Willink Leisure Centre

Willink Leisure Centre


Hello, will the direct debits be adjusted to reflect the pool closure.
Are swimming lessons continuing as normal?
Are you continuing to stay open and will swimming lessons continue after yesterday's announcement?
Does anyone have The Willinks email address? I’m trying to cancel my membership but not getting a response on email, through their website or on messenger. They are also not answering their phones! Thank you x
Hi everyone! I just wanted to spread awareness of the weekly basketball club for over 16's I run at Willink on Thursday evenings!
The emphasis on the club is playing for enjoyment and getting some good exercise while also enjoying the social aspects of sports participation.
I'm looking to continue to build the club, so would be grateful if you'd have a look at our page and share with anyone you think may be interested!
Ufton Cycle Sportive Less than one month to register for 25 & 57 mile routes from the picturesque Englefield Estate
Is there anyone currently using this gym who would be interested in pairing up with someone looking for a training partner for the next 10 day ? Pre Royal Marine Commando test. New to Reading, so he doesn't know a soul and finding it difficult to stay motivated 😢
Will it be fixed by the end of today has an engineer been called
I booked my son in for holiday camp last October and it was cancelled. I have emailed for a refund with no response. Please could someone contact me? Thanks.
The pool is closed until further notice. I would suggest you call up before coming.
"It is a happy talent to know how to play." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jubilee Cadets is open from the 26th March to the 18th April - Book now at www.jubileecadets.co.uk to secure your place!
Reallly not impressed with administration of the aqua zone swimming lesson team at the Willink. Told on several occasions that my daughter was at the top of the list. No one ever got back to me. I rang them on 3 occasions in August. Only after ringing today was I'm informed now 6 th on the list. Never told that the waiting could take up to a year. Now desperately trying to find lessons for my daughter to start this month. Honesty and communication would have been nice! 😤😡

Willink Leisure Centre Expressions. Our 27 Station Gym is used by may members of public that want to achieve their fitness goals. We have fully qualified Fitness Instructors that will help to achieve your goals by writing programmes to sort you.

Aquazone Swimming Lessons. Run all year round for all levels of swimming from Parent and Toddler to Swim Club. Also offer 1-2-1 swimming lessons to help achieve you goals and help with your stroke techniques. Exercise & Fitness Classes. We offer a wide range of Exercise & Fitness Classes including; Zumba, Circuits, Body Combat, Body Attack, Pilates,
Aqua Aerobics & Yoga. All these classes are run by fully qualified instructors that will motivate you every step of the way. For more information please don't hestiate to contact Reception on 01189834845

This page is designed to provide up-to-date information about your leisure centre and all its facilities. Including timetable amendments, developments, booking reminders and a range of workout tips for fitness enthusiasts to help you get motivated, challenge yourself and achieve your health and fitness goals. This page is intended to help and support our customers, please respect other users and our staff. We hope you will use and enjoy this page. If at any point you have concerns or would like to discuss something formally, please call our leisure centre on 01189834845

With thanks

The Willink Leisure Centre team

Operating as usual

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Home - British Nutrition Foundation

Having a healthy lifestyle can lead to weight loss and enhance your mental well being. The British Nutritional Foundation provides impartial, evidence-based information on food and nutrition 🍎

Head to their website for more information ⬇️

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youtube.com 16/03/2021

The Girl With The Pilates Mat - YouTube

Life is about balance

The Girl With The Pilates Mat workouts help achieve balance, strength and coordination.

Hit the link below or head to the Leisure Centre app, select the home workouts tile and scroll down to the Pilates category 🧘

youtube.com I started the Channel to bring Pilates to people wherever they are in the world because everyone deserves to feel good in mind and body. All the content is p...


For us, Mother's Day should be every day! We want Mums to be able to move when they want to and how they want to...

Whether you're a Mum-To-Be, a New Mum or if the Rugrats have been around for a while now #ThisMumMoves workouts cater for all.

Available for free on the Leisure Centre app.


