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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
COST: $TBC per session.
For more information please phone Lesley Hansen 2128832 or email Rachel Anscombe email@example.com
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
CONTACT: Barbara McBain 03 2025320