GOLD FIT Fitness Classes for Seniors in Auckland CBD

You’re never too old to take charge of your health and fitness with GOLD FIT

There are many benefits that you will experience through the GOLD FIT programme including improved muscle strength, balance, flexibility, increased energy and a great social network. We want you to be able to maintain your independent and active lifestyle while having fun and meeting new people.


YMCA Auckland City offers fitness classes for seniors in Auckland CBD. Based on functional movements designed to help seniors maintain their range of movement and physical capability, the programme couples tailored individual programmes with group activities. Taking a holistic approach to wellness, the programme incorporates a focus on active movement with social activities, engagement and community. We have a holistic approach to health; In addition to improving your physical health through the exercise programming, you will also have the option to participate in a variety of organized activities. These include, out of centre excursions, talks by experts in their fields, and other educational and social activities.  You will always be welcome to try new things and get involved if you wish. We consistently look at bringing fresh ideas and approaches to what we do so that you have a great experience here at GOLD FIT

Whether you’ve been active in the past and then commitments and life got in the way, or if you’ve never been a particularly sporty type, the Gold Fit programme is a path to greater fitness and wellbeing for people over 60 who want to stay active in a supportive, social environment.

During these holistic fitness classes for seniors, we’ll discuss your goals, medical conditions and physical capabilities to ensure you get a programme that’s right for you. Classes consist of a group warm up, your own personalised exercise programme, and a group cool down. If you want to improve your balance and co-ordination, you can participate in our Tai-Chi and Pilates classes, or you’ll find lots of outdoor activities and outings to participate in, including Nordic walking, canoeing, bowling and camping.

YMCA Auckland City would like to invite you to join us in our GOLD FIT active ageing programme for adults over 60 years.

Classes consist of a group warm-up, your own exercise programme including resistance, cardio, balance and flexibility based exercises, and a group cool-down.  Also on offer is Pilates, Tai Chi and Dance.

Before you join the programme, we like to get to know you so that we can address your particular needs and goals.

All GOLD FIT members have to bring an up to date Medical Clearance Form signed by their doctor. This must completed before you are booked into a Functional Fitness Assessment.
At the Functional Fitness Assessment, goals are set along with measures of balance, strength, endurance and flexibility.  Your medical conditions, based on the information you supplied from your Medical Clearance form and physical capabilities are discussed.
A GOLD FIT trainer will design a personalised programme for you from these results.  A time is booked for your ‘Programme Show’. This is where you spend time, one on one, with the trainer to go through your individually designed programme. All GOLD FIT trainers are very experienced with the needs of the 60+ age group.

Call 09 3032069 #1 for any further information you may need. YMCA Auckland City, 149 Grey's Avenue, Auckland CBD 1010. We look forward to helping you. Best wishes from the GOLD FIT team.

Cost:

$18.95pw (parking included) Senior Membership OR $6.00 per visit per class (available for class times only). $1.00 Parking for 90mins. Parking is available directly in front of the building

What to bring:

Comfortable exercise clothing, supportive footwear, drink bottle and sweat towel. Bring any medication you normally are required to have on you. The exercise programme lasts an hour. The first and last 10 mins are warm-up and cool down/ stretch. In between you will do your individual programme. It is recommended to participate 3+ per week to increase your fitness including Tai Chi, Dance or Pilates. Keeping variety in your workout is recommended.

How does one get started:

Have your GP or GP Nurse complete the medical clearance form, this can be collected from reception, emailed or posted to you. Simply book for an appointment with the Targeted Health Specialist once you have this completed.

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How do I get started?

Have your GP or GP nurse, complete the medical clearance form. A form can be mailed, emailed on downloaded.

Download Medical Clearance Form

What to expect?

First you begin with a programme induction where we will discuss your goals and go through your medical conditions and physical capabilities. You will also complete our Functional Fitness Assessment, which measures balance, strength, endurance and flexibility. After that, we will create an exercise program that is appropriate just for you.

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Social Engagement

An integral part of the programme is social engagement which is built into the fabric of the programme and includes outings, seminars, workshops, sporting and exercise activities. More importantly the programme provides a wonderful support network. We have an active social committee that facilitates the needs and events for our members and wider community.

The programme incorporates the opportunity for seniors to relive childhood memories and to learn, support and be part of a community. We have a range of activities spanning cycling, croquet, ten pin, bowling, canoeing, and we do love have a coffee and conversations after class.