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New Strength and Balance Classes for Ohauiti, Otumoetai and Mount

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Additional strength and balance class for older adults, designed to reduce falls and improve movement confidence, are starting this week as part of Sport Bay of Plenty’s Keep on your Feet project.

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’.

Losing strength and balance and falling over shouldn’t be a natural part of ageing. The classes that come under the Keep on your Feet project offer older adults the chance to retain or regain their strength and balance in a safe, fun and social environment and are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Currently participants range in age from 60 to 100 years!

Thirty-two strength and balance classes, run by 19 different providers, are now part of the Keep on your Feet project around the Western and Eastern bay of Plenty, with more in the pipeline.

Click here for a full list of classes.



Tauranga Physiotherapy Strength & Balance Classes

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

Contact: Tauranga Physiotherapy, on 07 576 3606 or

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.

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: $5 or $55 for 12 classes

Strong & Stable

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

Contact: Tanya Frandsen, on 021 060 3828 or

Days: Mondays

Class location: Papamoa Sport & Recreation Centre, 80 Alice Way, Papamoa.

Cost: $5

Balance for Life

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

Contact: Dr Alison Fisken, Exercise Physiologist, on 027 775 5099 or 07 927 3330 or

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

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Cost: $8

Balance & Falls Prevention Class

Description: Supervised and monitored exercise programme designed to provide comprehensive care to people who have balance issues or who may be at a falls risk.

External link to class: Click here.

Contact: Pippa Grieve, on 07 975 0005 or

Class location: SwtichedOn, 14B Hocking St, Mount Maunganui

Day: Monday

Time: 10am – 11am

Cost: $5

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