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Holiday Activities

Fit For Sport - Kids Holiday Camps

Fit For Sport is UK’s leading healthy lifestyle activities provider and has been delivering Ofsted registered Kids Camps for over 20 years. Kids camps run every school holiday.

Gymnastics and Trampoline - Monday - Friday 09.00 - 11.00 or 11.00 - 13.00 (5-12 yrs)

Throughout the summer we are offering courses which include 1 hour of each activity. Within this time we will encourage growth and development in key skills such as balance, flexibility and agility. The children can start picking up the basic skills which are used in many sports and work towards British Gymnastics badges. Please note any badges and certificates awarded are a separate cost of £2.10 which can be bought from reception.

Gymnastics and Trampoline - Monday - Friday various between 09.00 - 15.30 (closed for lunch 13.00-13.30) £5.15 per session

Alternatively we will also be offering pay as you go sessions and Parent and Toddler sessions. During this time the emphasis is on the parent to engage the children and take part in the activities. A coach will be present throughout the session and will ensure all activities are safe but this is a great time for parents to get involved.

Summer Futsal Pay and Play Tuesday 19:00-20:00 £1.00 p/session (16+)

Suitable for anyone interested in playing. No hassle of finding a team just turn up and play. A great way to keep up some game fitness throughout the summer holidays.

Summer Netball Pay and Play Monday 19:00-20:00 £3.00 p/session (16+)

Suitable for anyone interested in playing. No hassle of finding a team just turn up and play. A great way to keep up some game fitness throughout the summer holidays. 

Touch Tennis Tournament Monday 11th August 19:00-21:00 £12.00 entry per pair (16+)

This exciting tournament is aimed at casual players who want to have fun playing against other pairs of similar abilities. The games will be played on short tennis courts and all equipment will be provided. Entry forms can be found at Reception. 

Kids Activities

All our activities are taught by fully qualified coaches who bring fun and enjoyment to their sports. We are working with partner National Governing Bodies to ensure all sessions work towards national plans of sport and that we are able to spot talent and that there are exit routes where possible if children want to take their sport further.

Mini Activities (Under 5's)

Gymnastics and Trampoline - Various times (parent & toddler or courses) from £4.10 p/session

Throughout the week there are a number of sessions available for everyone to enjoy gymnastics and trampolining. There are a number of ways you can join in these sports. We offer courses for children ages 3+ which encourage growth and development in key skills such as balance, flexibility and agility. The children can start picking up the basic skills which are used in many sports and work towards British Gymnastics badges*.

Another session we offer is parent & toddler sessions. These are aimed at under 3's and require the parents to stay with their children in the sports hall to take part where necessary. During these sessions the children can work towards British Gymnastics FUNdamental awards* whilst having fun with all the equipment and parachute.

Finally if you want to try gymnastics and trampolining and don't want to commit, try out our pay as you go sessions. During this time the emphasis is on the parent to engage the children and take part in the activities. A coach will be present during the session and will ensure all activities are safe but this is a great time for parents to get involved.

*Please note: Any badges and certificates awarded are a separate cost of £2.10 which can be bought from reception.

Striker4Tots - Tuesday 10.00 & Sunday 09.00 (3-5 years) £4.70 p/session (term time only)

For all you budding footballers out there this is a great pre-school course for you. FA qualified staff will take you through a number of fun games and drills which will work on your dribbling, shooting and passing. With specially adapted balls used so they are not too big and coaches who are great with kids this session will help move you onto the next stage in your footballing career.

