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:
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.
50's Forward is an exercise group that is especially designed for the over fifty age group and provides gentle aerobics, line dancing, square dancing, light resistance training and tai chi in a friendly and social environment.
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Active + Gold
A circuit class for over 65’s who want to improve their strength, balance and fitness. 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!
$10.00 per class
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.
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.
$5.00 per class
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
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.
$5.00 - first lession free
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.
$3.00 per class or $25.00 per term
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!
$4.50 per class or $36.00 for 10
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.
Strength and Balance
Community Strength and Balance class specifically for the over 65's.
Tai Chi for Health
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.
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.
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.
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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