London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

It’s Christmas!

Welcome to our December eBulletin.

Being active over the Christmas season means you can be indulgent on the big day without feeling guilty afterwards!

It’s nearly time to start thinking about 2017. Have you got any New Year’s resolutions? Now is the perfect time for you to commit to developing new personal goals for the New Year. Feel Good Fitness will help you improve your fitness, get back into shape or simply start from the beginning and get you on the road to a new you!

Don’t forget our sports and fitness centres are open during the Christmas holidays, please check our website or call us on 020 3772 2999 as exclusions will apply.

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Kind regards
Leisure at Richmond

Just because its Christmas that doesn’t mean you can’t come to the gym

All of our sports and fitness centres are open during the festive period.

We have Christmas fitness class programmes available too.

Please click on the below centre for more details or call us on 020 3772 2999.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre
Pools on the Park
Shene Sports & Fitness Centre
Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre
Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre
Teddington Sports Centre

Book now for swimming lessons at Pools on the Park

We are now taking bookings for the Spring term of swimming lessons at Pools on the Park.

We offer lessons for children from 6 months upwards as well as adult lessons.

Our Spring term starts on Wednesday 4 January and runs until Tuesday 28 March 2017.
We have highly qualified and experienced instructors who aim to challenge, encourage and motivate children to achieve their full swimming potential.

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

Toddler Fun this Christmas

Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre has a dedicated toddler session where pre-school children can come along and enjoy our fantastic range of soft play equipment including bouncy castle and inflatable slide.

Toddler Fun Time sessions are available during the Christmas holidays at the following times:

Wednesday 21 December 9.00am-4.00pm
Saturday 24 December 9.00am-2.00pm
Wednesday 28 December 11.00am-4.00pm
Thursday 29 December 11.00am-4.00pm
Friday 30 December 11.00am-4.00pm
Saturday 31 December 9.00am-2.00pm

Sessions are also available Saturday and Sunday 9.00-10.55am during term times.

It’s a great place for your little ones to burn off some energy!

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

Our new fitness class programmes launch in January

Our new programme starts across all of our centres in January.

Here at Feel Good Fitness we have over 200 fitness classes per week and there’s something for everyone.

Why put off feeling good and try a class today.

Please click on the centre below for details of our new programme or call us on 020 3772 2999

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre
Pools on the Park
Shene Sports & Fitness Centre
Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre
Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre
Teddington Sports Centre

Come along to our Open Day

We want everyone to enjoy what Feel Good Fitness has to offer so why not bring your friends and family along to our open day on Saturday 7 January from 9am-4pm.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre, Pools on the Park, Shene Sports & Fitness Centre and Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre will be hosting their own open day.

There’s something for everyone including:

Bring a friend for free
All direct debit and annual members can bring a friend for free for a swim or gym session (must be aged 16+yrs for gym session).

Free taster classes/workshops
Please contact reception for bookings and more information. Hampton non-members will be able to use Circuits and Yoga classes.

Fitness Assessments
Available with the gym team from 10am-4pm

Don’t miss out on this great day of fitness and fun for all the family.

For more information please call us on 020 3772 2999.

Children’s ballet available at Teddington

If your children are interested in taking dance lessons, you may want to consider enrolling them in a course in classical ballet. Ballet is a form of dance that relies heavily on physical strength and agility, strong concentration skills, an understanding of music and rhythm and a love of movement. Instruction in ballet can provide numerous benefits for children of all ages regardless of their skill level.

Our ballet classes will develop creativity, expression, coordination and control.

Children’s ballet classes start in January. Please see below details:

7-10 years 5.30-6.15pm
11-15 years 6.15-7.00pm

Please click here or call Teddington Sports Centre on 020 3772 2999 for more information.

Apply to take part in the Mini Marathon 2017

Each year the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon takes place on the same day as the London Marathon. The event offers young people, aged 11 to 17 years, the opportunity to run the last three miles of the London Marathon course representing their London Borough or local region. The 2017 event is on Sunday 23 April and you can apply to be part of our team.

To apply for the team you need to live or go to school in the London Borough of Richmond, be born between 1 September 1999 and 23 April 2006 and complete a parkrun trial between 31 December 2016 and 25 February 2017. You can find out more and register at

There are events for wheelchair, ambulant and para athletes. If you would like to enter these events then please contact the Mini Marathon organisers. Their details can be found on the Mini Marathon website

For more information on the Richmond Mini Marathon 2017 then please contact the Sports Development Team on 020 8831 6134 or email:

Kids Judo at Hampton – sign up today

Our children’s judo courses at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre are fun but also educational. They allow children to develop physical fitness, balance and physical coordination as well as mental, emotional and moral awareness.

Confidence and self-esteem will be enhanced as children progress through the grading system as each grade or goal is always realistic and achievable.

Courses for our January term are available:
Monday 5+years 6.00-7.00pm

Please call Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999 for details

Ever thought of becoming a lifeguard

Pools on the Park run 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 and is also internationally recognised.

The NPLQ 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 on theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR. All applicants must be 16 years or over on the last day of the course.

Pools on the Park will be running a course 13-17 February 2017 and costs &258.

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

RISE activities for 2017

RISE (Richmond upon Thames Inclusive Sports and Exercise) promotes inclusive and disability specific sport and exercise activities for children, young people and adults.

The new term of all our regular RISE activities starts in January:
Multi-Sports, Football, Dance & Drama, Swimming, Trampolining, Yoga and Wheelchair Basketball. You can see the full details of our RISE activities for children, young people and adults on the website. Please click here for more details.

In addition to the weekly activities, Gym and Swimming continue throughout the year in our Sports & Fitness Centres along with Archery at Royal Richmond Archery Club.

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

Join Harlequins for the Big Game 9

Big Hitters, Big Rivals Big Game 9!

Join Harlequins for the Big Game 9.

Harlequins V Gloucester Rugby
Twickenham Stadium 27 December 2016.

Click here for more information and tickets.

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