New Year, New You – Get Fit the Premier Way in 2020

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New Year, New Decade, New Sport, New You

It’s 2020 and we’re excited with what the Olympic and Paralympic year has to offer including a Tokyo-themed Medway Mile.

Look out for our social media campaign #NewSportNewYou where we will be visiting colleagues and friends from Medway clubs and sporting organisations, giving you ideas to get you going. If you are a club and would like to get involved, please email us.

Looking for a new year personalised fitness programme? Then our sports centre memberships can help you achieve your goals. With memberships to suit everyone and advice available from our fully-qualified Sports Officers.

Here’s just a few reasons why our sports centres are so good:

– Four centres at Medway Park, Splashes, Hoo and Strood

– Swimming pools including hydrotherapy, diving and outdoor

– More than 150 fitness classes to choose from each week

– Our elite-standard outdoor athletics track at Medway Park is built to IAAF standard

– Sauna and steam room at Strood Sports Centre

– Badminton, table tennis and squash courts are available at Hoo, Strood and Medway Park Sports Centres

Check out our range of memberships here, where you can also sign-up to our Premier membership…

Get Fit the Premier Way

Our Premier Membership gives so much more than a gym, with unlimited access to all four centres including the gyms, fitness classes, racket sports, running groups, swimming pools and discounts on swimming lessons and children’s parties.

New for 2020: We have partnered with our friends in heritage and tourism and all Premier members will now receive a discount to attractions such as Rochester Castle, Eastgate House and Upnor Casle. Sign up online or pop in to one of our centres for a membership tour.

Enrol Now for Swimming Lessons

Our new term of swimming lessons has started this week but it’s not to late to enrol. With lessons available at £7.10 per lesson for all abilities from parent and baby to teenager and adults. Swimming is a skill for life but you will also have a lot of fun learning too. To book, you can enquire online.

Develop your Aquatic Skills

If you love the water but would like a change to swimming, then join-up to our aquatic programme which includes lessons in Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Rookie Lifeguard and Mermaiding. Classes run through term-time across all centres. For more information, please contact us.

Adult Mermaiding

Why let the kids have all the fun? We still have spaces on our adult mermaid class:

  • Date: Saturday, 25 January
  • Time: 10am-11.30am. 
  • Venue: Medway Park
  • Cost: £25 per person including all equipment.

Our qualified instructor will teach you the basic skills necessary to becoming a mermaid before moving into the deeper water for an unique experience. Participants are welcome to bring underwater cameras. To book or for more details, please email us

Mini Youth Sports Camps

With the next school holiday just around the corner, you may be thinking about childcare. Our Sports Camps will be back for February half-term and offer the perfect solution (and your kids will love it)

  • Date: From Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 February. 
  • Time: Various sessional options available from 8.30am to 5pm.
  • Venue: Medway Park
  • Cost: Options available from £10.  

All day sessions available with the option of breakfast and twilight. NEW for 2020 will be the option to book sport-specific morning or afternoon sessions.  Book your child’s place now and contact us.

New for 2020:

Supervised tailored activity sessions for people living with dementia are now available.

We were very proud to launch our first Dementia Friendly Activity Session and look forward to welcoming many more people along to this regular friendly and inclusive session. The next session will be on Monday, 20 January and is run by our qualified Sports Officers and Dementia Friends.

  • Date: Every first and third Monday of the month.
  • Time: Each session will start at 11.30am and finish at 12.30pm. There will also be café quiet time between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
  • Venue: Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham.

Cost: £4 per session for members and £6.50 for non-members. Carers are free.

Get Set…Go. Make your Mark in January With Our 5k Track Race

We are back on the track for next week’s Winter 5k Series race evening at Medway Park. The evening starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday 15 January. All abilities welcome: come and run a 5k under the floodlights and get your 2020 running off to a great start with us. Entrants will be divided into separate heats based on ability. Limited places available on the night, but you can guarantee a spot by booking online .



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