Creative Caterpillars – Monday 14.00-15.00 (up to 4 years) £4.85 p/session (term time only externally run) New for September 2014

Creative and fun messy play, painting, modelling craft activities and much more that babies and toddlers will love. Helps to develop senses to discover and explore the environment. Helps with co-ordination and control whilst inspiring their imagination and creative thinking.
For more information on this session please visit www.creativecaterpillars.co.uk or email lisa@creativecaterpillars.co.uk

Rugby Tots – Saturday 09.00-11:30 (External Club)

A specifically designed play programme using multiple skills of rugby to create a fun and enjoyable session whilst developing basic core motor skills. 
For more information please contact sarah@rugbytots.co.uk  

Pebbles Climbing - Tuesday & Thursday 16.30 & Saturday 11.00 (4-7 years) £9.65 p/session

For our youngest climbers this session is just for fun in a small supervised group. Each Pebbles sessions lasts 1 hour and the children are provided with full body harnesses and helmets. We ask that parents remain in the viewing area for the duration of the session, just in case there are any wobbles!

Creche - Monday-Friday 09.00-13.00 £2.65 p/hour

Although not technically an activity, there is no excuse for you not getting active in the morning with the creche available for your little ones. Drop in at anytime to meet the staff and sign your child up to become and Everyone Active member - this will make it quicker to get going on your first visit. The staff are friendly and happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

New Sessions - Coming soon

We are always looking to develop our programme so if you have any suggestions or comments on the mini's programme then please pass them on and help to shape your centre and your activities. Contact louisechaves@everyoneactive.com if you have any requests or visit our Facebook page where any comments are noted http://www.facebook.com/eaPlymouth.

 

Junior Activities (6-16yrs)

Gymnastics and Trampoline - Various times from £4.70 p/session

Throughout the week there are a number of sessions available for everyone to enjoy gymnastics and trampolining. There are a number of ways you can join in these sports. We offer courses for children ages 3+ which encourage growth and development in key skills such as balance, flexibility and agility. The children can start picking up the basic skills which are used in many sports and work towards British Gymnastics badges*.

If you want to try gymnastics and trampolining and don't want to commit, try out our pay as you go sessions. During this time the emphasis is on the parent to engage the children and take part in the activities. A coach will be available if needs be and making sure all activities are safe but this is a great time for parents to get involved.

*Please note: Any badges and certificates awarded are a separate cost of £2.10 which can be bought from reception.

Trampoline - Monday 17.00 (13 years - adult) Saturday 13.00 (13-16 years) 14.00 (16+ years) £4.70 p/session (term time only)

For those slightly older customers who want to try out our trampolines this course is for you. Trampolining is an enjoyable way to get and keep fit and there are plenty of challenges to keep you busy. You will be working towards British Gymnastics awards and there is no better way to have some fun with your friends.

Squash - Monday 15.45 Beginners, 16.30 Advanced from £3.20 p/session (term time only)

For any juniors interested in squash there is plenty to get involved in at the Life Centre with sessions run with our partners the England Squash and Racketball Association. On Mondays during term time we run courses which will develop players within the sport over a period of time building them up to be better players and working on all skills needed for the game.

Mini Tennis - Sunday 11:30-12:30 £4.60 per session (5-8 years)

Participants will learn to serve, rally and score, as well as learning the movement and co-ordination skills needed for tennis. Players are encouraged to play fun competitions in teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-break scoring.

Junior Rock Club - Tuesday Beginner, Tuesday Teens (13+ years) Thursday Intermediate, Friday Advanced, 17.30 Saturday & Sunday Mixed Ability, 9.00 £12.20 p/session (term time)

These courses are where we start to teach children how to climb and belay. We operate a log book scheme as part of the sessions which is a progressive learning programme and encourages each child to keep extending their skills by regular review and sign off.

The Teen Rock Club is suitable for beginners, who will complete our junior beginner course during their first 5 sessions, and has a more adult theme. Instructors are able to push on with the training and, where appropriate, start introducing more advanced climbing and coaching skills. For those interested we will also introduce competition climbing to the sessions.

Pebbles Climbing - Tuesday & Thursday 16.30 & Saturday 11.00 (4-7 years) £9.65 p/session

For our youngest climbers this session is just for fun in a small supervised group. Each Pebbles sessions lasts 1 hour and the children are provided with full body harnesses and helmets. We ask that parents remain in the viewing area for the duration of the session, just in case there are any wobbles!

