Colchester Borough Council: Activities and Events

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Leisure World Promotion

Get one month FREE and no joining fee on Lifestyles membership at Leisure World Colchester in September. Fitness memberships start at £34.99 a month. We have an impressive gym, Functional Training Area, 90+ group fitness classes from BODYCOMBAT to Yoga and Spinning to swimming. Have fun in our Fitness and Leisure Pools or upgrade to relax in Aqua Springs spa.

Join online using the promotional code ‘#Back To School’ or speak to one of our staff in the Welcome Zone.

October Half Term Holiday Kids Camp

Book on our October Half Term Holiday Kids Camp (school years 1-6) or Base Camp (school years 7-11) before 23 September to pay just £20 9am-3pm (normally £26) or £25 8am-5.30pm (normally £31) & that includes lunch! ***Online booking is available*** 

Find out more and book your space

Diabetes Support Programme

Our next Diabetes Support Programme starts on Thursday 13 September, 2pm. Develop your knowledge of diabetes and its treatment in this 12-week programme, aimed at those who have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetic health conditions.

You’ll build awareness and motivation to exercise, alongside nutrition support and a physical activity session. £35 for the entire 12 weeks. 

Find out more and book your place

Diabetes Friendly Activity Sessions

Dementia-friendly activity sessions continue to run at our main centre on Cowdray Avenue every Wednesday during term-time from 5 September.

Activities include table tennis and badminton sessions from 1-3pm, with swimming available under the guidance of qualified teachers in the Fitness Pool from 2.30-3.30pm.

We also have Afternoon Tea Dances and Songs & Memories sessions on selected Wednesdays. There’s no need to book and it’s free!

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Lifting Workshops

We’ve released some more dates for our popular Introduction to Lifting and TRX Suspension Training workshops.

Find our more and book your place

Lifting weights can help build a toned, sculpted body, and build stronger bones – and it’s not just for men. The workshop will guide you through a range of lifts including squats, dead-lifts and bench press. The next course starts on Wednesday 19 September £30 for 6 weeks. 

TRX uses gravity and body weight to build power, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, joint and core stability. The workshop will show you how to set up and adjustment the equipment, alongside lower/upper body, core exercises and a 20-minute taster class each week. The next course starts on 15 October. £15 for 2 sessions.

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