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BitesizeBLT January 2012-April 2012

Issue 8

In this issue... My protein Beauty Bar Yoga Feature Come and have some Family-fun @ BLT

A year In Pictures New Family Membership

Better Life Better Living

Welcom e Happy New Year to you all!

Me on sit Ice Ska e at the iting R ink.

Hope you had a fantastic Christmas and are ready for a brand new year with Brentwood Leisure Trust and the new range of activities and facilities we have in store for you.

We had great fun on the ‘Brentwood On Ice’ ice rink (as you can see by my picture), and you still have time to enjoy the magical winter wonderland as it will be with us until the 21st January. The rink is open from 10am until 10pm, 7 days a week so don’t waste anytime, get your skates on get on down here before it goes! I am personally very excited and happy to introduce to The Brentwood Centre, our new and long awaited Beauty Therapists, Diane and Jan with ‘The Beauty Bar’. Situated just off the Spinning Studio, The Beauty Bar will be operating flexible hours for the Brentwood Centre users, offering a wide range of treatments from facials to spray tans and false eyelashes. For more details and booking information, see page 12 and 13. Also, new for 2012, we are launching our first ever family membership at The Brentwood Centre. For only £66 per month per couple, you can enjoy an all inclusive membership with unlimited use of the facilities….and on top of that you can add any of your children under the age of 16 for only an extra £10 per month. Check out page 5 for more details. In this edition of the BLT Bitesize, you can also get a full listing of events and entertainment taking place up until April on pages 14 to 15, have an insight into yoga and its benefits on page 21, as well as the swimming timetables, group fitness class timetables and lots more! As always I hope we at Brentwood Leisure Trust can support you through a happy and healthy 2012. Nicky Smith Marketing Manager Telephone: 01277 215151


Contents 2 Welcome 3 What’s New? 4 Membership 5 Family Membership 6 Term Time Swim programme 7 Swim Prices & Rookie 8 February Swim Programme 9 Easter Swim Programme 10 BLT Halls 11 The Street Team Kids’ Holiday Activities 12-13 Beauty Is Back 14-15 Events @ BLT 16 My Protein 17 Swim Courses @ BLT 18 Fitness Centre 19 Group Exercise and Spinning 20 Group Fitness Class descriptions 21 Focus on Yoga 22 Clubs and Activities 23 Slimming World and Scuba Diving Adverts 24 Treble 202020 advert 25 Strictly Air Ambulance 26-27 A year In Pictures 28 Sally Morgan Advert


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Phoenix The Brentwood Centre will be the new venue for local radio station Phoenix radio as from February this year. The station has relocated from the Baytree Centre and Brentwood Leisure Trust are very excited about the new partnership.

Beauty Bar Beauty is back! The Beauty Bar are now operating in house and offer lots of new and exciting treatments for ladies, men and teenagers. Check out the article on pages 12 and 13 for all of the detail you need to know.

Zumba Party Friday 10th February 6-7.30pm

£5.00 per ticket

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ips h s r e b m e m e u l a v e Unbeatabl NO JOINING FEE All Inclusive Membership This includes Gym, Swimming, Racquet Sports, Aerobics and Power Plates Monthly Payment by Direct Debit: £37 Monthly Payment by Point of Sale: £47 Annual Payment of £405

FREE gym induction and

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Junior and Student Membership Junior/Student Gym Membership: £25 a Month Junior/Student All Inclusive Membership: £30 a Month (Available on Direct Debit or monthly Point of Sale)

One Activity Membership This includes EITHER Gym, Swimming, Racquet Sports, Aerobics or Power Plates Monthly Payment by Direct Debit: £33 Monthly Payment by Point of Sale: £43

Monday – Friday: 6am – 7pm Saturday: 8am – 5pm Sunday: 8am – 7pm

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ALL NEW FAMILY MEMBERSHIP All Inclusive Membership

This includes Gym, Swimming, Racquet Sports, Aerobics and Power Plates Monthly Payment by Direct Debit: £66 for a couple (Couples must provide proof of living at the same address before signing up)

Junior Membership Bolt-On: £10 a Month Add on a junior membership to your couple’s membership for only £10 per child (under 16). Full use of our gym, swim and racquet facilities. (This membership includes fun tots, aqua babes, splashtime, a discount on our swim scheme & loads more) Please read terms and conditions on page 5.