Street Dance - Tuesday 16:30 (7-12yrs) £4.75 p/session (term time only)

Learn the basic moves of street dance with our dance instructors who will have you moving to routines in no time ready to wow your friends the next time a piece of music comes on! You will also have the chance to showcase your new routines to your friends family each term.

Taekwondo - Tuesday 18.00 (5+) £4.00 p/session (externally run)

South Hams Taekwondo run a session at the Life Centre on a Tuesday which is open to all and you can even try a free taster session. If you want more information on the session please contact Dave on 01752 202066 or visit their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com//SouthHamsTaekwondo

Karate - Tuesday 19.00pm (all ages) £16.00 p/month (externally run)

Bujinkai Karate sessions run here on Tuesdays and is building up its membership quickly. For more information on the session or if you want to come and have a go then contact 07967 313285 / 07918 126694 or visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com//BujinkaiKarateLifeCentre

Netball - Wednesday 18.00 (12-16 years) (externally run)

Plymouth Pilgrims Netball Club have their junior sessions held at the Life Centre. If you are a keen netballer and want to join a team then contact the club www.plymouthpilgrims.co.uk or Sue on 07717 222 490.

Junior Climbing Squad - Wednesday 17.30 (7+ years) (invite only)

To join the high Sports Squad, juniors need only have a real enthusiasm for climbing, a moderate ability for their age and a mature attitude towards training. We believe 2 climbing sessions per week are a minimum for continued athletic improvement, therefore, in addition to a weekly squad session, Squash members are expected to also attend at least one Junior Rock Club session per week.

Table Tennis - Thursday 18.00 (family) 20.00pm (adult)

Our partners the English Table Tennis Association have a night available for people to come and try out the sport and get involved. Come along and find out is the sport is right for you and speak to Mike the coach about what other opportunities there are to get involved in the sport. The family session is a chance to engage with your children and play a sport together whereas the adult session is child free zone if you need to escape for a little bit.

Bowls - Thursday 16.30 (7-11 years) 17.30 (12-16 years) from £2.35 p/session

Bowls is a great activity for all youngsters and offers a new sport to try out. We are currently working at setting up a junior club and league also some junior sessions and activities so if you are interested please contact the life centre and leave your details or email plymlifecentre@slm-ltd.co.uk.

Junior Badminton Club - Friday 16.30 (7-16 years) £3.10 p/session

Our hugely popular junior badminton club has come over from the Mayflower centre with its team of coaches and is continuing to grow. The session is there for any junior to come and play badminton and the opportunities are there to progress and be coached by qualified staff.

Working in partnership with Badminton England, we are looking to build on the existing club and become an accredited club which will be the first junior one of its kind in the area. We will also be looking to expand the session and what is on offer by producing development sessions for committed players who want to get on in the sport and start playing competitive games and fixtures.

This is a very exciting time for the club and we are also looking to develop young coaches through the system to ensure the kids taking part get the most out of what Badminton has to offer.

Hi 5 Netball - Friday 18.00 (9-12 years) £4.75 p/session (term time only)

Hi 5 Netball is an initiative set up by our partners England Netball to encourage younger players into the game. This course uses adapted equipment to ensure players are able to master the throwing, shooting, defending and dodging side of the game before they progress into the full game.

Youth Night - Friday 19.00 (11-17 years) £3.20 p/session

Youth night activities vary from week to week and incorporate various different activities for the participants to try out. There is always some form of swimming, diving, climbing, gym and dance available with activities in the sports hall ranging from trampolining, football, badminton, athletics, table tennis and guest appearances of activities such as Parc Cour.

