London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

Leisure at Richmond September 2013 eBulletin

Welcome to our September eBulletin
Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in. So what better time to head to the gym, take part in a fitness class or sign up for a new course.

Here at Feel Good Fitness we have a great range of activities to keep you busy and what’s more our fully qualified staff will be on hand to help you get the body you’ve always dreamed of.

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Kind regards
Leisure at Richmond

Student membership offers

Sign up today for a student membership at one of our centres and pay just &31 per month or &249 for the student academic year*.

You can feel good about…
• Money back guarantees on all memberships
• Fully staffed state of the art gyms with qualified instruction
• 2 pools, 3 gyms, 83 fitness classes
• Membership covers 5 sites
• Nutritional support services available
• Specially tailored services for those new to exercise
• Complimentary personalised programmes every 14 visits
• Regular instructor led abdominal training services

Contact Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 8977 9911, Shene Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 8090 9630 or Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 8090 0668 or click here for more information on our affordable membership packages.

*offer expires 15 October 2013

Half term fun

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre 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 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 Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 11.00am-3.00pm, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November 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 Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November. Camps are for children aged 4-13 years.
Click here for more information.

Free 7 day guest pass

Refer a friend and we’ll give you a MONTH FREE!

As a valued direct debit member we want to help you to achieve your goals. We understand that you are much more likely to succeed in achieving those goals with your friends around you and research show that training with friends or family improves your motivation to attend the gym. With this in mind we’d like to offer you the opportunity to invite your friends to join in on the fun.

Come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre, Shene Sports & Fitness Centre and Hampton Pools & Fitness Centre we’ll give your friend a free months membership when they join. And what’s more when your friend becomes a member we’ll credit you with a month free as a thank you!*

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

* terms and conditions apply

Sports and fun for kids this autumn

Take your pick of our extensive programme of children’s courses at Orleans Park Sports Centre. Sign up today, learn a new sport and meet lots of new friends.

Join in one of the most popular sports in the UK. Our classes 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:
7-8yrs 6.00-7.00pm
9ys+ 7.00-8.00pm

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.
Classes are available:
Beginners/intermediate 6.00-7.00pm
Intermediate/advanced 7.00-8.00pm
5-8yrs 9.30-10.30am

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.
Classes are available:
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

Karate is a fun, exciting and healthy activity for children. As well as teaching children to kick, punch and block karate teaches children to live a healthy and fit lifestyle that will carry into their adult lives.
Classes are available:
5-7yrs 5.00-6.00pm
8yrs+ 6.00-7.00pm
Beginners/intermediate 6.00-7.00pm
Intermediate 9.00-10.00am
Beginners 10.00-11.00am

Our taekwondo class is tailored to your child’s age and skill level. The skills learnt will help to increase your child’s physical coordination, flexibility and balance.
Classes are available:
8-16yrs 6.00-7.00pm

Click here for more information on our junior course programme or call Orleans Park Sports Centre on 020 88090 9695.

Yoga and meditation course at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre

Take part in our Yin Yoga and Guided Meditation course at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre with Mariam Scudamore, physiotherapist, yoga and meditation teacher. No experience is needed.

Yin Yoga
This yoga focuses on hip opening and the lower back and benefits the physical body by freeing up the tight connective tissue capsules that form around the muscles and joints which can limit our mobility. Yin Yoga aims to work on this directly. This yoga practice is gentle and slow, which affects the deeper connective tissues of the body. This class is suitable for all ages.

Why meditate? When you read about meditation, you become curious as to why people meditate. Why do they sit still and upright in silence for long periods of time? What are they thinking about? Is it some kind of religion; if so, what do they believe in?
To answer to “why mediate” is as obvious as “why be happy”? Meditation helps us to have a peaceful mind, which ultimately creates happiness and clarity in our lives.

Our course will run on Fridays 7.15-8.30pm from 18 October-22 November and costs &60 for non members, &50 for Leisure Card holders and &30 for direct debit members.

Please contact Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 8977 9911 for more information.

Free fitness classes at Orleans Park Sports Centre

Are you a Gold direct debit member? Then don’t forget that all of our fitness classes are free. And that includes fitness classes at Orleans Park Sports Centre too!

Orleans Park Sports Centre is located within Orleans Park School and we offer an extensive programme of classes including Zumba, Pilates, circuits and yoga.

Don’t worry…if you’re not a direct debit member then you can still take part as all of our classes are available on a pay as you go basis.

Click here for more information or contact us on 020 8090 9695.

Judo courses for children

The children’s judo courses at Teddington Sports 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:
Beginners 5 years+ 6.00-7.00pm
Improvers 5 years+ 7.00-8.00pm

Present this email at reception or quote code: TSCJSEPT13 for a free session! Places are subject to availability.

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

Celebrate the 5th anniversary of RISE

Come along to Shene Sports & Fitness Centre and celebrate the 5th Anniversary of RISE.

Richmond upon Thames Inclusive Sports and Exercise is a disability sport initiative developed by the Council’s Sports Development Team in collaboration with the Three Wings Trust. The initiative aims to highlight the wide range of inclusive and disability specific sports and exercise activities available in the borough. RISE events are held regularly and offer taster sessions in a wide range of sports and physical activities. The sports are carefully selected to ensure that people are able to continue with any chosen sport by joining a local sports club or class. Over the last 5 years the RISE programme has been going from strength to strength with regular dance, swimming and multi-sports sessions and a wheelchair basketball club that are competing in the national junior league.

The next RISE event will be marking the 5th Anniversary of RISE and take place on Saturday 12 October from 10.00am to 3.00pm. This celebration event will include showcases of regular activities and the opportunity to try some new activities too. 

Please click here for more details. 
A full programme of the day will be available online nearer the time.

Want to learn to street 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.

Present this email at reception or quote code: TSCSDSEPT13 for a free session! Places are subject to availability.

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

Football courses for children

Our football courses for children are run by Brentford Community Sports Trust and are great fun, help kids to gain confidence and meet new friends. Children will learn skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, heading and running. Sessions are fun based but structured and will also help co-ordination, balance, movement, space awareness, social skills, and communication.

Talented youngsters are given the option to progress to the BFC Advanced training programme which leads into the Brentford Football Club Academy.

Football courses at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre take place at Lincoln Field, our state of the art 3G surface:
4-5 yrs 9.30-10.30am
5-6 yrs 10.30-11.30am
7-8 yrs 11.30am-12.30pm

Click here for more information or contact the centre reception on 020 8898 7795 to book your place today!

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