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 activities each week, 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.

The programme runs at the following Canterbury locations for Term 1 2018:
  • Be Active Spreydon at the Christchurch Irish Society - Monday afternoons (1.30 to 3pm) starting Monday 5th February 2018.
  • Be Active Wigram at the Harvard Community Lounge - Wednesday afternoons (1.45 to 3.15pm) starting Wednesday 7th February 2018.
  • Be Active Bishopdale at the Bishopdale YMCA - Wednesday evenings (7 to 8pm) starting Wednesday 7th February 2018.
  • Be Active Linwood at the Linwood Baptist Community Church - Thursday mornings (10.30 to noon) starting Thursday 8th February 2018.

The programme also runs in Mid and South Canterbury.

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

Visit the Sport Canterbury website for more information on the Be Active programme. You can also contact Anna Wilson at Sport Canterbury for more information and to register (0800 ACTIVE or 0800 22 84 83, or 03 373 5042 or anna.wilson[at]

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.

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