Meet our Studio Manager

Karen Turmel:

I have always enjoyed participating in all kinds of fitness and decided to turn that passion into my job.  I have been teaching group exercise classes now for over 20 years and since before I had my 3 children.

I took over the role of Studio Manager more than 5 years ago now and consider myself very lucky to have the support of an amazing team of Instructors to work with which makes my job so much easier and enjoyable!

I teach a variety of freestyle type classes including step, hiit, circuits, conditioning, stretch & tone, stability balls and resistance bands.  Step would have to be named as my all time favourite.

I gain satisfaction from seeing the class participants enjoying themselves whilst achieving their personal goals of getting fitter, stronger and more flexible.  Group exercise is a great way of improving confidence and meeting other like minded people who often become firm friends.

Elite Sport S&C Coach visits ISC

Elite Sport S&C Coach Ben Haining visited Ipswich Sports Club yesterday to support a number of athletes who base their S&C training at the Club.

Ben’s previous roles include Elena Baltacha tour S&C Coach, Head of S&C for Sussex County Cricket Club, consultant for Surrey County Cricket Club, England U19 S&C coach for the 2005 U19 World Cup and assistant women’s paralympic basketball coach for the 2004 Athens paralympics.



Local Derby Win for Men’s 1

Hockey News
Excellent 5-1 derby win in the sunshine yesterday… Well done Men’s 1’s on the win v IES…

Squash stars of the future…

The U13 Suffolk county squash team finished 4th at this weekends nationals. The team compromised of Emma Logan Nancy Akyol and Bonnie Elvin all Club members that began their squash careers through our fantastic schools programme. Well done to the girls and the coaching team…

Club Notice – Squash court refurbishment

We are pleased to confirm that we will be undertaking some refurbishment/maintenance works on the Squash courts starting week commencing 20 January 2020.  It will be necessary to close a court in turn to undertake the works so please check the Online Booking System carefully when making a booking.
We will endeavour to complete the works as quickly as possible – courts will be released as soon as they are ready for play for member use.  Our aim is to keep the work to the least disruption possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Staff News – Meet our head of Maintenance

We are delighted to welcome new team member Clint Juckiewicz to our staff team…Clint will be managing our maintenance and grounds schedules and is already bringing in a number of changes to move the club forward. He has been working hard to get the hockey pitches playable for today and the weekend…





50mph winds hitting the Air Dome

What’s it like inside the Air Dome with 50mph winds…

High Winds @ Ipswich Sports Club

The club has experience some high winds of 50mph this evening so far so good and all areas remain open. The Orwell bridge was closed this evening.

Instructor Dawn‘s 2020 London Marathon Journey

We are delighted to be able to feature Dawn’s journey to the 2020 London Marathon…Good luck Dawn we will right there with you…

New Gym Team for 2020

Meet our new gym staff Layla and Sam.  Both are exited to be joining us here at Ipswich Sports Club and will be providing members with inductions, reviews advice as well as managing day to administration of the gym.