🏆Joined our challenge yet?🏆
If you log 600 minutes worth of training in our app throughout March, you're in with a chance of winning one of three Amazon echo dots!👉

Download the app to take part this month:
▶️Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
🍏App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple

#challenge #fitness #FitLifestyle #FitJourney #HomeWorkout #WorkoutAtHome


Happy International Women's Day to each and every one of the inspirational ladies in our community. May you stay active, safe and healthy. We can't wait to see you all when you can return.

#InternationalWomensDay #SaferHappierHealthier


🧘🏿Get centred and focus on your strength and stability with our yoga-based workouts from Les Mills🧘🏿

Download the app to get access to Les Mills workouts:
▶️Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
🍏App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple

#Yoga #Flexibility #SelfCare #LesMills



Over 1,400 members from across the country participated in our last challenge and all together completed 35,355 workouts! 💪

Congratulations to Linda from Crook Log leisure centre and Melanie from Hengrove Park leisure centre! Our winners were selected at random from our challenge partipants who completed 21 or more workouts before 28 February.

You could be in with a chance to win with our new challenge this month. Log 600 minutes worth of exercise in our app before 31 March and you could win one of three Amazon echo dots.

Download the app to take part this month:
▶️Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
🍏App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple

#challenge #fitness #FitLifestyle #FitJourney #HomeWorkout #WorkoutAtHome


😅Get up and HIIT it 😅
Take your pick of Les Mills' HIIT programme to improve your fitness and guaranteed to give you a good workout 👉👉

Don't have the app? Don't panic you can download it here:

▶️Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
🍏App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple

#challenge #fitness #FitLifestyle #FitJourney #HomeWorkout #WorkoutAtHome

youtube.com 26/02/2021

Adapt To Perform - YouTube

Check out Adapt to perform. Personal trainer and wheelchair user Ben Clark leads a range of workouts, including a 30 day challenge 💪👉

youtube.com Hi I'm Ben Clark, welcome to Adapt To Perform. Did you know...15% of the worlds population is disabled! I believe everyone has the right to fitness. However ...


Following the Prime Minister's announcement yesterday evening, we are excited to let you know we are putting plans in place to hopefully reopen all centres in England on Monday 12 April. We won’t know this for definite until the Government provides an update on Monday 5 April, but that is the date our teams are working towards.

We will continue to work closely with both the Government and our industry body ukactive and will provide further updates to our customers in the coming weeks. This will include details about when particular facilities will reopen such as those for outdoor sports, memberships restarting, freeze options and information regarding payments. Unless your enquiry is of an urgent nature, we ask that you please wait for our reopening update before contacting us regarding your membership.

In the meantime, please try to stay active. We have lots of ways to do this via our app including more than 100 Les Mills classes, plus lots of other workouts and challenges. If you are yet to try it out, why not download the app and discover it all free of charge.

We can’t wait to welcome you all back and will be in touch again in the next few weeks.

#StaySafe #Leisure #Gym #happierandhealthier


🚴 Cycle your worries away 🚴

Check out the Global Cycling Network for free workout classes and HIIT workouts on the bike


😅Work up a sweat with the Les Mills Cardio programme😅.
Improve your cardiovascular fitness, increase your speed and maximize calorie burn.
👉👉👉 https://bit.ly/happierandhealthierathome
Download the app today with the links below:
▶️Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
🍏App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple

#athome #saferhappierhealthier


🕺💃 Lift your spirits with a dance workout 💃🕺
Shimmy and shake your way to feeling energised and improving your mood with FITSEVENELEVEN. Dance like no-one is watching, you won't regret it 👉👉👉


🏆 Joined our challenge yet? 🏆
Complete 21 workouts before 28 February to be entered to win a FitBit Versa 3. Get involved via the "Challenges" tile in the app👉📱
Don't have the app? Don't panic you can download it here:
▶️Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
🍏App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple
#challenge #fitness #FitLifestyle #FitJourney #HomeWorkout #WorkoutAtHome


We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our website and your input is key to our development.