Junior Membership: 12 – 16 Years Old Juniors are able to use the gym on their own during the following hours:

Student Membership: Must show a student card to have this membership This entitles you to unlimited use of the gym during opening hours

Services Membership

(NHS, Fire Fighters, Police, Armed Forces)

All Inclusive: £27 a Month (Available on Direct Debit or monthly Point of Sale)

BLT EXTRA Membership Adults: £22 Family: £34 Concession: £12 (A concession membership is for those over 60 years of age or unemployed)

These are an annual membership that allows entry to the Brentwood Centre at a 50p discount for certain activities.



£66 per month/couple*

This gives you full access to our gym, swim, group fitness class and racquet facilities.

Junior Membership bolt-on: £10 per month

Add on a junior membership to your couples membership for only £10 per child (under 16).** As well as full use of our gym, swim and racquet facilities; this membership includes fun tots, aqua babes, splash-time, a discount on our swim scheme & loads more.*** Terms and conditions:

*Paybable by Direct-Debit (minimum 6 month contract, 2 months cancellation notice must be given). Couples must provide proof of living at the same address before signing up. ** It is at our receptionist discretion to the amount of juniors customers can add-on to the membership. *** Junior membership gives you unlimited use of the fitness centre (excluding free-weights) Monday – Friday between 6am-7pm, Saturdays 8am-5pm & Sundays 8am-7pm. Juniors Can use the gym outside of the Monday-Friday times however, they must be accompanied by an adult. Juniors are not permitted to attend group fitness classes.

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Swimming programme

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06.00 - 08.45

Fitness Swim


12.00 - 13.00

Fitness Swim

15.00 - 15.50

13.00 - 15.55

Casual Swim

21.30 - 22.30

Adult Lane Swim


07.00 - 08.45

Fitness Swim

12.30 - 13.25

12.00 - 13.00

Fitness Swim

Duckling Dip


Casual Swim

Fitness Swim: The main pool is divided in to 2 slow, 2 medium and 2 fast lanes, ages 16 years and over (allowances made for strong swimmers less than 16 years of age at manager’s discretion)

13.00 - 15.55

Casual Swim


17.00 - 18.10

Casual Swim (4 Lanes)

14.00 - 14.45

Aqua Babes

20.20 – 21.10

Water Workout

14.50 - 15.40

Duckling Dip

21.30 - 22.30

Adult Lane Swim

18.15 - 19.30

Casual Swim

06.00 - 08.45

Fitness Swim

Casual Swim: The pool is open to the general public and 1 swimming lane is always available in the main pool for lane swimming.

09.00 - 10.00

Casual Swim



Aqua Mobility

12.30 - 13.55

Casual Swim

11.10 - 11.50

Water Workout

18.15 - 19.30

Casual Swim

Water Workout: Exercise to music, in the shallow end of the main pool, with our qualified instructor. No booking required, pay on entry.

12.00 - 13.00

Fitness Swim

13.00 - 15.55

Casual Swim


17.00 - 20.00

Casual Swim

12.30 - 14.00

Casual Swim

Water Circuit / Water Workout A fitness session using water weights and floats for a water resistant exercise class.

20.00 - 20.45

Water Circuit

14.00 - 14.45

Aqua Babes

21.30 - 22.30

Adult Lane Swim

14.50 - 15.40

Duckling Dip

07.30 - 08.45

Fitness Swim

18.30 - 20.00

Casual Swim

11.15 - 12.00

Adults Only

12.00 - 13.00

Fitness Swim


13.00 - 15.55

Casual Swim

13.00 - 15.15

Casual Swim

17.00 - 20.00

Casual Swim

15.30 - 16.30


20.00 - 21.25

Adults Only

21.30 - 22.30

Adult Lane Swim


07.30 – 09.30

Fitness Swim

07.45 - 08.40

Casual Swim

09.45 - 10.30

Water Circuit

08.45 - 09.40

Casual Swim

11.15 - 11.55

Aqua Mobility

09.45 - 10.40

Casual Swim

12.00 - 13.00

Fitness Swim

10.45 - 11.40

Casual Swim

13.00 - 15.55

Casual Swim

11.45 - 12.40

Casual Swim

17.00 - 20.55

Casual Swim

12.45 - 13.40

Casual Swim

08.00 - 08.55

Fitness Swim

13.45 - 14.40

Casual Swim

09.00 - 15.15

Casual Swim

15.00 - 16.30


15.30 - 16.30


07.00 - 08.00

Fitness Swim

08.05 - 14.45

Casual Swim

15.00 - 16.30


Please note: Wednesday – Friday, 6 - 8pm, the Brentwood Swimming Club will occupy three lanes in the main pool, with one lane available to the public

Splashtime: A fun session offering an inflatable obstacle course (main pool only) and / or floats. You must be able to swim 25 metres unaided to use the inflatable. Adults Only: A casual swimming session for adults (16+) Aquacess: Sunday sessions organised for those (swimmers or non swimmers) who are disabled and/or have special needs. Call Alan or Judith on 01277 354161. Aqua Mobility: Gentle exercise in the water which can aid recovery from injuries, and help with arthritis and osteoporosis. Aqua Babes: Parent and child session for children aged 6 months - 4 1/2 years of age. Sing and have fun with a qualified swimming teacher. No booking required, pay on entry. Ducklings Dip: Fun sessions with floats and toys, for children aged 5 years and under.






