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Have we got a treat for you

Welcome to our October eBulletin.

With Halloween just around the corner we’ve got a whole host of treats just for you!

Those Christmas parties are fast approaching and here at Feel Good Fitness we’re sure you will want to look your best. So why not head to the gym, take part in a fitness class or take a dip in the pool.

Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about our fantastic membership offer. Join now and don’t pay anything until the end of the year….check out our article below for the full details!

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Kind regards
Leisure at Richmond

Join Feel Good Fitness today and pay nothing until the end of the year

Join now and pay nothing until the end of the year!

Take advantage of our great membership offer today. Sign up for a direct debit membership and pay nothing until the end of the year. Offer is valid from 15 October to 14 November 2016, joining fee applies.

Unlike other clubs, there is more to us than just spending endless hours on the treadmill. You’ll receive first rate advice from our qualified team of instructors, a gym programme tailored to your individual needs and step-by-step support and motivation to help you stick to your goals. In fact, some members would even say that joining us has completely changed their lifestyle.

Feel good about…

• 4 pools, 5 gyms, and over 200 fitness classes
• Money back guarantees on all memberships
• Fully staffed state of the art gyms with qualified instruction
• Membership covers 6 centres
• Specially tailored services for those new to exercise
• Complimentary personalised programme every 14 visits
• Regular instructor led abdominal training services.

Contact us today on 020 3772 2999 or click here for more information.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Terms and conditions apply. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Need something to occupy the kids this half term?

We have limited spaces available on our half term holiday swim crash courses. So please hurry and book your place today!

It’s the half term holiday and the last thing you want while the kids are home from school is for them to sit in front of the TV or play video games all day. So why not let them do something they already enjoy that’s healthy, and book them into a swim crash course at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre.

Swimming crash courses are a great introduction to swimming for your child. The aim of our courses is to build and improve water confidence / swimming ability in all age groups, to improve weak swimmers and to give the younger ones an introduction to water safety and structured lessons.

Our holiday crash courses are designed both for participants already in our swim school and for those that have never used the centre before.

Please click here for more information please call Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Rookie Lifeguard Workshops and Fun Time Float sessions are also available during the half term holiday.

Increase your motivation with group exercise classes

Group exercise classes not only offer physical benefits, but also the social factor in interacting with other participants. You get the support and motivation from the instructor and the other participants in the class help you along the way too. Many group exercise participants have been through the same fitness and weight struggles as you and are always willing to offer advice and knowledge about how they achieved their results.

You’re also more likely to stick to your exercise routine and achieve your goals if you work out in a group environment. Great music, an instructor with a great personality and working out with other people is fun! If you didn't have fun in a class, then go to a different class that suits your personality better. It is trial and error to find your perfect class, but once you find it you'll love it!

Plus, with the variety of classes, you will never get bored of your fitness regime the variety of exercise choices offered in group settings. From Pilates, Circuits and Yoga Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre really is the place to be!

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.

Make your child’s birthday one to remember with a Jolly Tots party

Jolly Tots at Teddington Sports Centre is the ideal party for your energetic little 'uns. You can be sure they’ll have a great time both on our superb bouncy castle with slide and playing with our impressive collection of soft play equipment.

All our birthday parties have been carefully devised to ensure that every child has an action packed and enjoyable time, filled with fun and games. We provide a happy, caring and safe environment for everyone.

Don’t forget that we offer sports parties too. Sports include football, trampolining, karate and street dance

For more information on our range for children’s parties please click here or call Teddington Sports Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Spinning is less intimidating than you think!

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. We understand group fitness can be intimidating; that's why we pride ourselves on making your experience very comfortable from the moment you walk in.

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 the last Saturday of every month at 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!

Were you in the netball team at school and fancy playing again?

Since 2010, over 60,000 women have started playing netball again through the award winning Back to Netball programme. Sessions provide a gentle re-introduction to the game for women over sixteen and are led by qualified coaches. You can just turn up, sessions are pay and play, and you can expect to cover basic skills like passing and footwork and even play in a fun match.

Whether it’s about rediscovering sporting abilities you forgot you had or about getting active again, Back to Netball caters for all abilities and giggles are guaranteed!

Sessions last for an hour and consist of a warm up, a couple of games (not matches, just silly games to get you loosened up), some drills, things like passing the ball with a partner and running the length of the pitch before trying to shoot, and then finally a short match.

Why not come along to Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre on a Thursday evening 7.00-8.00pm, join in and have lots and lots of fun!

For more information please click here or call us on 020 3772 2999.

Fancy playing squash?

The squash coaching at Teddington Sports Centre is a session in which you can learn, brush up on old skills, or simply just practice before sweating it out in a weekly round robin tournament.

Squash is a great game whatever age you are. The better you get the more you enjoy it and squash coaching is the fastest way to achieve your potential.

We will teach you to learn the correct way to hold a racket, arm position, body position and movement, the approach and swing for each type of shot, rules and safety and of course tactics.

You will also be encouraged to improve your fitness and court speed.

Squash coaching is available for anyone aged 16 years+ on Monday 7.00-8.00pm. This is followed by a Squash Social session 8.00-10.00pm.

For more information please click here or contact Teddington Sports Centre on 020 3772 2999.

We also offer a junior squash course for children, aged 8+ years, on Monday evening 6.00-7.00pm. Please click here for more information.

Come and splash around and enjoy our fun time float sessions

Add extra excitement to your family swim by attending our fun packed fun time float sessions at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre!

It’s a fun experience for children of all ages available Saturday and Sunday 2.00-4.00pm.

Please note that children aged under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult in the pool.

Call Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999 or click here for more information.

Fun Time Float sessions are also available during school holidays. Please refer to our holiday programme for more information.

Welcome badminton back into your social life!

Are you and your friends looking for something fun and different to do? Why not 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. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played for years just give it a try.

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.

Which is better for children: karate or taekwondo?

Which system of Martial Art is better is always a matter of opinion. The reality is that they both share similar influences far back in their origins. They both require athleticism, stamina and discipline, and are both effective for self-defense. However, you may find that the flavour of taekwondo or karate better suits your child’s physique or personality.

What distinguishes taekwondo from other martial arts is its more varied kicking techniques and its priority towards kicks as a primary weapon. In taekwondo pupils can learn to perform multiple kicks while flying and jumping in the air, but such kicks are perhaps not suitable for all pupils, and are seldom used in real-life self-defense. Karate schools generally teach very few or no jumping or flying kicks, but utilise basic kicks as a supplement to the hand and elbow strikes.

Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre offer both karate and taekwondo classes for children so why not give them a try and make your own mind up!

Karate is available:
5-7 years 5.00-6.00pm
8+ years 6.00-7.00pm
Beginners/Intermediate 6.00-7.00pm
Intermediate 9.00-10.00am
Beginners 10.00-11.00am

Taekwondo is available:
8+ years 6.00-8.00pm

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

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