Be Active Programme

Canterbury has a simple solution for anyone who wants to get active but doesn’t know where to start.

Participants on a previous Be Active Programme.BE ACTIVE is suitable for people new or returning to activity, and want to have fun along the way. It is suitable for all ages (16 years and over) and levels of ability. The cost is $3 a session.

Participation in BE ACTIVE assists individuals improve their activity levels and health. In addition through the engagement with others, the programmes support an increase in community cohesion and wellbeing.

Courses feature different low-impact activities each week such as circuit, badminton, Tai Chi and Zumba, with an emphasis on fun and ‘having a go.’

All sessions are a mixture of activity and education, with speakers on subjects such as wellbeing, motivation and nutrition.

Visit the Sport Canterbury website for more information on the Be Active programme. You can also contact Sport Canterbury for more information and to register (0800 ACTIVE or 0800 22 84 83, or 03 373 5060).

The programme runs at the following Canterbury locations for Term 1 2019:
  • Be Active West Melton at the West Melton Community Centre - Wednesday afternoons (1 to 2.30pm) starting Wednesday 13th February 2019.
  • Be Active St Albans at the St Albans Uniting Parish Church - Thursday mornings (10.30am to 12.30pm) starting Thursday 7th February 2019.
  • Be Active Bishopdale at the Bishopdale YMCA - Thursday afternoons (1.30 to 3pm) starting Thursday 7th February 2019.
  • Be Active Opawa at the Opawa Community Church - Thursday evenings (6.15 to 7.15pm) starting Thursday 7th February 2019.

The programme also runs in Mid and South Canterbury.

Download the latest poster for the Be Active Programmes in Greater Christchurch [PDF].

Specific programme for those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes

There will also be a new Diabetes Be Active programme in Term 4 - in conjunction with the Diabetes Specialist Centre.

This will held on Tuesday afternoons (1 to 2.30pm) at the Linwood Avenue Union Church - starting Tuesday 16th October 2018.

Download the poster for the Diabetes Be Active Programme in Greater Christchurch [PDF].

Try a new activity at a Have a Go session

Sport Canterbury's Green Prescription are now also offering tailored Have a Go sessions - a low cost opportunity for you to try out an activity you may not have tried before or perhaps are unsure about trying on your own.

Ever wondered what it's like to play indoor bowls, be part of a bootcamp, or take part in an aquacise class? Well now you can in a safe, friendly environment.

Keep an eye on the Sport Canterbury Facebook page for upcoming Have A Go sessions.