable location on the lively North Shields Fish Quay – home to a busy fishing port and growing number of award-winning restaurants and bars. With such a vibrant and busting atmosphere, the Little Pilates Company offers a welcome escape in which to enjoy the company of Pilates teacher and owner, Claire Barnaby.
Supporting an active lifestyle is a must for many people when choosing a new home but at Smith’s Dock, the surrounding area offers an impressive range of diverse fitness activities.
Right on the doorstep is Boar City Crossfit, North Shields’ only Crossfit box and home to 100’s of active members at the gym on nearby Lawson Street. We had a chat with Boar City co-owner and Director of Coaching, Tim Hook, to learn more about the local fitness community close to Smith’s Dock.
As the North Tyneside coast has gone from strength to strength, many areas in the vibrant Borough have benefitted. From chic Tynemouth Front Street to Whitley Bay’s revamped Spanish City, the close-knit districts that make up the coast are seeing a real surge in interest from visitors keen to enjoy the delights of life by the water.
On Monday 9 September, the OVO Energy Tour of Britain swept through Smith’s Dock on the way to the finish line just 15km away in Newcastle city centre. To celebrate the arrival of the peloton on their stage 3 journey, we wanted to take a look at how fitness plays an active role in the coastal lifestyle and how residents of Smith’s Dock can take advantage of a range of active opportunities on their doorstep.