These sessions last 2 hours and are great value for money. With the support from the Plymouth City Council's Youth Workers and Police Community Support Officers, the programme is a truly multi-agency approach to getting kids off the street and involved in a more constructive activity. For more information on the youth night and the activities taking place visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Youth-Active-at-Plymouth-Life-Centre/420462254645063

Judo - Saturday 10.30 (5-15 years) £3.50 p/session (externally run)

Plymouth Judo Club have a great family session running here on a Saturday which is great for juniors to join this already established club. For more information visit the club's website or Facebook page http://www.plymouthjudoclub.org http://www.facebook.com/PlymouthJudo

Underwater Hockey - Saturday 15.00 (9-16 years) 1st session free, £4.00 p/session (externally run)

If you want to try a new sport then Plymouth Underwater Hockey Club run a junior session every Saturday. Beginners will only take part in the first hour (just £2) then once competent stay for the full 2 hour session. Participants must be water confident and happy to be underwater but no equipment is required other than your swim costume. for more information contact John Mitchell john@puhc.co.uk or check out the club's website www.puhc.co.uk

Roller Disco - Saturday 19.30 (all ages) from £4.50 (externally run)

Here's something new for the whole family to enjoy. We are working with Sk8house to bring to you a weekly roller disco which looks to be the biggest skating area in Europe. There are over 200 pairs of skates available from child size 9 to an adult size 11 and plenty of helmets and pads are available if you are worried about falling over.

This is a fun new event which promises great laughs and fun for all the family or groups of people who want to try something new. For more information visit http://www.sk8hire.co.uk

Striker 9 - Sunday 10.00 (6-8 years) £4.75 p/session (term time only)

For all you budding footballers out there this is a great course for you. FA qualified staff will take you through a number of fun games and drills which will work on your dribbling, shooting and passing. With specially adapted balls available used so they are not too big and coaches who are great with kids this session will help move you onto the next stage in your footballing career.

Teen Box - Thursday 16.30 (11-16 years) £3.10 p/session (term time only)

A fun session based on the principles of boxing. Indorsed by England Boxing, this is a none contact session perfect for technique and fitness.

Teen Basketball - Tuesday 16.30 (11-16 years) £3.20 p/session (term time only)

A pay and play session for male and females who want to play basketball, feel free to come along and join in.

New Sessions - Coming soon

We are always looking to develop our programme so if you have any suggestions or comments on the junior programme then please pass them on and help to shape your centre and your activities.

Contact louisechaves@slm-ltd.co.uk if you have any requests or visit our Facebook page where any comments are noted http://www.facebook.com/eaPlymouth.

Please note photos are displayed for illustrative purposes only, to find out more about a particular session please contact reception.

 

Adult Activities

Ladies Only Box - Friday 18.00 (16+ years) £3.10 p/session

Endorsed by England Boxing, this fun fitness session will teach you the techniques of boxing with none of the contact.

Adult Basketball - Tuesday 17.30 (16+ years) £3.20 p/session

Friendly turn up and play basketball session, aimed at males and females of all abilities looking for a game of basketball.

Bounce Fit - Thursday 9.30 (16+ years) £4.75 p/session (term time only)

A fitness based trampoline session, suitable for all abilities who want a bit of fun whilst getting fit.

Creche available Monday - Friday 9.00 - 13.00

Buggy Fit - Wednesday 9.30 £2.50 p/session

A power walk pushing your buggy around the park, incorporating gentle exercises. Suitable for parents and babies (6+ weeks)*

*8 weeks for mums who have had a caesarean section.

Morning Run - Wednesday 09.15 £2.00 p/session

Outdoor running session is suitable for any ability with various distances available. Have a pre-work run in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Creche available Monday - Friday 09.00 - 13.00

Trampoline - Monday 17.00 (13 years - adult) Saturday 14.00 (16+ years) £4.75 p/session

For those slightly older customers who want to try out our trampolines this is for you. Trampolining is an enjoyable way to get fit and keep fit, and there are plenty of challenges to keep you busy. The Monday course will work towards British Gymnastics awards and there is no better way to have some fun with your friends.

Tai Chi - Wednesday at 16.30 (16+) £3.60 p/session (Free for GX members)

Tai Chi is a relaxing form of exercise available to all abilities which is also known to calm the mind and leave you feeling refreshed.

