Activities for Adults


Able Arts

Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

First 12 week block: March 22nd to June 14th (April 12th off)

Able Arts provides autistic people and people with learning disabilities with opportunities in the creative industries. Art activities will be adapted so they are accessible for all artists. The project includes time for artists work on projects they chose and group projects. Art made will be sold in mainstream venues and artists will get 50% of the profit.

All materials, instruction, and the selling of artwork is included. £144 for the program (£12 per session).

For more information or to get involved contact Ashlynn at


Wednesday 6.30 – 9.00pm
Saturdays 1 - 3.30pm







Mondays 8pm-9pm

For more information contact Emma at


7:30pm – 8.30pm Adults Intermediate/Advance
7pm – 8pm Adult Mixed Level
6.00-7.30pm Adults Beginners
7.30-9.00pm Acrobatics and Conditioning

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian cultural art incorporating diverse movements, music and physical conditioning.  As well as being an amazingly interesting, rewarding and fun activity, the practice of Capoeira can also develop excellent fitness, increased flexibility, improved coordination and balance as well as knowledge of another culture.

For more information contact: 07794006768

Dances Through The Decades

Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm

A chance to learn some iconic dances from the 1920s through to the 1980s. Have fun, Dance, Keep fit. Kicking of with the Charleston!

Wear  smooth soled-shoes and comfortable clothing.

We will have you swilling those feet like a pro in no time as we work towards learning a fun routine. 

£5/£4 concessions per class.

Dogs Trust

Thursday 5-8pm
Sunday 9.30-5pm

Using positive reinforcement we work on strengthening the basics and teach new tricks which are interesting and enjoyable for both owner and dog.

Classes will be run by Julie Morrison a highly experienced trainer who has been working with the Dogs Trust as their Trainer Behaviour Advisor since July 2007.  Julie has a thorough knowledge of dog behaviour and extensive experience of running classes for dogs at a variety of stages.

If you would like to book please email Julie at or telephone 07920658653.

Ju Jitsu

Mondays 7-9pm
Fridays 6-8pm

Jiu Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that focuses on teaching its students how to defend themselves in real life situations. Sessions will gently introduce you to simple self-defence techniques such as avoiding of a punch, or dissuading an attacker who might try to grab you. You will also learn how to safely fall and roll to allow you to learn more advanced techniques safely.  As you progress you will learn more advanced techniques such as throws and weapon defences progressing at a pace you are comfortable with until you are confident dealing with more serious attacks like knives, bottles and chains.


More details at

Jog Scotland

Monday – Meet at 6.00pm
Tuesday – Meet at 6.00pm
Wednesday – Meet at 10.00am



JogScotland has been urging the people of Scotland to don their trainers and adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle since 2002. Since then, over 25,000 people have taken up jogging through local community and workplace groups by using simple, gentle walk/jog/run programmes to encourage everyone to get out and be active.

Hiit Workout

Wednesdays 6-7pm

Dont wish for it, work for it!
Jenna Maloney
First for Fitness Edinburgh
First Class FREE

Hula Hoop

Wednesdays 6.15-7.15pm

Introduction to Hula Hoop

You will cover waist hooping, lifts, vortexes, body rolls, throws and more. This course will give you a solid foundation to develop your own style of hooping, show you new directions to explore and make further learning from Youtube videos a whole lot easier. Our tutors have years of performance and tuition experience.

The price of £47 includes your very own hula hoop (usually costs £15), which you will collect at your first class and will be customised for you. A great gift to yourself or for a friend – start your new addiction now!

Booking link:

Insanity with Emma

9.30 – 10.30am

Its time to rise above the excuses. Step outside your comfort zone. and make the shift from "I can't" to "I will". Because if you want results you have to work hard for them. Leave whatever is holding you back outside class and master Athletic Training Drills, Cardio Conditioning and Strength Training to reach your personal best, no matter where you starting from.


Monday 7.15-8.15pm
Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm

Learn new skills, build confidence and have fun with Karate Ashihara. Our classes are designed around you and what you want to achieve. Whether you’re looking to keep fit or master a martial art our instructors are on hand to make sure you get the best out of every class. Our children’s classes are designed so that kids enjoy themselves and learn at the same time. With its own junior grading system kids can work their way through a series of belt colours. You don’t have to be young to join in though, even if you’re an adult beginner Karate Ashihara can teach you the basics and help you to develop into a Martial Arts Master. Whoever you are, whatever age you are Karate Ashihara will help you reach your potential.
Metin 077189 56230


Tuesday 7.30-8.30pm
Saturday 1.00-2.00pm

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate, Muay Thai, and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.

Metin 077189 56230

Krav Maga

Monday: 18:00-19:30 (Intermediate Krav Maga)
Tuesday: 19:00-20:30 (All-levels Krav Maga)
Thursday: 18:30-20:00 (All Levels Krav Maga)
Thursday: 20:10-21:15 (Beginners' Krav Maga)

Krav Maga is a self-defence system based on instinctive reactions and natural movements. It draws on techniques from many different martial arts. It is suitable for everyone, regardless of age, gender, and level of fitness. No martial arts experience is necessary.

Krav Maga training is also a great way to release stress, and students of Krav Maga find that they become more confident and more mentally and emotionally resilient through their Krav Maga training.

Sign up to an induction class at or get in touch on if you have any questions.



