What Clubs have to do to get recommended?
The criteria for getting the “Women Time recommends….” seal of approval are quite simple so you know when you go along you can expect
- There is a key contact for you ladies at each club
- The key contact will meet, greet and buddy (if needed) you on your first visit to the club
- There are women friendly sessions available and have a social aspect to them
- Beginner coaching sessions are offered
- Free/low cost sessions are available
All classes have a maximum of four participants to break down barriers to exercise and encourage confidence. Each class is booked in monthly blocks.
ADULTS AERIAL CLASSES – Fitness and skills on aerial hoop, silks and trapeze for adults. Participant learn to perform circus movements on aerial equipment and get fit in a fun and creative way. Classes are suitable for people who have not done any exercise before as well as experienced fitness fans. We also have some classes for teenagers.
AERIAL YOGA FOR SENIORS – Gentle aerial yoga for older people is a class which combines traditional yoga poses, Pilates and dance with the use of a fabric hammock. Aerial yoga allows older people to achieve a workout which is gentle but with the benefits of stretching and strengthening.
Any age but please be aware the class is on the second floor of the ideas hub, up a reasonably long staircase.
AERIAL YOGA – Aerial Yoga for fitness is a class for adults. It involves performing a series of exercises, inspired by yoga, Pilates, calisthenics and aerial acrobatics in a hammock-like apparatus, in order to achieve a total-body workout. The class is suitable for any age and we have classes that are suitable for fitness fans and classes suitable for people new to exercise.
Location: Unit 16 Waterhouse Business centre, Cromar Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2QE
- 6pm Aerial Yoga beginners
- 7pm Young adult circus
- 8pm Aerial Yoga Intermediate
- 10.30am Aerial Yoga gentle class for older people
- 6pm Adult Circus
- 7.30pm Aerial Yoga Intermediate
- 8.30pm Aerial Yoga Beginner / Intermediate
- 11.30am Aerial Yoga gentle class for older people or those with health conditions
- 1pm Adult Circus
- 4pm Teen Circus
- 5pm Teen Circus
- 6pm Adult Circus
- 7pm Aerial Yoga Intermediate
- 8pm Adult Circus / yoga blend
- 10am Aerial Yoga Beginner / Intermediate
Price: Booked as a monthly block, please see website for further details.
Please use the key contact information.
If you are looking for a slower paced sport, but in a warm and welcoming environment then this may be for you. This will enable you to learn new skills or brush up on those skills you haven’t used for years. In association with Chelmsford Bowling Club ladies can come and try 2 free sessions!
for frequently asked questions about bowls please download – Chelmsford Bowling club Q&A
Chelmsford Bowling Club
Chelmsford CM1 2LY
Price : First 2 sessions FREE
In association with Chelmsford Bowling Club
If you would like a TRY BOWLS session please contact
Or Tel: 01245 359551 or The Secretary 01245 257981
Performed on mini trampolines, this 1 hour exercise class makes exercise fun by focusing on choreographed moves whilst bouncing up, down and all around. (( BOUNCE ))™ will get you improving weight loss 3 times quicker than other exercise done on the ground due to opposing gravity and added g-force, FACT!
Banging tunes mixed with low impact moves means the workout is motivating and tough, but comfortable on the joints as the trampoline pad absorbs over 87% of shock so wont hurt whilst you’re jumping along!
Our unique instructors work super hard to make sure you feel welcome, its a friendly environment and we make it exercise excitable and inspiring! Starting with a warm up, then onto the cardio section and you’ll finish with body conditioning for toning plus a stretch , offering a ‘full body fix’.
Location: Newlands Spring Primary School Academy Trust, Dickens Place, Chelmsford, CM1 4UU
Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR
Chelmsford (Newlands) Monday 6:30pm & 7:30pm, Wednesday 7:30pm, Thursday 7pm & Saturday 9am
Writtle (Uni College) Tuesday 6:30pm & Thursday 7:30pm
Please go to www.bouncefitbody.com for more details and to book.