Minors (under 5 years old)




Splashtime Adult


Splashtime Junior


Water Workout


Aqua Babes

£4.70 (£2 for a 2nd child)

Aqua Mobility

Call 01277 215 151


Call 01277 354161 Restrictions may apply subject to demand. Management reserve the right to alter times at their discretion without notice. Children under the age of 4 years should be accompanied by a responsible adult in the water. Children aged between 4 – 7 years should be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult on a maximum of 2 children to 1 adult basis.

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Free Trial Rookie Session Try your skills at being a lifeguard with this free trial Rookie Lifeguard session. For anyone aged 8-15 years old who can swim a minimum of 25 metres. Every Tuesday between 4-4.45pm until 7th April 2012 (starting 3rd January 2012). How old do you need to be? 8-15 Years old

How well do you have to swim? You need to be able to swim 25 meters

Is it a certificate course?

Each term covers 3 levels, bronze, silver and gold. After completing each section you will receive a certificate and badge.

What are the benefits in doing the course?

It will give those taking part in the course an insight into Lifeguarding as a career and will make you aware of water safety in day to day life.

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February Half Term Programme 2012 Monday 13th February - Sunday 19th February

Main Pool

Teaching Pool

06.00-08.45 09.00-12.00 12.00-13.00 13.00-14.45 15.00-15.55 21.30-22.30

Fitness Swim Casual Swim Fitness Swim Casual Swim Splash Time Adult Lane Swim

11.00-14.55 Casual Swim 15.00-15.50 Ducklings Dip

17.00-18.10 20.20-21.10 21.30-22.30

Fitness Swim Casual Swim Fitness Swim Casual Swim Splash Time Rookie Lifeguard Casual Swim (4 Lanes) Water Workout Adult Lane Swim

11.00-15.40 Casual Swim

Teaching Pool Adult Lane Swim

Friday 17th FEBRUARY 07.30-09.30 09.45-10.30 11.15-11.55 12.00-13.00 13.00-14.45 15.00-15.55 17.00-20.55

Tuesday 14th FEBRUARY 07.00- 08.45 09.00-12.00 12.00-13.00 13.00-14.45 15.00-15.55 16.00-16.45

Main Pool 21.30-22.30

Monday 13th FEBRUARY

Fitness Swim Water Circuits Aqua Mobility Fitness Swim Casual Swim Splash Time Casual Swim

Saturday 18th FEBRUARY 08.00-08.55 09.00-15.15 15.30-16.30

Fitness Swim Casual Swim (4 Lanes 9am1pm) Splash Time

Fitness Swim 11.00-14.45 Casual Swim Casual Swim 14.50-15.40 Ducklings Dip Aqua Mobility Water Aerobics Fitness Swim Casual Swim Splash Time Casual Swim Water Circuits Adult Lane Swim

Thursday 16th FEBRUARY 07.30- 08.45 09.00-11.00 11.15-12.00 12.00-13.00 13.00-14.45 15.00-15.55 17.00-20.00 20.00-21.25


Fitness Swim Casual Swim Adults Only Fitness Swim Casual Swim Splash Time Casual Swim Adults Only

12.00-15.20 Casual Swim 15.30-16.30 Splash Time

Sunday 19th FEBRUARY 07.00-08.00 08.05-14.45

Fitness Swim Casual Swim



Wednesday 15th FEBRUARY 06.00-08.45 09.00-10.00 10.20-11.00 11.10-11.50 12.00-13.00 13.00-14.45 15.00-15.55 17.00-19.55 20.00-20.45 21.30-22.30

11.00-14.45 Casual Swim 14.50-15.40 Ducklings Dip 18.30-20.00 Casual Swim

11.00-15.40 Casual Swim

07.45-08.40 08.45-09.40 09.45-10.40 11.00-11.40 11.45-12.40 12.45-13.40 13.45-14.45 15.00-16.30

Casual Swim Casual Swim Casual Swim Casual Swim Casual Swim Casual Swim Casual Swim Aquacess

Please note that from 18.00 – 20.00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays only half the pool will be available for casual swim. * *Only half of the pool available for Casual Swimming Inflatable Splashtime – customers must be able to swim 25 metres unaided to go on the inflatable. • • • •

Providing staffing number allow the inflatable will be used Tuesday & Thursday. Ducklings Dip – Children under 5yrs of age who must be accompanied by a responsible Adult (16 years of age or older) in the water. Children under the age of 4yrs should be accompanied by a responsible Adult in the water. Children aged between four to seven should be accompanied by a responsible Adult on a maximum of two children to one Adult basis in the water.

