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Zumba with Zoe - London Fields

Saturday, 04 January 2014 - Saturday, 26 July 2014 10.00am - 11.00am
My classes are great fun, an excellent way to keep fit, lose weight and I aim to make every class feel like a party with friends - even ones you haven't made yet! You don't need to know how to dance, just move your body and follow my lead. Age group: All ages (16+) and fitness levels, £5 per class. London Fields Fitness Studio 379/380 Mentmore Terrace, Arches, Hackney Contact: Zoe. Email: zumbazoe1@gmail.com Telephone: 07737 062504. view website

Zumba Class with Zuzka

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 - Thursday, 26 June 2014 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Lose weight and have fun at my Zumba Dance Classes. Book through my website: www.ZumbaZuzka.co.uk. £5 per class. Age group: ALL. ISTD2 Studios, 346 OLD STREET, Hackney EC1V 9NQ. Contact: Zuzka Kochtova. Email: zumba@zumbazuzka.co.uk. view website

Elite football school (10-16 years)

Thursday, 09 January 2014 - Friday, 04 July 2014 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Football school. Learn to master the ball and understand the game. You will be coached by a fully qualified professional footballer. My aim is to try to get players to play for professional clubs. Ages:10-16 years. Cost: only £3.50 for a session from 5.30pm-7.00pm. Age group: 10-16 years. The Petchey Academy, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, E8 2EY. Disabled access: no. Contact: Abdellah. Email: abdellah.asname@hotmail.com Telephone: 07793581919. view website

Weight Loss Exercise Class

Thursday, 09 January 2014 - Thursday, 18 December 2014 10.00am - 11.00am
Weight Loss Exercises to achieve your goal. You will be required to complete a Parq. Wear exercise clothes. The cost is £3 per class. The address is Our Lady of Good Councel Catholic Church, Boverie Road, Stoke Newington, London N16. For more information contcact Olive on 07961 188727. Our Lady of Good Coucel Catholic Church Bouverie Road Stoke Newington Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olive White. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 07961 188727. view website

Beginners Yoga

Friday, 10 January 2014 - Friday, 11 July 2014
Beginners YOGA. Introduction to the basics of Yoga. Simple, accessible and friendly approach. Develop: Strength, Flexibility, Concentration, Tranquility. One to one / or small group . TBC, TBC. TBC view map Contact: Jess. Email: jess.emeri@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07813 326 356.

NEW Fitness Class

Sunday, 19 January 2014 - Sunday, 18 January 2015 10.30am - 11.30am
Class Summary: This class aims to burn fat and tone muscle through cardiovascular and resistance based exercises. The most important thing about the class is that it is fun and everybody is welcome. Price: £3, FREE if you bring a friend. Age group: 18+. Well Street Common, London, E9 Disabled access: yes. Contact: Alice Bowmaker. Email: alicebowmakerpt@outlook.com Telephone: .

NHS Health Checks

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:00am - 15:00pm
Free NHS Health Checks. If you are aged between 40-74 and not on any medication for Heart disease, Diabetes, stroke, High Cholesterol, or blood pressure. Then come and get your free check. Available to Hackney Residents only. Age group: 40-74. Unit 4 Info Pod, 2 GILLETT SQUARE, London, Hackney, N16 8AZ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Judith Lockley. Email: judithlockley@tlccare.org.uk Telephone: 02070172812.

Mom&Baby Postnatal Yoga

Monday, 27 January 2014 - Monday, 28 April 2014 11.15am - 12.15pm
Create a new foundation for better fitness while being energised from within after birth. Gentle and nurturing yoga sequences designed for women who want to regain their overall fitness. Suitable for women from 8 weeks after a natural birth or 12 weeks after a caesarean section. . SHOREDITCH SPA, PITFIELD STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6JP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Patricia Olabre. Email: samyamayoga@yahoo.com Telephone: . view website

yoga classes

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 - Wednesday, 28 January 2015 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Yoga @ Hackney Forge. Open to beginners and those with some experience. A fusion of two strands of yoga taking the flow of astanga and the precision of iyengar combined with attention to breath to access a meditative practice to find lightness and ease within postures. Age group: 18+. Hackney Forge, Victoria Park Road, London, Hackney, E9 7HD E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Rachel James. Email: rachelcjames@gmail.com Telephone: 0796616568. view website