Price: £6.95 single session. discount apply if more sessions are booked an once please go to www.bouncebodyfit.com for more details
Kate – firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or to book please go to the ((bounce)) website or please use the key contact.
Love You Burlesque
Dance classes – for ladies who enjoy a giggle & a wiggle!
Get your legs kicking and hair and strut your way to a confident new you! Love You Burlesque dance classes are a fabulous way to build body confidence and meet friends while being a fun way to keep fit.
The dance courses are for ladies of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes, and aimed at mixed ability (so no experience necessary). Bring your mums, daughters, sisters and girlfriends along to share a friendly and relaxed introduction to this fabulous dance form. You’ll learn a fabulous, easy routine using Burlesque dance techniques with a fun and friendly tutor. no striptease required- we dance with props for example: feather boa, fans, gloves, chairs etc.
Location: The Nook, 2a Church Green, Broomfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7BD
£75 for 8 week course – try 1 week for just £5!
Email email@example.com to book your place or for more information go to www.loveyouburlesque.co.uk
Breathe, stretch and relax session for adults. To help with everyday stress and to give you an insight into coping mechanisms to help in stressful situations. To have some time out and give yourself a break from work, kids, painful illness such as fibro or ME or injury and to help with mental health such as depression.
You will need to bring a mat, a drink, a cushion and a blanket. You will need to wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Everyone is welcome!
Location: Springfield Gymnastics Club, Springfield Green, Chelmsford CM1 7HR
2017: Sep 15, Oct 6th, Nov 3rd, Dec 8th
2018: Jan 19th, Feb 2nd, March 2nd, April 20th, May 11th, Jun 15th, July, 13th
Price : £2.50 per session
Amanda Durrant – Amandadurrat2004@hotmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please use the key contact information to book.
Cricket with Chelmsford Cricket Club
As part of our womens section, Chelmsford Cricket Club are offering softball taster sessions for girls 14+ and ladies looking to try something fun and different. Maybe you have a youngster who plays, or would like to see what cricket is like. This will be introductory softball training, run as a programme of fun and friendly games with a qualified coach at a Chelmsford school sports hall so you can keep warm, dry and local.
Location: Anglo European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone, Essex
Set sat nav to CM40DH
Day: Sundays from 14th January 2018 through to (and including) 25th March 2018
5pm-6pm: 1st session (beginners)
6pm-7pm: 2nd session (beginners and basic)
£4 per session “pay as you play” with the first two sessions being offered free so you can just give cricket a go!
Contact Adrian or Nikki Tuff on 07775 800885 or email email@example.com
Register your interest via firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelmsford Gymnastics Club
This is a competitive, but also a recreational gymnastics club whose aim is to encourage children and adults of any standard and ability to enjoy gymnastics.
Location: Chelmsford Gymnastic Club, 13 Tattersall Way, Widford Industrial Estate, Chelmsford, CM1 3BY
Date/Time: Tuesday 12.30-1.15pm or Wednesday 8–9.30pm
Price: £5.00 per session
Please visit the Chelmsford Gymnastics Club Website as coaches will vary upon session
For more information call Julie on 01245 290990
Chelmsford Hockey Club
Chelmsford Hockey Club welcomes players of all ages and abilities. Our Monday night club training sessions are fun and relaxed and are open to people who are coming back to hockey or who want to take it up for the first time. The sessions are split into abilities with the group for new players or those getting back into hockey. We have many new ladies who are 40+ join this women only group. We have had many new ladies join these sessions over the past few years and there is a great fun atmosphere. Come along to our friendly hockey club and see for yourself.
This session is FREE if you want to just train. Prices to play for the team are under the Price tab below.
Location: Chelmsford Hockey Club, Chelmer Park, Beehive Lane. CM2 8RL (furthest pitch from the car park)
Date: Starting Monday the 11th of September
For anyone who intends to join the club and/or play matches please see fees below (based on last years prices)
|Category||Full Season||Half season|
|Associate (up to 6 games p.a.)||£46.00||–|
|Full Time FE Student over 19||£53.00||£35.00|
Sally Dalton – 07854060783
email – email@example.com
There is no need to book in advance just turn up on the night. Go to Chelmer Park and head for the furthest hockey pitch from the car park. It is always best to check the website ‘latest news’ section in case the session is cancelled due to bad weather etc. go to www.chelmsfordhc.org.uk for more information.
