Portsmouth Newsletter March 2018

5th March 2018 | Portsmouth

Manager’s Welcome

Our group exercise programme is well known in Portsmouth for hosting the best instructors in the area and delivering 1st class workouts to our members. We run the majority of the Les Mills programme having added Sh’bam in January and after adding BodyJam back in to the programme this month we are now also offering Monday Zumba as part of the membership! So any member looking to improve their fitness through dance based classes then Roko offer it all.

We also run some amazing mind & body classes with Tai Chi with Andrew and BodyBalance and yoga sessions with Karen, Jackie, Lucy and Kerry. I would urge every member to trial these classes if you are looking to improve flexibility or enhance your mental state. 

Please also be aware that this month we will be redecorating studio 1; we will keep disruption to a minimum whilst we improve this area.

Have a great month

Alun Davies and your Roko Portsmouth Team

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Fitness News

Now included as part of your membership. Zumba classes every Monday evening at 7.30pm are FREE to all members.

We are pleased to confirm that Bev is back and BodyJam has returned to the programme in March - see notice board or website for class details.



We have a limited number of SH’BAM class passes for our members to bring a friend along to a week day SH’Bam.

Classes are on Tuesday 6pm, Wednesday 9.30am and Friday 5.30pm.

SH’BAM classes are also part of our Junior Activities- Parents can bring a junior member along when aged 9 years and above.


Club News

Darin will be hosting the Easter Quiz on Thursday the 5th of April at 7pm Tickets cost just £8 per person with teams up to a maximum of 6. Curry is included in the ticket price. Please book at reception asap as booking numbers are limited.

You said, we did

Last month we had several comment cards on the smells to the back stairs and toilets to the male changing room.  Unfortunately we have had two issues - we have had a cracked down pipe and crystallisation of the urinal pipework, both of which have required opening the back space to investigate and the use of strong acids to clear and unblock. The majority of the works have been completed but we will be replacing all the pipework for new on the 10th of March.

We have recently seen a great increase on the amount of members playing squash and we have decided to upgrade the courts in March and April. We plan to sand the floors, re-plaster the back wall and paint. We believe the works will take around 4 days.  Please see club notice board or ask at reception for confirmed dates.

Children’s Activity News


NEW CLASSES include Soccer Skills, GET ACTIVE, Active Circuits,  SH’BAM, Express Combat and more.

Pick up your junior activities timetable at reception and remember you must book your space as places are limited.

Swimming News

NEW block of 10 Swimming Sessions starts week commencing 19th March 2018. Make sure you re-book your space at the beginning of March to ensure your space.

We will call our waiting list from 12th March to fill the spaces not booked.

For more information call 02392651400 r email RJordan@portsmouth.roko.co.uk

Personal Training

PT Profile -Toby Redington

My name is Toby Redington, I am a level 3 personal trainer, and I am excited to be joining Roko and very much looking forward seeing you in the gym!
I am passionate about fitness and well being and even more passionate about getting you the results you want!
I have always been into keeping fit and my time in the Army as an Infantry Soldier played a big part in building fitness into everyday life!
My goal is to not only motivate and help you gain confidence in your self, both physically and mentally but also to have fun and enjoy my PT sessions!
I believe in balance being key and applying this to both nutrition and exercise but without 100% effort and commitment  change won’t happen and this is where I can help you.

If you have been thinking of making changes this year to your fitness and want to feel your level of fitness increase and see the change to your body, then you  can trust me to push you, to get the results you  desire.

Please come and say hello or contact me on the number below to arrange a free consultation and discuss your goals and aspirations.

Toby Redington
Mobile: 07910084646


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When I first starting having Personal Training with Antony I was not in a very good place mentally.  I had allowed other things in my life (relationships and business in particular) to get in the way of my personal wellbeing.  I struggled a lot over the years with mental health having had a breakdown in 2009, which took several years to recover from.   Over the past couple of years Antony has helped me to simply transform my life.  I remember struggling to run even a mile on the treadmill without becoming out of breath.  But gradually my fitness built up and I started feeling the benefits.  I quit smoking and started to take my training seriously.  As a Personal Trainer, Antony will push me further and harder than I will ever push myself.  He makes me keep going when I would be ready to give up myself.  I have built an enormous amount of trust allowing him to find my limits, even to the point of tears, but I’ve learned that is how you break through into your next level.  It has to hurt or there is no benefit.  In 2015 I completed my first Great South Run in 1 hour and 55mins.  The following year, with Antony’s help I smashed my time (by 23 minutes) to 1 hour and 32mins.   In October I hope to achieve sub 1-hour 30mins!  This year I’m proud to say that I completed the Virgin Money London Marathon and raised just under £3,000 for Heads Together for Mind – The Mental Health Charity. I have also completed the Portsmouth Half Marathon, 2 Duathlons, Race for Life, Rough Runner, Gosport 5k Series, Fareham

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