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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

07 578 9272

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 and social time at 10:30am and available to those attending either class.

Contact name: Diana Bomford

021 047 6155

dianabomford@xtra.co.nz

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

Day: Monday & Thursday

Time: 9:30am- 10:30am (intermediate level) and 11-12 noon (beginner level – starting October 1st).

Cost: $5

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

07 557 8765 or 07 557 8648

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

07 574 0457 or 029 230 0162

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

07 571 1411 or 027 206 0776

lochwood@xtra.co.nz

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

Day: Monday and Wednesday

Time: 9.00am – 10.30am

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

07 557 8765 or 07 557 8648

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

027 775 5099 / 07 927 3330

alison.fisken@bodyinmotion.co.nz

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

Day: Fridays

Time: 11am – noon

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

07 544 4845

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

07 576 3606

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

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

07 576 9836 or 022 303 5803

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: YMCA

07 578 9272

recreation@ymcatauranga.org.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

027 775 5099 or 07 927 3330

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: Natalie Kennett

07 281 0119

Natalie.kennett@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

07 543 2912

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

07 578 3605

info@thegym.co.nz

Class Location: 107 First Avenue, Tauranga

Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 11am-12pm Tuesday and Thursdays

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

027 253 1509

thostagg@gmail.com

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

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 12pm-1pm

Cost: $2

Keep on your Feet - Welcome Bay

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

Contact name: Raewyn Tanner

027 6077 437

raewyntanner@gmail.com

Class location: Welcome Bay hall, 250 Welcome Bay Road, Tauranga

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 11am - 12pm

Cost: $6

Smooth Movers - Bethlehem

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Enjoy aerobics-style exercise to music, along with a range of balance and strengthening exercises.

External link to class:Click here.

Contact name: YMCA

07 578 9272

recreation@ymcatauranga.org.nz

Class location: Bethlehem Hall

Day: Mondays

Time: 10:30-11:30am

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

Smooth Movers - Matua

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Enjoy aerobics-style exercise to music, along with a range of balance and strengthening exercises.

External link to class:Click here.

Contact name: YMCA

07 578 9272

recreation@ymcatauranga.org.nz

Class location: Matua Hall

Day: Mondays

Time: 9:30-10:30am

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

Smooth Movers - Welcome Bay

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Enjoy aerobics-style exercise to music, along with a range of balance and strengthening exercises.

External link to class:Click here.

Contact name: YMCA

07 578 9272

recreation@ymcatauranga.org.nz

Class location: Welcome Bay Hall

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:00-10:00am

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

 
 
 

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

07 575 0470 or 020 414 99850

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

021 060 3828

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

07 574 0457 or 029 230 0162

lahitchfield@gmail.com

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

Day: Mondays

Time: 10am - 11am

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

07 571 1411 or 027 206 0776

lochwood@xtra.co.nz

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

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9.00am – 10.30am

Cost: $5; $45 for 10 classes

Yoga for Active Seniors

Description: Use basic yoga techniques to improve your strength and balance in a safe, fun and social environment. Please note sole access to this class is via a staircase to 2nd floor.
Click here for website.

Contact name: Stephanie Oliver

020 4045 4692

Email stephanie@mountyoga.co.nz

Class location: 26a Tawa Street, Mount Maunganui (above the Heart Foundation)

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 11-12 noon

Cost: $7 (or 6 week concession $30 total)

 
 

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

021 060 3828

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

Smooth Movers

Description: Improve your strength and balance in a fun, safe and social environment. Enjoy aerobics-style exercise to music, along with a range of balance and strengthening exercises.

External link to class: Click here.

Contact name: YMCA

07 578 9272

recreation@ymcatauranga.org.nz

Class location: Papamoa Community Centre

Days: Tuesdays & Fridays

Times: 9am - 10:15am

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

 
 

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

021 111 8617

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

027 533 6363

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 ll abilities.

External link to class/programme: Click here.

Contact name: Brenda McKenzie

07 573 5855

doit@tepukehealthandfitness.co.nz

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

Day: Mondays and Thursdays

Time: 10am – 11am

Cost: $5

Easy Movin’

Description: This is a fun, low impact exercise class aimed at improving strength and balance using a variety of aerobics-based and strengthening exercises.

Contact name: Brenda McKenzie

07 573 5855

doit@tepukehealthandfitness.co.nz

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

Day: Mondays & Wednesdays

Time: 11am – 12 noon

Cost: $5

Tai Chi Internal Arts NZ

Description: Tai Chi is a gentle martial art, aiming to improve overall health, strength and balance. Whether you are new to Tai Chi or have practised before, come along for a new challenge and enjoy a cuppa and some social time as well.

Contact name: David Parker

027 222 6749

admin@econohire.co.nz

Class location: Vector Group Community Hall, 16 Oxford Street

Day and time: Mondays 9:30am and 11:00am, Wednesdays 6:00pm and Fridays 9:30am

Cost: $5 ($40 for 10 sessions)

Tai Chi Internal Arts NZ - advanced

Description: Tai Chi is a gentle martial art, aiming to improve overall health, strength and balance. This is a more advanced class for those who have practised Tai Chi before.

Contact name: David Parker

027 222 6749

admin@econohire.co.nz

Class location: Vector Group Community Hall, 16 Oxford Street

Day: Fridays

Time: 11:30am

Cost: $5 ($40 for 10 sessions)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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