Wellbeing


You need to be a financial member of U3A to participate in an Interest Group. Please wear your badge when you attend a group meeting.


Be Fit for life
Stretching, strengthening and mobility exercises – suits all ages. Maintain your independence and regain your confidence. Get rid of those aches and pains or at the very least be in control of them. Learn how to increase your general fitness (cardio), balance, strength and flexibility (stretching) so that you can enjoy your daily activities. Alan Hynson (a qualified professional trainer) will teach you how to improve your physical abilities so you can more easily manage such tasks as getting up from a gardening session, standing on a stool to change a light bulb or turning your head to reverse while driving. Alan is also expert at pre-op conditioning and post-op recovery, so that confident safe movement is restored. Sessions will commence with an introductory talk and participants will be assessed and grouped according to needs. Depending on progress and interest, participants will be introduced to exercises utilising gym equipment if and as appropriate.
Leader: Alan Hynson Ph: 021 932 674
Em: alan@hynson.co.nz
Timing: All Year, every Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 – 10:45
Location: MMA Gym, 27 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu
Cost: $5.00 per session
Updated 15/1/2021


Tai Chi Qigong – Waikanae
This course uses gentle Chinese exercises to strengthen the muscles and bones of the body, improve breathing and encourage stability. One leaves each session with a happy and energized feeling. As you will be guided through the exercises, no previous experience is necessary, and one can join at any time during the year when space becomes available.
Leader Jean White Ph 293 1030
Em: jeanied131@gmail.com
Convenor: Vicki Bunch Ph 904 3756
Em: vbunch@gmail.com
Timing: Every Wednesday 6 January to 13 December 2021. You can start any Wednesday.
Please arrive on time, as there are often notices given at the start of the class and a short relaxation exercise.
Location Presbyterian Hall, Ngaio Road, Waikanae – Max 50
The class is at capacity now, but there is a waiting list. If you are interested in having your name added to this list, please contact either Jean or Vicki
Cost: Twice a year there is a charge to cover hall hire. Participants will be advised of the cost before the start of each half-year. Payment is to be made by online banking to our bank account – details will be supplied at your first meeting
Updated: 15/1/2021


Walking Group
This group meets weekly for a 1-1.5 hour walk with morning tea, either in a cafe or in a park or in homes if near the start of the walk.
Leader: Maureen Robb Ph 4 9342038
Em: maureenrobb76@gmail.com
Timing: Every Tuesday at 10:00am – location announced to members beforehand.
Updated: 8/11/2020