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Weekly walk around London Fields

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12.15pm - 1pm
Weekly health walk around London Fields. Free. No need to book, just turn up in comfy shoes and loose clothing. Meeting Point: Hackney Town Hall steps. Age group: 16+. Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, Hackney E8 1EA. Contact: Surbjit Mahey. Email: surbjit.mahey@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 07891 498150. Visit website

KingzFitness foreverliving fit club

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 - Thursday, 22 December 2016 10am - 11am
KingzFitness is about providing access to exercise classes for all ages regardless of circumstances or ability; my sessions are child friendly and low cost, previously funded by Hackney Learning Trust. Age group: All ages. n/a Contact: Kevin King. Email: Kingzfitnessforever@outlook.com Telephone: 07454018411.

Beginners' Chi Kung (Qi Gong) in N16

Monday, 05 September 2016 - Monday, 12 December 2016 10.30am - 11.30am
Ancient Chinese health practice comprising of individual exercises, walking forms and meditations. Movements are slow, gentle and flowing, performed with a relaxed yet focused mind. An energising and uplifting practice, good for flexibility, stamina, emotional and physical wellbeing. All fitness levels welcome. Drop in £9; 7 consecutive classes £54. Age group: All ages. The Old Fire Station, Leswin Road, Stoke Newington N16 7NX. Disabled access: no. Contact: Carol Blakemore. Email: chikungbeing@gmail.com Telephone: 07905098413. Visit website

Weekly walk around Clissold Park

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 - Tuesday, 20 December 2016 1pm - 2pm
Walking is one of the easiest ways to be more active, lose weight and get healthier. Regular walking reduces the risk of chronic illness like heart disease, asthma and stroke. It's also environmentally friendly. No need to book - just turn up in comfy shoes and loose clothing. Free. Age group: 16+. Clissold Park Mansions, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Surbjit Mahey. Email: surbjit.mahey@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 07891 498150. Visit website

Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11.15am - 12.15pm
Ancient Chinese health practice comprising of individual exercises, walking forms and meditations. Movements are slow, gentle and flowing, performed with a relaxed yet focused mind. An energising and uplifting practice, good for flexibility, stamina, emotional and physical wellbeing. All fitness levels welcome. Drop in £9; 7 consecutive classes £54. Age group: All ages. The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, Stoke Newington N16 7NX. Disabled access: no. Contact: Carol Blakemore. Email: chikungbeing@gmail.com Telephone: 07905098413. Visit website

Yoga class

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - Tuesday, 20 December 2016 6pm - 7pm
Complimentary class by teacher in training until mid-October. Donations welcome. A strong form of yoga which has great benefits for the mind and body. A dynamic class open to all levels. Please bring a mat if you have one and feel free to contact Zuhre with any questions. Age group: All ages. Our Lady & Saint Joseph RC Church, 100a Balls Pond Road N1 4AG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Zuhre. Email: hhyoga.venus@gmail.com Telephone: 07557793012.

Health exercise class for over 55s

Thursday, 15 September 2016 - Friday, 08 September 2017 10am - 11am
Walking and jogging class with conditioning exercises. Wear suitable exercise clothes and shoes. Wheelchair access. £3 pounds per class. Contact Olive on O7961 188727. Age group: 55+. Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church 24 Bouverie Road London N16 0AJ Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olive White. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 07961188727. Visit website

Dementia-friendly swimming

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - Wednesday, 27 September 2017 12 noon - 12.45pm
These sessions are designed to enhance the swimming experience of those living with dementia. Our staff have undertaken dementia awareness training to ensure participants are able to attend the sessions comfortably, with all the necessary support they need. . Age group: All ages. Kings Hall Leisure Centre, 39 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5 0NU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kings Hall Leisure Centre. Email: kingshall@gll.org Telephone: 020 8985 2158 . Visit website

The Art of Pad-Boxing

Monday, 03 October 2016 - Wednesday, 28 December 2016 7pm - 9pm
Get ready to box your way to a leaner, meaner you. A fun, energetic class that is a great stress buster. Learn basic boxing combinations, improve balance, hand/eye coordination, build strength and agility, improve heart and lung function, footwork and timing, all while burning up to 800 calories. Age group: 18+. Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington N16 0AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jay Wingrove. Email: taopadboxing@icloud.com Telephone: 07905 614 256.

Tigers karate club

Monday, 03 October 2016 - Thursday, 29 December 2016 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Tigers Karate Club offers self-defence, fitness, co-ordination, confidence, discipline, focus and most importantly, fun, while working through the syllabus to gain the different belts. . Age group: 3½-18yrs. Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington N16 0AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sensei Jason Wingrove (5th Dan). Email: tigerskaraten16@icloud.com Telephone: 07905 614 256.

