London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Leisure at Richmond May 2014 eBulletin

Welcome to our May eBulletin.

The half term is nearly upon us and if you think that your 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, sports courses, fitness classes, swimming sessions and memberships.

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Leisure at Richmond

Why is swimming good for you?

Many people run to get fit but don’t think of swimming as another major route to a healthier lifestyle. What a mistake!

Why not make swimming part of your healthy lifestyle and come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre today. Swimming is available on a pay-as-you-go basis, a monthly direct debit or annual membership that will save you money.

We also offer a special discounted over 60’s annual swim only membership!

Why does swimming need to be part of your lifestyle:

• 30 minutes of steady-paced lane swimming burns over 200 calories – well over 400 in an hour.
• Any swimming that makes you breathe more heavily counts as “moderate” activity. Even treading water takes effort, so you are working most of the time you are in the pool.
• The pressure and resistance of the water makes your body work that little bit harder. That means 30 minutes of activity in the water is worth 45 minutes of the same activity on land.
• The water takes your weight, so swimming can be great for people who have mobility problems or want to protect their joints.
• Swimming works your whole body for overall toning.
• Swimming is great for your heart. Because you are using your whole body your heart has to pump blood to your arms and legs, helping circulation too.
• It is also great for your lungs – length swimming in particular forces you to breathe in a deep and rhythmic way which gives your lungs a boost.
• Being in water can have great psychological benefits too – the pool can “take you away from it all” and the feeling of being in water can be refreshing, relaxing and liberating as the water takes your weight.

Click here for more information or call Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 8977 9911.

2 months free membership!

Take out an annual Feel Good Fitness membership and get 12 months for the price of 10.

Annual memberships are available on all our membership options including swim only.

Sign up today and feel good about:

• No contracts
• Money back guarantees on all memberships
• 2 pools, 3 gyms and 120 fitness classes
• Fully staffed state of the art gyms with qualified instruction
• Membership covers 5 centres
• Specially tailored services for those new to exercise
• Complimentary personalised programmes every 14 visits
• Regular instructor led abdominal training services
• Nutritional support services available
• Loyalty scheme with money off vouchers worth over &50

Click here for more information or call us today to arrange a tour.
Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre 020 8977 9911
Shene Sports & Fitness Centre 020 8090 9630
Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre 020 8090 0668

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!

World Cup fever is building

Fancy a kick about? Are you and your mates looking for somewhere to play football after work? Our All Weather Pitch at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre provides the perfect playing surface regardless of weather. The pitch can be hired, per hour, as one third of a pitch or hired as one whole pitch.

We have different slots available through out the summer including evenings and weekends.

For more information and to book please call Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 8090 0668.

Fun fun fun this half term

The half term holidays are nearly here and if you’re looking for something fun and energetic to keep the kids occupied then look no further than Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre.

We are 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 including beginners through to improvers.

One day workshops for diving are also available. These workshops are a great way to improve diving skills, learn how to do elementary dives, leading into racing dives from the side and the blocks. Diving is for children over 8 years and they must be able to swim 25 metres of all strokes.

Don’t forget you can come and have fun with the floats in our fun time float sessions. These run everyday during the school holidays, Tuesday to Friday 3.00 – 4.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 2.00 – 4.00pm.

Click here for more information or call us on 020 8977 9911.

Join our advanced badminton coaching session

Our session at Shene Sports & Fitness Centre caters for experienced players who want to work on their technique and hone the finer skills of the sport.

We are always looking for new players to come along and join in and we will always make you feel welcome.

Advanced badminton sessions are available on Fridays from 7.00 – 9.00pm

Click here for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 8090 9630

Have fun at Hampton and learn a new sport

Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre is located at Hampton Academy and offers a great choice of junior sports courses.

All our courses are taken by qualified coaches and encourage children to be active and learn skills.

Why not join in one of the most popular sports in the UK. Our gymnastics courses will introduce your child to a range of activities from floor work to vaulting.

Or for those with a head for heights our junior trampolining courses build confidence in basic skills through to more dynamic and complex moves.

If martial arts are more your thing then take part in our karate and judo courses.

Limited places are available on all of our courses. Please contact the centre on 020 8090 0668 for more information.

Looking for a job?

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames sports and fitness centres will be holding a recruitment day at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on Monday 2 June 4.00-7.00pm and at Shene Sports & Fitness Centre on Wednesday 4 June 4.00-7.00pm.

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

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

For more information please email or visit our website here for details on our permanent and casual opportunities.

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

Shene Sports & Fitness Centre
Richmond Park Academy, Park Avenue, East Sheen SW14 8AT
Phone: 020 8090 9630

Do you want to shape up for summer?

Come along to Shene Sports & Fitness Centre and try our new body conditioning class.

It’s a work out to help tone, strengthen and re-shape your body. Using a combination of hand weights, resistance bands, body bars and steps we will help you create the perfect sculpture.

Body conditioning takes place on Tuesday from 7.00-8.00pm.

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

Other fitness classes are also available including our new stretch and tone class, zumba, spinning, yoga and Pilates.

Click here for more information or call Shene Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 8090 9630.

Hydrotherapy Pool public sessions

The hydrotherapy pool at Teddington Pool & Fitness Centre offers a unique environment for people who require supported exercise as part of a rehabilitation programme. The thermal and mechanical properties of the water assist the healing and recuperative effects of aquatic therapy.

It can help with lessening pain sensitivity, improving blood flow and circulation. Aquatic therapies can be used to treat muscle weakness, balance disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, soft tissue injuries and other conditions that impair circulation.

Public session times

Adult session 8.00-9.00am
Adult/children session 12.30-1.30pm
Adult/children session 5.00-6.00pm
Adult session 6.30-8.30pm

Adult session 8.00-10.00am

Adult session 6.30-8.30pm

Adult session 8.00-10.00am

Adult/children session 9.30-11.00am
Adult/children session 3.30-4.30pm
Adult session 6.00-7.00pm

Adult session 8.30-9.30am
Adult/children session 9.30-10.30am

Family only session* 8.30-9.30am

Please note that all sessions are for people with special needs and rehab. Swimming is not permitted.

All users including carers must complete an indemnity form and a carer’s registration form, if required, before being able to use the pool.

Please click here for more information or call Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 8977 9911

*for families with special needs

Looking to play tennis with your friends?

Do you and your friend’s fancy playing tennis? Then get your trainers and tracksuit and head to Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre.

Our pay as you play courts are available to hire throughout the summer.

For more information and to book please call Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 8090 0668.

Come for a spin

Spinning is a fun aerobic workout using stationary bikes and motivating music. If your goals include weight loss, improving cardiovascular performance and endurance or strengthening and toning your legs, then this class is for you. Spinning is suitable for all fitness levels from complete beginners to elite athletes. This class is also ideal for participants looking for a high energy workout with very low impact on the joints.

Spinning classes are available:




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

Click here for more information on our fitness class programme or contact Shene Sports & Fitness on 020 8090 9630.

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