• Success at first ‘Lift-Off’ Powerlifting Competition

    On Saturday 21st April, Racquets held our first ‘Lift-Off’ Powerlifting Competition. And with good attendance, motivating atmosphere and great performances from all that competed, the event was a great success! This was the first event of it’s kind for Racquets and was organised by one of our Personal Trainers, Ellis Quarterman. The objective of the

  • 5 benefits of working with a Personal Trainer

    Working out with a personal trainer has huge advantages over training by yourself and can be a great way to kick start the journey towards your goal whether that is to lose weight, tone up, strengthen your body, improve your fitness or train for a marathon. Racquets Fitness Centre in Thame provides a unique membership

  • Fitness for Silvers 2018

    Throughout our lives our activity levels go up and down.  We might be very active when we are young, then the kids come along and our time is squeezed so our level of fitness drops.  We get into the habit of the lower levels of activity and when we enter the Silver years it becomes

  • Ladies come play squash

    Sometimes you just need to hit something! An opportunity to stop thinking about the washing, the dinner, the kids, school runs. We have a number of squash sessions designed for new ladies to start playing. For beginners the concentration is on hitting the ball, for the next stage controlling the body and making yourself run,

  • MUMS – shape up for summer at Racquets

    Shape up for summer with Racquets Fitness Centre With summer just around the corner (always the optimist!) our thoughts wander to imagining our summer holiday and long lazy days in the sun. Imagine lazing next to the pool with a great book, a light bronzed sheen to our skin and…the DREADED SWIMWEAR! “We have multiple

  • First time spinner ? Take it easy to begin with.

    Spinning, or Indoor Cycling, is a high intensity workout. If you are trying it for the first time, either from no exercise or from other exercise, do take the first session easy and stick to a half hour class. Each time you spin after your first workout you can increase the tension and the intensity

  • Testimonial: Ellis Quarterman

    Hi, my name is Ellis, you might know me as one of the trainers at Racquets. I actually began training at Racquets before I became part of the team, as a teenage, after spending two years building and training in my own home gym, I decided to give my mum’s floor boards a rest and

  • Seniors: Our FREE report on effective training for the older generation is ready to Download

    As people age, their beliefs about themselves change, and one of those beliefs is about their ability to lead an active lifestyle. Many older people believe that they can no longer exercise like they used to when they were young. In many cases, this may be true. However, studies show that it is never too

  • Men: Download our FREE report on the truth about Strength Training with Weights

    The benefits of a good strength training program are almost endless. Less disease, happiness and most importantly, showing off your muscles at the beach! Sometimes when we think of being healthy, we think of eating and running. While these are important, strength training should never be left out. Strength training provides benefits to your health

  • 10 Diet Rules You Can Break

    There are actually diet rules out there that are meant to be broken? Yes, recently many dated diet guidelines and myths are up for speculation. You’ve probably heard all these silly rules before, but experts weigh-in on the worthiness of these supposed truisms – most of which won’t help you lose weight or make dieting