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Community Strength And Balance Classes - Manukau 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.

Active + Gold
A circuit class for over 65’s who want to improve their strength, balance and fi tness. Led by physiotherapists who are experienced in designing exercise programmes for people of all ages and levels. Improve your health with our friendly group class!

  • 6-8 O’Shannesey Street, Papakura Ground level access and plenty of parking
    • Tuesday, 11:00am-12:00noon; Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am
      • Level 1

$10.00 per class

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Age is Just a Number EPR Clinic
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.

  • Manurewa Leisure Centre, 33 Frances Street, Manurewa
    • Wednesday, 1:30pm; Thursday, 11:30am
      • Level 1


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Indian Association Yoga
Yoga aims to improve your quality of life through enhancing flexibility, improving breathing habits, minimising stress, improving muscle tone/strength and promotion of inner wellbeing and relaxation. Participants are seated on or supported by a chair. Routines are designed for persons with mobility limitations but are suitable for the able bodied.

  • Indian Association, 25 Tui Rd, Papatoetoe
    • Sunday, 8:00am-9:00am
      • Level 1

$5.00 per class

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Kia Ora Tai Chi
Enjoyable, easy, flowing tai chi to increase your strength, improve your balance and prevent falls. It is gentle on your joints too. Seated tai chi is available for those who can only stand for a short while. Instructor, Jocelyn

  • Watkin Clayton Park School Hall, Coxhead & Wattle Farm Road, Manurewa
    • Monday & Wednesday, 6:30pm
      • Level 1
        $5.00, first lesson free
  • Turuki Healthcare, (Boardroom), 2/32 Canning Crescent, Mangere
    • Thursday, 10:00am-11:00am
      • Level 1
  • St James Church Hall, Church Road, Mangare Bridge
    • Monday, 9:30am
      • Level 1
        $2.00 Gold Coin

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Legends Gym
A fun, social, supervised fitness session held in the fitness center. Exercise options include treadmill, cross trainer, bike, rower, machine and free weights. A good allround workout.

  • Papakura Leisure Centre, 294 Great South Road, Papakura Ground level entrance & ramp, parking available
    • Tuesday & Friday, 10:00am-11:00am
      • Level 2


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Men’s Move-it
Join our men’s only circuit-based class to improve your muscle strength, mobility and mojo. For men aged 65+ who want to regain strength, balance and confidence.

  • Manurewa Leisure Centre, 33 Frances Street, Manurewa
    Ground level entrance and ramp, plenty of parking available
    • Friday, 9:30am-10:30am
      • Level 1

$3.00 per class or $25.00 per term

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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!

  • Alan Brewster Leisure Centre, Tavern Lane, Papatoetoe
    • Wednesday & Friday, 10:30am
      • Level 1

$4.50 per class or $36.00 for 10

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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.

  • Manukau Baptist Church, 9 Lambie Drive, Manukau
    • Friday, 9:00am-10:00am
      • Level 1


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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.

  • Manurewa Leisure Centre,33 Frances Street, Manurewa
    • Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am-11:00am
      • Level 1 & 2


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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.

  • Manurewa Leisure Centre, 33 Frances Street, Manurewa
    • Tuesday 11:15am
      • Level 3


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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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