Easter Holiday Programme 2012 Monday 2nd April - Sunday 15th of April Weekly programme Main Pool MONDAY 2nd APRIL 06.00-08.45 Fitness Swim 09.00-12.00 Casual Swim 09.00-11.00 NPLQ Course (1/2 Pool) 12.00-13.00 Fitness Swim 13.00-14.45 Casual Swim 15.00-15.55 Splashtime 21.30-22.30 Adult Lane Swim

Teaching Pool 11.00-14.55 15.00-15.55

TUESDAY 3rd & 10th APRIL 07.00-08.45 Fitness Swim 11.00-15.40 09.00-12.00 Casual Swim 09.00-11.00 NPLQ Course (1/2 Pool) 12.00-13.00 Fitness Swim 13.00-14.45 Casual Swim 15.00-15.55 Splashtime 16.00-16.45 Rookie Lifeguard 17.00-18.10 Casual Swim (4 lanes) 20.20-21.10 Water Workout 21.30-22.30 Adult Lane Swim WEDNESDAY 4th & 11th APRIL 06.00-08.45 Fitness Swim 11.00-14.45 09.00-10.00 Casual Swim 14.50-15.40 09.00-10.20 NPLQ Course (1/2 Pool) 10.20-11.00 Aqua Mobility 11.10-11.50 Water Aerobics 12.00-13.00 Fitness Swim 13.00-14.45 Casual Swim 15.00-15.55 Splash Time 17.00-19.55 Casual Swim 20.00-20.45 Water Circuits 21.30-22.30 Adult Lane Swim

Casual Swim Ducklings Dip

Casual Swim

Main Pool

THURSDAY 5th & 12th APRIL 07.30-08.45 Fitness Swim 11.00-15.40 09.00-11.00 Casual Swim 09.00-11.00 NPLQ Course (1/2 Pool) 11.15-12.00 Adults Only 12.00-13.00 Fitness Swim 13.00-14.45 Casual Swim 15.00-15.55 Splashtime 17.00-20.00 Casual Swim 20.00-21.25 Adults Only 21.30-22.30 Adult Lane Swim Friday 13th APRIL 07.30-09.30 Fitness Swim 09.45-10.30 Water Circuits 09.00-11.00 NPLQ Course (1/2 Pool) 11.15-11.55 Aqua Mobility 12.00-13.00 Fitness Swim 13.00-14.45 Casual Swim 15.00-15.55 Splashtime 17.00-20.55 Casual Swim

Casual Swim Ducklings Dip

Teaching Pool

11.00-14.45 14.50-15.40 18.30-20.00

SATURDAY 7th & 14th APRIL 08.00-08.55 Fitness Swim 12.00-15.20 09.00-15.15 Casual Swim 15.30-16.30 (4 Lanes 9-1) 15.30-16.30 Splashtime SUNDAY 8th & 15th APRIL 07.00-08.00 Fitness Swim 08.05-14.45 Casual Swim 15.00-16.30 Aquacess Group

Casual Swim

Casual Swim Ducklings Dip Casual Swim

Casual Swim Splashtime

07.45-08.40 08.45-09.40 09.45-10.40

Casual Swim Casual Swim Casual Swim

10.45-11.40 11.45-12.40 12.45-13.40 13.45-14.40 15.00-16.30

Casual Swim Casual Swim Casual Swim Casual Swim Aquacess

Bank holiday Friday 6th & Monday 9th 6.00-8.45 Fitness Swim 09.00-10.00 Casual Swim 09.00-10.00 Casual Swim 10.30-11.30 Splashtime 10.30-11.30 Splashtime 12.00-15.40 Casual swim 12.00-13.00 Fitness swim 13.00-15.45 Casual swim 16.00-17.00 Splashtime

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New to BLT Halls Willowbrook Hall Brentwood Leisure Trust is proud to announce its involvement with the spacious new build in the heart of the Hutton community, Willowbrook Hall. The new community hall, managed by Brentwood Leisure Trust opened in November 2011 along side the new Willowbrook Primary School. This fantastic eco friendly hall can accommodate up to 50 people and is available to hire in the evening and weekends by calling The Brentwood Centre call centre on 01277 215151.


