Health and Lifestyle

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Like it or loathe it, Health and Fitness is a part of everyday life. Now you’ve moved to your new area you’re going to have to work out how to get fit, stay fit and find people to fix you if you need it.There really are tons of ways to get yourself and your family moving, it’s a way to stay healthy and maybe make new friends and get to explore the area a bit more too. The activities listed within this section are generally for adults but many of the sports clubs have Junior or Youth sections so if there’s something your active mini me likes doing, search this page for the local club and see if they cater for little people too. For more information about children’s activities, visit the [Children] area of the site.Many people who come to this area from abroad will be relying on private medical care rather than that provided by the NHS. The [Healthcare] gives details of both options as well as dentists and complementary medicine treatments available in the area.For activities the whole family can enjoy, visit [Family Days Out] – you’re bound to find something to suit everyone, even if it’s not the same thing on the same day..!

Gyms and Trainers

There are a number of excellent personal trainers in the area. There are even a few groups of Mums who have organised themselves into groups with a trainer and a babysitter for private boot camp sessions. Once you’ve found your feet, why not think of setting one up? It’s a great way to get to know people a bit better and stay healthy at the same time.

Gyms
David Lloyd – Brooklands and Epsom. www.davidlloyd.co.uk. A comprehensive fitness club.
Brooklands’ facilities include indoor pool, large gym, squash courts, personal training, classes, crèche facilities, cafe/restaurant and on site physio. Epsom’s facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room, spa, tennis courts, squash courts, hair and beauty salon and crèche.
St George’s Hill Tennis Club – MUCH more than just a tennis club! It has a state of the art gym, large swimming pool and squash courts as well as a beauty spa, cafe, restaurant and function rooms all in the private grounds of the St George’s Hill Estate. www.stghltc.co.uk Tel: 01932 843541

Personal Trainers

Ladies Only – Fit4Mums - Offers ladies-only personal training, pre- and ante-natal yoga, group training (babysitting facilities can be arranged), running club, buggy fit and circuits. A fantastic company offering excellent fitness training and comes with a huge NTTN recommendation.
www.fit4mum.com

PTC – The Personal Training Centre – Offers personal training, indoor cycling, specialist pre and post natal exercise, exercise for the elderly and many alternative therapies. The Oxshott Club, Oakshade Road, Oxshott, KT22 0LE www.londonfitness.co.uk/ptc/oxshott Tel: 01372 844801

Keeley Howard – Keeley provides tailor made training for clients in the area. She is highly qualified and runs classes at two local gyms as well as working with her private clients. (She also runs 3 boot camp sessions in Oxshott a week, see ‘Boot Camps’. Tel: 07765 868193 www.keepfitwithkeeley.com

Boot Camp
Rumble In The Park – Offers circuits and cross training sessions in Leg O’Mutton Field (opposite the Hollyhedge Road car park), Cobham, KT11 3EP. www.rumbleinthepark.com
Cobham Adventure Camp (not actually in Cobham but close) – Daily morning varied sessions at Whiteley Village Rugby Club, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 4EH. www.fitnesscamp.co.uk Tel: 0333 6000121
Buggy Fit - A brilliant way to get moving after having a baby, get some fresh air and meet some new friends. Run by Angela, the class at Painshill Park is fantastic fun and really great exercise. Classes also in other locations, see website for times and addresses. http://www.buggyfit.co.uk/location/melissa-lorch-walton-bridge/

Oxshott -  Get yourself to the park off Kenilworth Avenue in Oxshott, KT11 2ST to get yourself in shape with Keeley Howard. Sessions on Wednesday 10.30 – 11.30; Friday 1.30 – 2.30 and a family session on Saturday 9.30 – 10.30. Family sessions are for adults and children 4yrs upwards – a great way to multitask and get some fresh air as a family at the weekend! Adults £5, children £2.

Golf
There are many world class golf courses around the area, but if you play golf you probably already know that…
St George’s Hill Golf Club – One of the finest clubs and courses in the area. Golf Club Road, St Georges Hill, Weybridge, KT13 0NL (not to be used for Sat Navs) www.stgeorgeshillgolfclub.co.uk Tel: 01932 847758

Burhill Golf Club – Two superb courses to explore and enjoy with excellent Club facilities. Membership is currently available in all categories. www.burhillgolf-club.co.uk
Burwood Road, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 4BX Tel: 01932 227345

Foxhills - offers three quality courses (two 18-hole and one 9-hole courses), with a combination of parkland and heathland play that is typical of the best layouts in this part of the world. They also have a spa and hotel. Stonehill Rd Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 0EL. www.foxhills.co.uk Tel: 01932 872050

The New Zealand Golf Club - according to www.top100golfcourses.co.uk, NZGC is a top class course within the Surrey heath belt. Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3QD www.nzgc.org Tel: 01932 345049

Silvermere – Excellent quality course with fantastic golf shop and top notch driving range over two levels, many of the bays offering shot analysis screens – very motivating! Redhill Road, Cobham (but actually on the Weybridge side of the A3). www.silvermere-golf.co.uk  Tel: 01932 584300

Not too much further afield you have the internationally renowned courses at Wentworth, Sunningdale, Queenwood, Walton Heath, Wisley and many more.

