Taunton

Welcome to Spirit Health Club Taunton

If you’re looking for a health club with a personal touch then you’ve come to the right place. Our Lifestyle Consultants provide the kind of one-to-one guidance that has already helped thousands of members achieve their goals and are ready now to help you reach yours. From dietary advice that’s calculated to boost your energy and inner health, to a unique personal exercise plan that’s designed to help you look your best, we’re ready to make sure you get even more out of life. The club has achieved national recognition by winning the prestigious Flame award for the club of our size, as well at two Guest Experience awards, so you can be sure that you will be well looked after.

Flame Winner2009

Flame Finalist 2010

Flame Award 2014 Finalist

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Spirit Health Club
Holiday Inn Taunton M5 J25
Deane Gate Avenue
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 2UA

Telephone: 01823 350999
Email: leisureclub@hitauntonhotelm5.co.uk
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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 
06:30am to 10:00pm

Saturday and Sunday 
07:00am to 9:00pm

Taunton Facilities

Taunton Timetables

Monday time table unavailable. Please contact us directly.
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
15:30 17:00 Swimming Lessons Swimtime swimming pool-half the pool
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
11:00 11:45 Aqua Julie Harrison Swimming Pool
18:45 19:30 Aqua Julie Harrison Swimming Pool
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
13:45 14:30 Aqua Class Julie Harrison swimming pool
15:45 17:45 Swimming Lessons Trudy Clist Swimming Pool
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
14:00 16:00 Water Babies Lee swimming pool
Saturday time table unavailable. Please contact us directly.
Start Finish Activity Instructor Location
08:30 09:30 Swimming Lessons Swimtime swimming Pool

Aqua clases free for members £5 for non-members.

Boot Camp free for members £5 for non-members

Please contact the club directly to confirm classes. Times are subject to change during Bank Holiday periods.

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Taunton News & Events

January Newsletter

Happy New Year!

 

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and fantastic New Year celebrations.

A new year is upon us and we hope you are ready to tackle the gym and pool with fresh motivation and a fresh set of goals… Roll on 2018!

 

MEMBER NEWS

 

Thank You!

A big thank-you to those who gave us cards and presents over the Christmas period, we are very grateful for this, and of course your continued loyalty to Spirit Health Club. Here’s to a fantastic year!

 

Spirit Championships Results

Well done to everyone who took part in our club challenge back in November. The 51+ category was particularly well competed with some great scores racked up over the 2 weeks.

The winners of each category are as follows: Jo Beer (51+), Rachel Wynn (31-50) & Darrel Follett (16-30).

The winners of each piece of kit inside the age groups were as follows:

(51+) Treadmill = Rob Cooke, Bike = Joan Lewis, Cross-Trainer = Joan Ramsay, Rower = Pete Golding & Swimming = Jo Beer.

(31-50) Treadmill = Marcus Honiecombe, Bike = Nadine Renville/Rob Mellows, Swimming = Rachel Wynn.

(16-30) Treadmill = Darrel Follett.

 

Any feedback on how we could improve this challenge or ideas for future challenges would be greatly appreciated! Keep an eye out for our 2018 club challenges…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

2018 Investment!

We are pleased to announce that the gym will be undergoing a “facelift” early this year with a few items of cardio vascular equipment arriving on 8th January, see below:

    

A further 8 machines will be arriving towards the end of February/early March as well as a new floor for the gym! Please bear with us as there will be some disruption but we are sure you will like the finished results!

 

Later in the year, there will be work done on the changing rooms. Watch this space for details!

 

Christmas Lunch

Another thank-you goes out to those who attended our Christmas lunch on 15th December. It was a fantastic event which seemed to be enjoyed by all! Our charity raffle in aid of Greenfingers managed to raise £151, a great effort from everyone involved. We are always looking to improve these social events, and your feedback on how we can do this is welcomed and encouraged. These socials are all about you, the members, after all!

 

Under 16s Spa and Sauna Policy

Following recommendations from our Health and Safety advisors we are having to change our policy regarding access to spa baths, saunas and steam rooms for children.

As from January, any children under the age of 16 will not be permitted to use the spa and sauna. The main reason for this is that children are unable to thermoregulate in hot temperatures as efficiently as adults, increasing the likelihood of dehydration and consequent ill health.

This policy was not a local decision and affects all Kew Green owned health clubs and brings us into line with the majority of public and private sector leisure clubs who already adhere to this policy.

