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Men's cardio circuit exercise

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - Thursday, 17 December 2015
50+ Men. Improve your physique and health with out cardio exercise class. Our cardio circuit exercise for men will improve your heart health, make you stronger in a fun and supportive environment. Class managed by male tutor. Men from all communities welcome. Age group: 50+. Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. view website

Ballet classes

Monday, 05 January 2015 - Monday, 23 March 2015 4pm - 4.30pm
Beginners ballet. Every Monday with a very talented Ballet teacher. Term fee: £41 for members, £55 for non members. Membership: £60 for 12 months which includes a pack of essential goodies. For more info and to book a space for your child please contact Monica or Renee at j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. Age group: 3-5 years old. 3 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Monica / Renee. Email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. view website

The Martial Arts Place

Monday, 01 September 2014 - Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Discover kickboxing and improve your fitness and confidence. Also helps with stress relief and gives you an energy boost. Ages 3+. If you'd like to sign up or have more information please call 020 7254 0332 or email n16@themartialartsplace.com for more details. The Martial Arts Place, Victorian Grove, N16 8DR. . Victorian Grove, London, N16 8DR. Contact: The Martial Arts Place. Email: n16@themartialartsplace.com . view website

Friday gentle yoga classes

Friday, 26 September 2014 - Friday, 21 August 2015 10.30am and 12pm
Weekly yoga classes for every body. Gentle yoga, Scaravelli inspired, for improving your general wellbeing and relaxation, helps with strength and flexibility. Classes are small and will be adapted for individuals. Block booked classes are £10 each or call me, Sarah, to arrange a free taster class. Age group: 30+. Hackney Forge, 243a Victoria Park Road, Hackney, E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Sarah Reynolds, Yoga4EveryBody. Email: sarah.yogatraining@gmail.com Telephone: 07947 367 579.

Indoor jogging

Thursday, 23 October 2014 - Thursday, 22 October 2015 10am - 11am
Indoor jogging tailored to meet all ailments. Suitable attire recommend. One to one personal training also available. . Age group: 55+. Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Bouverie Road 37 Grange Rd Stoke Newington Contact: Olive White. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 447961188727. view website

Indoor Jogging

Thursday, 30 October 2014 - Thursday, 29 October 2015 10am - 11am
Anyone who want to lose a bit of weight and get healthier. This class is tailored to meet the needs of cancer survivors, managing diabetes and obesity, low back pain, stress and depression, fallers and cardiac patients. I take referrals and self referrals. The cost is £3 per session. Age group: 50+. Our Lady of Good Councel Catholic Church Bouverie Road Stoke Newington Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olive White. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 07961 188727. view website

Indoor jogging

Thursday, 30 October 2014 - Thursday, 29 October 2015 10am - 11am
This classis designed for anyone with any health condition. Call Olive for a telephone assessment. Appropriate attire vrequired. The cost is £3 per session. My number is 07961188727. Age group: 50+. Our Lady of Good Councel Church, Our Lady of Good Councel Church Contact: Our Lady of Good Councel Church. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 07961 188727. view website

Yoga @ Hackney Forge

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 - Tuesday, 07 April 2015 8pm - 9.30pm
Classes incorporate flow with alignment where each week presents a different focus and aims to inspire all levels, offering the option of modification or further challenge. Taster classes in January are £5.00, discount cards are 5 classes for £50.00 or 10 classes for £95.00. Drop in is £11/£9. Age group: 18+. Hackney Forge, 243a Victoria Park Rd, London, E9 7HD E9 7HD. Contact: Rachel James. Email: rachelcjames@gmail.com Telephone: 07966 165658. view website

Get a healthy spine and mobile joints

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 - Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12pm - 1pm
A gentle exercise class to enable your joints to move more freely and your spine to be more flexible. Can help with short/long term injuries and pain. Feel both relaxed and rejuvenated. Suitable for all ages/levels of fitness. £10 for drop in, £48 for 6 classes taken within 10 weeks. Age group: All ages. The Well Garden, Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, E8 2BT. Contact: Jenny Hill. Email: jennyhillnz@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07929907007.

