London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

June 2013 eBulletin

Welcome to our June eBulletin.

The summer is nearly here and many of us are hoping to look our best on the beach. What better way to look good in the sunshine than with Feel Good Fitness!

With our great membership offers, fitness classes, sports sessions, Bike Fest and Sky Ride Locals getting fit has never been so much fun.

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Kind regards
Leisure at Richmond

Feel Good Swim School - children's courses

You can learn to swim at any age. For those wanting to learn to swim we offer courses for all age groups from carer and baby through to adults.

Our September – July courses will start w/c 9 September

Booking dates for 3 year olds to club level lessons:

Priority booking for existing pupils
For children remaining in the same class, day and time booking takes place after their current class week beginning 17 June.

For children changing class or day and time. Booking takes place from Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 June. Bookings start at 12noon on Sunday 23 June.

New pupil bookings
New pupils can book from Sunday 30 June onwards. Bookings start at 12noon.

Booking dates for Carer and Baby / Toddler and Adult lessons:

Existing and new pupils
All bookings can be made from Tuesday 2 July from 9am.

Click here for more information.

We aim to challenge, encourage and motivate children to achieve their full swimming potential.

Don’t forget we are running crash courses during the summer holidays. 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. Click here for more information.

We are Social

Our sports and fitness centres have now joined the popular social networking sites.

Like our Facebook page:
Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre
Shene Sports & Fitness Centre
Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre
Teddington Sports Centre
Orleans Park Sports Centre

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Book your Summer Swim Crash Course Today

A short intensive course is often the best way to learn to swim or develop skills and there is no better time than during the summer break. Here at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre a five week programme of crash courses will be available. Courses start w/c 29 July.

Our holiday crash courses are designed both for participants already in our swim school and for those that have never used the centre before.

Diving and Rookie Lifeguard courses are also available.

Booking is now open so book early to avoid disappointment.

Click here for more information on our summer holiday activities, call the centre reception on 020 8977 9911 or pick up a copy of our summer brochure Live it Up today!

Bring a Friend for Free

Member Days are a chance for our direct debit members from all three centres to bring a friend for free to try out our gym, fitness classes and swimming pool*

Our next Member Day is Thursday 4 July 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.

Come along with your friends, get fit and have lots of fun!

* Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre only

Come and try Beat Box

Come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre and try our new class Beat Box.

It’s a fast paced fusion of boxing, aerobics, dance and conditioning designed to give you the ultimate fun, full body workout. And it’s suitable for all fitness levels.

Beat Box takes place on Saturday 10.15-11.15am.

Don’t forget if you’re a Gold or Silver direct debit member then all of our fitness classes are free. So come along and give them a try!

Click here for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 8977 9911.

Toddler Fun in Hampton

Hampton 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.

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

Sessions are available Sunday 9.00am-12noon.

Click here for more information or call the centre reception on 020 8090 0668.

Toddler Fun sessions are also available at Orleans Park Sports Centre on Saturday and Sunday from 9.00-10.55am and during the school holidays. Please click here for more information or call the centre reception on 020 8090 9695.

Join our Badminton Club

Our Badminton Club at Orleans Park Sports 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.

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 8.00-10.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 12noon

Junior Badminton Club 8yrs+
Sunday 10.00am – 12noon

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

Time to Celebrate

We offer a great range of children’s parties at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre. Not sure what party to choose? Let us help you decide!

Football Party
Calling all football mad youngsters. We can arrange a match or mix it up and choose from several footie-related games. A party assistant will be on hand to supervise the party.

Trampolining Party
Have a great party with supervised trampoline fun.

Football and Trampoline Party
Add trampolining to your football party for the ultimate birthday activities. Two members of staff are provided by the centre (one trampoline coach and one party assistant) who will fully supervise the party.

Karate Party
A fun party for everyone to learn some basic karate moves, such as blocks, punches and some self defence. To be finished off with some fun games with a karate twist.

Dance Party
This party is packed full of fun and energy.

Toddler Fun Time Party
Come along and have fun on our bouncy castle and soft play equipment.

Click here for more information or call the centre reception on 020 8090 0668

A wide range of children’s parties are also available at Orleans Park Sports Centre, Teddington Sports Centre and Shene Sports & Fitness Centre.

Book a party today and make sure your child is the envy of the class!

Trampolining at Orleans Park Sports Centre

Trampolining is a fun, exciting and technical sport. Our coaches are available to guide you and we welcome trampolinists of all levels of ability.

Here at Orleans Park Sports Centre our trampolining courses will introduce you to the basic fundamentals on the trampoline. Learning how to jump in the pike and tuck or straddle position, or do seat drops and routines. You will soon become an acrobat on the trampoline.

Sessions are available for both adults and children:

Junior trampolining
Beginner/Intermediate Monday 6.00-7.00pm
Intermediate/Advanced Monday 7.00-8.00pm
5-8yrs Saturday 9.30-10.30am
9yrs+ Saturday 10.30-11.30am
RISE Saturday 11.30am-12.30pm (special needs)

Adult trampolining
16yrs+ Monday 8.00-9.00pm
RISE Saturday 11.30am-12.30pm (special needs)

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

We can Save you Money

Anyone aged 0-19 years or 0-25 years with a disability can sign up for a free Leisure and Youth Card. You must either live, work or go to school or be registered at a youth club within the London Borough of Richmond to be eligible. This card offers a wide range of discounts at borough sports and fitness centres and will enable you to purchase a course or session at the leisure card price.

If you use any of our sports and fitness centres once a week or more it could be cost effective to buy an Adult Leisure Card. This will give you discounted rates on most activities within our centres. The cost of a Leisure Card is &17.00 per year for adults and we also have a concessionary rate of &6.00 for the unemployed, people on low income, disabled, students and people aged over 60.

Click here for more information.

Sign up for a card and start saving money today!

Bike Fest comes to the Borough

Bike Fest is just around the corner so get your bike out of the shed, dust it off and come along for a great day out.

Try out grass track racing, test your bike skills in the skills arena or see how fast you are on the sprint lane.

The event takes place on Sunday 30 June between 11.00am-4.00pm at Kneller Gardens, Meadway, Twickenham TW2 6PH.

Click here for more information on Bike Fest.

For more information on cycling within the borough please click here.

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