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Action Packed Autumn

Welcome to our September eBulletin.

Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in. So what better time to head to the gym, take part in a fitness class or sign up for a new sport.

Here at Feel Good Fitness we have a great range of activities to keep you busy and what’s more our fully qualified staff will be on hand to help get you achieve your goals and help you on the road to fitness.

But before those nights draw in make the most of being able to swim in our outdoor pool at Pools on the Park. We’ve extended out opening hours till the end of October. Check out the article below for further details on the days and times.

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Leisure at Richmond

Outdoor Pool extended season!

We are delighted to announce that the outdoor pool will remain open until Sunday 30 October.

The new opening times from Saturday 1 October to Sunday 30 October are as follows:

Monday 6.30am-2.30pm
Tuesday 12noon-8pm
Wednesday 6.30am-2.30pm
Thursday 12noon-8pm
Friday 6.30am-2.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 7.00am – 5.45pm

Please click here for more information or call Pools on the Park reception on 020 3772 2999.

Have you tried Boxercise? Why not bring a friend for free!

Boxercise is an effective form of cross training that incorporates a combination of boxing movements and aerobics. This makes for a fun alternative and also improves rhythm, coordination as well as burning calories.

Boxercise is an exercise class based on the training concepts boxers use to keep fit. Classes can take a variety of formats but a typical one may involve shadow-boxing, skipping, hitting pads, kicking punch bags, press-ups, shuttle-runs and sit-ups. Most Boxercise classes are aimed at men and women of all ages and fitness standards. As no class involves the physical hitting of an opponent, it is a fun, challenging and safe workout

Our class focuses on upper body conditioning, toning of your arms, chest and abdominals. It also includes some lower body exercises as well as improving cardiovascular fitness so is considered the perfect training workout.

Boxercise is available at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre at the following times:
Tuesday 1.00-1.50pm
Thursday 8.00-9.00pm
Friday 7.00-7.45am

Click here for more information or call Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Bring a friend for free! Offer valid until 31 October 2016. Please quote code BoxOffer1 at reception. Terms and conditions apply.

Come and play Badminton…meet new players…and have fun

Our Badminton Club at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre caters for players of all standards. With a mix of experienced players and a fully qualified coach on hand to give advice should you want it, you’ll be able to enjoy badminton on your own terms.

We are always looking for new players to come along and join in and we will always make you feel welcome.

Badminton Club sessions are available:

Adult Badminton Club 16yrs+
Thursday 8.30-10.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 12noon (family session for adults and children aged 8+years)

Click here for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

New fitness classes available now at Pools on the Park

Our new programme has just started here at Pools on the Park so why not try one of our fitness classes?

BODYPUMP™ with Gabrielle on Saturday at 11.45am. This class is perfect for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 590 calories. Gabrielle will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

Why not try a Legs, Bums and Tums class? Come along on Tuesdays at 10am with our instructor Chrissie. It’s a great fat burner to improve body shape. This class incorporates an aerobic section followed by conditioning exercises to target the lower body and core.
The focus is on improving body shape and encouraging fat reduction. Benefits your overall health, stamina & boosts self-confidence! Suitable for all.

Please click here for more information or call Pools on the Park reception on 020 3772 2999.

What’s on at Teddington this half term?

Here at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre we are running swimming crash courses, Monday 24 to Friday 28 October. A short intensive course is often the best way to learn to swim or develop your skills. Courses are available for all ages and abilities including beginners through to improvers.

Please call us on 020 3772 2999 for more information.

Bookings are now available so book today and don’t miss out on lots of fun this half term!

Don’t want to sign up for a swim course? Well don’t worry because we still have lots of other activities to keep the children busy including our one day diving workshop for Diving and Rookie Lifeguard and fun time float sessions at the weekend.

Let us introduce you to Spinning

Have you always felt scared to try Spinning? Why not come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre and we’ll show you that there’s nothing to be scared about.

On the last Saturday of every month our experienced spinning instructor will help all beginners get acquainted with a spinning bike, explain how the class will run, show you how to set and adjust your resistance and take you through a 30 minute class.

Introduction to spinning classes are available on Saturday 11.30am-12.15pm and are free for all to join. Advance booking is required.

So if you’ve always wanted to try a spinning class but have felt a bit scared then why not come along and take part.

Please click here for more information or call the centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

Don’t forget this class is free for everyone!

