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Please note the centre will be closed on Friday 18th and Monday 21st April 2014 for the Easter Bank Holidays.

We will be open on the May Day Bank Holiday, 5th May 2014 from 6.30am-1pm as follows: Gym 6.30am-1pm. Main pool = swim for fitness 6.30-9am, swim for all 9am-12noon, swim for fun 12-1pm. Teaching pool = swim for everyone 9am-1pm.

Please note the centre will be closed on Monday 26th May 2014 for the Whitsun Bank Holiday.


Swimming Lesson Crash Courses are now availible -
Please contact reception for a full listing and booking information
Payment required on booking
April 7th  – 11th 2014
Monday April 14th – Thursday April 17th- 2014
Please note - 4 days only as
(no Swimming on Good Friday 18th April ‘14)
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Watford Leisure Centre Woodside, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Watford Borough Council, is set to benefit from a major 250k gym upgrade. The investment, which follows the refurbishment of Watford Leisure Centre Central, will see state-of-the-art fitness equipment installed to enhance customer experience and encourage more people to be active.


Swimming Pools

With a main pool and a teaching pool there is always something happening in the water.  Whether its our ASA accredited Swim School swimming lessons or Aqua Aerobics our wet activities offer something for everyone.  We offer results cards in the pool for those who want to use the pool to get fit and fun sessions for those who just want to relax.


Fitness Suite

If you enjoy a good workout in a state of the art environment then why not try out our fitness suite.  With 50 pieces of the latest Technogym equipment this is a great way to boost your fitness levels.  We have results cards designed to offer you a different workout every time and you can also book our personal training to provide motivation and results driven exercise plans.


Movement Studio

If you like to work out in a group then we have got classes to suit every need.  From classes designed specifically for the 50+ market to young adult sessions – there will be something to spark your interest.  We offer the very latest in group exercise classes and techniques and offer taster sessions for smaller groups of people wanting to try out a new class.



Time to sit, relax and enjoy a nice drink and snack after your activity.



Our crèche is open each weekday so that parents can take part in activity knowing their children will be well looked after.  Children can come from a few weeks old.  Colourful toys and activities ensure your child enjoys their stay and learns to interact with other children of the same age.


Personal Trainers

Whatever your goal, motivation or challenge, for fast, guaranteed results - turn to the activity experts. Click here to find out more and register your interest.



I am an ambitious, outgoing person who thrives on a challenge. I run a successful pt business in Canary Wharf, where I'm always thinking outside of the box and educating myself to make sure I can offer the best service possible to my loyal clients.
If we haven't met, come and speak to me as I'm always willing to help anyone.
Experience & Qualifications

  • PTA Global Level 3
  • ViPR Specialist
  • Power plate Instructor
  • Weight loss and Toning Expert

What made you decide to work in the Fitness Industry?
After many years of working with leading fitness industry experts and being mentored by my one of the top 6 personal trainers in London I have helped over 100 clients achieve there desired goals from housewives looking to lose weight to a Prada model preparing for a big photo-shoot.

"Joe is the best personal trainer I have had over the last 10 years. He GUARANTEED me results whilst making fitness fun and educational. The results have been amazing at 41 years old to get to 6% body fat was a lifetime goal we managed to achieved over the year working together."
Matt Barnes-Freelance IT Consultant

Favourite Film: Alfie
Favourite Colour: Red
Favourite Holiday: Australia
Favourite Singer/ Group: Jagged Edge
Favourite Food: Thai     
Favourite Drink: Mojito



Tell us about you
I am an approachable person who will always listen to a client’s goals and help them to push themselves harder using alternative ways of training

I have worked in the fitness industry for over 9 years as a fitness instructor both at Epping sport centre and Loughton leisure centre. I have been personal training for 3 year and I have trained clients ranging from beginners to advanced fitness levels
Qualifications & Specialist areas

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Tomahawk Spin
  • Powerplate Level 1&2
  • Nutrition
  • Advanced strength training
  • Strike

‘Scott is a professional trainer who dedicates time and effort into planning a constructive training session, all sessions are enjoyable and hard working and the results speak for themselves’

Favourite Film: Rocky
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Holiday: Spain
Favourite Singer/group: Rod Stewart
Favourite Drink: Coffee
Favourite Food: Steak



Tell us about you
I am enthusiastic, motivated and always try my best in everything I aim to do

I have been working in the fitness industry as a gym instructor and personal trainer for four years. I specialise in muscular endurance, strength and circuit training

