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Strength & Balance Classes (Western BOP)

Please note: We recommend ringing or emailing the instructor before attending for the first time.

 

TAURANGA

 

Sit and Be Fit

Description: Gentle seated exercise to music and standing exercises to improve strength and balance. Perfect for the less agile and beginners.

External link to class: Click here.

Contact name: YMCA

Phone number: 07 578 9272

Email: recreation@ymcatauranga.org.nz

Class location: Greenwood Park Village, 10 Welcome Bay Rd, Hairini

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11am – 12pm

Cost: $8 casual; $37.50 for 5 classes; $70 for 10 classes

Tauranga Heart Support Group

Description: Easy exercise aimed at improving balance, strength, endurance and having fun in a welcoming and social environment. Hot drink available after the class.

Contact name: Diana Bomford

Phone number: 021 047 6155

Email: dianabomford@xtra.co.nz

Class location: City Church, corner Otumoetai Rd & Sherwood St

Day: Monday & Thursday

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Cost: $4

Never2Old

Description: A fun-filled, research based individualised activity programme for older adults. Great for improving balance, strength and flexibility.

External link to class: Click here.

Contact name: Keith Martin

Phone number: 07 557 8765 or 07 557 8648

Email: Keith.Martin@toiohomai.ac.nz

Class location: Toi Ohomai, Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Windermere Dr, Poike

Day: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Time: Between 7.30am – 9am

Cost: $6 per session; $55 for 10 classes

 

Keep on your Feet

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities.

Contact name: Lynda Hitchfield

Phone number: 07 574 0457 or 029 230 0162

Email: lahitchfield@gmail.com

Class location: Greerton Community Hall, 1263 Cameron Rd

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Cost: $6

Recycled Teenagers

Description: Gentle, low impact exercise suitable for all abilities. The class focuses on improving strength, balance and mobility with every joint being worked through its full range of movement. Ideal for those new to exercise or those who have had recent health problems. Includes optional social activities and monthly guest speaker.

Contact name: Jennifer Butler

Phone number: 07 571 1411 or 027 206 0776

Email: lochwood@xtra.co.nz

Class location: Tauranga Senior Citizens Hall, 14 Norris St, Tauranga

Day: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9.15am – 10.45am

Cost: $5; $45 for 10 classes

Never2Old Class

Description: A fun filled class based on the Never2Old programme. Great for improving balance, strength and flexibility. Suitable for all abilities. Please ring prior to attending your first session.

External link to class: Click here.

Contact name: Keith Martin

Phone number: 07 557 8765 or 07 557 8648

Email: Keith.Martin@toiohomai.ac.nz

Class location: Toi Ohomai, Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Windermere Dr, Poike

Day: Friday

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Cost: $6 per session; $55 for 10 classes

 

Balance for Life

Description: Gentle exercise class designed to improve strength and balance in a fun, social environment. Small class sizes ensure individual supervision and progression. Limited places so please ring prior to book a spot.

Contact name: Dr Alison Fisken, Exercise Physiologist

Phone number: 027 775 5099 / 07 927 3330

Email: alison.fisken@bodyinmotion.co.nz

Class location: Body in Motion Physio & Rehab, 20/83 Pyes Pa Rd, Pyes Pa

Day: Fridays

Time: 10am – 11am

Cost: $8

Keep on your Feet

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for beginners or those new to exercise. Enjoy a hot drink after class.

Contact name: Yvonne Flett

Phone number: 07 544 4845

Email: wynjay@kinect.co.nz

Class location: Kempton Park Village, Te Paeroa Rd, Bethlehem

Day: Thursday

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Cost: $2

Tauranga Physiotherapy Strength & Balance Classes

Description: Easy exercise class aimed at improving strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Enjoy a hot drink after the class.

Contact name: Tauranga Physiotherapy

Phone number: 07 576 3606

Email: lara@taurangaphysiotherapy.co.nz

Class location: Tauranga Physiotherapy, 223 Otumoetai Rd, Otumoetai

Option 1: Blue Group – ideal for those who are afraid of falling over, have a low level of activity, find it difficult to get out of a chair and/or may need to use a walking stick or frame to get around.
Class details: Tuesday 1pm-2pm and/or Friday 2pm-3pm

Option 2: Purple Group – ideal for those who have a medium level of activity and would benefit with a programme that would improve their strength and balance so they can move around more easily and with more confidence.
Class details: Monday 1pm-2pm and/or Thursday 11am-12pm

Cost: $7 or $60 for 12 classes

 

Taoist Tai Chi – Health Recovery Class

Description: Tai Chi is a gentle martial art, specifically designed to improve health. The turning and stretching in each of the movements of Tai Chi contribute to its focus on restoring, improving and maintaining health.

Health Recovery classes are specialised classes which enable people with chronic illnesses, or those who are recovering from injuries, to incorporate Taoist Tai Chi™ arts into their recovery. Movements are easily adapted for those with reduced mobility or who need to sit.

The health benefits include: improved circulation, balance and posture, increased strength and flexibility, and reduced stress.

External link to class: http://www.taoist.org/nz

Contact name: John Fletcher

Phone number: 07 576 9836 or 022 303 5803

Email: johnfletchertaichi@gmail.com

Class location: Taoist Tai Chi Society – 15 Kiromiko St, Tauranga

Day: Thursday

Time: 10.30am – 12pm. Includes time to enjoy a hot drink with other class members.

