Community Hub

About the Hub

The MLSS Community Hub was opened in 2021 by John Fury; father of two-time heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson Fury. The Community Hub is located in the MLSS hometown of Walsall in the Midlands.

It contains an all-encompassing state-of-the-art gym, boxing gym, studios for workouts and creative classes, an on-site physiotherapist, social meeting and work spaces, music studio and an on-site café.

“The aims of the centre are to help people both physically and mentally. The charity aims to do more than feed the homeless but also to help service users in the long term. The emphasis is wellbeing and tackling mental health issues, especially in this day and age, and building confidence, especially among younger people who are suffering from bullying. We want this to be a place for everyone and somewhere where they can come and enjoy a coffee or play a game and come together as a community.” (MLSS CEO Randhir Singh)

Community Hub

What's on

Timetable
Boxing

If the treadmill is just not working for you or you want to switch up your normal workout routine, then our boxing classes might be the ideal choice for you.

During the class we focus on boxing skills, using a combination of cardio, strength and pad work circuits. The class is very light-hearted and we encourage anyone to have a go, no matter your fitness, skill level or how coordinated you might be. Classes are filled with a variety of people, so no one should ever feel out of place.

The fast-paced hooks, upper cuts and swoops engage the shoulders, back, arms, obliques, core and abdomen. Fast reps of these intense activities build endurance and stamina. During a session you use your entire body and receive a full cardiovascular workout. Building muscle mass and burning lots of calories all in one workout means for good results, fast!

These sessions can also seriously improve motor skills, balance, reaction time, and overall agility as we engage hand eye coordination in both hands.

Bootcamp (HIIT)

Come along and join us at one of our blood pumping sweat dripping HIIT bootcamp classes. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and involves repeated bouts of high intensity effort followed by varied recovery times. HIIT training is becoming ever so popular and is an extremely popular class of ours. During our classes you’ll be using a great mix of body weight, resistance bands, free weights, medicine balls, kettle bells and boxes. So make sure you pop along to see what all the fuss is about!

What are the benefits of HIIT?

HIIT training has been shown to improve:

  • aerobic and anaerobic fitness
  • blood pressure
  • cardiovascular health
  • insulin sensitivity
  • cholesterol profiles
  • abdominal fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass
 
Stay and play

Ages up to 4 years, Every Wednesday 10am – 11:30am £3 per session

We welcome any parents/carers with children aged 4years and under to join our stay and play sessions every Wednesday morning. This was set up to help support those parents/carers who are unable to afford childcare/nursery.  The main aims of the Stay and Play sessions are to encourage bonding and healthy communication amongst parent/carers to create a strong community atmosphere. We provide breakfast for everyone and also support with signposting to relevant services that parents/carers may require.

For further information or to get involved please get in touch

admin@mlss.org.uk

01922 861 165

Music Studio

Are you a local music artist or producer? Or do you just have an interest in music and would like to try something new?

Then come on down and check out our amazing state-of-the-art music studio ran by our Studio Manager Sam, S Finesse. It has all the equipment you’ll need to record and produce some music!

S Finesse is a local music producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the UK music industry such as Fredo, Abra Cadabra, Rimzee and many more!

The studio is free to use for the local community as we appreciate the positive impact being involved in music can have on people’s lives. If you or somebody you know would like to use the studio, all you need to do is to book in with our Studio Manager Sam via email sfinessebeats@gmail.com

Are you a local music artist or producer, need use of a state-of-the-art recording studio? Get in touch with our Studio Manager Sam via email sfinessebeats@gmail.com to get yourself booked in!

Livingston House support

Livingstone House offers a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme for men aged 1864. Residents participate in a 12 Step Recovery Programme that is tailored to their needs. Support is not just geared towards abstinence, but designed to meet each individual’s mental, spiritual and emotional needs too.

MLSS supports residents of Livingston house by giving them free access to use the MLSS Community Hub. They use the boxing equipment, the weights room, music studio and the free room to just relax and watch movies together. MLSS volunteers join in with these session times to show a sense of solidarity and that these individuals are supported.