Lishi Tai Chi and Oriental yoga class

Friday, 09 January 2015 - Friday, 03 April 2015 7pm - 9pm
Tai chi movements/meditations and Oriental yoga for beginners. . Age group: 10-50yrs. The Bath House. 76 Shacklewell Lane, Hackney E8 2EY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mem . Email: mem@lishi.org Telephone: 07981589881. view website

Family yoga

Saturday, 10 January 2015 - Saturday, 28 March 2015 10am - 11am
A chance for parents and children to do yoga together. This is also a great introduction to yoga for first-timers. The class combines exciting adventures with songs, nursery rhymes, visualizations and relaxing techniques. Parents, children of any age, grandparents, aunts and uncles are welcome to join. Age group: All ages. Young Hackney, Forest Road, Hackney, E8 3BY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Patricia Olabre. Email: samyamayoga@yahoo.com. view website

Back to netball

Monday, 12 January 2015 - Monday, 23 March 2015 9.30am - 10.30am
Come along to a gentle re-introduction to netball in a sociable and friendly environment. Have fun and get fit, welcoming all abilities. No commitment so come down and see what you think. Hope to see you soon. Just £2.50. Age group: Ladies 16+. Britannia Leisure Centre, 40 Hyde Road, Hackney, N1 5JU. Contact: Lucy Nicholls. Email: lucy.nicholls@englandnetball.co.uk Telephone: 07872407219. view website

Tai Ji Quan

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5pm - 6pm
Free weekly sessions! Experience the graceful movements and learn about the benefits to your wellbeing and health. A great way to release all the tension and stress that accumulates throughout the day. Led by experienced teacher Awais Mian, no previous experience is necessary. . Age group: 16+. ST JOSEPHS HOSPICE, MARE STREET, London, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Complementary Therapies. Email: C.Griffin@STJH.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 3144. view website

Weekly Yoga Classes

Thursday, 22 January 2015 - Thursday, 26 March 2015 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Classes based on yoga with various breathing techniques and a relaxing meditation at the end. It is perfect for increasing flexibility, muscle tone and weight loss and creating space for relaxation and stillness in your life. Yoga mats can be provided, £5 per class . Age group: 16+. ST JOSEPHS HOSPICE, MARE STREET, London, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarah Hunt. Email: C.Griffin@STJH.org.uk Telephone: 07864 650065. view website

Zumba

Friday, 23 January 2015 - Friday, 19 June 2015 7pm - 8pm
Zumba is a latin based exercise class. Fun and exciting to help burn those calories, learn some dance moves or just to have a good workout. Aimed at those between 17-25yrs. Price: £1 per session, suitable for beginners. Age group: 17-25. Threshold Centre, 1 Ada Place, London, E2 9BA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Shakeira. Email: thresholdfitness@active4life.eu.com Telephone: 07944 006 273. view website

AthleFIT - fun athletics sessions

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
AthleFIT is a non-competitive fun athletics, welcoming all ages and fitness levels. Come and join the fastest growing recreational sport in the UK. No experience required, because you don?t need to be fit to AthleFIT! Sessions are FREE with funding through England Athletics in Hackney . Age group: All ages. Kingshold Community Centre, Ainsworth Road, Hackney, Off Well Street, E9 7JE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Joseph Hylton. Email: Jhylton@englandathletics.org Telephone: .

Yoga flow in Dalston

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - Wednesday, 07 October 2015 7pm - 8pm
Join us for yoga every Wednesday evening. Open to all levels. The style is mindful, flowing hatha yoga, with a strong focus on alignment. A limited amount of mats will be available, but bring your own if possible. Fee: £10. Concession available. For enquiries please call 07745745341 or email delia@beloveyoga.net. St. Peter's Church, Northchurch Terracen, Hackney N1 4DA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Delia. Email: delia@beloveyoga.net Telephone: 07745745341. view website

Yoga basics course

Sunday, 08 February 2015 - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Yoga basics 6-week course. Numbers limited to a maximum of 8, so you will receive personal attention and have the opportunity to ask questions. The focus will be on joining a group class or establishing a home practice. £65 for 6 week course, payable in advance and non-refundable. Age group: All ages. The Well Garden, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, E82BT. Contact: Olanna. Email: olannayoga@gmail.com Telephone: . view website