Qualifications & specialist areas

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Powerplate Level 1
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer Award
  • Tomahawk Spin
  • Client lifestyle
  • Circuit training
  • Advanced strength training
  • Core stability
  • Training in different environments
  • Swim teacher Level 1

‘Martyn is a great personal trainer. He has helped me mentally and physically achieve my goals through his continuous support’

Favourite Film: Never back down
Favourite Colour: Green
Favourite Holiday: Egypt
Favourite Singer/group: David Guetta
Favourite Drink: Fresh orange juice
Favourite Food: Emma’s homemade Lasagne



Tell us about you
I’m a friendly but focussed person and I try to put this into all sessions I deliver. I believe that all sessions should be fun, but most of all, effective

I have worked for several years in various parts of the fitness industry from teaching classes, gym instructing to personal training. Specific experience in weight loss and increasing fitness
Qualifications & specialist areas

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Powerplate Levels 1&2
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer award
  • Boxercise
  • Diet & weight management

‘Nick’s sessions are challenging, but always varied and fun. He is a very focussed and motivating trainer and I would recommend him to anyone that who wants to spend their time in the gym getting real results.’

Favourite Film: UP
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Holiday: Egypt
Favourite Singer/group: Phil Collins
Favourite Drink: Pineapple juice
Favourite Food: Jacket potato



Tell us about you
I would consider myself to be a bubbly person who loves to motivate & encourage people.  I like to make exercise fun & enjoyable whilst achieving optimum results.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 13 years in both the studio & gym environment
  • YMCA Exercise to Music
  • YMCA Level 2 gym Instructor
  • YMCA Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Body Pump
  • Keiser Spin
  • Adolescent training

What made you decide to work in the Fitness Industry?
I have always had a passion for fitness/exercise & when I became a mum I decided to make this passion into a career.

"Lisa always makes our sessions motivational & fun!! Whilst helping me achieve my goals”

Favourite Film: Pretty Woman
Favourite Colour: Purple

Favourite Singer/ Group: Take That

Favourite Food: Thai
Favourite Drink: Pinot Grigio


Tell us about you
A friendly & enthusiastic individual who loves out & about & meeting new people.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • BSC Sports Science
  • ViPR Specialist
  • FdSC Sports Coaching

What made you decide to work in the Fitness Industry?
Experience in working with all ages & abilities in sports & general fitness. Netball is my main sport, but I love competing & training for fitness challenges.

As a very part time member for the past 3 year with distant memories of being thinner & fitter, I found the idea of having a personal trainer extremely daunting! I was completely wrong. I enrolled with Francesca 3 months ago & with her professional & enthusiastic approach to keeping fit & healthy living. I have built up my confidence & have been enjoyi8ng regular PT sessions which include a wide variety of activities such as weight training, cardio & Boxercise. Chess makes the sessions fun & exhilarating, whilst ensuring personal safety.
3 months on I have dropped a dress size & got into my skinny jeans.

Favourite Film: The Blind Side
Favourite Colour: Maroon
Favourite Holiday: St Lucia
Favourite Singer/ Group: Ed Sheeran
Favourite Food: Thai
Favourite Drink: Fresh Lemonade


Tell us about you
Sporty, energetic & loves a challenge. Love to help anyone achieve there Short/long term goals.

Experience & Qualifications

10 years experience in gym & personal training. Specialize in pre & post natal since having my two children as well as weight loss.

  • Level 2&3 Gym Instructor
  • Schwinn Indoor cycling
  • GP Referral
  • YMCA Strike
  • Nutrition & weight management
  • Circuits
  • Pre & Post natal
  • Swim teacher level 1
  • Aqua Instructor
  • YMCA Core stability
  • Pre & Post Natal

What made you decide to work in the Fitness Industry?
Experience in working with all ages & abilities in sports & general fitness. Netball is my main sport, but I love competing & training for fitness challenges.

“Being told that I was on the verge of diabetes & on statins for my cholesterol, I began PT with lauren & now I’m feeling great. I’m off my statins & about to enter my 1st 10km race”

Favourite Film: Black Hawk Down
Favourite Colour: Pink & Black
Favourite Holiday: Anywhere with my kids
Favourite Singer/ Group: Coldplay
Favourite Food: Thai
Favourite Drink: Milk



Tell us about you
Hard working, dedicated to everything I do in my profession. A real people person, easily approachable and like helping people out.

