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Beginner Capoeira class

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - Wednesday, 04 January 2017 7pm - 9pm
Capoeira classes for beginners given by Mestre (Simon) Fantasma of East London Capoeira. 1 hr £5, 2hr £10 packages offered. . Age group: 16-99. 260 - 264 Dalston Kingsland, E8 4DG. Disabled access: no. Contact: Simon Atkinson. Email: simon@fantasma.co.uk Telephone: 0779031273. Visit website

Capoeira Angola Palmares

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - Wednesday, 21 December 2016 6pm - 8pm
Free Capoeira classes for children £10 Adults (concessions available) Taught by an authentic Brazilian Master, Capoeira is traditional a martial art practised to percussive music and songs. Age group: 5-85. Morningside Community Centre, Collent Street, London, Hackney, E9 6SG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Valdir "Axe" Gomes. Email: axesalvador@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07856 032553. Visit website


Thursday, 25 February 2016 - Thursday, 25 August 2016 6.45pm - 7.45pm
Join our indoor bootcamp. Increase your fitness using kickboxing and boxing techniques. Non contact (no sparring). This is a fun,safe and proven workout to burn calories. Release tension and learn basic self defense techniques. The class is £8 and is open to all levels of fitness. Age group: 16+. The Elise Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London, E8 3AZ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Chris Omodiagbe. Email: info@boxfitwithchris.com Telephone: 07941866784. Visit website

Yoga at Hackney Forge

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - Tuesday, 07 June 2016 8pm - 9.30pm
Enjoy the benefits of yoga cultivate strength, flexibility and relax. A breath with alignment slow flow class that presents a different focus each week. Open level enables people to work within their capabilities with modifications or further challenges. Drop in £11 or discount cards 5 classes £50, 10 classes £95. Age group: 18+. 243a Victoria Park Rd. London, E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Rachel James. Email: rachelcjames@gmail.com Telephone: 07966 165658. Visit website

Finer Fitness

Saturday, 16 April 2016 - Saturday, 29 October 2016 10am - 11am
Our non-military boot camp is type of outdoor group exercise class that mixes traditional calisthenic and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training. These sessions are designed to push participants harder than they'd push themselves. No session is the same so expect a variety of different workouts. Age group: 16 to 60. SHOREDITCH PARK, NEW NORTH ROAD, London, Hackney, n1 6ta. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Finer Fitness . Email: info@finerfitness.co.uk Telephone: 07532100400. Visit website

Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11.15 am - 12.15 pm
Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese health practice. The meditative movements are slow gentle and performed with a relaxed yet focused mind. it is energising and uplifting. Good for emotional and physical wellbeing. All fitness levels. Age group: 16+. The Old Fire Station, Leswin Road, London, Hackney, N16 7NX. Disabled access: no. Contact: Carol . Email: chikungbeing@gmail.com Telephone: 07905098413. Visit website

Capoeira on the roof

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - Tuesday, 26 July 2016 5pm - 6pm
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form combining dance, martial arts and music. Great for building strength, coordination, balance and most of all lots of fun. Classes are ideal for all levels & cost £6 a session. Go to website to book space . Age group: 16+. Floor 7 & 8 Stratford, Multi Storey Car Park, E15 1XE. Contact: Labi Akinola. Email: Labi@elite-evolution.co.uk Telephone: 07984966964. Visit website

Life Zone

Thursday, 02 June 2016 - Thursday, 01 September 2016 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Life Zone is a self help group for people affected by cancer. Patients, carers and family members are welcome to come along. . Age group: No age limit. Pembury Community Centre, 1 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, E8 1HL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Claudette Folkes. Email: lifezonesupport@aol.co.uk Telephone: 07930756311.

Hula Fit on the roof top

Saturday, 04 June 2016 - Saturday, 30 July 2016 12pm - 1.30pm
Hula Fit is a fantastic way to improve health and well-being. Hooping helps improve strength, coordination, balance and great calorie burn while having fun. Adult sessions can be done with weighted hoops. Ideal for all levels of fitness £6 a class. Book here: www.elite-evolution.com/roofeast-fitness/. Age group: +5. Floor 7 & 8 Stratford, Multi Storey Car Park London, E15 1XE. Contact: Labi Akinola. Email: Labi@elite-evolution.co.uk Telephone: 07984966964. Visit website

New Chi Kung class

Monday, 06 June 2016 - Monday, 25 July 2016 10.30am - 11.30am
Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese health practice.Static postures, meditations and gentle flowing movements are performed with a relaxed yet focused mind. An uplifting practice, good for energy levels, flexibility, mental and physical wellbeing. Any fitness level. £9 drop in. Age group: All. Old Fire Station, Leswin Road, Stoke Newington, N16 7NX. Contact: Carol . Email: chikungbeing@gmail.com Telephone: 07905098413. Visit website

Lower Clapton history walk

Saturday, 11 June 2016 11am - 1.15pm
Discover Clapton's history, one of Hackney's ancient settlements; visited by revolutionaries and royalty; home to writers; the site of Hackney's first synagogue; refuge for orphans. Meet 11am outside Round Chapel 1d Glenarm Road, London, E5 0LY. Cost £8. To book a place email: sean@walkhackney.co.uk/text 07710 414 240. Age group: all age. 162 Richmond Road, LONDON E8 3HN, E5 0LY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sean Gubbins. Email: sean@walkhackney.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Alexander Technique & Stress Management

Saturday, 18 June 2016 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Small Group Workshop £25. Earlybird £15 before 6 June. Please enrol in advance. Become more mindful in your activities, calm your mind, let go of habitual tension patterns, manage & reduce stress reactions & become more poised. Enjoy learning the Active Rest Procedure! Reduced rate follow-up lesson available. . Age group: Adults and 14+. Alexander House Aden Grove N16 9NP Stoke Newington Disabled access: no. Contact: Hilary King. Email: alextech@hilaryking.net Telephone: 020 7254 9206. Visit website

Southwark and the City - London Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral - Theme Walk

Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Dive into Roman London as we walk through historic Southwark past Shakespeare's Globe and up to Sir Christopher Wren's cathedral masterpiece. We'll hear about pirates, Royals, London's maritime past and the Great Fire. Meet outside Barrowboy and Banker pub, 6-8 Borough High Street, SE1 9QQ. Guide: Hackney Tours (Simon Cole). Age group: 16+ (children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult). Barrowboy and Banker Pub. 6-8 Borough High Street, SE1 9QQ. Contact: Surbjit Mahey. Email: surbjit.mahey@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 07981 498150. Visit website