Chiswick Newsletter - Januay 2016

29th January 2016 | Chiswick

Manager’s Welcome

Welcome back after what I hope was a happy holiday period. No doubt many of you will be feeling well fed and watered by now and I ask why not? A record number of you kept your programs going and visited the club in the last two weeks, but if you slipped out of the habit and didn’t make it, it only takes one visit to break this pattern!

Most of us will have made and broken at least one New Year’s Resolution in our lives. Each year we try to change something about our behaviour and research suggests most of them fail. This same research identifies three things that separate those that stick and those that don’t.

Make Your Goal Attainable: It may be more exciting to choose a target like losing 50 lbs or giving up alcohol for ever. However, it is far more practical to take manageable steps than attempt a complete life overhaul. The advantage of setting achievable goals is that you can always up the ante and set another target.

Know That You Will Stumble. That’s Inevitable, and Okay: Beware the ‘what the hell’ effect. This is where you miss an exercise session or eat something you shouldn’t and so think "this day is ruined I’ll just start again tomorrow, or next week, or next month".

Be Motivated and Committed: Behaviour change is hard. A key task is to plan ahead the steps that are required to achieve what you want, rather than just diving in with wishful thinking. Do you have enough gym kit? Where will you keep it? What will you do if your training buddy can’t make it, do you have another program? When will you visit the club? And so on. Work out the obstacles to you being successful and come up with the solutions in advance.

Good luck and if you get stuck don’t forget to ask for help!

Martin Skinner and Your Roko Team

Club News and Events

get your exclusive make it happen wristband & bring a friend for FREE

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kick start 2016

•Book a FREE Touch Base programme review with a member of the fitness team to refresh your programme and get you on track.

•Bring a friend to workout with you for FREE before 29th February 2016. (Pick up your card from reception.)*

receive your exclusive wristband

Fully complete your card, visit the club 8 times before 29th February 2016 and receive your limited edition make it happen wristband.

* see card for full details

Conference Room
Did you know we have a conference room available for private hire?
For availability and prices please contact Jennie Sanders at or call 0208 747 5757.

Bring your business to our business.

Locker Usage
Can all members please be reminded that lockers are available for day usage only.
Items should not be left in lockers overnight. All lockers will be emptied at the end of each evening, so please ensure you take all your items with you.

Car Parking
The University of Westminster have asked if Roko users could please use the parking area provided and not park on the grass. Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Fitness News

During 2015 we have completed repairs on the fitness equipment as well as replaced damaged items. All fitness equipment was been serviced in December and following some repairs, is now up to full operational status. As we enter 2016 we aim to continue ensuring this standard is maintained and we will strive to develop this further. In January we are having the final stages of work on the Audio-visual and sound systems in the club completed to improve this service.

Have you had your Touchbase Consultation yet? Don’t forget that as part of your membership you are entitled to a Consultation when you join to get you started towards your goals and welcomed into the gym. This support continues throughout your membership with Programme Reviews on a regular basis. Our recommendation is a review of one hour long every 3 months (12 weeks), however if you need to see a trainer before your next review, then book one through reception or a member of the Fitness Team.

If you need further assistance and the motivation to work out, then you can always get involved in Personal Training, to help kick start that routine again in 2016. Each session is booked with the Personal Trainer of your choice and will be focused on helping you to go further. Check out the Personal Trainer profiles on the podiums in the Fitness Suite or speak to them in club.

In 2016 we are also continuing our workshops and courses. We have a Ski-Fit Small group Personal Training Course, 6 week Advanced Pilates Course, Beginners Pilates Workshop and Boxing Course all within the first quarter. In addition, we have revamped our Super Saturday to bring this back to you following review and feedback of the last event. All details will be in club within the first 3 weeks of January.

Liz Jones – Fitness Manager

The Spa

Happy New Year from us all at The Spa. To bring in the New Year with a little treat we are offering our first 50 bookings at 50% off and the next 25 at 25% off. We still have some spaces available so hurry to take advantage!

On Thursday 14th January we will be holding a Detox Event. So if you feel like you have over indulged over the festive period come to us for exclusive offers on our detox treatments for this day only. Detox demonstrations will be held at 3pm and we will have treatment slots available all day, so hurry to book your slot! Our new facialists, Bellezza Clinic, will be here to offer free eye plumping and dark circle mini treatments for you to try. Contact us in the spa for more information and to book your treatments. Hope to see you all really soon.

Dr Andrew Greenland
Overindulged? Feeling ‘toxic’? Tired all the time? Out of tune? Been ignoring those niggling aches and pains for too long? Many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions to improve some aspect of our lives after the overindulgences of the festive season. Why not give yourself a kick-start and make an appointment with Dr Andrew Greenland, the spa’s resident Medical Doctor, Osteopath, Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Functional Medicine Specialist, and Medical Acupuncturist? Following a holistic assessment, Dr Greenland will set you on a path to reaching optimal health, balance and peak performance. In fact, even if you don’t have any current health concerns, Dr Greenland can work with you to prempt and prevent future health challenges by taking account of dietary, lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors (where relevant).

Dr Greenland offers consultations at the Spa on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with Roko members benefitting from discounted fees. For further information on services, please see his website:

Telephone: 020 8787 5750 for appointment bookings or enquiries. Alternatively, you can e-mail the clinic at:

Let 2016 be a great year for you and spend some time on your body making it stronger and fitter, and let’s get rid of those annoying niggles with Clinic4Sport, your Sports Injury Clinic at Roko Chiswick Bridge. Book an appointment with us and receive £10 off by mentioning ‘Roko Newsletter’ when requesting a suitable appointment by clicking HERE. At Clinic4Sport we look forward to getting you better!

Judit Thom
Reflexology is a holistic science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way.

To book an appointment telephone Judit Thom on 07810 302142. Details are on her website:

Bellezza Clinic
Stretch marks occur when your skin is overstretched, causing the breakdown of collagen. You may see reddish or purple-coloured marks which indicate newly formed striae, or white ones, which are the older damaged areas. Carboxy therapy uses CO2, which is present in our bodies at all times, to increase blood flow to the affected areas, resulting in a rush of oxygen and nutrients, which give your cells the boost they need to repair themselves and start producing more collagen again. The treatment is also highly effective for scars.

The C02 is injected directly into the stretch mark or scar, producing small bubbles that appear under the skin for a few moments. It’s entirely safe, suitable for all skin types, and after just one treatment the appearance of the stretch marks or scar decreases, with pigmentation returning to the striae. 8 – 12 treatments are recommended, depending on the severity of the stretch marks or scar, but we will work with you to establish a regime that’s right for you.

Carboxy Therapy can also be used cosmetically to treat dark circles under eyes, loose skin around eyes, facial wrinkles and folds, hypertrophic scars, burn scars, acne and chicken pox scars and more.

Carboxy Therapy can also improve the appearance of cellulite, skin laxity and body contours alone or as an adjunct to mesotherapy. It can also be used in combination with other treatments to maximize results.

Special 50% discount offer on your first treatment £ 120.00 now £ 60.00

Lara Chatten – Senior Therapist

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