Insert activity plus in a custom page

i wish to include the activity plus stream in a page i have set up surrounded by a side bar either side, however, when i use the theme included shortcode to insert the the activity stream, i do not get the activity plus options, just native buddypress.
is there a shortcode or some way i could get round this.. im not very experienced with wordpress so it may be just a simple work round, i tried to edit the activity plus page but that is not possible.Id appreciate some help with this please.