Come and try strength and balance exercise

3 October 2019

Falling over isn’t part of the aging process.

Many falls are preventable, and the Live Stronger for Longer national movement aims to help you stay on your feet and living the life you want to live. One of the best and easiest ways to avoid falling over is to build your muscle strength through exercise.

Sport Wellington is working alongside exercise providers in the community who are running classes that target strength and balance - and therefore prevent falls; and we are looking to increase the amount of people participating in strength and balance exercise.   

Why Strength and balance classes? People who have good lower leg and ‘core’ strength – that’s the thighs, mid-section and back – also have good balance. 

Classes who meet nationally approved, evidence-based criteria will be eligible to use the quality mark.  Look for the ‘tick’ when selecting a class to know that it meets national agreed standards.

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Find out what exercise suits you at our free events! 

Meet the instructors, learn about the different styles of exercise, test your own strength and balance and watch or try short exercise sessions delivered by Live Stronger for Longer approved strength and balance class instructors.

Wellington

Exercise styles to try on the day

  • Circuit style exercise
  • Fitness dance
  • Chair-based exercise
  • Low impact cardio and strength exercise
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

Day: Friday, 25th October
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: ASB Sports Centre

Registration: use the link below to register online or contact Campbell on 04380 2070 ext.265

Register Wellington 

Map to ASB Sports Centre

Upper Hutt

Exercise styles to try on the day

  • Circuit style exercise
  • Chair-based exercise
  • Low impact cardio and strength exercise
  • Tai Chi

Day: Thursday, 31st October
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: Hapai Club

Registration: use the link below to register online or contact Campbell on 04380 2070 ext.265

Register Upper Hutt 

Map to Hapai Club

Lower Hutt

Exercise styles to try on the day

  • Chair-based exercise
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Day: Friday, 1st Nov
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: Fraser Park Sports Hub

Registration: use the link below to register online or contact Campbell on 04380 2070 ext.265

Register Lower Hutt

Map to Fraser Park Sports Hub

 

Join a class near you!

Class details, as well as other information and advice on staying independent, can be found on the website www.livestronger.org.nz.  Go to the ‘Find a strength and balance class’ tab and select ‘Capital and Coast’ 'Hutt' or 'Wairarapa' from the map to see the range of classes available in your district, or contact Campbell and Jessica from Sport Wellington on 04 3802070 or strength@sportwellington.org.nz

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Keep an eye on the ‘Find a strength and balance class’ page as more new classes become approved and available in your area.

Come and Try