Experience & Qualifications

  • IQ ACTIVE Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructing
  • First Aid
  • Body Far Loss

“Very enjoyable work outs, easy to get on with and benefit with the sections of my workout”

Favourite Film: The Blind Side
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Holiday: Greece
Favourite Singer/group: Swedish House Mafia
Favourite Drink: Tea
Favourite Food: Indian

Clubs & Associations

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Information
Now available to those from 15 years old*


The next course starts 30th  January 2014


Only 8 spaces available !


Call Darren on 01992-564501 for more details and to book your place




Information on the next course at Loughton Leisure Centre


Course day:    Thursday 


Duration:         16 weeks


Starts:             30th January 2014


Finishes:         15th May 2014


Times:             7.00pm – 10.00pm approx


Cost:               £265.00


Instructor:       Darren Goodey



Every candidate prior to commencement of a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course, must be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:



Good eye sight and hearing


Jump/dive into deep water

Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds

Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back


In deep water, tread water for at least 30 seconds


Surface dive to the floor of the pool


Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where
the pool design permits


*The minimum age is 15 years but candidates must reach the age of 16 before the assessment date of 8th May 2014.


If you would like to attend the next lifeguard course you must first attend a pool test where you must be able to demonstrate the above fitness criteria.


The pool tests for the next course will take place at Loughton on Sunday 26th January 2014 at 3.45pm.


Please contact Darren, the course trainer, on 01992-564501 to book your place or to arrange an alternative date.

Book early to avoid disappointment as there are only 8 places available !!


Martial arts clubs

We have many martial arts clubs who run their groups form our facilities.
Karate groups on  Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Ju Jitsu on Friday
Wing Tsun on Sunday
For timings and prices please contact reception.


Rookie Lifeguard

We hold Rookie Lifeguard on Fridays from 5-6pm with Maureen.

To find out more please contact reception.

Community & Corporate Partnerships

Epping Forest District Swimming Club
EFDSC is a non-profitmaking swimming club that exists to provide the opportunity for young people to achieve their potential in competitive swimming. It is run by parents solely for the benefit of the swimmers. The parents who make up the Club Management Committee are shown below.
We provide swimming lessons for children of around 4 years upwards and training for competitive swimming from around 7/8 years. Swimming is universally recognised as an excellent way of keeping fit and we have an active Epping Forest 'Masters' section.
Whilst much attention is focused on helping swimmers achieve success at Essex, East Region and National competitions, we also hold Club Championships, Charity Galas and Social Events. Our Christmas Relay Gala in support of Cancer Research is an established favourite.
The first training session took place over 25 years ago, way back in 1977. Have a look at the Club History page and if you have any facts that we should add

Epping Forest District Council Sports Development Dept
The Council’s Sports Development Team provides a professional service of sports coaching, health & fitness development and general leisure provision, throughout the district on a year round basis.  With specialist Sports Development Officers in football, racket sports and fitness, children and young people of all abilities have the opportunity to learn new skills or improve existing ones, under the expert guidance of our team of qualified staff.  They also have staff that work with adults and the 50+, with specific programmes to encourage participation in physical activity, sport and social activities including dancing and special day trips.

West Essex Sports Partnership

The West Essex School Sports Partnership (SSP) is made up of 41 schools from the Epping Forest area and is based at Davenant Foundation School. Partnership Development Manager, co-ordinates the partnership, bringing together Schools, Local Authority, National Governing Bodies, Clubs, Coaches and Volunteers to allow young people opportunities to take part in physical activity.

This years PESSCL data is back from YST and the Partnership has preformed extremely well! The headline indicator of the % of students taking part in 2 hours of PE and school sport is up from 88% last year to 95% this year.

Local Schools on our area

  • St Andrews Primary
  • Coopersale & Theydon Garnon Primary
  • Ivy Chimneys Primary
  • Theydon Bois Primary
  • St Johns School


Exercise Referral SchemeThe exercise referral scheme lasts for 10 weeks and is supervised by qualified colleagues who will make sure that you will have a safe, effective and enjoyable start to a more active healthier lifestyle.

Who will benefit?
Exercise can play a key role in assisting postoperative recovery, mobility, insomnia, back pain and weight loss, as well as improving self-esteem and fitness. In addition, research has proven that regular exercise can improve a broad range of physical and psychological medical conditions including amongst others;

  • angina
  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • obesity
  • hypertension
  • asthma
  • anxiety
  • depression


We link with a number of local doctors, hospitals and the Primary Care Trust. These include:

  • Abridge Surgery
  • St Margaret’s Hospital
  • Princess Alexander Hospital
  • Whips Cross Hospital
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