woMEn TIME Recommends…

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

Aerial Classes

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

Price: Booked as a monthly block, please see website for further details.



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, Tower Gardens, Roxwell Road, Chelmsford CM1 2LY

If you would like a TRY BOWLS session please contact

The [email protected]

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

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

Email [email protected] to book your place or for more information go to www.loveyouburlesque.co.uk

Calm Class

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!

Key Contact
How to Book

Location: Springfield Gymnastics Club, Springfield Green, Chelmsford CM1 7HR

Amanda Durrant – [email protected]  or [email protected]

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

Register your interest via [email protected]


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

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)

Sally Dalton – 07854060783

email – [email protected]

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

Mini Nolan (ladies captain)

[email protected]

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.

Location:  Admirals Park, Rainsford Rd, Chelmsford, CM1 2PN (the Car park opposite Tower Av.)
Please call 01245 611616 to book you place.

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

 Please email [email protected] 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/

sept 17 timetable

Location: Various – see timetable above

 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

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
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

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

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,

To get involved and find out more information call Steve on 07930347875 or go to the website – 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.

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Located at Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5WP

For more information go to South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club Website

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