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Active Adults: Movement for Health


Movement for Health involves weekly 45-minute sessions of seated and standing exercises, suitable for anyone that wants to increase strength and balance.

These classes run in Winton, Bluff, Riverton, Invercargill and Gore. 

The sessions are aimed at improving balance, co-ordination and muscle strength as well as reducing the risk of having a fall. The programme is based on a modified version of Tai Chi which studies have shown to improve:

  • Muscle strength which is important for supporting and protecting joints
  • Flexibility which is important to enable people to move easier and facilitate circulation of body fluid and blood
  • Fitness which is important for overall functioning of the heart, lungs, and muscles.
  • Posture which provides correct alignment of the spine

Participants have shown definite improvements in not only their balance and strength but also increased confidence levels in their own capabilities.

These classes are now run independently of Sport Southland and are run by community members who are all qualified Tai Chi instructors.  

2013 classes

For all of these classes there is no need to register - just come along.  


WHERE:           Richmond Grove Church Hall, Cnr. Yarrow & Margaret Street, Invercargill

WHEN:             Wednesdays 9.30am or 10.30am

DATES:             School terms – starts 13 Feb

COST:              $4 per session.   $5 per couple

For more information please phone Val Jones 03 2176105 or email: russandval@xtra.co.nz .


WHERE:           Central Southland Church Hall, Meldrum Street

WHEN:             Wednesdays 10am beginners or 11am advanced

DATES:             School term starts 6 Feb

COST:              $30 per term of 10 weeks

For more information please phone Dorothy Dyer (03)236 8524 .


WHERE:           Bluff/Greenhills Parish Hall, Cnr Palmer & Foyle Street

WHEN:             Wednesdays 9am

DATES:             TBC

COST:              $TBC per session. 

For more information please phone Lesley Hansen 2128832 or email Rachel Anscombe rachelandmatt@xtra.co.nz


WHERE:           Senior Citizens Rooms, Princess Street, Riverton

WHEN:             Tuesdays 10am                                  

DATES:             Start date 5 Feb

COST:              $3 per session. 

For more information please phone Billie Hunia (03) 234 8552 or Bill & Jackie Jones (03) 234 8854.


WHERE:           James Cumming Wing    Tuesday 10.15am or

WHEN:             East Gore School Hall     Monday 10.15am

DATES :            School Term only

COST:              $3

CONTACT:       Barbara McBain  03 2025320

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