Cost: Come along and try at no cost. Memberships from $19 per month + one off $25 joining fee (includes a t-shirt)

Keep on your Feet

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities.

Contact name: Sarah Nicol

Phone number: 027 636 1128

Email: sarah@armadillo.co.nz

Class location: Bethlehem Hall, 239 SH 2

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10.45am – 11.45am

Cost: $5

Balance for Life

Description: Gentle exercise class designed to improve strength and balance in a fun, social environment.

Contact name: Dr Alison Fisken, Exercise Physiologist

Phone number: 027 775 5099 or 07 927 3330

Email: alison.fisken@bodyinmotion.co.nz

Class location: Carmel Retirement Village, 11 Hollister Ln, Ohauiti

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Cost: $8

 

Keep on your Feet with Proactive4Health

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities. Small class sizes ensure individual supervision and progression.

Contact name: Heinrich Mollentze

Phone number: 07 281 0119

Email: heinrich.mollentze@proactive4health.co.nz

Class location: Proactive4Health, 306 Cameron Rd, Tauranga

Day: Thursday

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Cost: $6

Keep on your Feet Community Class

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities.

Contact name: Dianne Otene

Phone number: 07 543 2912

Email: Dianne.otene@radiuscare.co.nz

Class location: Radius Althorp Hospital, 9 Grantston Drive, Pyes Pa

Day: Friday

Time: 1pm – 2pm

Cost: $5

Fit for Life

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities with a focus on the active retiree. Enjoy a cuppa and education/socialising time after class.

Contact name: The Gym

Phone number: 07 578 3605

Email: info@thegym.co.nz

Class Location: 107 First Avenue, Tauranga

Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 11am-12pm (Tue) and 1.30-2.30pm (Thurs)”

Cost: $6 for one class per week or $5 for two classes per week

 

Keep on your Feet

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities.

Contact name: Tom Taggart

Phone number: 027 253 1509

Email address: thostagg@gmail.com

Class location: Abundant Life Community Centre, 36 Sutherland Road, Judea

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 12pm-1pm

Cost: $2

 
 
 
 

MOUNT MAUNGANUI

 

Global Hearts Exercise Group

Description: Improve mobility, strength, co-ordination and balance. Ideal for people new to exercise and suitable for people with health conditions.

Contact name: Blake Moore

Phone number: 07 575 0470 or 020 414 99850

Email: blaked70@live.com

Class location/address: Global Gym, 150 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui

Day: Friday

Time: 11am – 12pm

Cost: $5 per class

Strong & Stable

Description: Easy exercise class aimed at improving strength, balance and endurance in a fun, safe and social environment.

Contact name: Tanya Frandsen

Phone number: 021 060 3828

Email: bodywisetrainer@gmail.com

Class location: Bayswater Retirement Village, 60 Maranui St, Mount Maunganui

Day: Monday

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Cost: $5

Keep on your Feet

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities.

Contact name: Lynda Hitchfield

Phone number: 07 574 0457 or 029 230 0162

Email: lahitchfield@gmail.com

Class location: Arataki Community Centre, Zambuck Way, Mount Maunganui

Day: Mondays

Time: 10.15-11.15am

Cost: $6

 

Recycled Teenagers

Description: Gentle, low impact exercise suitable for all abilities. The class focuses on improving strength, balance and mobility with every joint being worked through its full range of movement. Ideal for those new to exercise or those who have had recent health problems. Includes optional social activities and monthly guest speaker.

Contact name: Jennifer Butler

Phone number: 07 571 1411 or 027 206 0776

Email: lochwood@xtra.co.nz

Class location: St Mary’s Church Hall, Cnr Girven Rd & Marlin St, Mt Maunganui

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9.15am – 10.45am

Cost: $5; $45 for 10 classes

 
 
 

PAPAMOA

 

Strong & Stable

Description: Easy exercise class aimed at improving strength, balance and endurance in a fun, safe and social environment.

Contact name: Tanya Frandsen

Phone number: 021 060 3828

Email: bodywisetrainer@gmail.com

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Class location 1: Papamoa Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Rd, Papamoa. Mondays at 12.45-1.45pm

Class location 2: Papamoa Sport & Recreation Centre, 80 Alice Way, Papamoa. Wednesdays at 2-3pm

Cost: $5

 
 
 

KATIKATI

 

Keep on your Feet

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities.

Contact name: Sharnie Riley

Phone number: 021 111 8617

Email: sharnie-r@xtra.co.nz

Class location: Catholic Church Hall, 89 Beach Road, Katikati

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

Cost: $5

 
 
 

OMOKOROA

 

Keep on your Feet

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities.

Contact name: Maureen Taylor

Phone number: 027 533 6363

Email: maureen@bodiwellness.co.nz

Class location: Omokoroa Sports Pavilion, Western Ave, Omokoroa

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 10am - 11am

Cost: $6 or $50 concession for 10 classes

 
 
 

TE PUKE

 

Keep on your Feet

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Suitable for all abilities.

External link to class/programme: Click here.

Contact name: Brenda McKenzie

Phone number: 07 573 5855

Email: doit@tepukehealthandfitness.co.nz

Class location: Te Puke Health & Fitness, 3 No 3 Road, Te Puke

Day: Thursday

Time: 10am – 11am

Cost: $5

 
 

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