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Community Strength And Balance Classes - Franklin 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.

Age is Just a Number
Age is just a number don’t let it define you. Get your body strong and working well for you. Delay and reverse ageing through effective exercise, strengthening muscles that will help you continue your daily activities and prevent falls and injury. Get more from your body in a small group fitness class.

  • CREO Gym, 5 Capehill Road, Pukekohe
    • Monday & Tuesday, 10:15am-11:15am
    • Level 1

$5.00

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AQUA
Aqua classes are a fun way to improve overall general health with no impact on joints. Use of floatation noodles and dumbbells to improve strength, balance and core stability. So much fun to great music. Need to be confident in the water and to climb down the ladder into the pool

  • Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin Road, Pukekohe
    • Monday, 9:15am-10:15am; Tuesday, 10:15am-11:15am, Wednesday/Friday, 9:15am-10:15am
      • Level 1

    $6.00 per class for CSC and SuperGold card holders, $10.00 without

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    Supple Seniors
    Supple Seniors aims to improve your quality of life through enhancing flexibility, improving breathing habits, minimising stress, improving muscle tone/strength, improving sleep patterns and promoting inner wellbeing and relaxation. Participants are seated on/or supported by a chair. Routines are designed for persons with mobility limitations, however, is suitable for the able bodied.

    • Amberly Park Community Centre, 8 Village Place, Tuakau
      • Thursday, 10:30-11:30am
        • Level 1
    • Possum Bourne Retirement Village, Lisle Farm Drive, Pukekohe
      • Friday, 10:00am-11:00am
        • Level 1
    • Park View Estate, Bereford Street, Pukekohe
      • Wednesday, 10:00am-11:00am
        • Level 1
    • Salvation Army, 1 Tobin Street, Pukekohe
      • Tuesday 10:00am
        • Level 1

    $5.00 per class, ground level entrance
    Register your interest

    Smiling Dragon Tai Chi & Qigong
    Tai Chi for Arthritis programme from the International Tai Chi for Health Institute. This programme is endorsed by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and scientifically proven to be safe and effective for falls prevention. Chairs available for balance and seated exercise

    • Pukekohe Youth Centre, 1 Roulston St, Pukekohe
      • Tuesday, 9:00am-10:00am
        • Level 2
      • Tuesday, 10:00am-11:00am
        • Level 2
      • Tuesday, 11:00am-12noon
        • Level 1-2
      • Friday, 9:00am-10:00am
        • Level 4
      • Friday, 10:00am-11:00am
        •  Level 3-4
    • Ryman Possum Bourne Retirement Village
      • Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:00pm
        •  Level 1-2
    • Tuakau Town Hall, 70 George Street, Tuakau
      • Wednesday, 9:30am
        •  Level 3-4
      • Wednesday, 10:00am-11:00am
        • Level 1-2
    • Mauku Victory Hall, 430 Mauku Road, Mauku
      • Wednesday, 1:30pm-2:30pm
        •  Level 1-2
    • Waiuku Scout & Guide Hall, 35 Domain Street, Waiuku
      • Thursday, 9:15am10:30am
        •  Level 3-4
      • Thursday 10:30am-11:30am
        • Level 2
      • Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm
        • Level 1-2

    $5.00 with a referral

    Register your interest

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

    • St Andrews Church, 43 Queens Road, Pukekohe
      • Thursday, 1:15pm-2:15pm & 7:00pm-8:00pm
        • Level 2
    • Waharau Regional Park, Waharau/Kaiaua
      • Friday, 7:00pm
        • Level 2-3

    Register your interest

    Total Body
    Bringing a social fun factor to exercise, Total Body is a low impact class with an emphasis on balance, posture and strength. Resistance bands and weights available and used in the class.

    • Franklin Pool & Leisure Centre, 29 Franklin Road, Pukekohe
      • Tuesday, 9:15am-10:15am
        • Level 2
      • Thursday, 9:30am
        • Level 2-3

    $6.00 per class for CSC, CRx and SuperGold card holders, 10.00 without

    Register your interest

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    For a printable version of these classes click here.
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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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