Zumba with Zoe - London Fields

Saturday, 01 February 2014 - Saturday, 31 January 2015 10.00am - 11.00am
My classes are great fun, an excellent way to keep fit, lose weight and I aim to make every class feel like a party with friends - even ones you haven't made yet! You don't need to know how to dance, just move your body and follow my lead. Age group: Only £5 per class, free parking. Wear gym clothes and bring a bottle of water. Ages 16+. London Fields Fitness Studio, Arches 379/380 Mentmore Terrace, London, Hackney, E8 3PN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Zoe. Email: zumbazoe1@gmail.com Telephone: 07737 062504. view website

Dynamic Pilates

Monday, 10 February 2014 - Monday, 09 February 2015 8.00pm - 9.00pm
Dynamic Pilates is a fusion of core strengthening body weight resistance exercises, with Pilates toning and yoga stretch! A whole body work out. Not suitable for anyone with a serious back condition. Age group: 16+. Abney Public Hall, 73a STOKE NEWINGTON CHURCH STREET, London, Hackney, N16 0AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Melanie Smith. Email: Smithfit@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 0780 324 9789. view website

Hatha Flow Yoga

Sunday, 23 February 2014 - Monday, 23 February 2015 10.45 am - 12 noon
Hatha flow is a fluid, dynamic style of yoga, linking movement with breath, while teaching healthy alignment, with some deeply relaxing postures and pranayama. It can help improve your posture, strength, flexibility and breathing. Drop-in £8. All levels welcome. Info: jayneandyoga@gmail.com; jayneandyoga.blogspot.co.uk. Age group: . The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, Stoke Newington, N16 7NX. Contact: Jayne Miller. Email: jayneandyoga@gmail.com Telephone: . view website

Iyengar Yoga - mixed level class

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 - Tuesday, 09 December 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Improve your flexibility, balance, stamina and reduce stress through self awareness of body and mind. Iyengar yoga focuses on alignment and details so you benefit and progress. Tailored to individual needs. Friendly group! Yoga holidays available. Suitable for all ages, mats provided. £10/8 drop in £32/28 per 4 week month. . Age group: adults. DALSTON LANE, London, Hackney, E8 3AZ. Contact: Judy Waldman. Email: judithwald@virginmedia.com Telephone: 07740506189. view website

Affordable Acupuncture Clinic

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 2.00pm - 5.30pm
Acupuncture can be very useful for many conditions including: back, neck and shoulder pain; other musculo-skeletal problems; headache/migraine; IBS, menstrual pain and irregularity; fertility issues and IVF support; insomnia; anxiety; stress. Private initial consultation. Treatment in the relaxing multi-bed clinic. Half the cost of private treatment. Age group: All women welcome. Sunstone Women, 16 Northwold Road. Stoke Newington, N16 7HR. Contact: Diane Timewell. Email: dianetimewell@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07939 533 239. view website

Zumba With Sophia

Monday, 10 March 2014 - Monday, 09 June 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This is a dance Fitness class like no other, suitable for the beginner/advanced exerciser! Each session cost £5 Adults & £2 U18. No need to book just turn up #ComeDanceWithMe. St John's Church At Hackney, Lower Clapton Road, London, Clapton, E5 0PD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sophia. Email: sophiazumba@gmail.com Telephone: . view website

Taekwondo classes

Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Saturday, 14 June 2014 4.15PM - 9.15PM
Bozdag Taekwondo is one of central London's finest Taekwondo clubs which specializes in taekwondo training. Our club can guarantee you quality certified training that will keep you in peek shape as well as teach you necessary skills for self defence. . Age group: For all ages and levels. 60-64 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DP. Disabled access: no. Contact: Seyit Bozdag. Email: info@bozdag-taekwondo.com Telephone: 02070334660. view website

Pregnancy yoga

Sunday, 16 March 2014 - Sunday, 22 June 2014 10.15am - 11.30am
Classes will reflect the important changes within your body and energy levels and are a great preparation for pregnancy, they are open to any level of experience. Suitable from 13 weeks. £10 drop in. Arthaus, Richmond Road, London, Hackney, E8 3NJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Patricia Olabre. Email: samyamayoga@yahoo.com Telephone: . view website

Taekwondo classes

Monday, 31 March 2014 - Saturday, 28 June 2014 4.15PM - 9.15PM
Bozdag Taekwondo is one of central London's finest Taekwondo clubs and specializes in taekwondo training. Our club can guarantee you quality certified training that will keep you in peak shape as well as teach you necessary skills for self defence. Age group: For all ages and levels. 60-64 Kingsland Road Shoreditch Hackney Disabled access: no. Contact: Seyit Bozdag. Email: info@bozdag-taekwondo.com Telephone: 02070334660. view website

N4 Tigers karate club (Ages 5+)

Monday, 31 March 2014 - Monday, 29 December 2014 5.30pm - 6.30pm
£5 per class. Students will learn basic stances, strikes, blocks and kicks. They will learn how to defend themselves from various attacks. They will also learn about sparring, the sport aspect of karate, and will have the opportunity to participate in club tournaments. . Age group: 5+. Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, Woodberry Down, N4 2HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jason Wingrove (5th Dan). Email: tigerskarate1999@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07905 614 256.