No Strings Badminton - Monday 10.00 (Adults Only), Wednesday 19.00 and 20.00 (16+ years)

Working in partnership with Badminton England we currently run these 3 franchised sessions in order to increase participation in the sport. You do not need to have a partner to play, simply come along and join in the sessions where our co-ordinator will organise some sessions for you. A fun light hearted session ideal for those who want to play and enjoy the sociable side of badminton.

Life Centre Badminton Club (formally Mayflower Club) - Wednesday 19.00 (16+ years)

Our resident Badminton Club play every week and offer opportunities to play some competitive games of badminton. Linked to our Friday Junior Club, the Wednesday session is for adults and is a welcoming environment for anyone who wants to take badminton a little further. For more information please contact the club directly on info@lifecentrebadminton.co.uk

Badminton Essentials Course ** New Course** - Coming in September 2014 (£30.00 for 6 week course)

This is a 6 week coached course for beginners or players looking improve their game. You will learn new skills and techniques whilst improving confidence adn meeting like minded people in a relaxed, social environment.

Movement to Music - Thursday 13.30 (60+) £3.00 p/session

Classes are designed for the over 60's and the less able so they can continue to experience and enjoy the benefits of gentle movement to music. The group often head for a drink together afterwards and so this is a very social session to be involved in.

Squash Coaching - **New 6 week course coming in September 2014 (16+ years) £4.10 p/session

The relatively new game of Racketball is being developed at the Life Centre in partnership with the England Squash and Racketball Association. This session allows you to learn both Squash and Racketball, the activity leader will arrange games and activities to help you improve and learn new skills in a non threatening environment.

Squash Club Evening - Wednesday 19.30 (16+ years) £3.60 p/session

The evening is open to all adults that already play or would like to get involved in the game. Come along and meet new players, find out about the leagues and have a go at some games and drills. you don't need a partner or equipment and an activator will tell you all you need to know.

Table Tennis - Thursday 18.00 (family) 20.00 (adult) (externally run)

Our partners the English Table Tennis Association have a night available for people to come and try out the sport and get involved. Come along and find out is the sport is right for you and speak to Mike the coach about what other opportunities there are to get involved in the sport. The family session is a chance to engage with your children and play a sport together whereas the adult session is child free zone if you need to escape for a little bit.

Ping Pong - Tuesday 14.00 (50+ session)

A version of Table Tennis which is suitable for all abilities and everyone can get involved in if you don't think you can. Wheelchair users and frail customers are also welcome to come and give it a go.

Touch Tennis - Friday 10.00 (16+ years) £3.10 p/session (included as a class for members)

A short tennis session for anyone interested in the game. Great for those who want a challenge and fun way to get and keep fit.

Ladies Only Box - Friday 18.00 (16+ years) £3.10 p/session **New Summer Session Monday 18:00

Box – **New Summer session Tuesday 19.00 (16+ years) £3.10 p/session

Endorsed by England Boxing, this fun fitness session will teach you the techniques of boxing with none of the contact. Open to all 16+ years. 

Back to Netball - Friday 19.00 (16+ years) £3.75 p/session

This session is ideal for those who may have played netball at a younger age and now want to get back into the sport. Working alongside our England Netball partners, this session is run to encourage more older people into the sport and the coach will help everyone develop their passion for the game. There are exit routes into clubs if you so wish or if you just want to keep it casual feel free to continue with these sessions.

Bowls - Various sessions all days from £3.35

Bowls is a great sociable sport to get into and there is a thriving club here waiting to help you out with the game. A highly strategic game, this is suitable for all ages and abilities so there is a session for you. For more information on getting into bowls contact the club directly via their website http://www.plymouthlifecentreindoorbowlsclub.co.uk

There are free taster sessions available all the way through to competitive leagues and county competitions so there really is something for everyone in the bowls centre.

