The Move4Health programme is about encouraging and supporting inactive community members to engage in accessible, safe and affordable physical activity prompting lifestyle and behavioural change. Its focus is on providing a friendly environment in the treatment of ‘inactive’ community members who are at risk of suffering adverse effects from being overweight, obese, or other health related problems. Ultimately, the programme aims to empower people to embrace a more active and healthier lifestyle that is sustainable over time.
Developed previously for Green Prescription clients, the programme is now open to the whole community, male and female, all ages. This programme has become a community run, community based, and community funded programme. Active Communities Advisor for Sport Waitakere, Emma Haigh, is thrilled with the programme she now facilitates. “I love seeing so many people getting back to health and taking ownership of their lives. Whether they are active and mobile or mostly sedentary, we can accommodate them in all the sessions”. Qualified Instructors can run sitting down sessions, so participants need not worry if moving about is hindering them from being active. After each class they enjoy a healthy snack and meet others in their community, all there for the same reason – to get back their health, mind and body.
Classes are once a week for 1 hour with a 15 minute social time after.
When: Every Wednesday 10.45am – 12.00noon
Where: Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall – entry from Red Hills Road
Cost: $3 per class