Pilates based strength and conditioning classes
£8 per class (Payable in 4/5 weeks blocks)
(Highly recommend attending weekly as classes are progressive and you will get the most benefit from attending weekly)
Please feel free to call for further information:


Tuesdays 8-9pm

POUND is a cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energising and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with Yoga and Pilates-inspired movements.

Designed for all fitness levels and easy to modify, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energised, improving your health and rocking out! POUND’s alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to women and men of all ages and abilities.


£7 per class. For more information Contact Saskia on 07377885320 or email

Rise and shine Yoga

Wednesdays 9.45am - 11am

Start your day well! Time and space just for you. Leave feeling strong, peaceful and bright!

The 75 min class includes: a physical practice of gentle and dynamic flowing postures, deep relaxation, beautiful words, energising breathing practices, accessible meditation, gorgeous music, dreamy aromas – and fruit!

Even if you are brand new to yoga, I hope you will find the classes welcoming and supportive, as well as manageable. A safe place to find your feet... and connect with yourself.

For more information please see:

Shorinji Kempo

Thursday 19:00 – 21:00

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Self Defence.

Shorinji Kempo is a martial art which focuses on self-defence and spiritual development. It was founded in Japan shortly after world war two. We take inspiration from the philosophies of Japanese and Chinese martial arts as well as Zen Buddhism. Classes typically start with a group warmup and revision of basic techniques, followed by training in pairs. Shorinji Kempo has three groups of technique: Goho (hard technique) involves a wide variety of strikes, blocks, etc., whilst Juho (soft technique) involves joint reversals, releases, restraints, takedowns and throws. Seiho (correcting technique) uses acupressure manipulation of joints and muscles to relieve tension and reduce injury. We also practice seated meditation and practical philosophy. Everyone is welcome to join us, and no martial arts experience is necessary.

For more information, please email, or visit

Silver Swans

Fridays 10.45-11.45am

A new adult ballet class aimed at over 55's. If you have previous dance experience, took ballet lessons when you were younger, or if you have never been in a dance studio in your life...these classes will put a spring back in your step!

This specifically designed program from the Royal Academy of Dance can only be taught by Silver Swan Licensees.

£9 drop-in or pre paid class £8

To book your place, contact Rebecca on: 07376322236 or

Tuesday Mum and Baby Yoga

Tuesday 10.00-11.00

Beginning on Tuesday 17th September

Suitable for mums 6 weeks post natal following on from your GP check.
Please be aware we recommend waiting 10-12 weeks if you have had a 
c-section or stitching.

Practicing yoga with your baby helps the two of you bond and have some 
special time together. It also helps ease the mother's achy body 
whilst baby develops their motor skills and enjoys the sounds and 
interaction of other babies.
These classes can also provide a safe space for you to just 'be' with 
baby, whilst being surrounded by other mums who are having the same 
experiences as you.
Suggested for babies up until they begin crawling.

Classes are booked in 5 week blocks for £45, and you have the ability 
to use these 5 sessions over a 6 week period. Drop in price is £10 per 
class. Please contact Jenny if you have any questions, or to book

Tai Chi

Thursday 7-9pm

Coming Soon!! - 19/03/20







Tap Dancing

Thursdays 5.30pm-6.30pm

Always wanted to try tap dancing or haven't done any tap for years? Here's a brand new tap dance class for adult beginners. A 5 week block, suitable for those with no previous experience as well as those who have tapped a little before but would like to start again from scratch.

We'll learn the fundamental steps and technique of tap dance and practise basic moves such as shuffles, tap-springs, and easy time steps. We can then link these together into simple sequences to build confidence and get you dancing.

Taught by Cathy, an experienced swing and tap dancer with a passion for sharing her knowledge.

You don't need to have proper tap shoes to take this course - any flat or low-heeled shoes that don't grip the floor will be fine to start off in. Then when you're hooked, it's a trip to the nearest dance wear shop! Come and give it a go!

Turn'd up Fitness

Wednesday - 7-8pm

COMING SOON! - 26/02/20

An amazing, confidence-boosting workout to all the best RnB Dancehall music! With routines that shape and tone your body, you can burn up to 900 calories in a single class! Turn'd Up fitness is more than just a fitness class. It is confidence, empowerment and so much fun! Come see for yourself! Check out for more information. Send an email to or find me on Facebook/Instagram if you have any questions! I can't wait to dance with you! Suitable for all abilities (16+).


6.15pm – 7.15pm Intermediate
7:30pm – 8:30pm Beginners

YOGA Folk – A fluid Vinyasa class with emphasis on linking breath and movement. Here we will explore sun salutations, standing poses, arm balances, hip openers and inversions. This is a playful class with music and movement! All classes are open to all levels including complete beginners. Mats will be provided if needed. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Helen Gillespie



5.45 – 6.30pm – Zumba Gold

7- 8 - Zumba

Come and join family friendly Zumba party every

Dance-workout Zumba Fitness with Nadia is no ordinary exercise class, it is the latin-inspired class that is one big energetic party!

No booking required!

Pay-as-you-go £5

More details at

7th Fret Guitar Lessons

One to one Lessons for adults and children

Acoustic or electric guitar lessons available.
Over 10 years teaching experience.
PVG Certified.
All levels Welcome.
Gift Vouchers available.
Phone: 07592381965


Cafe 48 - Mondays at 7pm

First Meeting is on the 18th of November.

We are a peer to peer support group fior men. Come have a brew and a chat.

For more information please visit

0131 622 1757

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