Nottingham Newsletter December 2017

5th December 2017 | Nottingham

Manager’s Message

So we’ve almost made it through another year. A year which for us has seen an overhaul of the gym and we’re finishing it off with a much anticipated refurbishment of the showers and changing rooms. At the current time we have a tentative start date of 8th December with confirmed dates and scheme of work available nearer the time. Please see in club for details of dates, times and potential disruption which of course we will aim to keep to a minimum.

Our friends in the hotpod have gift vouchers available for the festive season. Perfect as a stocking filler…or maybe get dropping hints if you’d like an excuse to go to hotpod yoga yourself!   

We'd like to finish the year by asking you to take a short survey about your membership and your experiences at the club. It should only take around 3 minutes to complete and we'd really value your feedback so please click on the link to complete our survey - thank you!

Our charity focus has been the Smile shoe box appeal for members of the armed forces who are serving in conflicts around the world. We had a fantastic response so thank you very much for your kind donations which we are sure will be gratefully received.

Best Wishes to you and yours for the festive season,

Julie Bowley and your Roko Nottingham Team

Member Referral Offer

Tell your friends and family about our 2 weeks of Fitmas Offer - invite them to spend 2 weeks at the club for just £20 this December.

club news

We’re sure you’re aware by now of the impending work due on the changing areas and shower facilities.

Our latest update has been posted on the blog so please click the link for the full update

Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we bring you these exciting changes and improvements. If you’ve any specific questions please speak to a member of the team.


Christmas Eve 24th December - 08.00 – 16.00
Christmas Day 25th December  - CLOSED
Boxing Day 26th December - CLOSED
Wednesday 27th December - 08.00 – 20.00
Thursday 28th December - 08.00 – 20.00
Friday 29th December - 08.00 – 20.00
Saturday 30th December - 08.00 – 19.00
New Years Eve 31st December - 08.00 – 16.00
New Years Day 1st January - CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - 06.30 – 22.00 – Normal operating hours resume.


Costa are bringing a little bit of festive cheer to the club lounge this month with their limited edition syrups to sweeten your favourite hot drink. Chose from salted caramel cappuccino, honeycomb latte, sugar free gingerbread latte, or a mint hot chocolate. For those of you who like an indulgence (and why not!) we’ve also got gluten free mince tarts.


Just a reminder from our friends at Ego at the Dorset Arms and their exclusive – and really very good! – offer available to Roko members

Fitness News


The festive timetable is now available to pick up in club and view online. With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday this year, we’ve moved our Christmas Special to Saturday 23rd, bringing you the latest releases from Les Mills all before 12 noon – still time for those of you who are last minute to shop and get the wrapping, well, wrapped up!

The launch timetable looks like this;
08.15 – 09.00          Body Pump 104
09.00 – 09.45          Body Jam 83
09.45 – 10.30          Body Attack 99
10.30 – 11.15          Body Combat 74
11.15 – 12.00          Body Balance 79

Our final yoga workshop of the year, and perhaps the most ambitious!
December 3rd 2.00 – 3.30pm - Arm Balance Workshop with Victoria
Ever wondered how to get into a headstand properly and safely? Curious to try that yoga pose you saw on social media but not quite sure how to start? 
Let's get some air time balancing on our hands and a chance to get upside down! 
This workshop focusses on activating the core, breaking down more challenging postures with detailed asana analysis and of course a chance to try it out safely with guidance and assists.
Great if you want to find your inner strength and learn how to find centre of gravity while working the full body.
This is a workshop suited to those who already practice yoga, where you can build up bodily awareness when having a playtime balancing on your hands instead of your feet!Victoria’s workshops are £12 members and £15 for non-members.


Re-enrolment is starting to go out this week, Monday 27th November, if you book your place before Monday 11th December you can claim your free 3 day pass and a coffee! Pay by date is Sunday 17th December, after this date spaces will be opened up for the waiting list and anyone else wanting a space on the programme.

The programme is continuing to grow and we welcome on board 2 new teachers, Abel & Finley, they will be teaching swimmers across the programme.

There will be a new lesson concept happening in January 2018, Fast track lessons, these are lessons with 3 swimmers of similar ability in one group with a teacher.  We have found that swimmers learn better in small groups, watching and learning from other swimmers with the added benefit of the teacher being able to spend time with each swimmer.

Children’s Birthday Parties are back

If you’re looking for a birthday party venue, look no further!  Here at Roko we have 2 large studios and a splash pool to host your little ones parties.

Dance, football and pool activities along with set party menus are available.

For further details please contact

The Joshua Tree

Christmas Opening Hours.

From 2nd November to 21st December our Thursday hours are 09.00 – 20.00
Tuesday 19th December we will be open 09.00 – 20.00
Christmas Eve 24th December                   09.00 – 15.00
Christmas Day 25th December                  CLOSED
Boxing Day 26th December                      CLOSED
Wednesday 27th December                      CLOSED
Thursday 28th December                         09.00 – 21.00
Friday 29th December                             Normal Opening Hours
Saturday 30th December                         Normal Opening Hours
New Years Eve 31st December                 09.00 – 15.00
New Years Day 1st January                      CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January                               CLOSED
Wednesday 3rd January                           CLOSED

Normal opening hours resume from Thursday 4th January 2018

Hot from the pod for December with lots of exciting things coming up this month…..


If Roko is open over the festive period then so are we, ready to give you an escape from crazy Christmas chaos – whether it is to work sluggish bodies or calm family frazzled minds - the pod will be up and running for you:

Sunday 24th December – morning classes as usual, no 5pm class
Monday 25th December – closed
Tuesday 26th December – closed
Wednesday 27th December – 9.30am and 6.30pm
Thursday 28th December – 9.30am and 6.30pm
Friday 29th December - 9.30am, 5pm and 6.30pm
Saturday 30th December – 8.15am and 9.30am
Sunday 31st December – morning classes as usual, no 5pm class
Monday 1st January – closed

… and remember, if you fancy bringing family and friends along, just get them to create an account on our app

 or here

and they can come along and sweat out the mince pies with you!

If you are struggling for gift ideas for that special someone who has everything, or maybe looking to add to your own gift list, why not try a hotpod voucher?  

You can buy them here and select either a standard class pack or an account credit  in pretty much any combo you like, from £5 upwards…

We will be launching our new podperks card, working with local partners to bring you offers and deals on everything from organic skincare to eating out, just ask your teacher for your card at your next class and an updated list of perk partners will be displayed in the studio each month.

From January our timetable is expanding to include the following new classes:

OFF-PEAK: Mondays and Wednesdays at 5pm, Sunday at 6.30pm

PEAK: a new 11am Saturday class coming from 20th January

See our blackboard in the studio for more details or check on-line to book


Hotpod Flow classes and Nurturing Flow classes are all-levels so you are welcome to attend these classes whatever your experience.  But we know that sometimes people like to come  to a special beginner workshop as a first step… a chance for you to spend 90 minutes with like-minded newcomers to yoga or the pod. 

We break down the standard hotpod flow and give more explanations, options, and all the info you need to feel happy and confident joining our main classes.   

Our Intro to Hotpod workshop is on Saturday 6th January from 11am-12.30pm and you can register here:

The cost is £12, and you can apply your 10% Roko member discount. ….if you haven’t got your personal code already email to request it.


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