We also have speakers delivering motivational talks to the rehab service users, providing reassurance that there is help and support available at any time required.

Check out Livingston House and what they do!  https://livingstonehouseuk.org/

Supporting Walsall College students

Every Thursday 11.30am – 12.45pm, we invite Walsall college students from SEND to take part in boxing classes, general fitness and circuit training. SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Development. These young adults are vulnerable and have a number of disabilities and felt insecure and are not confident in taking part in sports. However, since joining us at The Hub, their confidence and wellbeing has being significantly boosted. This is something which we are extremely proud of!

We do also like to support people with disabilities get into physical exercise, whether that be using the gym or doing some boxing. We have trainers that have worked with people with disabilities before. So, if you or anybody you know would like to come and have a go then please do get in touch!

For further information or to get involved please get in touch

admin@mlss.org.uk

01922 861 165

Krav Maga Womens Self-defence

Every Tuesday at 6pm we encourage Women of all ages to join us at our self-defence classes. Women that attend our classes find it empowering as they’re learning how to defend themselves in difficult situations.

Find out more about Krav Maga below!

What is Krav Maga?

Krav Maga is a military self-defense and fighting system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israeli security forces derived from a combination of techniques sourced from boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo and karate, along with realistic fight training. The generic name Krav Maga is derived from two ancient Hebrew words, krav translated as “combat” and maga translated as “contact” to form the combination “contact combat.”

Over 60’s coffee

Every Thursday we host an over 60’s Coffee Morning at 11am – 14.30pm

The main goal is to encourage healthy eating, getting active with some exercise and just general well-being. Some of the activities that the attendees really enjoy taking part in are knitting blankets for the homeless, making food that is also distributed to the homeless.

From time to time we also like to take these sessions out and about to freshen things up and for new experiences.

So if you or any of your relatives or friends would like to join us for the over 60’s coffee meets; then please feel free to come along and have a chat.

For further information or to get involved please get in touch

admin@mlss.org.uk

01922 861 165

School holiday programmes – HAF

School holidays can be particular pressure points for some families because of increased costs (such as food and childcare) and reduced incomes due to needing to have time off work to care for their children. Children from less fortunate families are less likely to access organised out-of-school activities; are more likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health; more likely to experience social isolation.

We are providers of a HAF programmes at The Hub. Sessions on various sports such as, football, cricket, dodgeball etc provided great physical exercise for children that may not have otherwise had this opportunity. Alongside the sports, various arts and crafts sessions are also ran, from decorating candles to designing t-shirts. Another keen focus is on healthy eating, some children that attend are not used to eating fruits and vegetables. However, through the programme they became more comfortable in trying new foods and really enjoy eating healthy.

We have also run special HAF programmes themed around boxing and Christmas. We do all we can to ensure the children have the best experience possible and create memories to cherish. We have so many ideas for the future so watch this space!

The main feedback MLSS receives from the children is that they just couldn’t wait to come back for the next HAF programme!

The HAF programme is available to children ages 5-11 years, and we also welcome children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Development)

For further information or to get involved please get in touch

admin@mlss.org.uk

01922 861 165

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Support the Hub

You can support the Hub in many ways, we are strong believers in community togetherness and welcome anyone wanting to get involved and help out in any way you can!

How to support us:

  • Learn more about us : Learning about what we do and why we do it is a huge part our organisation. So please take a moment to check out our main MLSS page to see what we’re all about.
  • Spread the word : Tell your friends and family about us. We love the community feeling here at the Hub so we want to get as many people involved as possible!
  • Donate supplies : We are always open to receiving donations in any form. If you would like to donate the please do reach out.
  • Specialist classes : Do you feel you may have specialist skillsets that the local community may benefit from, get in touch and let’s see if we can facilitate something
  • Sponsor us : We are always on the lookout for new partners to join and support us in our endeavours to serve humanity
  • Volunteer : There are so many ways in which you can volunteer either here at The Hub or with MLSS

To get involved with any of the above please do get in touch! contact us

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