Richmond and Wandsworth Councils’ Sport and Fitness Service are offering Richmond carers a FREE fitness assessment plus a FREE 7-day pass to the borough’s Leisure Centres upon completion.

The scheme is being offered run from 1st June – 15th July 2024

Richmond Moves

Healthwatch Richmond Moves banner. Move more. every day, your wayRichmond Borough is running a campaign to get everyone moving more so that we all live happy and healthy lives, with tips and information about starting or increasing physical activity for better health. This has been in response to Healthwatch Richmond‘s report on Healthy Living.

Responses to Healthwatch Richmond’s survey about staying active included the views that gym membership and exercise classes are unaffordable, or difficult to access, or family and work pressures don’t leave time (or energy) for regular exercise. RichmondCouncil listened and put in place actions directly responding to people’s needs.

Fitness assessment

What is Metabolic age testing?

Metabolic age testing is not a medical based exam and results are completely fitness based, as it compares the individual’s basic metabolic rate against their actual age.

If higher, it indicates that the individual would benefit from reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass as these two components directly increase basic metabolic rate.

What will the Fitness Assessment involve?

As part of the fitness assessment the fitness instructor will conduct the following tests:

  • Weight, fat percentage and visceral fats
  • Resting heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Vo2 max test (three-minute step test)
  • Shoulder mobility
  • Posterior chain mobility
  • Ankle mobility
  • Overhead squat

Free 7-day Pass

Upon completion of the Fitness Assessment, Carers are invited to use the Leisure Centre free for 7 days. This includes access to the gym, classes, and swimming.
Please note, an induction and a completed pre-exercise questionnaire is required before using the gym.

The last date 7-day pass can be activated is Monday 15th July 2024.

How to register

Fitness Assessment QR codeFor further information on the Fitness Assessment, either:

When prompted for a code, please enter CARER7. A member of staff will be in contact to book the Fitness Assessment.


The Fitness Assessment and 7-day pass are available at the following locations:

Richmond Card – discounted leisure subscription for carers

Image of the Richmond CardRichmond and Wandsworth Councils’ Sport and Fitness Service offer carers a concessional rate which includes the following:

  • Swimming:
    Standard Concessional rate: £3.00
    Concessional rate with a Leisure Card: £2.80
  • Gym:
    Concessional rate with a Leisure Card: £3.00
    Concession Induction: £15.00

Please note the Gym concessional rate is applicable during off peak sessions only – Monday to Friday before 4.45pm and all-day Saturday and Sunday.