Therefore we'd like to ask for your feedback and your ideas by completing the below short survey. It should only take a couple of minutes to complete and will be of huge benefit to us. Thank you for taking the time and stay safe.

Click here 👉 bit.ly/survey-customer012021


Complete 21 workouts before 28 February for the chance to win one of two Fitbit Versa 3 up for grabs.
Join the rest of our community of members in getting involved and getting rewarded, check out the challenges tile on the app🏋️

Don't have the app? Don't panic you can download it here:
Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple

#challenge #fitness #FitLifestyle #FitJourney #HomeWorkout #WorkoutAtHome


We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our website and your input is key to our development.

Therefore we'd like to ask for your feedback and your ideas by completing the below short survey. It should only take a couple of minutes to complete and will be of huge benefit to us. Thank you for taking the time and stay safe.

Click here 👉 bit.ly/survey-customer012021


Following the most recent government announcement regarding Covid-19, our leisure centre will temporarily close from Sunday 20 December for the foreseeable future. All future bookings for the gym, swimming and classes have been cancelled with immediate effect.

Our customers are our priority and as such we want to reassure you that you won’t be financially disadvantaged while our centres are closed - this is our lockdown promise.

Please be assured that we are working as quickly as possible to understand the implications of this closure and to put the appropriate steps in place.

Throughout this time our members will be able to continue to take advantage of Les Mills On Demand classes available for free through the Leisure Centre app.

Unfortunately, this closure will mean a lot of our site staff will be furloughed therefore we respectfully ask all customers to refrain from contacting or visiting your centre until closer to the time we reopen.

We will be in touch again when we know more details.

For more information please visit bit.ly/coronavirus-LC


With the latest Government announcement we regret to inform you that our centres will be closing from Midnight tonight.

I can confirm that all memberships will be frozen until we reopen. There is no need to cancel your direct debit.

Should you require further information please click the following link http://l1nk.uk/ljxgyza

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe, happy Christmas and New Year, and we look forward to seeing you all very soon.


Further to the government announcement West Berkshire will move into tier 3 from Saturday 19th Dec. As a result all group exercise classes will be unavailable until further notice. Badminton can only be played with members of your household or support bubble.🏸 Everything else remains as they were prior to the announcement!

Please be aware of our reduced opening times between christmas and the new year🎅:

24th: 09:00 -15:00
25th + 26th: CLOSED
27th - 30th: 09:00 - 17:00
31st: 09:00 - 15:00

Have a great christmas and a good new year, and lets hope for a better 2021!!

Team Willink 😁


👊Never miss a Monday👊

Let off some steam with a BODY COMBAT class. This high-energy martial arts-inspired workout is totally non-contact. No experience needed. Release stress, have a blast and feel like a champ. Bring your best fighter attitude and leave inhibitions at the door.
Do a BODY COMBAT class wherever you want with our Leisure Centre app:
Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple

#athome #saferhappierhealthier

youtube.com 07/12/2020

Move it or Lose it UK - YouTube

Move It or Lose It! was founded in 2010 by award-winning fitness expert, Julie Robinson, who has dedicated her career to motivating thousands of people to keep active so they can enjoy healthier, happier lives.
Through their specialist instructor training programme, they now have a national network of fun-filled classes spreading across the UK to keep everyone moving at whatever age or ability. Check out their YouTube channel for a range of exercises for you to try.

youtube.com Please like, comment and subscribe. Don't forget to turn notifications on so you know when we make a new upload! Move It or Lose It was founded in 2010 by aw...


There’s a wealth of different ways to work up a sweat. Some workouts burn maximum calories in a short space of time, others build strength and lean muscle, which helps you to sustainably burn calories for longer periods. Not all calories are burned equally, and different types of training will stimulate different hormonal and different physiological changes, even when the calorie burn is the same.

But still, it's something we want to track, right?

