London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames

May Madness!

Welcome to our May eBulletin.

The half term is nearly upon us and if you're worried that the 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! There are limited places available on our swim crash courses so don’t miss out!

With summer nearly here it’s great news that our refurbished outdoor pool at Pools on the Park opened this week.

We also have new activities taking place in our RISE (Richmond Inclusive Sport and Exercise) programme Check out our article below for more details.

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Leisure at Richmond

Hello summer

Get your six week fitness programme at one of our Feel Good Fitness sites now!

We pride ourselves on being different to other health club chains and understand that exercising regularly is not easy for many of us and that you want to see results quickly. 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.

If you’re already a member then why not tell your friends about us and they can feel the benefit of Feel Good Fitness too!

Sign up today and feel good about:

• No contracts
• Money back guarantees on all memberships
• 5 pools, 5 gyms and over 200 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

Click here for more information or call us today on 020 3772 2999 to arrange a tour
Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre
Shene Sports & Fitness Centre
Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre
Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre

We are the gym you’ve always wanted to join. So what are you waiting for? Say Hello Summer and we’ll guarantee you’ll look and feel great on the beach!

Move, stretch and strengthen

Reduce life’s stresses and centre yourself with one of our daytime Yoga classes at Shene Sports & Fitness Centre.

Yoga is one of the most widely practiced of spiritual disciplines. The postures used in Yoga have been developed over thousands of years. It encourages relaxation and the posture work can alleviate back pain as well as improving circulation.

Each class will improve posture, enhance your breathing and build your strength, flexibility and balance. Your stress levels will fall as your sense of wellbeing improves.

Our daytime Yoga classes are available:


12.30-1.30pm Vinyasa Yoga

10.30-11.30am Vinyasa Yoga

12.30-1.30pm Iyengar Yoga

12.30-1.30pm Hatha Yoga

We also offer Yoga classes in the evening. Please see the below link to our programme for details.

Don’t forget if you’re a direct debit member then all of our fitness classes, including Yoga are free.

For more information please call Shene Sports & Fitness Centre 020 3772 2999 or click here for our full fitness class programme.

Please note that our fitness class programme is subject to change from the 6 June.

Outdoor pool now open

Following the recent refurbishment we are now pleased to announce that the outdoor pool at Pools on the Park is now open.

Why not take a dip in our fantastic outdoor pool.

Our current opening times are as follows:
Monday to Friday 8.00am-4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 7.00am-5.45pm

Please note that the opening hours are based on the available staff to safely lifeguard the pool. We are continuing to recruit to the vacant positions and an update of opening times will be advised in due course.

For more information please click here or call us on 020 3772 2999.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Looking for something fun to do during the half term holidays?

Here at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre we are running swimming crash courses, Tuesday 31 May to Friday 3 June. 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.

Click here for more information or call us on 020 3772 2999.

Bookings are now available so book today and don’t miss out on lots of fun this half term!

Don’t want to sign up for a swim course? Well don’t worry because we still have lots of other activities to keep the children busy including our one day diving workshop and fun time float sessions at the weekend.

Have you tried Tai Chi?

Tai-Chi is one of the exquisite works of Chinese Martial Arts and is loved for its positive effect in health preservation and self-defence.

Tai Chi is perhaps the most effective way to develop balanced health for the body and the mind. It develops:
• Improved overall health
• Calmness and focus of mind
• Increased energy
• Suppleness, strength, co-ordination, balance, and agility
• Relaxation and freedom from stress

Why not come along to Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre and try our class on Tuesday evenings. This class is suitable for all ages and abilities.

For more information please click here or call Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Are you bored and unmotivated with your workout?

Feel unsure of where to take your workout next? Are you bored and unmotivated?

Why not check out Hampton Sports and Fitness Centre’s top eight benefits of taking part in group exercise:

1. Having an instructor ensures you have the correct form when exercising.
2. It’s simply motivating!
3. If you book… you are more likely to show up and keep showing up!
4. Variety and fun!
5. You will be challenged to push yourself to the next level and keep improving.
6. It’s social!
7. Higher realise of endorphins.
8. Improves strength, flexibility and tone.

What’s not to love? Why not get yourself booked onto a class at Hampton today!

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

For more information please click here or call Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre on 020 3772 2999.

Summer RISE activities

RISE ( Richmond Inclusive Sports and Exercise) promotes inclusive and disability specific sport and exercise activities in the borough for children, young people and adults.

RISE continues to run their regular activities, including Multi-Sports, Football, Dance & Drama, Trampolining, Gym and Swimming, throughout our Sports & Fitness Centres.

In addition to these activities, we have two new exciting classes – Adult Yoga and Rugby.

Adult Yoga starts on Thursday 19 May, 7.00-8.00pm, at Hampton Sports & Fitness Centre and will run as a progressive 5 week course.

Two Rugby sessions (run by Harlequins Foundation coaches) are being offered for 14-18 year olds and over 18's, starting on 6 June at Teddington Sports Centre, under 14-18's 5.30-6.30pm, over 18s 6.30-7.30pm. These sessions will run weekly.

For more information on our RISE activities, please contact the Sports Development Team on 020 8831 6181, text: 07956 027701 or email:

The summer is nearly here so why not try beach volleyball

Come along to Richmond Volleyball Club and take part. The beach volleyball courts are located at Teddington Sports Centre.

RVB on the Beach Volleyball School offers beach volleyball training and coaching with some of the best instructors and coaches in the England. RVB is based at Broom Road, Beach Courts (next to Teddington School and Teddington Sports Centre)

We also run a variety of other offerings including; beach leagues, private lessons, corporate beach volleyball days, birthday parties, school sessions, UKCC Coaching Courses, daily training and school holiday beach volleyball camps.

RVB caters to all ages (junior and adults) and all skill types so whether you are a beginner looking to learn beach volleyball, an experienced player looking to gain some top quality coaching to hone your skills or somewhere in between, RVB has something for you!

The RVB is run by instructors who bring with them a wealth of beach volleyball playing and coaching experience.

Pease click here for more information on session days and times.

Cycling Fun Day

Come along to Bike Fest on Saturday 25 June at Kneller Gardens.

It’s a festival of cycling and a fun day out for everyone. Bike Fest will have a skills arena and a sprint track for you to test your speed and skills. There will also be a programme of ‘Go Ride’ racing for anyone to have a go at grass track racing and a mini BMX track.

In addition there will be stalls with information about cycling and equipment for cycling.

All activities are free!
• Grass Cyclo Cross – all welcome, any bike will do
• 50 metre sprint lane – how fast are you?
• Skills Arena – can you complete it?
• Bike Doctor – does your bike need a checkup?
• BMX Pump Track – come and have a go
• Bike Marking – make your bike safe
• Rollapaluza – roller racing 1v1

Click here for more information.

Kneller Gardens, Meadway, Twickenham, TW2 6PH

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