Close to 30 activities to choose from
Check out all activities to choose the one you really like to join. Contact teachers of activities for more information or call/email us and we'll be happy to assist you with any question you may have.
Acupuncture - Group Sessions
Community Acupuncture Treatments with Rod Hough, L.Ac.
This group session is open for everyone who would like to join for a treatment, to ask questions, or to observe and learn!
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help improve your general health, help you sleep better, increase energy, relieve stress, and feel good naturally with lifelong effects. If you are wondering how TCM and Acupuncture can help you, please join us.
Contact Ron for more details: email@example.com
Founded by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido is a martial art which focuses on the art of self-defence. Aikido is often translated to ‘The way of unifying life’s energy’ showing the philosophical side of the art. The goal of Aikido is to use your opponent’s momentum to neutralise their attack. An interesting aspect of Aikido is that it does not solely use hand techniques. Aikido uses both Aiki-Ken (Wooden Sword) and Aiki-Jo (Wooden Staff) which are harder to use that traditional weapons showing the principle of extension, centring, and focus.
Payment for classes is as follows:
£35 a month (one class a week)
£50 a month (two classes a week)
£25 a month (one class a week)
£40 a month (two classes a week)
Andy's mAN cLUB
ANDYSMANCLUB started off as one group in the small, northern town of Halifax. That first night 9 men turned up and spoke. There was a magic in that room that everyone knew had to be shared.
We knew other guys across the country needed this same experience. We have worked tirelessly through Andys memory to grow our clubs. We now have 28 groups, and still growing, across the UK.
We could tell you how amazing we believe it is to see guys still with us and improving their life. We think though, you will hear it best from the horse’s mouth…
Andy's Man Club sessions are all free to attend.
Alba Luna Belly Dance
Nici is currently teaching fusion Belly Dance in Edinburgh, catering for all levels. Nici always aims to provide fun and safe class where women can let their hair down, meet like minded people and most importantly build on their self esteem and confidence.
Over the last decade Nici has studied several belly dance styles, predominantly Egyptian, American Tribal, Improvised Tribal and Datura.
In doing so, Nici has studied with several internationally renowned belly dancers including Rachel Brice and Jill Parker. Nici is currently working through the Eight Elements programme and has almost completed her Datura style teaching certificate, which will be awarded
by Rachel Brice in Portland, Oregon. Nici is also working towards a Diploma in Egyptian Belly dance through JWAAD, having passed the History
and Culture of Belly Dance and the Safe Delivery of Belly Dance Teaching modules so far.
Facebook page: Alba Luna Belly Dance
Baby massage is an empowering technique to help soothe and relax both you and your baby. This 5-week course shows you how to become confident in massaging your baby.
Each 90-minute class will cover separate body areas culminating in a full body routine for week 5. You will learn techniques and sequences to help your baby overcome conditions such as colic, constipation and reflux. Your regular massage will stimulate baby's reflexes and help to strengthen baby's muscles.
You will build confidence and enjoy this thoroughly amazing bonding time with your baby. Baby massage has been shown to help reduce postnatal depression and improve your connection with your baby. You will become more attuned to his cues and reactions which all help with his development.
Baby massage is ideal from 8 weeks onwards until baby is crawling.
Organic Sunflower seed or Coconut oil and learning handouts are included so that you can continue this beautiful experience at home between classes.
During these small classes you can enjoy meeting new parents in a safe and nurturing environment where you will be fully supported and can practice this beautiful new skill.
Book now using code 'April1' to receive 10% discount on your course of 5 classes.
Visit the website to book your classes.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays 7.00 - 9.00pm
Thursdays 7.00 - 9.00pm
Saturdays 11.00 - 1.00pm
Sundays 1.15 - 3.15pm
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is for everyone. It's a ground fighting, grappling based martial art that is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you want to get fit, learn self-defence, increase your confidence, compete in competitions or just spend some time with like-minded friendly people, our BJJ classes at Checkmat Edinburgh are ideal. Learn these new skills in a relaxed, safe and respectful environment where you will receive all the support you need to get the most out of your training.
For booking please visit: Checkmat Edinburgh | Facebook
Circuit and Strength
Tuesday 8.00 - 9.00pm
Great class for you to join and get fitter and stronger.
Right the first time, better every time!
Contact Patty for more details at
(additional classes by arrangement)
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.
Please email email@example.com
The Cost is £65 for the four week course
Egyptian Belly Dance
Egyptian cabaret belly dance course
For Advanced students.
Wishing to build on choreography and advanced techniques in Egyptian belly dance style.
This class focuses on developing students techniques and style.
Lara jane has been teaching and performing belly dance for many years and runs established courses, Lara has a background in ballet, tap, jazz dance, latin and belly dance.
Lara has a wide range of experience in performing at events.
Contact Lara jane for bookings.
Mondays: 6.30 - 8.00pm
Friday 11am - 1.00pm
FREDDIES BOOTCAMP CLUB is a health and wellbeing bootcamp focussing on general wellbeing, nutrition, mindset, and activity. It involves activity/exercise, wellness talk (covering nutrition, mindset and activity), and wellness one on one check-in. PLUS a weekly virtual get together and a bootcamp in Harrison Park.
