Community Strength & Balance
Want to join the Live Stronger Movement?
Sport Wellington is the lead agency for Community Strength and Balance classes across the greater Wellington region. Our role is to create and grow access to strength and balance classes for older people in their communities. We are part of the Live Stronger for Longer movement, a wider falls and fractures network all working together to support older people to stay independent and injury-free. For further information about the movement, check out the website, built for older people, Whānau and health professionals.
- An exercise leader running exercise class for older people, or interested in working with this audience. We are always looking for new classes and would love to learn more about you.
- A volunteer looking to lead exercise for your peers, what a great way to stay active and give back to your community! Training and support can be provided by Sport Wellington.
- A community group looking to learn more about keeping strong and independent as we age. Invite us to come along and speak with you and your group.
- A Health Agency or professional wanting information about how to connect older people with these classes. Great, we want as many people as possible to know about the benefits of exercise to maintain independence.
Get in touch, Sport Wellington would love to hear from you!
Phone: (04) 380 2070 ext. 265
Earlier this year, ACC conducted a nationwide survey to assess the impact that Live Stronger for Longer Community Strength and Balance classes are having for participants. The numbers have been crunched and the survey findings can be found here.
Includes classes in Porirua and Kāpiti Coast
Hutt Valley classes
Includes class in Wainuiomata
Includes classes from Carterton to Masterton
Live Stronger for Longer strength and balance classes are available online!
Live Stronger for Longer classes are run by local instructors and are designed specifically to help older adults remain healthy, active and independent. Classes are available for anyone to try, give one a go today.
Classes on TV
Healthy For Life is a new TV1 show created specifically for over 65-year old’s. Hosted by Bernice Mene, Healthy For Life is designed to help older people work on their strength and balance through an exercise programme called the Super7. All done from the comfort of your bubble, this show provides great tips for staying safe in the home, keeping your brain active, how to keep up your social links and friendships and advice about healthy eating and sleep during this time.
Healthy For Life screens on TVNZ 1, May 2 at 9AM and repeats Saturdays thereafter and is also available at TVNZ OnDemand.
Classes on the Radio
RNZ have teamed up with our colleagues at Sport Gisborne to bring you a simple exercise programme which can be followed along at home each night. Simply tune in to Radio New Zealand a few minutes before 8pm Monday to Friday and give the exercises a go!