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Community Strength And Balance Classes - Eastern Locality

Community strength and balance classes are social, fun and keep you strong and independent to do the activities you love.

Age Concern Auckland is the lead agency for Community Strength and Balance classes across Counties Manukau. Our role is to coordinate and grow access to classes.

As part of this programme a range of classes are offered across Counties Manukau which help older people improve their balance, leg strength, flexibility, general fitness and well-being.

Three levels of classes are offered and we will work to ensure that you are placed in a class suited to your mobility and ability:

  • Level 1 - Limited Mobility – use of a walking aid, restricted activity and/or does not engage in regular physical activity (e.g. gardening, walking).
  • Level 2 - Reasonable Mobility – does not use a walking aid and/or currently engaging in some physical activity.
  • Level 3 - Full Mobility – good level of fitness and wanting to maintain this, and confident in participating.

Bookings for all classes are essential.
You can enquire about a class by 0800 262 368  or clicking on 'Register your interest'. When completing the Register your interest form be sure to clearly state the class/es you are interested in attending.

65+ Strength & Balance
A fun seated and circuit-based class to improve your muscle strength, balance, mobility and confidence.

  • Lloyd Elsmore Pool & Recreation Centre, Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga
    • Tuesday, 3:30pm-4:15pm; Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm
      • Level 2

$3.00 a class or $25.00 per term

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Fitness League
Fitness League runs professionally taught, low impact exercise classes to music for all ages and abilities. An aerobic workout that includes elements of dance and strength, balance and mobility exercises to music.

  • St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Vincent Street, Howick
    • Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am
      • Level 2
  • St Marks Catholic Church, Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga
    • Friday, 10:00am-11:00am
      • Level 2

$8.00 per class

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Gentle Exercise
A lively, fun, social class with great music and a variety of exercises which include low impact aerobics, strength & balance exercises.

  • Howick Leisure Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road, Howick
    • Tuesday/Thursday,10:20am & 11:20am
      • Level 2
  • Wednesday, 1:00pm
    • Level 1 (Introductory)
    • $4.50 or concession card available

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Never2old
Relaxed and friendly classes held in the gym. Suitable for those 60+ of all abilities. Qualified trainers help you with exercises to suit your needs. Improve your fitness, balance, mobility and strength while enjoying good company!

  • Howick Leisure Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road, Howick
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12:45pm-1:45pm
      • Level 1

$4.50 a class or $40.00 for 10

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Parkinson’s Gentle Exercise
Gentle exercises to improve balance and mobility.

  • St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 11 Vincent Street, Howick
    • Tuesday, 11:00am
      • Level 1
  • Bruce Mclaren Retirement Village, 795 Chapel Road, Howick
    • Monday, 9:15am-10:15am
      • Level 1

$70.00 for 10 sessions

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Seated Gentle Exercise
A lively, fun, social class with great music, and a variety of exercises which include low impact aerobics, strength & balance exercises. Contact/Leader: Kathy Gross qualified physiotherapist.

  • Picton Centre, 120 Picton Street, Howick Stairs and lift available, plenty of parking
    • Monday, 11:00am-12:00noon
      • Level 1

$8.00

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Steady as You Go
Falls Prevention programme for men and women 60+. The exercises are designed to improve balance, leg strength, general fitness and wellbeing. Participants warm up in a chair, followed by standing exercises, walking exercises and warm downs. A range of light ankle weights are used for the leg strengthening exercises.

  • All Saints’ Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick
    • Wednesday & Thursday, 1:00pm-2:00pm
      • Level 1
  • Trinity Methodist Church, 474 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga
    • Wednesday, 9:30am-10:30am
      • Level 1
  • Kawakawa Bay Community Hall, 9 Kawakawa Orere Road, Kawakawa Bay
    • Thursday, 10:30am & 11:30am
      • Level 1

$2.00

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Tai Chi for Wellbeing
Tai Chi for health & wellbeing that is fun. We include functional movements to improve your strength & balance that support your everyday living. Chairs are available to aid standing balance exercises.

  • Pakuranga Park Village, Fortunes Road, Pakuranga
    • Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:30pm
      • Level 2
  • Highland Park Community House, Korean Positive Ageing 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park
    • Monday, 10:30am-11:30am
      • Level 2
  • Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga
    • Friday, 10:00am-11:00am
      • Level 2
  • Maraetai Beach School, Maraetai
    • Saturday, 9:15am-10:15am
      • Level 2
  • Waharau Regional Park, 174B East Coast Road, Whatwatiwai
    • Friday, 7:00pm- 8:00pm
      • Level 2

$5.00

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Zumba Gold
Exercise to music - stepping mobility needed. Zumba Gold follows guidelines of easy-to-follow moves that focuses on range of motion and coordination. Moves are modified to suit participants.

  • Uxbridge Art Centre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick
    • Wednesday, 9:30am & 10:30am
      • Level 3
  • Dannemora Gardens Retirement Village, 30 Matarangi Road, Dannemora
    • Monday, 2:30pm
      • Level 3
  • Highlands Park Retirement Village, 49 Aberfeldy Avenue, Highland Park
    • Thursday, 9:00am
      • Level 3

$12.00

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Zumba Gold Seated
Seated exercise to music following Zumba Gold guidelines of easy-to-follow moves that focuses on range of motion and coordination. Moves are modified to suit participants.

  • Bruce Mclaren Retirement Village, 795 Chapel Road, Howick
    • Monday, 10:30am
      • Level 1

$6.00 non resident

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    For information about classes in the wider Auckland region click here.

    Only providers who meet nationally approved evidence-based criteria for community group strength and balance will be eligible to use ACC’s quality mark.If you’re an exercise provider, and would like to find out more about running community group strength and balance classes in the Counties Manukau area please email

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