Dao Lishi Tai Chi

Friday, 07 October 2016 - Friday, 09 December 2016 7pm - 9pm
Dao Tai chi Chinese Yoga, Qi Gong, meditation soft self defence. Beginners class. Contact Mem for info on 07981589881. £7 for 2 hours. Age group: 16+. The Bath House Children's Community Centre, 76 Shacklewell Lane E8 2EY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mem. Email: mem@lishi.org Telephone: 07981589881. Visit website

Dancing with Parkinson's

Monday, 10 October 2016 - Monday, 13 February 2017 11am - 12.30pm
Dancing with Parkinson's at St. Joseph's Hospice is a social and uplifting free dance class led by community dance specialist Danielle Teale. People with Parkinson's, their familiesand carers can come together to share in the creativity and joy of dancing in a friendly and supportive setting. . Age group: 18+. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney E8 4SA. Contact: Charlotte Griffin-Jones. Email: c.griffin-jones@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 020 8525 3139. Visit website

Tai Chi for beginners

Monday, 24 October 2016 - Monday, 12 December 2016 6pm - 7pm
A weekly class to learn the gentle Chinese exercise of Tai Chi Chuan, which improves concentration and balance, helping to calm the mind and relax and coordinate the body. Tai chi can be of benefit to both old and young. Please wear flat shoes and loose clothing. Age group: 15+. Elise Centre 25 - 30 Dalston Lane E8 3AZ Disabled access: yes. Contact: Redmond Entwistle. Email: redmondvyvian@eml.cc Telephone: 07812 356 415.

Meditation course

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - Tuesday, 20 December 2016 6.30pm - 8pm
Learn how to use the natural breath to become calm, mindful, and remove stored stress and negative thought patterns. This 8-week course will equip you with the skills to see profound and permanent changes in your behaviour. October 15% discount fee - £80 for the course. Bethune Road Stoke Newington N16 Contact: Flavia Munn. Email: flavia@flaviamunn.com Telephone: . Visit website

For the girls - basketball

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - Tuesday, 31 October 2017 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Come along to our women only basketball session, enjoy playing in a sociable and friendly environment. The sessions include a mix of skills and match play. All abilities are welcome. . Age group: All ages. Britannia Leisure Centre 40 Hyde Road Hackney N1 5JU Disabled access: yes. Contact: Britannia Leisure Centre. Email: Britannia@gll.org Telephone: 020 7729 4485. Visit website

Women's Squash

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - Tuesday, 30 May 2017 7pm - 8pm
Have fun learning from a qualified coach in a sociable and friendly environment. Sessions include a mixture of drills and match play. All abilities welcome. Age group: All ages. Clissold Leisure Centre, 63 Clissold Road, Hackney N16 9EX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Clissold Leisure Centre . Email: Clissold@gll.org Telephone: 020 7254 5574. Visit website

Coffee Run

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - Saturday, 17 December 2016 9.30am - 10.15am
A 6 week social beginners 0-5k running group. Starting 2 Nov, meeting on Well St Common, Mon and Wed 9.30am-10.15am, followed by coffee. Train to complete a timed 5k Park Run on Sat 17 Dec www.coffeerun.co.uk email hackneytrainer@gmail.com. Well St Common, Gascoigne Rd, Hackney E9 7BG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Carole O'Leary. Email: hackneytrainer@gmail.com Telephone: 07595733150. Visit website

Women's Squash

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - Wednesday, 25 October 2017 7pm - 9pm
Have fun learning from a qualified coach in a sociable and friendly environment. Sessions include a mixture of drills and match play. All abilities welcome. Age group: All ages. Britannia Leisure Centre 40 Hyde Road Hackney N1 5JU Disabled access: yes. Contact: Britannia Leisure Centre. Email: Britannia@gll.org Telephone: 020 7729 4485. Visit website

Monthly themed weekend walks

Saturday, 19 November 2016 - Saturday, 18 March 2017 11am - 12.30pm
Free. Priority will be given to people who have booked. Saturday 19 November 2016, 11am-12.30pm. Saturday 10 December 2016, 11am-12.30pm. Sunday 29 January 2017, 11am-12.30pm. Sunday 5 February 2017, 11am-12.30pm. Saturday 11 March 2017, 11am-12.30pm. Saturday 18 March 2017, 11am-12.30pm. Age group: 16+. Hackney Contact: Surbjit Mahey. Email: surbjit.mahey@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 4897/07891 498150. Visit website

Rave and Behave with Fitssi - New Year's Eve fitness party

Saturday, 31 December 2016 - Sunday, 01 January 2017 8pm - 3am
Don't miss out on the most remarkable New Year's Eve party in all of London. Featuring full workouts with top London trainers, lots of healthy goodies, a post-workout party with amazing DJ's, musical performances and much more. Karaoke Box, 12 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LA. Contact: Fitssi - the social fitness app. Email: michael@fitssi.com Telephone: 07521238872. Visit website

Monthly walk around Hackney Downs

Thursday, 12 January 2017 - Thursday, 30 March 2017 11am - 11.30am
2nd Thursday of the month, 11am-11.30am. Meet at the Pavilion, Hackney Downs Park, Hackney Downs Park Road, London E5 8NP. Age group: 16+. The Pavilion, Downs Park Road, Hackney E5 8NP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Surbjit Mahey. Email: surbjit.mahey@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 07891 49815. Visit website