Portsmouth Newsletter February 2016

1st February 2016 | Portsmouth

Manager’s Welcome

I trust that you have made a great start to your 2016 health and fitness goals and you are maximising your membership at the club. This month I would love to encourage you to try something new to your exercise routines. We have over 85 group exercise classes taking place each week, table tennis, squash and tennis for those who like to chase a ball or alternatively you can refresh your fitness programme with one of our Instructors.  All of this can be booked from reception so don’t delay in trying something new.

Thank you to all those members who have taken the time to meet with me through the forums last month. It was great to hear such positive feedback on the changes we have made recently and agree the agenda of areas you wish me and my management team to look at in the coming weeks. If you would like to be a part of the next forum in March then please register your name and contact details at reception and I will be in touch once the date has been confirmed. 

Healthy regards

Alun Davies
General Manager

Club News

Buddy Week - 8th - 14th February
Working out with a friend makes you more likely to achieve your goals. And during February you can nominate a friend to join you at the club for a whole week for free.

So nominate a friend to workout with you for FREE between 8th and 14th February. Click here to nominate your friend now: www.roko.co.uk/portsmouth/offers/buddy-week

You said, we did

We have always welcomed your feedback in the club around all things Roko. In January we received 29 feedback cards, 18 of which we have successfully found positive outcomes, and 11 of which are a work in progress whilst we strive to find the best outcome for everyone. In this section I would like to bring up the ‘hot topics’ and let you know exactly what we have done and what we have planned for the near future!

You said – “The showers are looking tired and in need to attention!”
What we did – In January we re-grouted, resealed and deep cleaned all showers! And here’s the exciting news…in spring of this year we will be fully refurbishing our showers! We are busy putting the final plans in place to ensure you are provided not only with the best facilities at our disposal, but that disruption to your club routine is kept to a minimum. Further communication will be released once all the details are finalised, so keep your eyes peeled in future newsletter!

You said – “Can you offer Soya Milk in your club lounge?”
What we did - We have now brought Soya Milk into our Club Lounge! At the moment we are trialling the product, and if it’s a popular decision we will be more than happy to offer you Soya milk alternatives on a full time basis.

You Said – “Can you update the music in the Gym?”
What we did – We can go one better, we are in the process of upgrading the entire music system around the club. This will allow us to play a huge database of the latest and most uplifting songs in the gym, relaxing and ambient music in the spa area, and chilled atmospheric music within our Club Lounge. What’s more, we choose exactly what music we have, so we’re all ears for your suggestions.

You Said – “It’s good that you’ve gotten rid of the tacky flags in the pool hall, but can you put something else in place for backstroke swimmers?!”
What we did – This is probably the hottest topic of the month! I would like to assure all swimmers that we WILL be putting in an alternative very shortly. However, the flags will not be back, we are looking at alternatives that are both effective and will fit in with the premium feel of the club.

Comment cards can be found at Reception and all feedback is welcomed. You won’t find the comment box on reception anymore, but please hand the cards to reception who can find somebody to speak to you straight away for an instant response! Alternatively, come and speak to me, Rob, and I would be happy to sit down with you and talk though your suggestions and feedback.

Rob Stroud
Operations Manager

Fitness News

Gym Floor Update
With January all wrapped up the fitness team are now moving into their busiest time of the year, we have a new member of staff moving across from the sales team to the fitness team. Becca Monk has completed her fitness qualifications and is keen to help people achieve their fitness goals. As always member reviews are available free of charge and could be just what you need to keep your training fresh throughout February.

Exercise Advice
This site is excellent and has some really simple tips for people new to exercise as well as some more detailed information for experienced gym users. Enjoy!


Nutrition Advice - Superfoods

There has been a lot of hype surrounding so called “superfoods” but what foods are classed as a superfood? Why are they called superfoods and what benefits do they have?


Group Exercise

Our Les Mills class launches in January were very well attended; we hope you are enjoying the new releases. For February, why not come and try a new class! If you have any questions about a particular class, or want to know if it would be suitable for you, please ask one of our instructors or email achase@portsmouth.roko.co.uk  for more details.

Our new ‘Hoopshaker’ hula hoop class with Sally has proved to be popular. This fantastic, fun workout is just £4 for members and £5 for non-members, so bring a friend for some hula hooping fun on Thursday evenings at 6pm. Limited spaces so please book at reception.   

Remember to pick up your updated February timetable for any changes.   

Club Lounge

CURRY & QUIZ NIGHT - Thursday 25th February 7pm
£7.00 per person – Includes Curry and Quiz
Teams of 2 minimum and 6 maximum
Non- Members Welcome   -  Book at Reception

PRINCESS MEET & GREET - Sunday 21st February 11-1 and 2-4

Bliss Beauty Care

Bliss Beauty Care special offer for February - 10% off all treatments for new clients only
Don't forget Valentines is coming up to treat your loved ones and get them booked in, gift vouchers are available to buy, full price list and opening times available on www.dermalogicaconnect.co.uk/blissbeautycare or call Rachel on 07821666767.

Now, there's a #primer for everyone. Introducing the NEW! #HydraBlur Primer by @DermalogicaUK1 #AvailableNow
Is clear skin your teens #NewYearsResolution? Let them try the @DermalogicaUK1 #ClearStart School Skin Essentials!
30-30-30 from @dermalogicaUK1 available while stock lasts! 30minutes of treatment, 30day's worth of product, all for £30!

Semi-Permanent Make Up
Bliss beauty care would like to welcome Rhoida Lewis a semi-permanent makeup artist who is fully qualified and insured and will be based at Roko two Monday's a month. Semi-Permanent Make-Up is a revolutionary and safe method of inserting a small amount of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin.  This is achieved by using a state of the art machine specifically designed for the cosmetic market.  Results can last from 2-5 years if aftercare advice is followed correctly although most clients will have a colour boost every 18-24 months.

Further information and a full price list can be found at www.rhoidalewis.co.uk mobile: 07889999199. Many before and after pictures can be viewed together with client testimonials on Facebook Page - Rhoida Lewis,  Semi-Permanent Make-Up Artist. 

Swimming news

 1:1 Swimming Lessons
 Did you know that as well as group lessons for both children and adults; we also offer 1:1 and 2:1 lessons, both during the week day and Saturdays. Extra sessions are also available during the School holidays.

 1:1 lessons for children are a great way to introduce them to the water, encouraging water safety, or for preparation for group swimming lessons. 1:1 lessons are also ideal to help fine tune particular strokes in order to accelerate their progression through our swim school programme. 1:1 lessons are also perfect for anyone with physical or learning disabilities.

 For adults, 1:1 lessons are a great way to overcome your fear of water, increase your confidence, improve your stroke technique or better your challenge times. We also have an experienced qualified Open Water Coach to help with the transition in to Triathlons or Open Water swimming. It's never too late to learn to swim!

 All 1:1 lessons are bespoke tailored sessions to suit your own personal demands and needs. Teachers are able to teach both in the water and poolside, dependent on requirements. 

Children’s Activity News

Brand new Children’s party packages available at Roko from 1st February 2016. From Bootcamp to Swim parties; Roko Portsmouth has the party package for you. For Enquires; please email RJordan@portsmouth.roko.co.uk 

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