Chelmsford Ladies Rugby Club
Chelmsford Ladies Rugby Club welcomes players of all abilities. Although they compete in the local league there is no pressure to join the squad and you can turn up to their weekly training sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday without booking. The sessions are suitable for any ability including those new to the sport or coming back to the game. Sessions are fun and relaxed so what are you waiting for- get involved.
This session is FREE if you want to just train. Prices to play for the team are under the Price tab below.
Location: Chelmsford Rugby Club, Coronation Park, Timpsons Lane, Chelmsford CM2 6AG
Date: Training every Tuesday at 7:30pm
Additional area specific training on some Thursdays 7:30pm
No initial cost.
If you want to start playing league games a playing adult member is £15 per month, there are other cheaper membership options available if you are a student or just want social membership- please enquire with the main contact.
Mini Nolan (ladies captain)
There is no need to book in advance just turn up on the night.
Orienteering with Essex Stragglers
Stimulate the body whilst using your mind and get active in your local outdoor environment. Orienteering is an activity that uses navigational skills to get from point to point in terrain such as parkland, woodland and urban settings. Participants of all ages are encouraged to move at their own pace. Run or walk, participate as an individual or in a group. These sessions will give you a taste of orienteering and the skills you need with a real social element of like minded ladies.
Roller Derby (Killa Hurtz Girls Team)
We are Chelmsford’s Roller Derby Team. What is Roller Derby I hear you say . . .This is a fast-paced team sport that requires speed, strategy, and athleticism. Roller derby is a full-contact team sport played on roller skates. It is played on a flat oval track, normally marked out in a sports hall or roller rink and skaters wear quad skates, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guard and a helmet. Each team has five members skating anticlockwise around the track, with one member of each team designated as the point-scorer (the ‘jammer’); the other four members are ‘blockers’. The aim of the game is for each team’s jammer to score points by overtaking the other team’s blockers. There are rules determining how points can be scored and what kind of hits and blocks are allowed. A competitive match, lasts for an hour, divided into two-minute plays known as jams, with a half-time break. We were the 2015 British Champs trophy winning Roller Derby Team based in Chelmsford. We are always looking for female skaters to come and join us!
If you ladies would like to get involved but are not keen on skating or physical contact, then we offer non skating referee training, who are just as valued and a part of the Killa Hurtz family as the skaters.
Still not sure and need to read more? go to Listen to our Ladies page and read all about Tracy’s experience of being a Roller Derby Newbie!
Location: Hylands School, Hatfield Grove CM1 3DF
Day/Time: Wednesday 7-9pm.
This session is “rolling recruitment” and free to attend on your first session.
Please note: The main team train on Sunday mornings 9-12 so once participants are deemed minimum skills passed then Sunday morning training will be offered to them.
Price: The first session you attend is free.
Otherwise weekly £7.50 or monthly £30 (once you are minimum skills passed this goes up to £40 due to additional skating sessions) –
Concessions are offered to those on low-income/benefits. However they will need to prove eligibility.
Paula Holt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email email@example.com with your name and best contact information.
Shimmy ‘n’ Groove Fitness
Shimmy ‘n’ Groove Fitness is all about having fun with Fitness in your local community. Lindsey Abbott the founder of Shimmy ‘n’ Groove has many different classes from dance inspired aerobics to a variety of music styles. Sculpt classes to tone and strengthen your legs, bums & tums. Step classes all with her own choreography to challenge and all new Blockfit (celebrity workout by Chico Slimani) classes which provides 4 classes in 1 (Dance, Combat, HIIT & Stretch). So if you want local classes the fit in around your busy schedule then these could be right up your street.
