The Powerhouse Tuesday night youth club is running a Moss Side Fashion Project 6 – 9pm open to anyone aged 13 – 25 years old.
Mr D Healthy Body Healthy Mind community program is a regular motivational circuit session. This is held at the Powerhouse every Saturday at 12.30pm -2pm. This has been a highly successful session, and in 2013 won a community award for its positive contribution to peoples’ health and well being and its continued service.
I have recommended Mr D circuit to numerous people, to help them build confidence, personal fitness, socialise and make new friends. Very welcoming, makes you feel part of the family.
At the session you can expect to do running drills, light weights, floor exercises, aerobics, regular bleep tests and team work activities. New and innovative circuit sessions are thought of regularly to challenge fitness and confidence.
Every Saturday a motivational text message is sent out to all those who attend the sessions aiming to give them a positive start to their day. Circuit is not just about getting fit in body but also in mind.
The trainer is highly motivational with a positive and welcoming attitude, nothing is too much for him and everyone is welcome, we have young people from 11 years old right up to 60 years of age and from many different areas of Manchester.
Devon is a great motivator. The atmosphere at the circuit sessions is welcoming and friendly. I feel much healthier and physically fit.
The circuit program also incorporates a yearly fathers group outing which helps to promote the relationships fathers have with their children. Last year they went to Head over heels and both the fathers and children commented on how much they enjoyed the day. They also have a Christmas outing where everyone can go out and socialise with each other and celebrate the achievements they have made over the year in the circuit sessions.
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This summer Moss Side has an outreach programme and range of Activities for young people aged 8 to 25 in the local area, here at the Powerhouse as well as Hideaway, Moss Side Leisure Centre, Manchester Academy, Moss Side Adventure Playground, Alexandra Park, Trinity High School and Z-arts.
Full details can be found in the PDF document attached below
Kemoy Walker first started coming to the Powerhouse aged ‘around 13’ after noticing the ‘really big building’ whilst at the park: ‘What goes on there? What is that building?’. His friends told him it was a youth club, and from then he started coming to the Powerhouse, getting involved in the various activities on offer, and volunteering – ‘wow, you know, this is me’.
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For Kemoy, since its beginnings music has played a central role in the Powerhouse.
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Over the years, the Powerhouse has changed and adapted to meet different challenges…
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But, young people have always been at its heart, which Kemoy puts down to the Powerhouse ethos: the care and support that it offers young people which ensures they continue to utilise it as a place to meet, socialise, and get involved with the numerous activities and opportunities.
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The sun was shining on Raby Street as the faint sound of gospel carried through the air. Young people were playing football in the park, and if you listen closely you can hear a van being hoovered outside the church. Reggae was booming from the soundsystem, it felt like the first day of summer…