Keys Hall The Trampoline and Activity Centre at Keys Hall has now been open since September and has trampoline enthusiasts jumping for joy with its 9 bed trampoline hall. The centre also boasts a fully equipped, state of the art disabled suite and sensory room as well as a classroom and meeting room available for public hire. For further details on any of the Recoil Twisters Trampoline courses contact 01277 525991 or Email or for room hire contact The Brentwood Centre call centre on 01277 215151 or email

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Beauty is back... ...and it’s better than ever!! The long awaited return of health & beauty at the Brentwood Centre is finally over with the arrival of The Beauty Bar.

Brentwood Leisure Trust is delighted to welcome The Beauty Bar and its owners to the Brentwood Centre. Diane & Jan are both local working mums who currently run the successful salon, Ki Beauty, in Doddinghurst village. The business is proving so successful that they made the decision to expand to a sister site at The Brentwood Centre. The Beauty Bar offers an extensive menu of top to toe health & beauty treatments including many new sought after treatments such as Gel Manicures, Reflexology, Maternity Massage and Semi Permanent Eye Lashes. We know what women want! says Diane. There is a very clear need for a high quality affordable health & beauty service to be available at the Brentwood Centre, providing visitors with a one stop opportunity for all their health, beauty and fitness needs Bringing with them an experienced and highly skilled team of therapists, they affectionately refer to as ‘The A Team’, The Beauty Bar will provide a five star experience at affordable prices. Award winning products including Dermalogica, Decleor, Mama Mio, Jessica Nails & St Tropez Tanning are used in treatments and also available as retail. Not forgetting their valued male clientele, a range of tailored treatments and skincare for men is also on offer


Having used The Brentwood Centre for many years, swimming, personal training and using the different facilities for their children, Diane and Jan are keen to offer their clients packages suited to the needs of the Brentwood Centre fitness enthusiasts. If you are looking to do some serious relaxing, want to stay well groomed or just need to grab an express treatment when short of time, there is something to suit everyone. The Beauty Bar will be open 6 days a week with flexible opening hours including evenings and weekends. A nail and lash bar situated opposite the Heartbeat Gym and a newly refurbished tranquil treatment room can be found past the gym on the left. Just follow the signs...... To book your treatment now, please call 01277 260 696 or email Testimonials ‘A truly wonderful treatment – very relaxed – miles better than any Champney’s facial I’ve ever had. Thank you’ ‘Thank you for a wonderful experience, it was the tonic I needed’ ‘Sheer delight’ ‘Excellent service, really professional and incredibly relaxing’


Events @ The Brentwood Centre January

Craft Fair Sat 25th & Sun 26th February

Antiques Fair

Sat 10am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm

Monday 2nd January

11-5pm Ticket prices: Adults £3.50, Accompanied under 14’s free For more information please visit

March Strictly Air Ambulance

Toy Fair

Starts 7.30pm To buy tickets visit

10am-2.30pm January J & J Fairs Ltd For more information visit

Carp Spectacular Show - The Biggest event in Carp Fishing January 28-29th Sat 28th & Sun 29th January Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 9am – 4pm New larger layout for 2012, Bigger aisles and more manufacturers than ever. 11 free goody bags, 20 big name talks, free bait for kids. free casting tuition

Join us for a Spe cta cul ar Eve of Da nce nin g and Entert ain me nt

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James and Ola Jordan

Support you r Air Ambu Tickets £1 lan 2 Book NO W! (Concessions ce £10)

The biggest fishing day out ever

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Heart FM Wedding Fair Sat 18th & Sun 19th February Sat 10am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm



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Antiques Fair

London Leopard Basketball Fixtures at The Brentwood Centre

Sun 8th & Mon 9th April Sun 11am – 5pm, Mon 10am – 4pm

Derek Block proudly presents...

SALLY MORGAN – ‘Psychic Sally On The Road’ Friday 13th April 7:30pm Ticket price: £23.50 Fresh from her new TV Series - ‘Psychic Sally On The Road’ on SKY LIVING, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand. Sally has used her gift over the years to help many people, most notably famous for her work with the late Princess Diana. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Sally now brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening. Sally Morgan has taken the UK by storm!!