Sports Clubs
Oxshott Village Sports Club – There is so much going on here! Bowls, Bridge, Cricket, Football, Netball, Pétanque, Squash, Stoolball and Tennis. The club has Junior sections for Cricket, Netball, Squash and Tennis and in the Bowls and Pétanque sections juniors can participate on equal terms. Steels Lane, Oxshott, KT22 0RF www.oxshottsports.com Tel: 01372 843652

St George’s Hill Tennis Club – MUCH more than just a tennis club! It has a state of the art gym, large swimming pool and squash courts as well as a beauty spa, cafe, restaurant and function rooms all in the private grounds of the St George’s Hill Estate. www.stghltc.co.uk Tel: 01932 843541

Tennis
Elmbridge Council provides a number of well-maintained, free tennis courts within its recreation areas in Cobham, Esher, Hersham, Walton and Weybridge. Booking isn’t possible so availability is a bit pot luck but courts are generally immediately available or will free up quickly once you arrive. http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure/sports/TFF.htm . They also have their own league: http://www.localtennisleagues.com/elmbridge

St George’s Hill Tennis Club – where tennis is taken VERY seriously. A top quality club with excellent facilities and caters for all categories of players.

Oxshott Village Sports Club – offers private and group tuition for adults and children, social play evenings, competitions and numerous outdoor courts. Also offers school holiday programmes for children. Steels Lane, Oxshott, KT22 0RF www.oxshottsports.com Tel: 01372 843652

AD Tennis – Based at Reed’s School with two indoor and three outdoor, floodlit courts. Provides coaching for all ages from Tots to Adults. Term time and Holiday School courses available. Sandy Lane, Cobham, KT11 2ES www.adtennis.com Tel: 01932 588016

Rugby
Cobham Rugby Club – A fantastic club welcoming players from Tots upwards. Very sociable with high quality training and great facilities. Also offer fitness sessions and Pilates. Memorial Ground, Fairmile Lane, Cobham KT11 2BU www.cobhamrfc.com Tel: 01932 864441

Football
Chelsea Soccer School – Youth football training at Chelsea FC’s training ground. World class facilities available for weekly term time courses or summer camps. https://www.chelseasoccerschools.co.uk/soccerschools/index.htm
Cobham Football Club – Men’s, Women’s and Youth Teams, home ground at Leg O’Mutton Field, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham. www.pitchero.com/clubs/cobham
Kiko Soccer Schools - football skills for children aged 18 months to 16 years. Absolutely brilliant classes which teach more than just soccer skills…how the teachers manage to get a room full of children to listen, concentrate and practice is something which must be seen to be believed. Highly recommended. www.kikosoccerschools.com

Pilates
Cobham Pilates – Group and private classes using mats and reformers. Pilates retreats also offered approx twice a year. 2014 retreats will be on the Costa da Prata, Portugal. 31 High Street, Cobham. www.cobhampilates.com Tel: 01932 588707 Also offering a large schedule of classes at Cobham Rugby Club: www.cobhamrfc.com
Bodysource – Offers group classes: Pilates, Zen-Ga, Golf Conditioning, Core Interval Training, Weight Loss Programmes, Pre and Post Natal Pilates. Private/Semi-Private classes: Pilates on equipment, Reiki, Physiotherapy, Yoga, Ballet Barre, Pole Dancing. Sacred Heart Church Hall, 25 Between Streets, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1AA www.bodysource.co.uk Tel: 07969 585726
Esher Pilates Studio – Provides mat and equipment classes, gyrotonic method classes, injury rehab and pregnancy classes and barre classes. 114 – 116 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9QJ. www.esherpilatesstuidio.co.uk Tel: 01372 463886

Flexible Pilates – Sarah Davies offers group classes at West End Cricket Pavilion, Esher on Wednesdays, is the RAC’s in house Pilates instructor and offers private classes in your own home. High quality instruction with fast results. Tel: 07734 052209 www.flexiblepilates.com

Yoga
Vickie Khan Yoga - Tuesday and Thursday classes at St Mary’s Hall, Stoke Road, Stoke d’Abernon (entrance at Parkside School). Pay as you go, £10 a session and bring your own mat.

Exercise Classes
Zumba
Martina Cechova Zumba @ Cobham Village Hall, Tuesdays 9-10am; Body Conditioning @ Oxshott Village Centre, Wednesdays 9-10am – www.fitnessbymartina.co.uk   £7/class, pay as you go. Both classes are fantastic and currently offer childcare (at extra cost) for pre-schoolers! #goodachey

Dance
Flipside Dance – Classes for adults as well as children in Cobham Village Hall. Contemporary, Hip Hop and Ballet. Brilliant fun and amazing exercise (I’ve done the adult Funk and Ballet classes and loved them). www.flipsidedance.co.uk Tel: 07759 02508. These classes will hopefully restart in September. Watch this space. 

Moves Fitness – Aerobic dance routines. Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, KT11 2LU

Martial Arts
Karate – Ethos Shotokan Karate Centre, Sandown Sports Club, More Lane, Esher, KT10 8AN. High quality traditional karate training available for children and adults. Highly recommended. www.ethosskc.org.uk
Cobham Martial Arts Academy – Mixed discipline martial arts for children aged 4 upwards, men and women. 10a Cobham High Street. www.gbacademies.com Tel: 01932 866922. I haven’t tried it myself but I’ve heard good reports.
Tae Kwon Do – AWTC (Surrey) www.awtctkd.co.uk

Skiing – I told you!
Sandown Ski Centre, More Lane, Esher, KT10 8AN
Recreational skiing and tuition on Surrey’s only (I think) dry ski slope. Enter a world of log cabins and button lifts just minutes from Esher High Street and within the boundaries of Sandown Park Racecourse. Also offers Ringos, Mini Ringos and Water Wars for parties. www.sandownsports.co.uk Tel: 01372 467132 (ski) or 01372-467133 (squash, gym and studio classes)