Book now for our adult swim lessons

You can learn to swim at any age but our adult swimming lessons are also about teaching technique, improving stroke and gaining water confidence. There are no barriers to swimming – whatever your age or ability level our qualified teachers can help you to improve. Being confident in and around water will open up a new world of possibilities to be more active

At Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre we have a range of adult lessons designed for varying abilities. It’s never too late to learn to swim. From lessons for the complete beginner who lacks water confidence to lessons for competent swimmers who want to improve their technique. Feel Good Swim School has it all!

We understand that you may feel embarrassed or nervous about taking swimming lessons as an adult but please don’t feel like you’re the only one.

We offer 6 week courses for beginners, intermediate or advanced swimmers. Our next term will start w/c 31 October and you can book your place now.

Please click here for more information or call the centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

Swimming is a total body workout that leaves you feeling energised and revitalised. So come and try one of our lessons today and get swimming.

Football courses for children

Our football courses for children are run by Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust and are great fun, help kids to gain confidence and meet new friends. Children will learn skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, heading and running. Sessions are fun based but structured and will also help co-ordination, balance, movement, space awareness, social skills, and communication.

Talented youngsters are given the option to progress to the BFC advanced training programme which leads into the Brentford Football Club Academy.

Football courses at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre take place at Lincoln Field, our state of the art 3G surface:
4-6 years 9.30-10.30am
7-9 years 10.30-11.30am

Click here for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 3772 2999 to book your place today!

New Trampolining courses at Teddington Sports Centre

Here at Teddington Sports Centre we offer a choice of trampolining for children. So why not bounce your way to fun and fitness with sessions delivered by our professional coaches.

Our trampolining programme caters for children aged five plus. We offer high quality instruction designed to develop body awareness, increase confidence and learn new skills in a fun and challenging environment.

These courses will show your children the correct techniques and give them all the skills to perform basic moves and routines.

Trampoline sessions are non-competitive and designed to allow the children to express a variety of movements using strength, technique and their own individual personalities.

Sessions are available:
5.45-6.45pm 5+ years
6.45-7.45pm 7+ years
7.45-8.45pm 10+ years

Click here for more information or contact Teddington Sports Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Don’t miss our great fitness classes

Looking to get fit? Fancy trying a different fitness class? Then our circuit class at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre could be just the thing for you!

Circuits is a cross training class that is great for developing all-round fitness. Straightforward aerobic and resistance exercises are performed at a series of workstations, creating a fun and challenging workout that is different every time.

Circuits is available on Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and all levels are welcome.

If Circuits is a bit too strenuous for you then why not reduce life’s stresses and centre yourself with one of our holistic classes like Yoga or Pilates.

This class focuses on co-ordination and relaxation using slow flowing movements. Developed to work specifically on training the core postural muscles improving both strength and flexibility. Pilates is available:
Monday 8.15-9.15pm
Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm

Yoga is one of the most widely practiced of spiritual disciplines. The postures used in Yoga have been developed over thousands of years. It encourages relaxation and the posture work can alleviate back pain as well as improving circulation. Yoga is available:
Wednesday 8.30-9.30pm

Please click here for more information or call Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre reception on 020 3772 2999.

Don’t forget if you’re a direct debit member then all of our fitness classes are free.

Come and try inclusive and disability sport

The next free RISE Open Day is on Saturday 22 October at Teddington Sports Centre. The event will run from 10am to 3pm and there will be an opportunity to try basketball, wheelchair basketball, football, dance, yoga, and many other sports too.

Participants will be able to find out about the inclusive and disability specific activities that are available in the borough and the surrounding area.

For more information on the RISE event or our regular activities, please contact the Sports Development Team on 020 8831 6181, text: 07956 027701 or email:

The full programme of the day will be available online nearer the date. Please click here for more details.

Become a lifeguard and work with us

Pools on the Park runs National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) courses throughout the year.

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland; it is also internationally recognised and is a great starting point for anyone looking for a career in the leisure industry.

The NPLQ course is 36 hours long over 5 days with a practical assessment covering theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR. All applicants must be 16 years or over on the last day of the course.

Our next course is available from Monday 24 to Friday 28 October.

The course runs from 8.30am-6.00pm each day and 100% attendance is required in order to enter the assessment. Please note that this is a practical and oral assessment.

Before being able to book a course you must take a short swim test; 200m (6 lengths) in shorts and t-shirt in less than 5 minutes and demonstrating that you can get to the deepest part of the pool (3.6m).

The cost of the course is &258.

If you would like more information please contact Sarah at Pools on the Park on

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