Fri 6th Jan V PAWS London Capital Tip Off 8pm Sun 15th Jan Trophy Quarter Final TBC Sun 22nd Jan V Tees Valley Mohawks Tip Off 4pm Sun 12th Feb V Leicester Warriors Tip Off 4pm Sun 4th March V Medway Park Crusaders Tip Off 4pm Sun 11th March V Reading Rockets Tip Off 4pm Sun 18th March V Derby Trailblazers Tip Off 6pm

Bookings: Toy Fair Sat 21st April 10am-2.30pm J & J Fairs Ltd

(unless stated otherwise) Tel: 0871 224 1113 Web: For more information visit and click on the entertainment section.

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Would you like a professional qualification? If so the following courses will take place in 2012 at the Brentwood Centre. APRIL 8th – 13th ( 6 Days) Pool Lifeguard Qualification MAY 18th – 19th Friday 6 - 9.30pm + Saturday 10 – 6pm National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers JUNE 3rd – 8th (6 Days) STA BEGINNER Swimming Teachers Qualification JULY 22nd – 27th (6 Days) Pool Lifeguard Qualification AUGUST Sunday July 28th - Friday 3rd August Pool Lifeguard Qualification x 2 courses Sunday 5th - 10th August. & Sunday 19th - Friday 24th August. STA FULL Swimming Teachers Qualification SEPTEMBER 7th + 8th Friday 6 -9.30pm Saturday 10-6pm National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers

for further information on any of the above courses please contact Anne on 07748969859 or email

BLT Swim Scheme Dates 2012 Term 1 – 3rd January-7th April 2012 Term 2 – 10th April-28th July 2012 Term 3 – 3rd September-22nd December 2012

New for August 2012 Swimming Crash Courses for all levels and abilities Dates and times tbc

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Fitness Centre Fitness Centre Prices

Fitness Centre Opening Times: Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Bank Holidays

6am – 11pm 6am – 10pm 8am – 5pm 8am – 9pm 6am – 6pm

Target Fit Personal Training & Fitness The Brentwood Centre works closely with a team of highly qualified and experienced Personal Trainers who offer one to one training in weight loss, sports injury rehab, core development, strength training, muscle development, nutrition and much more. New Year Offer Train with a partner for only £40 throughout January and February 2012. Quote Offer Code PTNewyear To find out more or to book your free session contact 07905 382 242



Concessions (with BLT Concessions Card)


Inductions (1hr) Adult


Inductions (1hr) Concessions


Group Induction


Power Plate Prices 20 minute session


4 for 3 20 min sessions


Upgrade your full membership by adding Power Plates for only £4 per month

To avoid one off prices and receive a FREE induction, take out one of our memberships from just £33 a month

Health Promotions Fitness for Health (induction £10)


Cardiac Rehabilitation


Older Peoples Activity Session: Level 1 & 2


Meet your Fitness Consultants!

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Group Fitness and Spinning®

Timetable Monday


Aerobics 09.45 - 10.45

Easy Workout 11.15 - 12.00

Spinning All Levels 09.15 - 10.00

Pilates Course 13.30 - 14.30

Body Pump 10.00 - 11.00




Spinning All Levels 06.15 - 07.00

Spinning 09.30 - 10.30

Spinning All Levels 06.15 - 07.00

Yoga 9.30 – 11.30

Spinning All Levels 09.30 - 10.15

Body Attack 09.45 - 10.45

(Merrymeade House)

Parent & Baby Yoga 10.00 – 11.00

Body Pump 09.45 - 10.45

(Merrymeade House)

Body Pump 18.15 - 19.15

Zumba Aerobics 11.00 - 12.00

Water Workout 11.10 - 11.50

Drop in Pilates 11.00 - 12.00

Dynamic yoga 18.45 - 20.15

Zumba Aerobics 18.00 - 19.00

Older Peoples Class 12.00 - 13.00

Step 18.30 - 19.30

(Merrymeade House)

Spinning Endurance Class 19.15 - 20.00

(Aqua Centre)

Older Peoples Fitness for Health 13.00 - 14.00

Water Circuit 09.45 - 10.30 (Aqua Centre)

Spinning All Levels 10.15 - 11.00

Spinning All Levels 10.00 - 10.45

Spinning All Levels 10.00 - 10.45

Body Attack 09.00 - 10.00

Mini Blast Class 10.00 - 11.00

Body Pump 10.00 - 11.00


Drop in Pilates 11.00 - 12.00

Power Spin 18.30 - 19.30

Drop in Pilates 18.00 - 19.00

Spinning Strength Class 18.30 - 19.15

Zumba 18.00-19.00

Pilates Course 19.30 - 20.30

20/20/20 19.00 - 20.00

Body Pump 19.00 - 20.00

Power Abs & Flex Powerplate Studio 19.00 - 19.30

Spinning All Levels 18.15 - 19.00

Spinning Strength Class 20.15 - 21.00

(Merrymeade House)

