Sports for All

Coach | April 12th, 2011 - 3:50 am

(Sneak peeks of our Notebook – download our Newsletter free)

This winter, it was a special pleasure to welcome disabled young men and women to a new sport.

Young people got great results in a very short time – better ability to communicate, calmer, and less tired and stressed,  while feeling stronger and better about themselves. Boxercise gives you a fast boost in confidence and physical strength, so if you haven’t already, give this sport a try!

The four month program of free sports was generously sponsored by PlaySport London and the borough of Newham.

Download the Malaika Notebook for Spring 2011 here.

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Boxercise for All – Winter Session Starts Soon

Coach | December 3rd, 2010 - 5:23 pm

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Our famous free Boxercise lessons will be open twice a week for you and your friends. As always, everyone of every ability is welcome.

Boxercise runs from 5 PM to 6 PM sharp, so please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.  Each Wednesday and Friday, except for the holiday break.

Location: Peacock Gymnasium, Canning Town. See map above.  Peacock is a great gym – you can see a virtual tour of their facilities here.

Dates Before Christmas:

Wednesday Dec 8, and Friday Dec 10.

Wednesday Dec 15, and Friday Dec 17.

Dates After Holiday Break:

Wednesday Jan 5 and Friday Jan 7

Then every Wednesday and Friday through March, 2011.

Our instructors are experienced and fully qualified so you get the most out of your Boxercise. If you have special needs, let us know so we can be sure to accomodate you. It is our pleasure to introduce Boxercise to disabled children and adults.

Contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Summer Program Over – Thanks For Making It Such A Success!

Coach | October 3rd, 2010 - 7:21 pm

We could not have done the program without your participation and PlaySport London’s support.

Our big thanks go out to all of you who helped to make the summer program such a happy time. Many of you brought your friends, which added to the fun.

We are also grateful to Esther for her kind words:

Dear Malaika Youth Project,

My name is Esther Roberts. I am 10 years of age. I have been attending boxercise sessions all through my summer holidays. I really had fun, I went to Malaika Youth Project’s website and looked at the comments, that meant a lot. Malaika does an outstanding job for children like me, and once someone has attended  one of the sessions, hey will not want to go back home, and I am a witness. Malaika Youth Project is very good because it helps me get in shape and stay healthy. Boxercise was great and I really learnt alot, hope to go again this winter or next summer.

I will keep visiting the website to see where you’re going to do your winter boxercise sessions. I am really looking forward to met more people and make friends, now that I am confident about myself and my self esteem has improved because I was shy at meeting new people but not anymore. Thanks to Malaika Youth Project, big thanks.

Yours truly,


Big thanks to YOU!

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Boxercise in the Park Extended – Don’t Miss It!

Coach | September 25th, 2010 - 3:02 pm

(Art by students of Manor Primary School, Newham)

Last Wednesday was supposed to be the last Boxercise in the Park the year. But so many of you came and enjoyed it and asked for more…that we’re extending it one more week. Wednesday, 29 September will be the last class for this summer, held at the same place and time: West Ham Park at 6:00 PM.

Thanks to all the students of the Manor Primary School who joined Boxercise in the Park and asked for us to come to your school once a week. We hope to be able grant your wish very soon!

Our big thanks also goes to all the other participants, who have helped to make this such a successful program. And as always, we’re grateful to PlaySport London for making this program possible.

You’ve told us that Boxercise in the Park helps you to feel better about yourselves, gives you more energy through the week, and helps you to tackle problems with a better attitude. We listened, and doubled the program, offering two sessions of Boxercise per week.

We aim to offer free Boxercise indoors all winter, so subscribe to our RSS or connect with us on Facebook for the new times and locations.

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Boxercise is Great for Everyone

Coach | August 31st, 2010 - 6:23 pm

(video from Saturday morning Boxercise, 28 August)

The young people in our classes are telling us that they love Boxercise and want to do more. They are getting better, faster, stronger and enjoying the benefits of a more active lifestyle. More energy, feeling better about themselves, improved concentration at work and at school. Summer will soon be over, so don’t miss the remaining classes.