Pad boxing fitness training

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 - Wednesday, 31 December 2014 7.00pm - 8.30pm
£6 per session. With pad boxing, you will experience first hand, why boxing training is considered to be the best all-round training regime you can find. . Age group: 18+. Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, N16 0AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jason Wingrove. Email: JasonBoxW1n@outlook.com Telephone: 07905 614 256.

Dance Energy (Aerobics class)

Sunday, 06 April 2014 - Sunday, 28 September 2014 10am - 10.45am
Every Sunday. Alice's fun dance aerobics class ' Dance Energy' at London Fields Fitness Studio. £3. All levels welcome. Get fit and having fun doing it!. Age group: 18+. London Fields Fitness Studio, Railway Arch, 379 Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, E8 3PH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Alice. Email: alicebowmakerpt@outlook.com Telephone: Bowmaker.

Vinyasa yoga with Mary

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 - Wednesday, 24 September 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Vinyasa simply means breath-synchronised movement. Class covers focused breathing techniques with an energising series of poses that helps increase strength and flexibility, followed by deep relaxation to finish. Suitable for beginners and regulars. C L R JAMES LIBRARY, DALSTON LANE, London, Hackney, E8 3AZ. Contact: MARY SCHNORRENBERG. Email: masched29@gmail.com Telephone: 07404891872.

Women-only fitness

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 - Wednesday, 17 December 2014 2pm - 3pm
Bounce back to fitness with this cardio chair based exercise session. If you are new to exercise or want a gentler form, then this is the class for you. Women-only session run by a female instructor. Age group: 50+. Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, London, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nazmun. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. view website

Yoga in Hackney

Saturday, 12 April 2014 - Saturday, 11 April 2015 10.15am - 11.15am
Vinyasa Flow yoga classes in Hackney. Concentrating on breath and alignment with dynamic sequences to tone the body, build muscle and improve posture. A moving meditation that encourages feeling lighter and more positive. £10 per session or 6 class pass for £50 valid for 2 months. Mats provided. Age group: 16+. Holistic Health, 64 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Emma. Email: emmadmd@blueyonder.co.uk Telephone: 07889 369 775. view website

Yoga

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - Tuesday, 14 April 2015 7.45pm - 8.45pm
Concetrating on breath and alignment with dynamic sequences to tone the body and improve posture. A moving meditation that encourages feeling lighter and more positive. £10 or 6 class pass £50 valid for 2 months. Mats provided. Age group: 16+. Holistic Health, Broadway market, Hackney, E8 4QJ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Emma. Email: emmadmd@blueyonder.co.uk Telephone: 07889 369 775. view website

Men's circuit exercise

Thursday, 17 April 2014 - Thursday, 18 December 2014 2pm - 3pm
Get fit for summer and dazzle the ladies. Our MEN ONLY circuit exercise class welcomes all abilities and caters to men over 50. The circuit consists of boxing (punch bag and gloves) as part of the circuit, in addition to other cardio-related exercise. Age group: 50+. Queensbridge Sport and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nqazmun. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. view website

Friday Yoga for Every Body

Friday, 25 April 2014 - Friday, 18 July 2014 10.30am - 11.50am
This is gentle yoga for anyone, regardless of ability and experience. Classes are small and students are given individual guidance throughout the class. One student reported after the first class 'I was supremely relaxed, centred and energised. I would recommend this for anyone and everyone.' Please call Sarah for more information. Age group: 18+. Hackney Forge, 243a Victoria Park Road, London, Hackney, E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Sarah Reynolds. Email: sarah.yogatraining@gmail.com Telephone: 07947 367 579.

