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Unity tenants show enterprise support Leeds Wellbeing Week

PICTURED: Watched by C’Town Studio owner Michael Kamara, Marie Obirigya passes on some workout tips to Inspirations Central owner Ruth Douglas and Unity Homes and Enterprise chief executive Ali Akbor

TWO BUSINESSES based at Chapeltown Enterprise Centre have joined forces to offer a range of free sessions to promote healthy minds and bodies as part of Leeds Wellbeing Week.

Inspirations Central - a space for children and parents to make music, create works of art and enjoy the company of others – and multi-purpose fitness suite C’Town Studio are laying on a range of stimulating classes and get-togethers starting tomorrow (Tuesday) and running through until Friday.

Focused primarily on stay-at-home parents, retirees or people not in full-time employment, sessions at Inspirations Central include ‘Creative Stay and Play’ for the under 5s, ‘Relax-Sing’ aimed at all ages and the intriguingly titled ‘Doodle for Your Noodle’ run by local artist Kelly Boyle.

Meanwhile, C’Town Studio will run special classes including meditation on Tuesday and yoga on Thursday with Pilates rounding off the week.

Underscoring the level of cooperation between both businesses, a ‘Creative Creche’ will be available at Inspirations Central during each C’Town Studio session to enable parents with children under 5 to attend.


Inspirations Central owner Ruth Douglas welcomes (from left to right) Adrian Green (Unity Enterprise manager), Ali Akbor (Unity Homes and Enterprise chief executive) and Michael Kamara (C’Town Studio owner) to her premises

Chapeltown Enterprise Centre is one of three business hubs operated by Unity Enterprise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unity Homes and Enterprise.

Ali Akbor, Unity chief executive, said he was impressed by the level of commitment shown by Inspirations Central and C’Town Studio.

He said: “Collaboration is a core element of any successful enterprise and I am delighted that these businesses are demonstrating real intuition in support of Leeds Wellbeing Week.

“Alongside Unity Business Centre and Leeds Media Centre, Chapeltown Enterprise Centre is continuing to enhance its reputation as a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity.

“Inspirations Central and C’Town Studio are fine examples of the excellent work that is going on. I wish their respective ventures well during Leeds Wellbeing Week and long into the future.”

Inspirations Central was established earlier this year by Ruth Douglas as a relaxed, creative environment for mothers and fathers to take their kids.

It offers activities for all ages from parent and toddler groups, to private music lessons and holiday clubs. The premises can also be hired for children’s parties and evening craft events for adults.

Ruth said: “Inspirations Central is all about positivity and Leeds Wellbeing Week is certainly a positive venture that we naturally want to support.

“I am excited by the varied mix of sessions timetabled for the week and particularly thrilled that Kelly Boyle will be with us on Thursday. She will invite attendees to draw with her, either in an intuitive way or an approach that reflects their own persona. It’s one not to be missed.

“It is also a special pleasure to be teaming up again with C’Town Studio in a partnership that works well and benefits all of our customers.”

C’Town Studio was established by Michael Kamara in 2016. As well as offering a wide selection of classes and first class gym facilities, it is also home to Chapeltown Kickboxing Club and Mandela Runners.

Michael said: “Health and fitness are very important to us and we welcome the chance to showcase some of our most popular classes as part of Leeds Wellbeing Week.

“Giving parents the opportunity for their children to experience Inspirations Central is a real bonus for them and us and will hopefully lead to very busy classes.

“I would encourage people to come along, get fit and change their lives for the better.”

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