Saturday mornings, 11.00 AM at London Fields Park
Wednesday evenings, 6.00 PM at West Ham Park

Call Coach Danny on 07951 627 066 or message him on Facebook (Daniel Lutaaya) if you have any questions or need help getting to the classes. If you or a friend has any special needs, just let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate any such needs. We welcome people of all ages and abilities – all are invited to join us.

So even if you’ve been totally inactive lately, don’t hesitate to come to Boxercise. Our instructors are friendly and fully qualified professionals. You’ll be glad you came!

Boxercise in the Park is sponsored by PlaySport London. Please see their website for more free sports activities throughout London.

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Boxercise is a Great Overall Workout

Coach | August 21st, 2010 - 8:49 pm

We had a great Boxercise session Saturday morning! The girls told us they loved it and want to continue. Today, they learned correct stance and defensive tactics, and jumped and ran among the cones – an excellent overall cardiovascular workout. They also learned how to do warm ups before a workout, and cools downs afterward, to increase flexibility and help prevent injuries.

We are very pleased to have the opportunity to offer free Boxercise in the Park this summer, through the generosity of PlaySport London. And a big THANK YOU to all the who have been attending our classes and making them such a success. if you haven’t yet tried Boxercise, let us introduce you to an exhilarating sport.

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Is Everything Alright Over Here?

Coach | August 19th, 2010 - 3:18 pm

(Since it’s now illegal to take photos of police in the UK, we’re using this old photo of a London Bobby!)

Yesterday’s Boxercise session at West Ham Park was so crowded that the police came over to make sure everything was alright! We were pleased by their interest, actually, as they very kindly told us that we had the Best Project they’d seen in our area and encouraged us to ‘keep it up!’

So thank you all for coming and making this summer program such a success. With just a few weeks left of the summer, we don’t want to hear any excuses about why you can’t make it to class. We are really enjoying watching the gains people have achieved – feeling more confident, stronger, having more energy – all while having a good time.

We are grateful not only to all the people who come to our free classes but also to Playsport London for making it possible by sponsoring the Boxercise in the Park program.

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West Ham Park Classes – Only A Few More Weeks!

Coach | August 15th, 2010 - 5:54 pm

Taken in West Ham Park on Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010

Boxercise requires flexibility, strength, speed and agility. Jumping and running between cones are just two parts of the Boxercise program. You will also gain confidence improved coordination and get a great energy boost! Boxercise in the Park, kindly sponsored by PlaySport London, will continue for just a few more weeks, so take advantage and join us. All are welcome! Our coaches are all fully qualified experts and ensure that you get the attention you need. You will love the way you feel after Boxercise.

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Saturday Morning Energy-Blast

Coach | August 10th, 2010 - 1:44 pm

Join us in London Fields for free Boxercise on Saturday mornings. Sponsored by PlaySport London, this is a great way to get active if you are currently inactive, or to enhance your skills if you’ve already tried Boxercise. (If the slideshow doesn’t work for you, click here.)

Great for both beginners and advanced athletes, Boxercise offers something for nearly every age and ability.  We welcome those with special needs – just contact us so we can accommodate your needs. If you’d like more information, leave a message on this blog, on Facebook (Malaika Youth Project) or give Coach Danny a ring: 07951.627.066. You can also send us an email: – but don’t delay, the summer is nearly over and this is a wonderful time to enjoy a higher level of fitness.

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Get Your Weekend Off to a Great Start

Coach | August 9th, 2010 - 7:26 pm

Taken last Saturday morning, this little video shows our Boxercise in the Park sessions in full swing. Join us for a high-energy, feel-good start to your weekend. Sponsored by PlaySport London, this program is free and everyone is welcome. The Wednesday evening sessions are also still on for the Summer, so don’t miss this opportunity to try a new sport or improve your skills.

Boxercise is a safe, non-contact sport that is suitable for nearly all ages and fitness levels. Our caring, experienced instructors are fully licensed and will make sure you get personalised attention. If you have never tried anything like this before, don’t be intimidated – it’s perfect for people who have been inactive or who are new to sports, for girls, boys, women and men of almost all abilities.  If you have any special needs or disabilities, please contact us so we can be sure to accommodate your needs. We extend a warm welcome the ‘differently-abled’ and we are here to serve you.

Feel free to call Coach Danny on 07951.627.066, email us at or contact us on Facebook (Malaika Youth Project).

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