London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Leisure at Richmond November 2014 eBulletin

Welcome to our November eBulletin.

Do you know it’s only 35 days to Christmas? Don’t despair there is still time to look great and get into shape…especially as we at Feel Good Fitness are here to help you.

So before you head out to the shops have a look at what great offers and activities we have for you!

Please remember to change your preferences by clicking on the right hand side of the newsletter. Simply update your preferences with items that interest you and you will only receive these in future newsletters.

Kind regards
Leisure at Richmond

Tell your friends about our amazing membership offer

Join now and pay nothing until 28 January 2015

Take advantage of our great membership offer at Feel Good Fitness today. Sign up for a direct debit membership and pay nothing until the 28 January 2015. Offer is valid until 31 December, joining fee applies.

Some members would say that joining us has completely changed their lifestyle. 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.

Feel good about…

• Money back guarantees on all memberships
• Membership covers 5 centres
• Fully staffed state of the art gyms with qualified instruction
• 2 pools, 3 gyms, 120 fitness classes
• Specially tailored services for those new to exercise
• Complimentary personalised programme every 14 visits
• Regular instructor led abdominal training services.
• Nutritional support services available

Contact us today or click here for more information
Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre - 020 8977 9911
Shene Sports & Fitness Centre – 020 8090 9630
Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre – 020 8090 0668

New gym at Whitton opens soon

Our new Feel Good Fitness gym at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre will be opening in December.

To register for our fantastic opening membership offers please email your details to

Once you have registered we will be in touch with further details.

Christmas party or Zumba party?

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

If you haven’t heard of Zumba you have probably made a cozy home for yourself under a rock, but if you have and have still yet to try it, you’re missing out on a fun and effective workout that has taken the fitness world by storm.

Zumba is a calorie burning cardio workout that combines easy to follow dance moves with Latin beats. The class uses cardio intervals of Latin dance moves like salsa, merengue, cha cha, hip hop and more to tone your body and drop inches.

Zumba has such a huge following because it has wide appeal. It’s fun, a great workout and anyone can do it. There’s only one rule – keep moving!

While dancing in a huge crowd may have you feeling a little intimidated, the dance steps are very simple, perfect for beginners looking to up their activity level and try working out for the first time. It’s also great for people who love to dance, hate traditional cardio or those who are just looking to shake up their routine.

Zumba is available at Shene Sports & Fitness Centre at the following times:
Tuesday 10.15-11.15am
Thursday 10.15-11.15am

Click here for more information about the range of fitness classes available or call us on 020 8090 9630 to book a class today!

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

Book now for Feel Good Junior Learn to Swim courses

There’s nothing like the water to keep kids fit and healthy, energised and having fun. With our junior learn to swim programme at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre offers a range of classes to turn your child into strong confident swimmers.

It’s vital that every child learns to swim and gains core knowledge regarding water safety.

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:

Existing pupils
Bookings being taken now.

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

All 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.

High quality swim lessons for babies and toddlers

Here at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre we have small friendly classes for children aged 6 months to 3 years. It’s good to learn to swim from a young age and all of our courses build lifelong safety skills in a fun but educational environment.

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

Booking dates for Infant learn to swim lessons:

Priority booking for existing pupils
Booking takes place from Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 November. Anytime after your class.

New pupil bookings
All new pupils can book from Tuesday 2 December onwards. Bookings accepted anytime.

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

Adult swim courses – we guarantee you will learn to swim

Many adults would like to learn to swim given the right opportunity. Swimming is an excellent form of low impact exercise with many health benefits including weight loss, muscle toning and cardiorespiratory improvement. It’s also good fun.

At Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre we have a range of adult lessons designed for varying abilities. It’s never too late to learn to swim. From lessons for the complete beginner who lacks water confidence to lessons for competent swimmers who want to improve their technique. Feel Good Swim School has it all!

We understand that you may feel embarrassed or nervous about taking swimming lessons as an adult but please don’t feel like you’re the only one.

We offer 6 week courses for beginners, intermediate or advanced swimmers. Our next term will start in January and booking is available from Monday 8 December.

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.

Calling all members

Are you willing to take on our staff for the chance to win a free months membership?

On Saturday 13 December you and the other Feel Good Fitness members have the opportunity to compete against our staff at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre in the following events:

• 5-a-side football
• Netball
• Gym fitness challenge – the Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre Man and Woman of Steel!

If you’re willing to take us on and fancy your chances please register at the centre reception, call us on 020 8977 9911 or email

Bring it on!

Have your children tried Judo?

What are the benefits of judo?
• It’s great fun! Almost every child loves to rough and tumble and what could be better than channelling their excess energy into a confidence building skill that will benefit your child for the rest of their life.
• Fitness. Judo as a sport helps build physical strength as well as agility and stamina.
• Self-confidence. Having the knowledge that you are very capable of defending yourself gives students huge levels of self-confidence which works its way into every area of their lives.

The children’s judo courses at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre and Shene 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:

Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre
5.00-6.00pm 4-7years
6.00-7.00pm 8+years
6.00-7.00pm 4+years

Shene Sports & Fitness Centre
5.15-6.15pm beginner 5-7years
6.15-7.15pm Intermediate 5-7years

For more information on Whitton judo sessions please click here or call 020 8898 7795 and for more information on Shene judo sessions please click here or call 020 8090 9630.

Would you like to train for a career as a lifeguard?

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

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.
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.

All applicants must be 16 years or over.

The next course will be held from Monday 15 December to Saturday 20 December (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12noon)

If you would like to register your interest please email Tony at
Please click here for more information or contact Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 8977 9911.

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