Relaxation and meditation

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5pm - 6pm
A free weekly drop-in session where we explore various techniques for relaxation and wellbeing. Starting with some gentle Tai Chi exercises, moving into some guided mindfulness meditation and finally ending with some blissful relaxation. The sessions are led by Simon Robey, Complementary Therapies coordinator at St Joseph's. . Age group: 18+. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlotte Griffin. Email: c.griffin@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 3139. view website

Free international cooking course

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - Tuesday, 24 March 2015 6pm - 8pm
Join us for six weeks of culinary exploration and discover delicious, fragrant and exotic dishes from around the world. Free. Age group: Over 18's. Somerford Grove Community, Shacklewell Road N16 7TW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jacinda or Katie . Email: jacindastate@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 0207033 8529 / 8505. view website

Qigong community project

Thursday, 19 February 2015 - Thursday, 02 April 2015 8pm - 9pm
Ancient Chinese discipline for self healing, involves body and mind into gentle movements through breathing and meditation. Gentle stretching and deep relaxation to clear obstructions and stagnations and promote an even flow of energy and a state of balance at physical, emotional and mental level. £5 drop-in. Age group: Any. The Boiler House Community Centre. George Downing House, Cazenove Road, Hackney, N16 6BE. Contact: Patrizia Gaio. Email: patrizia.gaio@gmail.com Telephone: 07866747334. view website

Relaxation & Meditation

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - Tuesday, 30 June 2015 5.00pm - 6.00pm
A free weekly drop-in session where we explore various techniques for relaxation and wellbeing. Starting with some gentle Tai Chi exercises to loosen tight shoulders and warm up those stiff backs: moving into some guided mindfulness meditation and finally ending with some blissful relaxation. . Age group: 16+. St. Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: St Josephs Hospice. Email: ct@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 6000. view website

New Yoga class at Yellowwarbler N16

Saturday, 28 February 2015 - Saturday, 27 February 2016 9.15am - 10.30am
Weekly Saturay Morning Yoga class at Yellowwarbler email: ashley.loveisin@gmail.com, for more information or to book your place. Age group: adults. Northwold Road, London, Hackney, N16 7HL. Disabled access: no. Contact: ashley. Email: ashley.loveisin@gmail.com Telephone: .

Free PACT community meals

Friday, 13 March 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collecting ingredients from local shops, which would normally be thrown away, instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. Age group: All ages. Finsbury Park Green Houses, London, N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Free PACT community meals

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collecting ingredients from local shops, which would normally be thrown away, instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. Age group: All ages. Newton Close sheltered Housing Block, Seven Sisters Road, London, N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Adventures in Orienteering

Thursday, 09 April 2015 10.30am - 12pm
Try out our fantastic new orienteering course. Non-competative, all welcome. Children must be accompanied. Free - booking required. . Age group: All. Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street. London, N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lucy Gijsen. Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083564600. view website

Free PACT community meals

Friday, 10 April 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collecting ingredients from local shops, which would normally be thrown away, instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. . Age group: All ages. Finsbury Park Green Houses, London, N4 2NQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Swimathon

Friday, 17 April 2015 - Saturday, 18 April 2015 10am - 5pm
Swimathon is a swimming challenge with distances of 5k, 2.5k and 1.5k that can be taken on as individual or as a team, there is truly a place for everyone; beginners, experienced swimmers, groups of friends and families. Raises funds for Marie Curie Swimathon.org. Age group: 12+. Clissold Leisure Centre, Clissold Road, Hackney, N16 9EX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Katy Chason. Email: katy.chason@mariecurie.org Telephone: 0207 599 7307. view website

Swimathon

Friday, 17 April 2015 - Saturday, 18 April 2015 7am
Swimathon is a swimming challenge with distances of 5k, 2.5k and 1.5k that can be taken on as individual or as a team, there is truly a place for everyone; beginners, experienced swimmers, groups of friends and families. Raises funds for Marie Curie Swimathon.org. Age group: 12+. London Fields Lido, London Fields, Hackney, E8 3EU. Contact: Katy Chason. Email: katy.chason@mariecurie.org.uk Telephone: 0207 599 7307 . view website

