London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Leisure at Richmond October 2014 eBulletin

Welcome to our October eBulletin.

Those Christmas parties are fast approaching and here at Feel Good Fitness we’re sure you will want to look your best. So why not head to the gym, take part in a fitness class or take a dip in the pool.

Don’t forget we’ve got lots of great sports courses and activities for children to take part in too!

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Leisure at Richmond

Half term holidays are here

Looking for something for the kids to do in the half term holidays? Then why not sign up for a swim crash course at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre. Our crash courses are a great introduction or way to improve swimming for your child.

Due to popular demand we now have afternoon crash courses available too! Courses start next week – last remaining spaces available!

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.

Book today as places are limited.

Make a splash with our fun time float sessions. Why not add some extra excitement to your holiday swim with sessions available Monday 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.

Are you an early bird?

Wake up and work out with one of our spin studio classes. A great workout clears everything up mentally, physically and you’ll just have a better day.

Spinning is the great indoor cycle workout. Its great exercise; amazing fun, with brilliant music and a group atmosphere that lets you maintain individual control over your own workout.

All classes are instructor led, low impact, will burn more calories than other fitness classes and are simple to follow.

Classes are always taken at each individual’s own pace. Everyone can train together and each rider controls how hard they ride and no one will know how much resistance you have on your bike.

Do I have to be a member to take part? No! We offer pay as you go bundles. These allow you to pay for just one session or a pack of 10, 20 or 30 sessions.

Don’t forget you can book our spin classes online. It’s simple to use and you can instantly check availability of our classes and book from the comfort of your front room! Simply click here to book a place.

Early morning spin classes are available:
7am Monday and Wednesday
7.30am Tuesday and Friday

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

You’ll see more results from working out than you will from sleeping in!

Feel Good Swim School – new term booking details

We are dedicated to helping parents keep their children active by providing excellent, safe and a well-established Feel Good Swim School at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre.

For those wanting to learn to swim we offer courses for all ages and abilities. We have highly qualified instructors who will help to develop confidence both in and around the water.

Our January – March courses will start w/c 5 January

Booking dates for junior learn to swim lessons

Assessment Week for existing pupils
For children remaining in the same class, day and time booking takes place
Monday 10 – Saturday 15 November any time after their class.

Priority booking for existing pupils
For children who are moving up but are staying on the same day booking takes place from Monday 17 to Saturday 22 November any time after their class.
For children wanting to change day. Booking takes place from Sunday 23 November Bookings start at 12noon.

New pupil bookings
Infant Swim School pupils(pre-school/toddler)moving into the junior programme can book from Saturday 29 November. Bookings start from 12noon
New pupils can book from Sunday 30 November onwards. Bookings start at 12noon.

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

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

Party yourself into shape

Are you ready to party yourself into shape at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre?

Zumba has been described as “exercise in disguise” as the classes are so much fun you will forget that you are working out.

For some people it’s more than just fitness…Zumba is one of the best things they’ve discovered!

So what are the benefits of Zumba?
• Burn fat and maintain a healthy weight
• Reduce stress and clear your mind
• Fit fun into a busy schedule
• Strengthen your heart and lungs
• Tone muscles
• Explore your creative side and express yourself through movement

Click here for more information about the range of fitness classes available or call us on 020 8090 0668 to book a class today!

What are you waiting for…dance off those calories. There ain’t no party like a Zumba party!

You’re never too old to learn to swim

If you’ve made it to adulthood without learning to swim, it may seem too late to start. But maybe it’s time to overcome your fear of water. Here at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre we have experienced instructors who will help and support you.

But our adult swimming courses aren’t just for people who can’t swim at all. Many adults who know how to swim may not necessarily swim with an efficient swim stroke. If you can swim a bit but have no real technique, perhaps you find it awkward or even downright exhausting. Some lessons on the basics – floating, strokes, and breathing – will help you enjoy your time in the pool so much more.

We offer 6 week courses for beginners, intermediate or advanced swimmers. Our next term will start from 3 November so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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

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.

Looking to get fit for Christmas?