Beginner Bowls Course - Next course September 2014 (£13.40 for 4 Week Course)

Bowling is for everyone, young, middle aged and older people and suitable to play at any level or ability. Why not try the course and see for yourself. This coached course will help you get started and improve your game.

Rockstart Tuesday & Thursday 19.30 (16+) £20.00

If you have never climbed before and want to see if you like it, or if you just want to 'give it a go', then this session with an instructor is ideal. This is a 1.5 hr session with all equipment provided. This also starts to teach you the skills to progress to becoming a competent climber.

Exercise Referral

Our Exercise Referral scheme is here to help you make positive lifestyle changes and boost your physical activity levels to improve long term health conditions, all with the expert assistance of our fitness instructors. Click here for more Exercise Referral information or Contact Us if you are interested in joining the scheme.

Plymouth University Student and Staff Free Swimming Sessions

These sessions take place on Mondays 18:00-19:30, Fridays 17:30-19:00.

Students and staff must have their Plymouth university ID card with them as proof of identification to gain free access.

New Sessions - Coming soon

If you have any suggestions or comments on the adult programme then please pass them on and help to shape your centre and your activities. Contact louisechaves@everyoneactive.com if you have any requests or visit our Facebook page where any comments are noted http://www.facebook.com/eaPlymouth.

 
Seniors Activities

On top of the usual Adult Activities, below you can find some information regarding sessions we run which are suitable for those aged 50+...

Beginner Bowls Course

To help get you started and Improve your game. Coming September 2014.

Badminton Essentials Course **New course coming in September 2014 (£30.00 for 6 week course)

Learn new skills and improve your game in a relaxed, social environment, previously known as Back to Badminton Course. June 4th 19.00

Beginner Climbing Packages Available

If you want to get into climbing but find it all a bit daunting or don't know where to start then the climbing wall have the perfect answer. They are now selling bronze, silver and gold beginner packages which are a perfect way to get value for money if you want to get into the sport. Come in and see a member of the team if you are interested or give them a call on 01752 608740

Ping Pong - New 50+ Session for 2014

Ping Pong is a version of table tennis suited to all abilities, aimed at 50+ customers . This session is available on Tuesday's at 14.00. Come along and give it a go everyone can join in even if you think you can't.

No Strings Badminton - Monday 10:00 (16+) £3.10 p/session

Come and enjoy a game of badminton with or without a partner. A qualified coach will be on hand to organise the session to help you improve your technique and skill.

(Other sessions for 16yrs + are available on Wednesday at 19.00pm & 20.00pm)

Movement to Music - Thursday 13.30 (60+)

Classes are designed for over 60's and those that are less able. It allows you to continue to experience and enjoy the benefits of gentle movement to music.

Tai Chi - Wednesday 16.30 (16+) £3.60 p/session

Tai Chi is a relaxing form of exercise available to all abilities which is also known to calm the mind and leave you feeling refreshed.

Adult Table Tennis - Thursday 17.00 (16+)

Although this session is not aimed specifically towards senior members, we welcome you to come along and try your hand at this strategic, yet fun, sport. If you really want a challenge, you can try and beat our 'Robo-pong' Machine!!

Mayflower Wheelchair Dancers - Wednesday 14.00-17.00

If you use a wheelchair why not try dancing in it. Manual or Powered chairs can be used either self driven or pushed. To get involved contact 01822 615034 (afternoons only)

Bowls - Various sessions all days from £3.35

Bowls is a great sociable sport to get into and there is a thriving club here waiting to help you out with the game. A highly strategic game, this is suitable for all ages and abilities so there is a session for you. For more information on getting into bowls contact the club directly via their website http://www.plymouthlifecentreindoorbowlsclub.co.uk

There are free taster sessions available all the way through to competitive leagues and county competitions so there really is something for everyone in the bowls centre.

For more information on any of the above sessions, or if you have any suggestions, please contact the Activities Manager - Louise Chaves on louisechaves@everyoneactive.com.

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