Free PACT community meals

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10.30am - 02pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collecting ingredients from local shops, which would normally be thrown away, instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. Age group: All ages. Newton Close sheltered Housing Block, Seven Sisters Road, London, N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Free PACT community meals

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collecting ingredients from local shops, which would normally be thrown away, instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. . Age group: All ages. Newton Close sheltered Housing Block, Seven Sisters Road, London, N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk Telephone: .

Free PACT community meals

Friday, 12 June 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collecting ingredients from local shops, which would normally be thrown away, instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. . Age group: All ages. Finsbury Park Green Houses, London, N4 2NQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Free PACT community meals

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collect ingredients from local shops which would normally be thrown away and instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. . Age group: All ages. Newton Close sheltered Housing Block, Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Free PACT community meals

Friday, 10 July 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collect ingredients from local shops which would normally be thrown away and instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. . Age group: All ages. Finsbury Park Green Houses, London N4 2NQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Free PACT community meals

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collect ingredients from local shops which would normally be thrown away and instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. . Age group: All ages. Newton Close Sheltered Housing Block, Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Adventures in Orienteering

Thursday, 30 July 2015 10.30am - 12.00pm
Try out our fantastic new orienteering course. Non-competative, all welcome. Free - booking required. . Age group: All - children must be accompanied. Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street. London, n16 9hj. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lucy Gijsen. Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083564600. view website

Line dancing for over 50s

Monday, 12 January 2015 - Monday, 14 December 2015 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Brand new line dancing class kicks off in the New Year. Join the Sharp Enders in a new energetic dance class on Monday afternoon. Have a whale of a time and lose those winter blues. Age group: 50+. Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: .

Chi Kung

Thursday, 08 January 2015 - Thursday, 26 March 2015 10am - 11am
Chi Kung (Qi Gong) Ancient Chinese practice comprises of gentle, flowing exercises to loosen joints and release muscular tension, static postures, breathing techniques and meditations. Great for fatigue/ stress/depression. £9 or reduction block bookings. Any level of fitness. . Age group: All ages. Clissold House, Clissold Park, N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: carol blakemore. Email: chikungbeing@gmail.com Telephone: 07905098413. view website

Hatha Yoga all levels

Saturday, 10 January 2015 - Saturday, 28 March 2015 11.15am - 12.15pm
Saturday morning practice to kick start the weekend. Each class incorporates postures, breathing and meditation. With emphasis on the breath, we flow into a sequence of poses with stability and ease. Age group: 18+. Young Hackney, 29 Forest Road, Hackney, E8 3BY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Patricia Olabre. Email: samyamayoga@yahoo.com . view website

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

Sunday, 15 March 2015 1.20pm - 3.30pm
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington. Age group: All welcome. £12.50. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Hackney, London, N16 6YA. Disabled access: yes.

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

Sunday, 19 April 2015 1.20pm - 3.30pm
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington. Age group: All welcome. £12.50. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Hackney, N16 6YA. Disabled access: yes.

AgeWell 2015

Monday, 05 January 2015 - Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Free activities. Dance, zumba, seated exercise, yoga, walking groups. Computing classes and social and health activities including men's breakfast club. . Age group: 50-64. 22 Dalston Lane, Hackney, E8 3AZ. Contact: AgeWell. Email: agewell@ageukeastlondon.org.uk Telephone: 020 7241 5909. view website

Over 50s Indoor Jogging and Waliking

Thursday, 08 January 2015 - Thursday, 17 December 2015 10am - 11am
Exercise with a difference targeted at those with health conditions. All health conditions catered for in this Indoor walk jog class. The cost is three pouns per session. Wear Suitable clothing and shoes. One to One Personal Training also avalable. Age group: 50 plus. Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 24 Bouverie Road, Hackney, N16 0AJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olive White. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 07961 188727. view website