Beginners Yoga 19.00 - 20.30

Spinning Interval Training 19.15-20.00

Legs, Bums and Tums 19.30 - 20.30

Drop in Pilates 20.30 - 21.30

Spinning Strength Class 19.30 - 20.15

Body Attack 20.00 - 20.45

Spinning All Levels 19.30 - 20.15

Pregnancy Yoga (Merrymeade House) 20.15 - 21.15

Legs, Bums and Tums 20.00 - 21.00

(Aqua Centre)


Circuit Training 09.45 - 10.45

Circuit Training (Main Hall) 19.30 - 20.30

Water Workout 20.20 - 21.10


Water Circuit 20.00 - 20.45 (Aqua Centre)

Body Pump 20.30 - 21.30

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Group Fitness and Spinning® Cardio Vascular Classes

Toning Classes


• • • •

• Legs, bums & tums - Hit those trouble spots! • 20/20/20 - Aerobics, step and weights

All Levels • Class suitable for beginners to advanced! All Welcome! Strength Class • This class improves cardiovascular fitness and builds strength by blending increased resistance with longer distances Endurance Class • This class builds strength and stamina by maintaining a steady heart rate and comfortable pace over an extended period of time Interval Class • This class teaches your body to recover quickly after performing at peak levels by incorporating bursts of speed and power with periods of recovery.

Aerobics Step Circuit Training Zumba - A Latin dance class to get you moving, suitable for all levels.

Body Attack • BODYATTACK™ is the sportsinspired cardio workout for building strength and stamina. This high-energy interval training class combines athletic aerobic movements with strength and stabilization exercises

Mind & Body Classes • Dynamic Yoga - Designed to be less static encouraging movement to challenge the body • Yoga Course - Book in advance traditional yoga • Pilates Course - Book in advance progressive pilates • Pilates drop in - For beginners or for people who just want to attend a single session • Yoga for Pregnancy - Specially designed for pregnant participants • Yoga for Mums and Babies

Mini Blast Class • Aerobics, Step, Boxercise and Weights. Something different each week!

Body Pump • Tone and condition your whole body using barbells and adjustable weights. Suitable for all levels.

Powerplate Classes • Power Cardio - Burn fat and tone your body with this blend of cardio and Powerplate strengthtraining exercises • Power Spin - 40 minutes spinning and 20 minutes Abs and Flex on the Powerplates • Power Tone - This class uses various resistance-training techniques to improve muscular strength and endurance • Power Abs and Flex - Its all about the centre ! This class will focus on balance and coordination, developing the core to help maintain good posture and a healthy back

Other (Fitness For Health) • Older Peoples Class Fitness for Health - Session for mobility, balance and flexibility for people who walk with an aid or have medical issues. Referral from a GP necessary.

Group Fitness Class Prices

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Classes - Peak (after 5pm weekdays & Weekends)


Classes - Off Peak (before 5pm weekdays)


Drop-in Pilates: (Monday and Wednesday Evening)


To avoid one off prices and receive a FREE induction, take out one of our memberships from just £33 a month

Focus On Yoga by Instructor Sonia Patten Practicing Yoga brings the perfect balance between health and fitness, Yoga tones muscles, improves flexibility, flushes out toxins and reduces physical and mental stress. My Dynamic Yoga Class incorporates a flowing style of Yoga harmonising breath and movement, which develops endurance and strength. Also I focus on restorative and yin yoga, which focuses on deep stretches for the joints and muscles, which encourage the nervous system to relax, which, relieves deep tension and replenishment of energy. Classes are taught with modifications to ensure students approach the practice in a way best suited to their individual needs. “Yoga is a way of life for me, I was hooked after my first class. It builds strength and flexibility as well as keeping the mind calm. I can’t stress enough how important it is to find the right teacher and Sonia is great. She pays particular attention to your alignment and posture while keeping classes different and fresh” Hayley.