Find the timetable @ https://www.facebook.com/ShimmyAndGrooveFitness/
Location: Various – see timetable above
Date/Time: Various – see timetable above
Price: £5 (unless otherwise stated)
Lindsey Abbott – firstname.lastname@example.org
To book please call 07886 721411
Chelmsfordians Tennis Club
Chelmsfordians is a friendly Tennis Club where all are welcome regardless of age or playing standard. There are 3 floodlit all-weather courts and we organise group and individual coaching for all ages and abilities.
The ladies morning offer group coaching sessions with doubles or singles match pay towards the end of the session.
Located at Memorial Sports Field, Lawford Lane (off Roxwell Road) Chelmsford, CM1 2NS
At Chelmsfordians we currently run 3 ladies mornings on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
First Session FREE
Derek Rogers 07885 874031
To find out more call Derek Rogers – 07885 874031 or please go to the website – www.chelmsfordianstennis.co.uk
Grove Tennis Club
The Grove Tennis club is a well established and friendly club in the Old Moulsham area of Chelmsford with 6 all weather floodlit courts, practice wall, clubhouse with licensed bar and car park. The club was established in 1893 and takes its name from Grove Road where it was originally sited.
There is an active social tennis programme, with midweek, evening and weekend sessions.
Located at 177-179, Moulsham Drive, Chelmsford, CM2 9QA
Monday: beginner sessions from 7-8pm and then improvers 8-9pm.
Wednesday: Ladies Beginner social play 9am-12pm
Thursday: Ladies group coaching 9.20am – 10.30am
Dependant on Membership
|Coaching||Olly Greenslade||07739 email@example.com|
To find out more call 01245 256279
Great Baddow Lawn Tennis Club
We like to think of ourselves as the friendliest tennis club in Chelmsford. The club has fantastic facilities, a thriving social scene and we offer sessions which are suitable for beginner ladies.
Located at Ladywell Lane, Sandon,Chelmsford, CM2 7AE
Cardio Tennis on Monday from 9.30-10.30am (£5 members, £7 non-members). These classes are offered on a pay and play basis with a free trial on your first session.
Girls Training on Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm from 12-18yrs (10 week course £45 members, £55 non-members)
First session FREE
call Katie on 07534470729
Please call Key contact or for more information go to www.greatbaddowltc.co.uk
Marconi Tennis Club
The Marconi Club have six synthetic grass surfaced courts with floodlighting for evening games and matches. Private coaching sessions are available for Juniors & Adults of all abilities.
Located at The Marconi Club, Tydemans, Chelmsford CM2 9FH
At Marconi we run sessions for non-members, beginners or people returning to the game.
Monday 7-9pm, for beginners to help build up confidence and consistency using correct tennis techniques. (£7.00 per session)
Friday, 7-9pm, two hours of fun tennis in a relaxed atmosphere to help improve your game and make new friends along the way. (£5.00 per session)
For more information go to Marconi Tennis Club Website or call 01245 269422
Writtle Tennis Club
Welcome! With four all weather hard courts, all with floodlights, this is the best place for tennis! We not only have a special ladies only morning, but we also have Cardio Tennis, to get you fit in an exciting way.
Located at Paradise Road, Writtle,
Pay on day
(see website for more details)
To get involved and find out more information call Steve on 07930347875 or go to the website – http://www.writtletennisclub.com/
South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club
We are a friendly, non-profit making, self-help, community club with superb facilities for those interested in most forms of boating whether it is , motor boating, cruiser sailing and dinghy sailing, kayaking or gig rowing on our beautiful river.
We are situated upriver on the River Crouch, 10 miles from Chelmsford, in the rural town of South Woodham Ferrers, next to the river at the end of Marsh Farm Road. We have excellent club house facilities including recently refurbished showers,a kitchen, lounge area and workshop for use by all members.
Have a look at our Online 2017 Programme for our events scheduled throughout the year, we have over 150 events ranging from: cruises to gig rows, kayaks events, dinghy events and social events. If you are interested in joining see the ‘Key Contact’ tab below and we will be delighted to meet you face to face and chat things over.
If you decide to join as a member our membership includes instruction in any of the disciplines of the club.
Located at Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5WP
Please follow link for 2017 South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club programme
Steve Williams – 07584 177170
For more information go to South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club Website