Us & Our Activities

About Us

We aim to make positive influences by widening horizons and providing access to leisure activities and opportunities within a culturally familiar environment.

We want to work with young people who are at risk from exclusion, aiming to reduce young peoples’ involvement in crime, drug abuse and anti social behaviour.

We also aim to build confidence and improve social and leadership skills.



In 1867, the Marquess of Queensberry were drafted by John Cambers for amateur championships held in London for Lightweight, Middleweight and heavyweight. The rules were published under the patronage of the Marquess of Queensbury, whose name has always been associated with them.

Amateur boxing may be found at the collegiate level, at the Olympic games and Commonwealth games, and in many other venues sanctioned by amateur boxing associations. Amateur boxing has a point scoring system that measures the number of clean blows landed rather than physical damage. Bouts consist of three rounds of three minutes in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and three rounds of three minutes in a national ABA (Amateur Boxing Association) bout, each with a one-minute interval between rounds.

Boxing is a disciplined sport, an excellent way to get fit, it will help build your confidence and although its not a team sport, you will be part of the team at B.O.D.Y. Carnegie.



Mixed Martial Arts is the worlds fastest growing sport, The movement that led to the creation of the american and Japanees mixed martial arts scenes was rooted in two interconnected subcultures and two grappling styles, namely Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Shoot wrestling. First were the vale tudo events in Brazil, followed by the Japanees shoot -style wrestling shows.

Mixed martial arts competitions were introduced in the United States with the first Ultimate Fighting championship (UFC) in 1993. The sport gained international exposure and widespread publicity when jiu-jitsu fighter Royce Gracie won the first Ultimate Fighting Championship tournament, submitting three challengers in a total of just five minutes, sparking a revolution in martial arts.



Vernon Bell, a 3rd Dan Judo instructor introduced Karate to England in 1956, having attended classes he had been founded, a master of multiple Japanese martial arts, who had studied Karate his style was heavily influenced by Shotokan. Bell began teaching in the tennis courts of his parents' back garden in Ilford, Essex and his groupo was to become the British Karate Federation. On July 19 1957, Vietnamese Hoang Nam 3rd Dan, billed as "Karate champion of Indo China", was invited to teach by Bell at Maybush Road.

Despite the early adoption of Shotokan in the UK, it was not until 1964 that JKA Shotokan officially came to the UK. Bell had been corresponding with the JKA in Tokyo asking for his grades to be ratified in Shotokan having apparently learnt that Murakami was not a designated representative of the JKA.



The ultimate goal of Yoga is moksha (liberation) though the exact definition of what form this takes depends on the philosophical or theological system with which it is conjugated. In theology, yoga is used to defines the purpose of yoga as the experience of uniting the individual with the universal Brahman that pervades all things.

In the specific sense of Yoga Sutras, yoga is defined as the cessation of the perturbations of the mind. This is described by Patanjali as the necessary condition for transcending discursive knowledge and to be one with the divinely understood "spirit"

Apart from the spiritual goals, the physical postures of yoga are used to alleviate health problems, reduce stress and make the spine supple in contemporary times. Yoga is also used as a complete exercise program and physical therapy routine.

The origins of yoga are positions resembling a common yoga or meditation pose. Ascetic practices, concentration and bodily postures. Hinduism and Buddhism were taking form and a coherent philosophical system of yoga began to emerge. The Middle Ages saw the development of many satellite traditions of yoga. Yoga came to the attention of an educated western public in the mid 19th century along with other topics of Indian philosophy.

Lean Living

Welcome to Lean Living life style programme, our aim is to help people become their natural lean selves by following our simple dietary stages which involve the calming yet effective exercise YOGA.

I have practised Hatha Yoga for nearly twenty years, this accompanied with my healthy approach to food has lead to many amazing benefits. The results have been wonderful in ways that I had never expected. I feel so grounded and at peace with myself. My food is not an obsession or an addiction, I am happy.

This is how Lean Living began and I want to share all these wonderful benefits with you.

Lean Living

This is Lydia who has lost over four stone, whilst on the Lean Living programme...

Lydia “I can’t believe how easy the Lean Living program was to follow, I had comfort days so I could still eat those naughty treats and still lose weight. The Yoga is a fabulous way to tone up and relax all in one session.”

By attending our classes and following the guidance given to you, we will help you on your journey on becoming the real you! So if you want to lose weight, tone up, be inspired in the kitchen with healthy, clean recipes or you just want some ‘you time’ then come along meet likeminded people and just relax and have some fun.

You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga, you just need to want to respect your limitations and enjoy the fabulous benefits that yoga poses bring.

Lean living sessions will be divided into two;

  • The first session involves discussing the Lean Living weight loss stages, healthy eating recipes and lifestyle choices etc. You don’t have to be overweight to benefit from these informative chats.
  • The second session will be the excellent toning and rejuvenating yoga exercise.

If you would like to come only for the yoga then please feel welcome to join us!

So why not come along on Thursday 1730 – 1930, wear comfortable clothes, bring a blanket and most of all bring a sense of humour.

Please book to avoid disappointment.
Both sessions including Yoga - £6.00
Yoga session only - £4.50



Zumba sessions are typically about an hour long and are taught by instructors licensed by an organization called Zumba Academy.] The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. The music comes from the different dance styles: . There are eight different types of classes for different levels of age and exertion.

Zumba Gold mainly targets the older population. It is specifically designed to the needs of the elderly and includes the same kind of music as the Zumba fitness party class. Zumba Toning is for the people who do their workouts with toning sticks. Zumba Toning will target the abs, thighs, arms, and other muscles throughout the body. Zumba Toning is adding sculpting of body and cardio. Zumba Core training class which helps to incorporate more core training into any type of Zumba class.

Because Zumba offers different options, proponents of Zumba claim that it is safe for all ages. At least some of the classes are specifically aimed at elderly people, to help them build strength, improve motion and posture, and socialize.

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