Health and Lifestyle

golf

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.

The 225 Club – Cobham. Boutique gym open to members and day members in the heart of Cobham offering full gym facilities and a great range of classes. http://www.the225club.com/

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

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 offers classes throughout the week at various locations in Cobham and Oxshott including Mature Movers, HiiT, Body Conditioning, Total Body Workout and a family outdoor bootcamp on Saturdays! Tel: 07765 868193 www.keepfitwithkeeley.com

Boot Camp
Cobham Curve Bootcamp – Super friendly boot camp on Thursday mornings at Cobham Rugby Club, Portsmouth Road. Accompanying children are welcome to join in. Search for @cobhambootcamp on Facebook for updates and more info.

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://buggyfit.co.uk/find-a-class/

Golf

There are many world class golf courses around the area, but if you play golf you probably already know that…

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

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

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

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

Beaverbrook – Uber exclusive golf course with fabulous facilities on the outskirts of Leatherhead. Membership is by proposal of another member but you can visit for lunch and use the other facilities without membership. Well worth a visit. Gorgeous. https://beaverbrook.co.uk/

Not too much further afield you have the internationally renowned courses at Wentworth, Sunningdale, Queenwood, Walton Heath, The 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

Reeds Tennis - Reeds School have recently launched their own tennis school in their state of the art sports dome. There’s a full schedule of classes to suit all ages and abilities. http://www.reeds.surrey.sch.uk/tennis-school

St Teresa’s Tennis Academy – With former professional ATP tennis player Lee Childs as Head of Development, this Academy started as it means to go on. Top quality coaching for children in the setting of St Teresa’s excellent facilities in Effingham. http://www.st-teresas.com/stta/tennis-academy-stta/

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. http://www.cobhamfootballclub.com/
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

Oxshott Royals FC – Teams for boys and girls aged 4 – 18 years. http://www.oxshottroyalsfc.co.uk/

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
CORE – Offers group and private mat based and Reformer classes – on Cobham High Street! http://www.allaboutthecore.co.uk/
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
Barbara Currie Yoga - Classes in Oxshott Village Centre, Esher and Walton throughout the week. http://www.barbaracurrieyoga.com/

Exercise Classes
Zumba
Eleanor Holmes – 10.45-11.45, Wednesdays in Oxshott Village Centre, £6 per class. www.eleanorholmes.zumba.com

Martial Arts

Karate – about to look into a new Shotokan club, more info when we have it

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)