With this in mind, kinesiologist and specialist in biomechanics and neurophysiology, Dr. Jinger Gottschall recently evaluated calorie burn totals from 477 different people across 12,000 LES MILLS™ workouts to find the typical calorie burn range for different LES MILLS programs. To find out the results check out www.lesmills.com/fit-planet/fitness/calorie-burn


We hope you haven’t forgotten about us! When we reopen tomorrow we can’t wait to help you get back into your routines with us, or maybe start a new one!

Let us know what you’ve been doing to keep fit and healthy in lockdown in the comments below!


The team are busy deep cleaning in preparation for your return in just 1 days time!

We are applying Zoono our antiviral shield to all equipment and touch points around the Centre.

We hope you’re just as excited as we are!



Hurry! The booking system has gone live now!

Download our App or check out the website to book your Gym, Swim or Fitness class!



Following on from the recent confirmation that we will be in Tier 2, the Centre is able to open on Wednesday 2nd December!

We will be reopening the gym, group exercise classes and our swimming pool including swimming lessons!

All activities remain the same as prior to lockdown, except for Badminton - please speak to the team for further clarification.

Just 2 days to go!

lesmills.com 29/11/2020

Research reveals the exercise routine that will lift your mood – Fit Planet

Not feeling yourself? Science reveals the best exercise routine to lift your mood.

Right now many of us are in unchartered waters and perhaps struggling to deal with sudden feelings of anxiety and stress that COVID-19 has thrown our way. Fortunately, a timely new study provides the ideal exercise prescription to boost our spirits.

lesmills.com Scientists say four aerobic exercise sessions each week could ease COVID-19-induced negativity – reducing any depression, hostility, and anger.


Oh how much we've missed you! We can’t wait to see you again in the centre when we’re open! Just 4 days to go!

We’ve been busy getting everything ready. What have you missed most about coming to Willink Leisure Centre?


👊Get up and smash a Saturday workout session with a Les Mills BODYATTACK™👊

This is a high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to total addicts. You'll combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats.
Challenge your limits in a good way and burn up to 555 calories** and leaving you with a sense of achievement.

Download the app today with the links below:
Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple

youtube.com 28/11/2020

Our Parks

Our Parks is a FREE outdoor fitness initiative targeting inactive people in local communities and getting them active through FREE FUN OUTDOOR exercise!
It is their aim to ensure that easy access to exercise is available to you and your local community. Check out their YouTube channel for some great free exercises for the whole family.

youtube.com Our Parks brings FREE, group exercise classes, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, to parks near you in partnership with Councils / ...


Navigating healthy nutrition can be confusing😕🥗
There’s no single formula for healthy eating, but there are some key ways to evaluate the quality of what you put in your mouth. Dr. Jinger Gottschall shares some simple calculations that will fuel your nutritional knowledge and set you up for success: www.lesmills.com/fit-planet/nutrition/nutrition-numbers/



We've missed our lovely customers so much and can't wait to see you all very soon!

We are pleased to let you know that we will be reopening on Wednesday 2nd December 😀

Further information regarding our reopening and centre updates will be posted on here over the coming days so keep your eyes peeled! Information is also available via the website (www.leisurecentre.com) if you have any queries.

See you soon!


Log into your Leisure Centre app and choose any workout to fulfil your exercise needs on the "virtual workouts" tile.
Pick from the Les Mills On Demand programs to get your fix of strength training, cardio, HIIT, core, cycling, yoga or dance.
If you don't have the app, don't panic, we've got you covered. Download it here:
Google Play store: bit.ly/LCAppGooglePlay
App store: bit.ly/LCAppApple

youtube.com 25/11/2020


It's time to put the fun back into fitness and help the kids get fit like never before! GET KIDS MOVING gives them the chance to train alongside their favourite superheroes, train like a Jedi, or practice wizarding skills, from the comfort of your home.

Join Glenn Higgins a Personal Trainer and Health Coach to help your kids kickstart their fitness journey with workouts that will put the fun back into fitness and help engage them like never before!

youtube.com LETS GET KIDS MOVING - Whats up Superheroes? My name is Glenn Higgins, Personal Trainer and Health Coach form London England here to help your kids kickstart...

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