Imber Pool Manager…or John Lennon?

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On 29th March, Esher Resident Phill Marshall and ImberPool Manager aka John Lennon, will be putting on another fantastic live music event at Imber with a brand new show and, as seen in the past few years, a host of very talented local young musicians.

Phill’s uncanny resemblance to the original in his looks, voice and stage performances are well known locally and he’s been in Beatles Theatre shows in Britain and abroad for many years, alongside a very busy life running the Swimming School at Imber. This new show celebrates the life and music of the great John Lennon, comprising all the most memorable Beatles hits and songs from Lennon’s solo career. No shortage of songs there to simply watch and listen nor of those rockin’ numbers that always get the whole audience onto the dance floor for good old boogie, so put your dancing shoes on and come to Imbercourt for a night of world class music and a a lot of fun!

As in previous years all the young musicians take part in the main show as well as performing their own sets, matching the musicianship and high quality performance of the experienced, giving these young artists a real professional experience of the big stage. They always rise up to the challenge and live up to the expectations with great performances.

The Motive have been part of this event for a few years running and developed into an amazing band. They’re all at College now, ACM, Esher and Hampton Boys, and the band have just been put on the Artist Development Program at Metropolis Studios. This year they will be performing a full set of originals, the band now have thousands of followers and stream hits via Spotify.

The Circuits is a new band, all Year 11s from Hinchley Wood School apart from one from Tiffin’s. They will be performing covers but are already writing their own songs so watch the space for this new exciting band.

Scarlet Litster wowed the audience last year with her amazing voice and Theatrical style. Now at The Brit School of Music doing Musical Theatre, she has her eyes on the West End.

So if you fancy a night out enquire in the office or ring 0208 398 1267 (x4)

Dry January ended – How about Fitness February at Imber?

Gym Circuit

 

Successful dry January? Well for some some anyway…  What have we got to look forward to during February then. Lots of fitness options of course. Simon & Lee will keeping you Imber Gym members busy with three separate circuit training sessions throughout the week – just turn up and get stuck in.

If you like mixing it up you can combine these with our two Boxercise sessions on Sundays and Thursdays free for our Gym & Swimming Pool members, and if water is your thing do not forget the Imber Pool where there is Aquafit on Tuesday & Thursday mornings and Thursday evenings.

………..and let’s not forget our good friends and partners based at Imber Court who provide a variety of other fitness activities all with great discounts for Imber members; Crossfit2012 , Zoe Hodgson’s Pilates , Tae Kwon-Do and the LUXe Bootcamp

Weekly Schedule

Tennis Courts will reopen this Saturday, 9th February

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Following last week’s cold snap which prevented the courts being marked out, I am assured by the contractors that the hard courts will be open for us on Saturday 9th February – book the courts in the usual fashion through the office (0208 398 1267 x4) – as and when anything changes i will keep you updated via this blog.

Thank you to all for your patience – but for those that have already viewed the work undertaken so far you will agree that there will be a fantastic tennis facility at Imber once all the work is completed.

 

Get fit with Boxercise at the Imber Boxing Gym – Free for Gold & Silver members

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Free Boxercise sessions are now available from this Sunday for our  Gold & Silver members . A really fun way to get fit in a very friendly environment with our partners at Imber Court the Foley Boxing Club  Run by John a Foley Instructor these promise to be a great addition to your fitness options at Imber.

There will be a mixture of circuit training , working with the bags , footwork and you may even progress over time to some sparring in the ring! All ages from 10 years old upwards and abilities are welcome with the common aim of improving fitness in a fun and friendly environment.

With the Six Nations starting this weekend it was a great to see England Rugby Star Nick Easter working out here yesterday morning.

Sessions are as follows;

Sundays 10am – 11am Adults & Juniors Mixed

Thursdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm Juniors

Thursdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm Seniors

 

Please remember to bring your Imber Gold or Silver Membership card to gain entry

 

Tennis Facilities

it was great news for our Club when we signed an under lease in November 2018 with Clinton Lamprecht ( ESG Imber Court LLP) which will provide fantastic new tennis facilities at Imber and significant investment into our Club and its infrastructure.

