Events

Upcoming Programmes at AUT Integrated Health

NORDIC WALKING GROUP

Nordic walking is a gentle form of exercise that integrates the activation of the upper body into the act of walking to propel the body forwards.  The process of walking is intensified by increasing the muscle work of the upper body, gently increasing workload which leads to improved cardio-vascular fitness levels. Nordic walking trains the body in a natural, symmetrical and balanced way. No prior experience is necessary. Any person who can walk outdoors independently with or without a walking stick, and able to walk for about 10 minutes or more before needing a rest, is welcome to join us.

Nordic Walking can improve posture, co-ordination, step length and arm swing and is a fun sociable way to keep fit.  

To understand your needs, an assessment with a physiotherapy student and a clinical educator will be offered prior to joining the group ($30 for new participants). This information helps us to make the programme suitable for you. The group will be for up to four participants and this may grow with time.

AUT Integrated Health Clinic will run the next Nordic Walking Exercise Group on Tuesday mornings in October, the sessions run for approximately 50 minutes. The classes are $60 for 4 sessions and pole hire is included.

ADAPTED YOGA

AUT Integrated Health in association with Cheryl Farthing (Yoga Teacher) are pleased to be able to offer another series of adaptive yoga classes based at the AUT Integrated Health.

We are dedicated to sharing the wonderful benefits of yoga.  This is an inclusive and welcoming class.  Any person with a long-term health condition or disability or recovering from an illness is welcome to join us. No prior experience is necessary. The series will help to develop small and meaningful changes in control, posture, breathing awareness, concentration and inner strength. We will make an effort to create a supportive non-competitive atmosphere in which you will enjoy being physically active.

The classes run on Mondays 12.15 – 1.15pm on the following dates:

  • Monday September 3rd
  • Monday September 10th
  • Monday September 17th
  • Monday September 24th
  • Monday October 15th

To understand your needs, we offer an individual meeting with a physiotherapy student and a clinical educator. This information helps us to make the program suitable for you. During the yoga sessions, you will learn how to adapt the yoga postures to your ability. (Pre-pay $60 to include 5 sessions)

What you need to know:  

There is no need to wear special clothing, just something comfortable to move in.  It is best not to wear a skirt. Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach. All other equipment is provided.

If you would like further information about any of these programmes, please contact Penny Butler (Physiotherapy Clinical Educator) for queries or expressions of interest:

Email:  penny.butler@aut.ac.nz Phone: 09 921 9155