Wellness for every body

Strength and Balance ClasseS

USE IT OR LOSE IT

As you get older (and we all do!) regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Walking, swimming or light exercises at home can help you build up your leg and core strength, which in turn will improve your balance and reduce your risk of fall.

Community group strength and balance

QE Health is part of the ACC's Live Stronger for Longer  programme, helping those in the Lakes District Hospital Board region by supporting the development of community group strength and balance exercises.


Community group strength & balance frequently asked questions:

• What will the classes involve?

Classes will be developed to suit the needs of the communities they serve. Some communities may like dance classes to music; some may like to exercise in a quiet space, while others may carry out classes in a variety of styles or languages to suit members.

• Will I have to wear lycra or specialty clothing?

No, unless you want to of course! Classes will be run by people in your community for the people in your community. Comfortable clothes that you can move in, and flat, comfortable shoes should be the only pre-requisite.

• Will I keep up?

Each class will be required to incorporate exercises that reduce falls, and meet a set of nine assessment criteria. Once a class can do these things they will then be entitled to carry our approved strength & balance 'tick'. So, don’t worry about keeping up –although these classes may make you breathe a little harder, they won’t involve any exercises that could do you harm. Who can attend a class? All New Zealanders who are 65+ and at risk of falling, or have a history of falling, should give it a go.

• Who can attend a class?

All New Zealanders who are at risk of falling, or have a history of falling, should give it a go.

Find a community group strengTH and balance class near you in the lakes dhb district:

Rotorua

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Flexi-Moves Yoga
Monday (beginners), Wednesday (restorative), Tuesday and Thursday (general)/5.30pm-6.45pm
$60 for 5 consecutive lessons. Bookings are essential
Beginner, restorative and general classes to improve emotional, mental and physical health,

strength and flexibility.
Jean Hunter
jean.hunter@slingshot.co.nz
027 450 0646
Arawa Bowling Club, 64 Lytton St (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
St Chads Church, 2 Devon (Thursday)

 

• QE Health Balance Class 

Tuesday & Thursday/10.30-11.30am

Free

Gentle exercise programme to help regain and retain strength and balance.

Open to clients currently on a QE community rehabilitation programme.

Tina Solja, Exercise Physiologist

julia.robinson@qehealth.co.nz

07 348 0189 Ext 734

QE Health, 1073 Whakaue Street, Rotorua.

 

• QE Health Walking Balance Class 

Thursdays/10.30-11.30am

$5.00 per class or $45.00 for10 classes

Walking group with an added component involving strength and balance exercises along the route providing additional challenge and variety- entry by QE physiotherapy referral only.

Tina Solja, Exercise Physiologist

julia.robinson@qehealth.co.nz
07 348 0189 Ext 734

QE Health, 1073 Whakaue Street, Rotorua

 

• Cantabria Strength and Balance Class

Wednesday 9:30am-10:30am Friday 11am-12pm

Free to Village residents

Gentle exercise programme to help regain and retain strength and balance.
(Class currently only open to Cantabria Village residents).

Tina Harman

admin.cantabria@hll.org.nz

07 347 9587

Physiotherapy room
Cantabria Rest home and Retirement Village
369 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua 3015

 

• QE Health Pilates

Tuesdays: 10.15-11.15am (beginners)

Thursdays: 10.45-11.45am (beginners) 5.15-6.15pm (intermediate)

$125 for 10, $62.50 for 5 or casual rate $15

Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body.

It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Louise Marillier, Physiotherapist and Pilates teacher

julia.robinson@qehealth.co.nz
07 348 0189 Ext 734

QE Health, 1073 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 

 

• Glenbrae Strength & Balance Class

Thursday/10.30am-11.30am

Free - currently only  open to village residents, looking at public availability in early 2018

Gentle exercise programme to help regain and retain strength and balance.

Maria Jay Village manager

(Jun Ruzol Class instructor)

maria.jay@glenbraeretirement.co.nz

(07) 349 0014

Glenbrae Retirement Village, Rotorua 

www.arvida.co.nz/Arvida-Villages/Glenbrae


• Cantabria Strength & Balance Class

Wednesday 9.30am-10.30am Friday 10.30am-11.30am

Free - currently only open to village residents

Gentle exercise programme to help regain and retain strength and balance.

Tina Harman

reception@cantabria.co.nz

(07) 347 9587

Cantabria Retirement Village, Rotorua 

www.cantabria.co.nz/


• Heart of Gold

Tuesday: 10.30am-11.30am

Wednesday: 1.00pm-2.00pm

Thursday: 10.30am-11.30am

$4.00 per class (first one is free) plus $12.00 per annum for membership fees

A phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation Club, designed specifically for Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Class aims and objectives are to minimize the risk of further heart events, through exercise, education and emotional support.

Raewyn Gardiner

raewyn.gardiner@xtra.co.nz

(07) 348 8998

Gold's Health and Fitness, 100 Old Taupo Rd, Rotorua

www.goldshealthandfitness.co.nz/gym-rotorua-exercise

 

• Life Fit Fun

Monday, Wednesday, Friday/10.30-11.30

$15.00 per person or $80.00 for 10 concessions

Fitness suited for all fitness levels and abilities aiming to increase general fitness, core strength and flexibility. Goal is to restore natural movement patterns (everyday functional movements).

Joshua Gardiner

info@nolimitsfitness.co.nz

027 3488999

Gold's Health and Fitness, 100 Old Taupo Rd, Rotorua 

nolimitsstrengthandconditioning.co.nz/life-fit/


• Zumba Gold Class

Tuesday & Thursdays 9.30am

$7.00 or $60 for 10 class card

This focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

Gayle Rattigan

rattigan@xtra.co.nz

021 203 9619

Parksyde Older Persons Community Centre 7-9 Tarewa Place, Rotorua

Website


• Bokwa Dance Class

Monday 9.15am-10.15am

$7.00 or $60 for 10 class card

Focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

Gayle Rattigan

rattigan@xtra.co.nz

021 203 9619

Lakes Performing Arts Company Studios (upstairs) 1215 Hinemoa St, Rotorua  

Website


• Strength and Balance Classes

Gentle exercise programme to help regain and retain strength and balance.

Monday/1.30pm-2.30pm

$4.00

Ngongotaha Community Hall, 5 School Rd, Ngongotaha

Tuesday/1.30pm-2.30pm

$4.00

Parksyde Older Persons Community Centre, 7-9 Tarewa Place, Rotorua 

Wednesday/9.45am-10.45am and 10.45-11.45am

$4.00

Mokoia Association Community Hall,297 Vaughan Road, Owhata, Rotorua

Tina Solja, Exercise Physiologist
julia.robinson@qehealth.co.nz
07 348 0189 Ext 734