London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Make February fitness month!

Welcome to our February eBulletin.

One of the best things about February is how quickly the days lengthen! So step into spring with our fantastic memberships, sports courses and sessions, fitness classes and swimming. Staying in shape has never been so much fun.

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Leisure at Richmond

2 months free membership

If you’re committed to your fitness goals and want to save some money then our annual membership option is a great idea.

What do you need to do? Just pay for the whole year in advance and you’ll receive two months free. Yes it’s as simple as that!

Annual memberships are available on all of our Feel Good Fitness membership options (excluding joint memberships) and will provide you with all the great benefits including:

• 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
• Specially tailored services for those new to exercise
• Complimentary personalised programmes every 14 visits
• Regular instructor led abdominal training services

Please click here for more information about our Feel Good Fitness membership packages or call us on 020 3772 2999 to arrange a tour.

Adult swim courses – we’ll teach you how to swim

Our courses start this week, please book now as we have the last few remaining spaces available.

Many adults would like to learn to swim given the right opportunity. Swimming is an excellent form of low impact exercise with many health benefits including weight loss, muscle toning and cardiorespiratory improvement. It’s also good fun.

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 and our new term starts this week.

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.

Book onto children’s ballet 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:

6-9 years 5.30-6.15pm
10+ years 6.15-7.00pm

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

Move, stretch and strengthen

Reduce life’s stresses and centre yourself with one of our daytime Yoga and Pilates classes at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre.

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. Each class will improve posture, enhance your breathing and build your strength, flexibility and balance. Your stress levels will fall as your sense of wellbeing improves.
Yoga is available at Whitton on:

Fancy trying a Pilates class? It’s one of the most popular forms of exercise and can help get your core and the rest of your body back in shape. Our class is led by a fully qualified and experienced instructor who can support instruct and guide you through exercises designed to strengthen and tone through movement to improve mobility and flexibility.
Pilates is available at Whitton on:

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

For more information please call Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre 020 3772 2999 or click here for our full fitness class programme.

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.

RISE activities

RISE continues to run their regular activities throughout our sports & fitness centres and activities include Multi-Sports, Football, Yoga, Trampolining, Gym and Swimming.

In addition to these activities, we have refreshed our Fusion Dance & Drama and Junior Fusion Dance classes with a new teacher from Combination Dance Company. There are still places available for the Junior Fusion Dance classes which run on Saturdays, until the 25 March (excluding 11 March) at 11.30am–12.15pm for 5–9 years and 12.15-1.00pm for 10-16 years.

Please click here for more information on all of our activities.

Looking for a karate class?

Karate is one of the most traditional martial arts, in essence an unarmed-combat system, employing kicking, striking and defensive blocking with arms and legs. There is a big emphasis on mental attitude and courtesy.

Here at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre our exciting, yet structured and disciplined classes teach you how to focus your attention which will improve your ability to learn.

Once we begin to build your confidence we are then able to instill the values of respect, courtesy, honesty and integrity that are the foundations of the martial arts dating back thousands of years.

Children’s Karate is available at Whitton at the following times:
5-7years 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
Click here for more information on our junior programme.

Adult Karate is available at Whitton at the following times:
Click here for more information on our adult programme.

Please call Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999 for any further information.

Take your marks – Swimathon is back!

Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim, has been encouraging swimmers the length and breadth of the UK to swim a distance challenge since the very first event 30 years ago. Since then, Swimathon's mission of uniting swimmers around challenges and fundraising has prompted more than half a million swimmers to take part at their local pool and raised more than &46 million for charitable causes.

All levels of fitness, all abilities and all ages are accounted for with our range of Swimathon challenges.

You can choose to take on one of our Individual 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k challenges or you can join forces with colleagues, friends or family members for our Team 1.5k and 5k.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre will be hosting the Swimathon event on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April and registration is now open.

Please click here to register and for more information.

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