Limited spaces to ensure greater attention, must book in advance.
Golden age group
Monday 11:00am - 1:00pm
The Golden Age Group is a meeting which runs here at the club every Monday 11am to 1pm.
The group is focused on giving elders the chance to meet up and have a chat complimented with tea/coffee from Café 48. As well as offers wide range of different activities; e.g. outings, crafts, games etc.
If you know anyone who would like to come along to this group or you yourself would be interested don't hesitate to come along to North Merchiston Club!
It's £2 per session.
Book your place via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us
at 0131 622 1757
Wednesdays 6.15 - 7.15pm
Think Circus Intermediate Hula Hoop Classes. Hula hoop is one of the best ways to awake your inner playful, creative child, learning a new skill, making new connections and bringing you into your physical self. These classes are taught in 5week blocks and are for anyone who can hula hoop on their waist and hands already. If you would like to learn the foundation skills of hula hoop, we teach beginners classes at another venue in Edinburgh.
You can can book and find more information here: bookwhen.com/thinkcircus
Our hoop students say:"Learning to hoop is such a brilliant combination of an activity that's both really joyous but also quite physically challenging.Learning a new skill and having so much fun was something I really looked forward to each week. We got active, had a laugh and also got a chance to get creative with some moves. What more could you ask for! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend."
Cost for the classes s £35 for a five week block (£7.50 per class).
This class is suitable or anyone starting yoga for the first time, or who already has some experience of yoga. Iyengar yoga takes a safe and structured approach to teaching yoga, allowing students to progress from simpler poses to more challenging ones over time. Class sizes are limited to allow the teacher to give each student individual attention.
The idea of meditation in action is a keynote of the Iyengar system. Being totally aware and absorbed in the poses as they are being done is meditation: body and mind communicate at a subtle level and are harmonized. The Iyengar method is not just a sophisticated form of physical exercise and deep breathing. It is a spiritual practice aimed at integrating mind, body and inner self.
Leyla has been practicing yoga since 1996, is fully qualified and insured as an Iyengar yoga teacher.
To book a place, please contact:
T: 07814 851 303
Monday Meet at 6.00pm
Wednesday Meet at 10.00am
THE JOGGING GROUP MEETS INSIDE THE CLUB OUTSIDE THE OFFICE.
THERE IS A CHANGING ROOM AND LOCKABLE LOCKERS ARE AVAILABLE.
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.
Contact Douglas at email@example.com for more details.
Wednesdays 7.30 - 8.30pm
Saturdays 11am - 12noon
Karate is a fitness based class only. Please note: at this time there is NO CONTACT at all.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 7.00 - 7.30pm
Saturday 12.15 - 1.15pm
Kickboxing is a fitness based class only. Please note: at this time there is NO CONTACT at all.
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 email@example.com
Tuesdays 7.00 - 9.00pm
Krav Maga is a self-defence system based on instinctive reactions and natural movements. It is suitable for everyone, regardless of background, age, gender, and level of fitness. We focus on how to get yourself out of a dangerous situation in the most efficient and safest way possible.
With Rencounter Krav Maga you can develop your fitness while having fun and learning effective, realistic self-defence that works for everyone!
More details and booking on the website.
Rise and shine yoga
Wednesdays 9.45 -11.00am
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 and dreamy aromas.
To contact or to find our more details please visit:
Price for a 75 minute session is £11 or £8 if paying for the whole block.
For those on a lower income the price can be reduced to £8 per session on £6 for the block.
Hooray! We're back to tap! Dust off those tap shoes and jump in. If you can shuffle and do some basic time steps, then this is for you. Friendly, fun and relaxed, you'll enjoy building on your repertoire of techniques and putting them together in mini routines. Don't worry if you haven't tapped for a while. It will all come flooding back. Pre-booking essential per 4-week block, costing £20/£16 concessions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this course.
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.
Would you love to lose weight, in 3 easy steps without having to count calories , feel deprived of food or feel hungry?
Then Slimming World is here for you, with over 50 years experience in weight loss our fully trained consultant is waiting to welcome you to group .
We meet every Tuesday in the North Merchiston Club 😄
For more details contact Anne on 07821 273 666, email@example.com or just come along.
TRADITIONAL TAEKWONDO ( " KOREAN KATATE")
If you are passionate about traditional martial arts, its ways and the self -inner knowledge that comes with it, you will fit right in.
Developing fitness , to focus the mind and free the spirit through discipline and the learning of a full fighting system, which includes:
- Stand up fighting: punching, kicks, elbows ,knees.
- Stand up grappling and throws.
- ground work.
- Katas ( poomsae) and breathing techniques.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining the classes.
Energising whilst calming and nourishing at the same time, in this class we build strength and flexibility for the mind and body. Within each class is a breathing practice, yoga movement and guided meditation. Beginners are welcome and the class has a steady pace.
For more information please contact Fay at: Puravida@yogawithfay.co.uk