Not Your Usual Outing

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Action galore was the programme at a recent ‘Not Your Usual Outing’ event held at Hamilton Gardens. This saw a band of over 65 year olds try out eight different senior physical activity programmes in the sunshine on the Rhododendron Lawn.

More than 65 participants registered, and family members of all ages also took part.

Exhibitors included LifeFit, Sport Waikato, Zumba Gold, Club Aqua, Yoga, Tai Chi, Wintec Biokinetic Clinic, and Hamilton Golden Age Society.

Sport Waikato project manager Stephanie McLennan attended the event and said, “These students [the organisers]have done such a fabulous job. Everyone’s participated and there are so many people who haven’t done anything like this before. All of the groups here have had people sign up and a chance to get our messages across.”

The Not Your Usual Outing allowed already established physical activity groups for seniors in Hamilton to showcase what they have to offer in the hopes of getting more members. Attendees (both young and old) were able to try out the activities and have some fun doing so.

The event was organised as part of the campaign ‘Not Your Usual’ which is aimed at getting over 65s living in Hamilton to become more physically active and try something that is not part of their usual routine. The message of the campaign is simple –  be active, try something new, and have fun.

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