Work will be undertaken in four phases and the 1st phase started on the 7th January with the refurbishment of our existing hard courts.

I popped down yesterday to see the progress of the work and the good news is that it is progressing really well and this coming Saturday 2nd February will see the reopening of four of our hard courts.

I know this will please our die hard Tennis members who play throughout the winter , come rain or shine on Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons – you know who you are.

 

I took some pictures ,  not the finished product yet of course but a great new surface.

 

I will keep you updated of the developments via this blog so if you have not already subscribed and want to hear first of all the developments here at Imber subscribe now.

 

Heroic Games at Imber Court

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The Vision

The vision is to create The Heroic Games; a CrossFit competition run by our partners Crossfit2012 supporting Help for Heroes, becoming a landmark event in the national
and then hopefully international CrossFit calendar.

Situated at Imber Court Sports Club, Surrey, the proposal is to use the
significant existing infrastructure to stage an event which will appeal to
athletes and members of the public alike. The event will be held across 2
days annually in the summer at Imber Court Sports Club, and will include
individual, adaptive and team entries.
The event will utilise only Hero WOD’s (workout of the day) to make the
competition unique to the CrossFit competition calendar, and further
support Help for Heroes. Hero WOD’s are special workouts designed and
dedicated to servicemen and servicewomen, who have lost their lives
in the call of duty, and shared a passion for CrossFit, being the fittest/
healthiest version of themselves. When these workouts are undertaken,
and people understand the meaning behind them, the commitment and
focus to complete the WOD is unrivalled. The desire is to capture this true
dedication to the cause in a competitive fitness spectacle.

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Currently on site is CrossFit 2012’s studio nestled within a sports stadium
which itself is capable of seating up to 600 people. Facing a rugby pitch,
this would then become the main competition arena.

History

The Heroic Games would be an athletic competition inspired by those
which take place in America called the CrossFit Games which have been
held every summer since 2007. Consisting of aerobic, weight lifting,
obstacle and gymnastic exercises, competitors aim to win the ‘Fittest
on Earth’ title. Participation has over the years grown rapidly with pre
qualification taking place across the world. Total prize payouts currently
top $2.2 million and the event is sponsored by Reebok. In 2017, the
games were broadcast on CBS Sports.
A long term goal would be to become a recognised sanctioned CrossFit
event, which would allow attending athletes to qualify for the CrossFit
Games. This would make the Heroic Games an internationally recognised
competition, with unrivalled exposure.

Crossfit 2012 – Heroic Games

It’s been a while since we took a look at how our partners Crossfit 2012 are getting on following our last blog barmuscleups – I can tell you it is really busy over there in the Rugby Stadium , great atmosphere and a fantastic mix of people all working together at crossfit

If you want to take up Crossfit or just want to go over and see what it is all about and perhaps try a taster session just message Matt info@crossfit2012.co.uk and he will get straight back to you. Remember as an Imber Court member Matt offers you discount on his sessions and membership.

On a seperate matter Matt and I have been in discussions on setting up a crossfit ‘Heroic Games’ at Imber which will be subject of a seperate post later today.

Fighting Fit!

Our friends at Foley Boxing Club, now based at Imber, are offering free Boxercise classes to our Gold and Silver members on Sunday mornings and Monday Evenings! We’re excited about this, and there’s even a little hearsay that some of our staff may partake.

 

The Foley Boxing Club began in 1971 with a group of boxers and the help of Youngs Brewery. Since then, they have moved into Imber, and have maintained their pedigree for Forty-Eight years, and are still going strong today.

Check out their fully kitted gym and some of their training here and find out this times of the Boxercise lessons, as well as others, here, under regular classes.

 

The Cat Returns!

Sleeping Off A long Journey In His Favourite Place

After our post yesterday reporting Benny’s disappearance, we have an exciting development…
It would appear that Benny, among a few others, actually reads the Chairman’s Blog! Whether Benny was stuck in a shed, or simply fancied a detox vacation away from the rich and delicious foods of Imber, we’ll never know, but he returned today, skinnier that before but unscathed from his escapades! #TheCatReturns #Bengal #ImberCourt #Imber