Teddington Sports Centre is located within Teddington School. We offer a range of fitness classes to suit everyone. No matter what your fitness level you’ll find we have something for you. Our classes include Pilates, ballet, yoga, stretch and tone and Zumba.

Fitness class direct debit is also available at Teddington. So if you already come along to two classes per week then a monthly direct debit membership will save you money. Click here for more information.

Our fitness classes are also available on a pay-as-you-go option.

Please call us on 020 8977 0598 for more information.

Choose a class that’s right for you and come along, join in the fun and take your first step to a fitter and healthier you.

Jump off the beam…tumble your way across the mat

Join in one of the most popular sports in the UK. Our gymnastics classes at Teddington Sports Centre will introduce your child to a range of exciting activities from floor work to vaulting. Gymnastics is great for developing co-ordination, balance and fitness as well as giving a real sense of achievement.
Classes are available for 4+ years on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Click here for more information on our junior course programme or call Teddington Sports Centre on 020 8977 0598.

Karate classes for kids

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 Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre our exciting, yet structured and disciplined classes teach children how to focus their attention which improves their ability to learn. We have found that learning builds a real sense of accomplishment in children and with each new accomplishment a child’s self-confidence will grow.

Once we begin to build a child’s confidence we are then able to instil the values of respect, courtesy, honesty and integrity that are the foundations of the martial arts dating back thousands of years.

Karate is available at Hampton at the following times:
Beginners 5+years 6.00-7.00pm
Intermediate 5+years 7.00-8.00pm
Advanced 8+years 8.00-8.30pm

Click here for more information or call Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 8090 0668.

Why walk when you can dance!

Teddington Sports Centre offers Street Dance for children aged 8 years+. They will have the opportunity to learn urban dance moves to the latest dance tunes.

Our structured dance classes are designed to develop technique, co-ordination and confidence in street dance styles.

Give your children a chance to express themselves!

Sessions run Thursday 5.45-6.45pm.

Click here for more information or contact Teddington Sports Centre on 020 8977 0598.

Try a spin class at Hampton

Saddle up, blast the music and get your heart pumping. Try our classes and spinning will get you addicted to sweaty workouts!

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.

Throughout the class our instructor will tell you when to increase your resistance to climb a hill or when to decrease the resistance for the decent. The instructor will also give you suggestions for speed, whether to stay on pace with the music’s beat or go to double time, triple time or sprint!

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 Hampton Sports & Fitness on 020 8090 0668.

Spinning is a great, fun way to get into shape with high energy music and extreme calorie burn. All good reasons to spin!

Swim your way to fitness

If you’re looking for an alternative way to work out in the pool, then Swimfit is for you.

What is Swimfit?
It’s an instructor led pool based fitness session. Customers can achieve their fitness and exercise goals by following one of the activate cards and receive advice from the poolside activators. The cards vary from 10-120 lengths, each with a varied routine of strokes to follow.

Swimfit is all about getting results and helping you achieve your goal, whether that is to lose weight, to tone, to improve technique or just to become fitter and stronger. It’s a fun and effective way to get those results you want, and because water is 800 times denser than air, you are most likely to get there a lot quicker than any other workout!

Swimfit will give you the support you need to make the most out of every swim.
• Free online coaching tools
• Set goals – get results
• Tailored swim training programmes
• Track your progress
• 20% of Speedo for all My Swimfit members

For more information please call Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 8977 9911 or click here.

So make Swimfit part of your life and get active today!

Judo courses for children

The children’s judo courses at Teddington Sports Centre and Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre are fun but also educational. It will allow children to develop physical fitness, balance and physical coordination as well as mental, emotional and moral awareness.

Confidence and self-esteem will be enhanced as children progress through the grading system as each grade or goal is always realistic and achievable.

Classes are available:

Teddington Sports Centre
Beginners 5 years+ 6.00-7.00pm
Improvers 5 years+ 7.00-8.00pm

Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre

5+years 5.00-6.00pm

For more information on Teddington judo sessions please click here or call 020 8977 0598 and for more information on Hampton judo sessions please click here or call 020 8090 0668.

Judo sessions and courses coming soon to Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre. Please call 020 8898 7795 for more details.

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