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Keep on your Feet comes to Eastern Bay of Plenty

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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New strength and balance classes for older adults, designed to reduce falls and improve movement confidence, have been launched in Eastern Bay of Plenty as part of a Sport Bay of Plenty initiative.

Keep on your Feet is about creating access to approved community group strength and balance classes across Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty, as part of a nation-wide drive to reduce falls and fractures, and support older people to ‘live stronger for longer’.

Five brand new classes have been created in Western Bay of Plenty, and now Eastern Bay of Plenty is getting its first classes in Ohope and Kawerau.

These are the first of many classes, says Project Leader Jen Riley, as the aim is to start up further classes in Whakatane, Opotiki and Kawerau in order to improve access for the community to these much-needed group exercise sessions.

Keep on your Feet is in Ohope at St Nicholas Church, Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope. Classes are held 10.45am to 11.45am. For more information contact Jane Miskell of Ohope Fitness and Wellbeing on 027 412 4396 and jvolmuller@hotmail.com

A Keep on your Feet class has also been established in Kawerau, starting Friday, December 1 at the Bert Hamilton Hall, Porritt Drive, Kawerau. Classes are held at 9am to 10am each week. For more information contact Miriam Tio on hummingbirdtio@gmail.com or 021 160 4213

Keep on your Feet is looking for instructors. If you are interested in offering a strength and balance class in your community, or you would like to be trained up as a strength and balance instructor get in touch with Jen Riley, Keep on your Feet Project Leader, on 027 419 0067 or email jenr@sportbop.co.nz

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