The Compound Wellingborough

Callisthenics / Street Workout

Training Using Core Strength. We Run Classes for Kids and Adults of All Abilities

The Compound has been running for over 5 years in a deprived area of Wellingborough. We have supported over 600 young people within the community to improve their fitness and well-being by using equipment to improve their core strength.
Which also gives them discipline, focus and a sense of community.

Using a hybrid of Gymnastic Bodyweight Exercises, Strength Training, Bodybuilding and New Street Workout techniques, The Compound is here to help you become your BEST.


The Hope Centre (not the church), 119 Nest Farm Crescent , Hemmingwell , Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN8 4TU

Our History

The Compound Wellingborough was set up in 2013 to give people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicity, a chance to take part in physical and mental training with a difference.

People from areas of deprivation were given access to a form of exercise that not only benefits them physically but also mentally. Calisthenics has had a positive impact on people’s lives, from youngsters who have now qualified coaches to those who are now leading a positive lifestyle – all through Calisthenics and personal development. Some of these young people are now volunteering and teaching others.

The Compound Wellingborough raised funds through various fundraising activities to build a calisthenics rig in a local park for the local people. This rig has helped break down barriers and bring people together from all walks of life, leading to positive outcomes.

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Our Mission

To give young people opportunities to better themselves and build positivity amongst the next generation, keeping them away from gangs, crime and social exclusion, so they can build better futures for themselves.

Our Services

Calisthenics for Hope

Calisthenics is a form of gymnastics which connects the mind to the body. It is the facilitator of happiness:

Connect with

Community is a central part of calisthenics, it brings people together, largely as it is a non-competitive sport.

Take care of
your body

Your body is designed to move and calisthenics releases endorphins – happy hormones


Calisthenics enables you to focus on you, and concentrate on what you are doing, occupying your brain and body.

Keep learning

There is the opportunity to explore your physical potential, calisthenics provides endless opportunities to try new movements benefiting from both the physical and mental perspectives


it allows for goal setting and maintaining focus and what is to be achieved.


enables the experience of setbacks and developing resilience – allowing you to learn about yourself and your ability to overcome obstacles.


focus is on what the body can do rather than what the body looks like.

Music for Expression

  • Use music and writing to tell my life story.
  • Use music to encourage young people to interact.
  • Music can be something young people can relate to.
  • Encourage young people to positively express themselves through music.
  • Use mentor’s music videos to engage with young people to show that people can have a variety in their lives and more than one option.

Mentoring for Life:

 Stage 1 – Preparation and Engagement

  • Developing powerful connections.
  • Putting the young person at the centre by getting to know the young person and emphasising that this partnership is about them.
  • Developing trust and confidence in the mentoring relationship.
  • Focussing on their interests, their skills and talents.
  • Using their interests, skills and talents to engage with them and as development tools. Link these in with developing their own life skills and life views.
  • Share life experiences and life journeys and the lessons these have given.
  • A brief intro to calisthenics – basic exercises.
  • Using lots of praise and encouragement.

Stage 2 – Physical and Mental Wellbeing

  • Use calisthenics to engage with the young person further, building their self-esteem, confidence and providing them with discipline and focus.
  • Ongoing use of mentor’s life experience to show they have options and can make positive choices and develop hope and want for a positive future.
  • Discussions around why certain behaviours might be presented.
  • Discussions around potential consequences of behaviour and actions.
  • Linking into referral routes with partners to support what they want out of life.

Stage 3 – Action Planning

  • How we can change behaviour.
  • Set personal actions / small achievable goals.
  • Review/ monitor progress.
  • Linking into referral routes with partners to support what they want out of life.

Stage 4 – Group Support

  • Peer support and discussion topic of the day plus actions and consequences session.
  • Develop group workout plan to encourage team working.
  • Develop communication skills.
  • Develop self-managing behaviour within the group, individual and group responsibility.

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The Hope Centre (not the church), 119 Nest Farm Crescent , Hemmingwell , Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN8 4TU

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    Our Team

    Kamlesh Parmar

    Lead Coach

    Calisthenics has changed my life; it has allowed me to become a role model and mentor those who attend my sessions. My aim is to share with young people the opportunities that transformed my life and give hope for the future

    Dion Bhambra


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    Tony McMillan


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    Our Affiliates

    Shudan Martial Arts

    Fight for Peace


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