We know that some members will be disappointed by this change, but we have no choice but to implement it and would kindly ask for your support with this.

 

STAFF UPDATE

Birthdays

We have a few staff birthdays coming up over the course of January and February; don’t forget to wish them a Happy Birthday!

 

                 Annouska - 20th January

                Anthony - 27th January

               Dave - 3rd February

 

OTHER

 

Greenfingers Charity

In 2018 we will continue fundraising for the Greenfingers charity.  In 2017 as a hotel, we raised in excess of £3.5k for the charity with various activities, many of which took place in the club. We thank you for your generosity in supporting these events and hope that you will continue to support them this year.

 

Greenfingers is a small national charity dedicated to creating magical gardens for children in hospices around the UK. The ‘a million moments’ appeal aims to raise £1million, which will enable Greenfingers to bring the precious gift of a garden to at least 5,000 children and families in hospices.

 

By supporting the ‘a million moments’ appeal we will be enabling Greenfingers to…

  • Provide more garden spaces enabling parents to take a break from the rigour of 24-hour care.

  • Create all-weather areas to enable children to enjoy the outside safely through the seasons.

  • Enable hospice carers to provide children therapies, education and special family time outdoors.

  • Create beautifully lit areas for children to enjoy the garden throughout darker months.

  • Ensure children and their families are able to spend time outside in a safe protective environment.

     

    Thank-you in advance for your contributions! For more information on this charity visit: www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk

     

    Fitness Trends To Look Out For In 2018

    The American College of Sports Medicine’s 12th annual survey took place recently with input from over 4,000 fitness professionals. Here are some of the fitness trends they are predicting for 2018;

     

  1. Functional fitness – programs designed to complement an individuals’ everyday lifestyle as opposed to just focusing on appearance.

  2.  Strength training – this has been a consistent fitness trend for years but still remains relevant for all ages, activity levels and genders. Although aerobic training and flexibility also remain important aspects of training regimes.

  3. Bodyweight training – what’s old is new again. You always have your bodyweight on you and bodyweight exercises are a brilliant way to strengthen yourself whilst also improving balance and flexibility.

  4. Wearable technology – they can’t do the work for you, but wearable technology can assist your fitness with heart-rate monitors, GPS tracking devices and other fitness tracking services.

  5. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – This form of training has been highly rated for the past 3 years on this survey and it continues to steal the show. Try substituting your long boring exercise routine for a higher intensity 15 minutes of exercise and reap the rewards!

  6. Fitness programs for older adults – Health professionals are leaning towards activity as the best way to keep the older generation fit. Fitness professionals are now designing more and more age-appropriate exercise programs tailored to the older individual to keep them fit and healthy.

     

Taunton Local Benefits

We have teamed up with these companies in your local area to offer you even more benefit to being a valued member at Spirit.

  • Spirit Member Offers

     

      • 10% off all hair cuts with Sharon at Norman Hodge, 15 Hammet Street, Taunton

    Call 01823 284040 to make an appointment

     

     

      • 5% off your first computer repair with free collection and delivery at Infortech call Howard on 01823 413405 or 07977 236243

     

      • £5 off a thirty minute session at Stonegallows Physiotherapy Call Ros Wills on

    01823 330689 or go to www.stonegallowsphysio.co.uk

     

     

      • 10% off tiles and installation at MTM Tiles call Mark on 01823 352633 or go to www.mtmtiles.co.uk

     

     

      • Fresh Free Range eggs at £1 per half dozen call Joan on 01823 432355 for details

     

      • 20% off your first purchase at Buffbox and 10% thereafter,  Upper Wood Street, Taunton  www.buffbox.co.uk or 07745 201029

     

      • £40 for your initial physiotherapy consultation and £25 thereafter with Ian Brewer at the club or at

    The Crescent Clinic, 9 The Crescent, Taunton www.thecrescentclinic.co.uk or 01823 334149

      • £10 off your initial Osteopathic consultation with Nick Foulds at Marlborough House Therapy Centre www.osteopathtaunton.com           or 01823 272227

     

    Terms and conditions to apply

 

 

Terms & conditions apply. Evidence of current Spirit membership will be required. Please contact companies directly for full details and terms. Although we have done our best to ensure that we have teamed up with reputable local companies, Spirit cannot be held liable for any product or service offered by these partnership companies.