Dancing Bodies

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 7pm - 9pm
Release stress and energise your body at a new moving meditation class on Wednesday 30 April, 7-9pm (then every Wednesday) at Tour de Force Studios, 6 Well Street, Hackney, E9 7PX, London. Costs: £11/ £8, email dancingbodiesuk@gmail.com. . Age group: 18+. Tour de Force studios, Well Street, Hackney, E9 7PX. Contact: Anna . Email: dancingbodiesuk@gmail.com Telephone: . view website

Zumba class

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - Wednesday, 02 July 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Good workout before the Summer arrives. Free childcare at the childrens centre. Classes are held at Morningside Community Centre. Each class costs £1. To book, please call Morningside childrens centre. Age group: 18+. Morningside Children's Centre, Chatham Place, London, Hackney, E9 6LL. Contact: Monica. Email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07956672386. view website

Power walking for women

Saturday, 03 May 2014 - Saturday, 26 July 2014 10am - 11.15
Power walking is a fundamental way for improving health & fitness amongst women. Benefits of power walking are: meeting new people - challenging - motivating - better wellbeing - being outdoors and active. £6 a session, £20 for 4 sessions, £30 for 8 sessions with unlimited LBT and Circuit Classes. . Age group: 16+. Stormont House School, Downs Park Road, Hackney, E5 8NP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Labi Akinola. Email: labi@elite-evolution.co.uk Telephone: 07984966964. view website

Enjoy a local walk followed by a free foot massage! (Walk 11am, massage 12 noon)

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 11am - 12 noon
Meeting point: Hackney Central Library. Walking is one of the easiest ways to increase your fitness and improve your health. It's a great way to stay trim and help keep your heart healthy and Walking Together are on hand to deliver a healthy walk for adults as part of National Walking Month. Leaving from Hackney Central Library, we will take a brisk walk over to London Field's where your health walk begins, taking in the scenic view around the park, along Regents Canal and heading back into park to finish off with a cool down. Please come prepared. Loose clothing, walking shoes, no heels, raincoat (weather permitting) and a bottle of water is a must. Please book with Surbjit Mahey on: 07891 498 150 or surbjit.mahey@hackney.gov.uk. Age group: 16+. Hackney Central Library, 1st floor, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Surbjit Mahey. Email: Surbjit.Mahey@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: .

Wrap making with Gaby's Kitchen (ages 16+)

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11am - 1pm
Gaby's Kitchen are here to help the people of Hackney to learn the skills of healthy cooking and eating by providing free, educational and fun cookery courses, incorporating advice on nutrition. They will be in The Health Spot demonstrating and involving participants in making a selection of healthy wraps as well as how to make a healthy knickerbocker glory. Places are limited, so please book in advance. The Hackney Diabetes Centre will be at the library from 12noon-2pm to provide free diabetes testing and information. Also, the Hackney Diabetes Centre will be at the library from 12noon-2pm to provide free diabetes testing and information. . Age group: 16+. Hackney Central Library, 1st floor, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Janet Adegoke. Email: Janet.Adegoke@hackney.gov.uk.Telephone: 020 8356 3000. view website

Run Hackney

Sunday, 22 June 2014 9am - 16pm
Sunday 22 June - Half Marathon. Start & Finish: Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road, London, E9. Ticket Prices: £42 standard, £37 early bird (until 24 Feb). Official Race Charities: Cancer Research and East End Community Foundation . Age group: All Ages. Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road, Hackney, E9 5PF. Contact: Jacques Viljoen . Email: jacques.viljoen@captiveminds.com Telephone: .

Run Hackney Half-Marathon 2014

Sunday, 22 June 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
On 22 June 2014, Hackney will close its roads to cars and open them to thousands of runners for the very first time. Lace up for this flat run through one of the greenest boroughs in London. Love Hackney. Run Hackney. Ticket Prices: £42 standard, £37 early bird. Age group: 17+. Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road. London, E9. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Run Hackney. Email: runhackney@go2events.org.uk Telephone: 0845 304 5443. view website

Yoga for the Mind with City and Hackney Mind (ages 16+)

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 6.30pm - 7:30pm
City and Hackney Mind is the Local Mind Association for the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London. Their commitment to the advancement of good mental health and supporting their users with their psychological well-being is reflected in the range and quality of services that they provide. This session will introduce participants to yoga for the mind; which combines Yoga postures, breathing techniques and mindfulness to rebalance the nervous system and teach participants how to regulate mood and emotions. No prior experience of yoga is needed to participate in this session. Places are limited, so please book in advance. Also, the Samaritans will be providing information and advice at the library from 12noon-2pm. . Age group: 16+. Hackney Central Library, 1st floor, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Janet Adegoke. Email: Janet.Adegoke@hackney.gov.uk. 020 8356 3000. view website