London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Leisure at Richmond eBulletin May 2013

Welcome to our May eBulletin.

The half term is nearly upon us and if you think that the children will be bored this holiday then don't worry as our sports and fitness centres have a whole host of activities to keep them entertained!

Step straight into summer with our great membership offers, Sky Ride Local bike rides and adult swimming courses.

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Kind regards
Leisure at Richmond

Half Term Activities

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre is running swimming crash courses. 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 during the half term holidays. One day workshops for diving and fun time float sessions are also available.
Click here for more information.

Toddler fun sessions will take place at Orleans Park Sports Centre on Tuesday 28 May 11.00am-3.00pm, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 9.00-11.00am. These sessions are aimed at children up to 5 years of age and include a bouncy castle, giant inflatable slide, small climbing frame and soft play shapes. Parent/guardian must remain with the child at all times. Please contact the centre on 020 8090 9695 to check that the sessions are running.

Koosa Kids camps will be running at Teddington Sports Centre, Shene Sports & Fitness Centre and Orleans Park Sports Centre during the half term holidays from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May. Camps are for children aged 4-13 years.
Click here for more information.

Refer a Friend and Save Money

Training with friends is great for motivation and can help you achieve your goals.

There’s no limit to the number of referrals you can make and you’ll receive a FREE MONTH'S membership for every referral that joins.

Come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre, Shene Sports & Fitness Centre and Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre complete a refer a friend voucher; we’ll give your friend a free month’s membership when they join and give you a free month as a thank you too!*

Please click here for more information on our affordable membership options.

* terms and conditions apply

Member Day

Are you a direct debit member? If so why not bring your friends along for free to our next member day.

Member days are a chance for our direct debit members to bring a friend for free and try out our gym, fitness classes and swimming*.

Our next member day is on Saturday 8 June at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre, Shene Sports & Fitness Centre and Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre.

Please refer to each centres normal programme for specific times. Please note that fitness class places cannot be booked in advance and will be subject to availability.

Adult Tennis

Are you looking to play tennis, learn the skills of the game or haven’t played tennis for a while? Why not sign up for a mixed ability course at Teddington Sports Centre. The course will be running on Thursday from 7.00-8.00pm and starts on Thursday 6 June for six weeks.

Prices are &49.00 or &42.70 with a Leisure Card.

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

For more information and to book your place please contact Teddington Sports Centre on 020 8977 0598.

Please click here for more information on Leisure Card.

Feel Good Swim School - adult courses

Calling all adults who want to learn to swim or get in shape!

Whether you can swim or are just a beginner our courses will be just right for you. We have courses for beginners to help you overcome your fear and courses for those more advanced swimmers who want to improve their technique.

Our six week course programme starts w/c 10 June

12.30pm A1 – adult beginners
1.00pm A2 – adult intermediate
1.30pm A3 – adult advanced
8.00pm A1 - adult beginners
8.30pm A3 – adult advanced
9.00pm A2 – adult intermediate

9.00am A1 – adult beginners
9.30am A2 – adult intermediate
10.00am A3 – adult advanced

Book your place today! If the course you want isn’t available our next programme of lessons starts in September.

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. It’s gentle, aerobic and great for the heart and physique.

Please click here for more information or call the centre reception on 020 8977 9911.

Adult Ballet Classes at Teddington Sports Centre

This class teaches all different aspects of technique, whether you want to take up ballet as a serious skill or just want to get fit and have fun. Come and do a class that will make you move like a professional ballerina, covering barre work, corner work, floor work and routines.

Ballet strengthens and tones and is great for stress relief and stamina.

Our new class will take place on Wednesday 8.00-9.00pm and starts on 12 June.

For more information please contact Teddington Sports Centre on 020 8977 0598.

Junior Ballet at Orleans Park

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.

Like any dance form, ballet is physically intensive. Ballet requires the use of muscles in the arms, legs and torso and the various movements are designed to increase physical strength, flexibility and range of motion. Ballet also involves a number of exercises that are designed to increase heart rate, which can improve endurance, stamina and overall cardiovascular health.

In addition to its physical benefits, ballet can also help to improve children’s mental and emotional health. As children begin to improve they may gain a new sense of self-confidence which can help in other areas of their lives.

The following ballet classes are available at Orleans Park Sports Centre:

Baby Ballet 3 years 4.00-4.30pm
Pre-Primary Ballet 4 years 4.30-5.15pm
Primary Ballet 5 years 5.15-6.00pm

Click here for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 8090 9695

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.

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

Click here for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 8090 9695

Sky Ride Local is back!

Sky Ride Local rides are fun, friendly and free community bike rides that will get you out exploring your local area. The rides are led by a British Cycling trained ride leader who can provide support and give you a few tips, whatever your age or ability.

Many of the rides start at your local sports and fitness centre. Rides start on Sunday 16 June and take place every weekend until Sunday 25 August.

Please click here for more information and to find your nearest local rides this summer.

Recruitment Day

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Sports and Fitness Centres will be holding a Recruitment Day at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on Tuesday 28 May between 3.00-6.00pm.

We currently have the following vacancies at our Borough Sport and Fitness Centres located in Whitton, Twickenham, Hampton, Teddington and East Sheen:
• Casual Duty Officers
• Casual Swimming Instructors
• Casual Receptionists
• Casual Party Activity Leaders
• Casual Fitness Instructors
• Casual Leisure Assistants
• Casual Exercise Referral Instructors
• Casual Sports Coaches/Instructors
• Self Employed Studio/Fitness Instructors

Please come along to meet the managers and talk about the positions available.

Please click here for job information.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre
Vicarage Road, Teddington TW11 8EZ
Phone: 020 8977 9911

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