Mummy and Baby Yoga

New Mums can attend this class after their 6 week check. This fun yoga class allows mums to nurture themselves whilst spending quality time with their baby. Focus is on helping mums get back into shape, create a sense of wellbeing, alleviate aches and pains and combat fatique. Yoga for babies means mummy helps baby explore simple movements which develops their co-ordination and motor skills. The tactile nature of the class enhances the bond between mother and baby, encouraging a relaxed and holistic interaction which can help colic and aid in babys sleep. “I loved baby yoga because I was able to start to exercise again whilst spending uninterrupted time with my baby, also Thomas always slept so well after class” Jayne

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga is suitable from 12 weeks onwards until the end of pregnancy. This gentle class is for beginners and experienced yoga students who want to relax, alleviate stress and discomfort for their ever changing body. Yoga will enhance the pregnancy experience, cultivating strength, flexibility and breath awareness to prepare the body for labour. Focused attention on your pregnancy allows the mummy to connect to their baby and coming to class is a great way to feel part of a community of pregnant women. “I had never practised yoga before I became pregnant so didn’t really know what to expect. I ended up really looking forward to class because it helped me to relax and I always slept so much better. A lot of the postures we practised I used during my labour and I was so pleased that I had been given so many ideas of ways to help cope with the contractions during the birth of my baby.” Jaki

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Clubs & Activities Prices & Times Activity




50+ Racquet Sessions


13.30 – 15.30




16.00 – 19.00

Call 07830 266084



19.30 – 21.00

Junior Dodgeball

Monday & Tuesday

17.00 – 18.00

contact Mike on 07912 879927 or email


Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Monday

09.30 – 11.00 21.00 – 23.00

£4.30 £4.50

Kick Boxing

Monday & Thursday

18.30 – 20.00 19.00 – 20.00

Contact Steve Harris on 07762 084881

Fun Tots

Monday & Thursday

09.45 – 11.45


Ladies Leisure


09.45 – 11.45

Contact 01277 215151 or email

Senior citizens Club


10.30 – 12.30 14:00 – 16:00

Contact 01277 215151 or email

H C Academy


13.00 – 18.00

Contact Harry 07850 768694

Adult Dodgeball


20.00 – 21.00

contact Mike on 07912 879927 or email

Swimming Club

Tuesday & Saturday

18.15 – 21.30

Call 01277 255669

Gym Rox Tots


09.00 – 14.00

contact Carly on 07830 266084 or Faye on 07988 798384

Short Mat Bowls


13.00 – 15.00

Contact 01277 215151 or email

Adult Archery



Contact Jim Oliver 01277 374035

Essex County Hockey Assoc


20.00 – 23.00

Call 01268 462960

Selo Scuba


21.00 – 22.00

Call 07725 414532

Swimming club Syncro


16.45 – 17.45

Call 01277 255669



15.00 – 16.30

Call 01277 354161

Squash: Beginners


18.30 – 21.30

Call 07769 906169

Squash: Improvers


20.00 – 21.00

Call 07769 906169

18.00 – 19.00

£3 Each Call 07999 750319


Main Hall Prices Badminton Court Squash Court Table Tennis 1/3 Of Hall 1/2 Of Hall Whole Hall Fun Tots

£10.00 £8.00 (concession) £8.00 £6.00 (concession) £10.00 £8.00 (concession) £50.00 £75.00 £150.00 £2.50

NEW…Sports Booker-for all Racquet and Football Bookings click on the .uk Sports Booker Logo on our home page

SPECIAL OFFER TO BLT READERS! Call the number below to book your FREE SCUBA TRY-DIVE today, bring along the voucher and take advantage of this offer for you and a friend or partner, normally £10.00 each!

Brentwood Selo Sub-Aqua Club You need to be in good health, aged 12 years with a participating adult, otherwise minimum 16 years. Discover the fantastic underwater world of diving, be ready for next summer – call Graham on 07725 414532 to book your dive today!


Join us for a Spectacular Evening of Dance and Entertainment

Strictly Air Ambulance! Friday 2nd March Brentwood Centre - 7:30pm Hosted by Alex and Martin from Heart Breakfast with Su as guest judge Guest Performer Josh Dubovie Dance competition in association with Chelmsford Dance Centre and Western Dance Centre Performance by Singer Stage School

Starring celebrity pro-dancers

James and

Ola Jordan

Support your Air Ambulance Tickets ÂŁ12 Book NOW! (Concessions ÂŁ10)

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s re u t ic p n i r a e y A


or New Hall F lo

Not S o Ro yal Variety Show


Heartbeat Johnny



K eys Hall

Ke ys Hall

Kyle on the Ice Rink

Hospice r St Francis The Big Q Fo

Macmillan Cof fee

hanging Places Opening


Friday 13th April 2012 Show Time: 7.30pm

Ticket Price: ÂŁ23.50 Call Box Office:

0871 224 1113

Book Online at:

Bitesize BLT Issue 8  

The 8th edition of the Brentwood Leisure Trusts magazine. January-April 2012.