London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Action packed April!

Welcome to our April Newsletter.

The countdown to warmer look and feel good weather is on! Are you in shape? How fit and healthy do you feel? Well here at Feel Good Fitness we can help!

Don’t forget we’ve got loads of activities for kids too including ballet, tennis and swimming.

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Leisure at Richmond

Get ready for your summer holiday with our tailor made gym programme

Want to kick start your fitness routine? Do you want to look good this summer? Need some guidance and support? Then why not book in for a programme or re-programme today.

Why do you need a programme or re-programme? 

It acts as an update of your progress and you will clearly see the increase in weights you are able to lift and the decreases in heart rate. 

You’ll receive feedback and advice from our fitness team. This may be to increase your weights or simply to check you are ok and getting on well.

It will allow us to make sure you are being challenged during every session!

It won’t cost you anything, you can update your programme when and as often as you like. 

You will receive a FREE Feel Good Fitness t-shirt after 14, 50 and 100 workouts if you continue completing your programme card. 

Come and chat to a member of our fitness team and they will book you in for your 1:1 re-programme or call us today.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre 
Pools on the Park
Shene Sports & Fitness Centre       
Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre   
Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre
020 3772 2999

Please note that programmes are free to all direct debit and annual Feel Good Fitness members.

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 are available:

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.

Have you tried Barre Fitness?

Barre Fitness is the great new class that’s been introduced at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre.

Barre Fitness is fantastic modern workout using a ballet bar. It’s designed to define body

shape and to make your movements elegant. Using a ballet foundation, is a mixture of aerobic, toning, Pilates, Yoga and dance. It’s perfect for anyone who is looking for the physical benefits of ballet - toning, flexibility, improved strength, and rhythm - but who might be intimidated by its strict classical origins. Working on the barre not only aids balance, it is used to add increase resistance to give an all-over workout that pushes the participant to their own personal limit

A low impact suitable for any age, gender and ability and you don’t have to have a dance back ground to participate.

Barre Fitness is available on Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm.

For more information please click here or call Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Do your children want to play tennis?

Does your child dream of being the next Wimbledon champion? Here at Teddington Sports Centre we offer a range of tennis courses for all ages.

Tots Tennis 
This is an early introduction to the game for pre-school aged children. These are fun based sessions with an emphasis on balance and coordination to help them get ready for our Mini Tennis course. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun with their children on court. These sessions are a great start to the tennis which will help your child enjoy a lifetime of sport.
3-5yrs 4.15-5.00pm
3-5yrs 12noon-12.45pm

Mini Tennis

This is a great introduction to the sport for young children aged between four and ten years old. It’s just like playing the real game but with smaller courts, nets, rackets and lower-bouncing balls. The low compression balls used in Mini Tennis are now being used by clubs and coaches across the UK to introduce adult beginners to the sport. These slower and lower bouncing balls make it far easier to learn the game.
Mini Tennis Red 5-8yrs 5.00-6.00pm
Mini Tennis Orange 6-9yrs 11.00am-12noon

There are different levels of Mini Tennis; Red and Orange, each with their own court size and type of ball. This type of approach, based on age and physical maturity enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age.

We have a fantastic highly qualified coaching team here at Teddington Sports Centre that will ensure every child has great fun while learning a new sport. 

Please click here for more information or call us on 020 3772 2999.

Looking for a job in leisure?

Lifeguards are an integral part of the staff at a swimming pool. They keep an eye on everything happening from poolside and are qualified to intervene and even save someone’s life if they are in trouble.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre runs National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) courses throughout the year.

The role is nearly always offered on a part time basis and this flexibility means it is often taken up by young people at college or university. For many lifeguarding provides an excellent foundation for a career in the leisure industry – many pool managers began their professional careers as a lifeguard.

The UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland that complies with the industry requirements. This qualification is a recruitment requirement for a number of leisure jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of this course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard in the UK.

The NPLQ course comprises both physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a water based practical test, dry assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and lifesaving skills. The course includes AED bolt on.

All applicants must be 16 years or over.

The next course will be held from Tuesday 30 May to Sunday 4 June.

If you would like to register your interest please email Rob at

Please click here for more information or contact Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999

The half term holidays will soon be here

Here at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre we are running swimming crash courses, Tuesday 31 May to Friday 3 June. 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.

Click here for more information or call us on 020 3772 2999.

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 workshops available on Tuesday 30 May and Thursday 1 June and Rookie Lifeguard workshop on Tuesday 30 May.

There are fun time float sessions at the weekend too!

Enjoy being outdoors? Sign up for a RISE canoeing course

Following on from our successful RISE Easter holiday canoeing course, we will be running two more courses during the summer term.  

Dates and times are Fridays 21 April to 26 May (6 weeks) and 9 June to 21 July (7 weeks), 4.30-6.30pm.  

These are fun sessions at the Lensbury Watersports Centre in Teddington led by experienced coaches and provide an opportunity to try different canoes and kayaks.  Participants learn different strokes and skills and build up their confidence on the water through drills and games.

Don’t forget our regular weekly RISE activities will recommence after Easter from Saturday 22 April.

For further information on canoeing or any of our activities, please contact the Sports Development Team on 020 8831 6181, email or click here.

Do your children enjoy playing badminton?

Our increasingly popular Junior Badminton Club at Teddington Sports Centre is the perfect first step into badminton. Our resident badminton coach coordinates these exciting weekly sessions and ensures that all newcomers and regulars are made welcome. The sessions aim to help introduce and develop the basic skills of badminton in a fun and friendly atmosphere that guarantees a smashing time

We aim to teach children the game of Badminton through coaching programmes whilst encouraging them to have fun and meet new friends

Junior Badminton sessions, for children aged 8+ years, are available on Thursday 5.45-7.00pm

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

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