Green Prescription

What’s happening this Term

Green Prescription classes cover a range of exercises that promote the importance of health and physical activity and are run in seven centres throughout the Sport Manawatu region.

Green Prescription classes are run in seven centres throughout the Sport Manawatu region. Each class promotes the importance of health and physical activity through discussions on topics such as diabetes, motivation and healthy eating. Activity options include a range of exercises from walking, aqua and the gym.

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Term 4 - 2022 Green Prescription classes

Dannevirke

Green Prescription classes are currently not offered in Dannevirke. The alternative is ‘Phone Support’: After initial contact an appointment (ideally face to face) is scheduled to discuss how we can best support each client with the service provided. This is then followed up with phone calls to keep track of each clients progress.

For more information please call our team at Sport Manawatu on (06) 357 5349 or email grx@sportmanawatu.org.nz

Feilding

Classes meet every Thursday (during the school term)  at 9:45am in the St Paul’s Church Lounge (Corner of Grey  and Aorangi), Feilding. Behind Makino pools and next to the Lions Mini Golf. Each class has a guest speaker and activities include aqua aerobics, walking and gym exercises.

Feilding Term 4 2022

Foxton

Currently no programme classes are offered in Foxton. We do run classes in Levin on a Monday morning at the Levin Aquatic Centre.

The alternative is individual ‘Phone Support’. After initial contact an appointment (ideally face to face) is scheduled to discuss how we can best support each client with the service provided. This is then followed up with phone calls to keep track of each clients progress.

For more information please call our team at Sport Manawatu on (06) 357 5349 or email grx@sportmanawatu.org.nz

Levin

Classes are held every Monday (during the school term)  at 11am at the Levin Aquatic Centre  (Cr Queen and Salisbury Streets, Levin). Each class discusses ways to improve your health with physical activity options of deep water jogging, swimming, walking and resistance band exercises.

Levin Term 4, 2022

Otaki

Classes are currently on hold.The alternative is individual ‘Phone Support’. After initial contact an appointment (ideally face to face) is scheduled to discuss how we can best support each client with the service provided. This is then followed up with phone calls to keep track of each clients progress.

For more information please call our team at Sport Manawatu on (06) 357 5349 or email grx@sportmanawatu.org.nz

Pahiatua

Green Prescription classes are currently not offered in Pahiatua. The alternative is ‘Phone Support’: After initial contact an appointment (ideally face to face) is scheduled to discuss how we can best support each client with the service provided. This is then followed up with phone calls to keep track of each clients progress.

For more information please call our team at Sport Manawatu on (06) 357 5349 or email grx@sportmanawatu.org.nz

Palmerston North

Currently two classes operate in Palmerston North  two of which are  based at the Rosecity Aquatic clubrooms next to the Lido on Park Rd. A day time class runs every Tuesday (during the school term) at 10:15am and an evening class runs every Thursday (during the school term) at 6:15pm. Classes include a guest speaker with activities like aqua aerobics, swimming, gym, resistance bands,  and walking.

PN Day and PN Evening Term 4 2022

Mums and Bubs Palmerston North

A programme designed to help support mums (with young babies) re-engage back safely into physical activity. For more information please email Katrina: katrinag@sportmanawatu.org.nz

Our next 5-week programme commences in November 2022.

 

GRx Maternal

We have successfully begun delivering a GRx Maternal programme in Palmerston North. The programme is a collaborative approach with the Diabetes Trust aiming to ‘Improve women’s health during pregnancy and the postnatal period through promotion of healthy eating and physical activity’.  For more information email Katrina : katrinag@sportmanawatu.org.nz or call/text 021 765 685

See below some feedback provided by our Maternal participants:

 LAUREN: ‘I’ve been a part of the Green Prescription maternal programme since July/Aug 2021, as referred by my midwife Cheryl Benn.  I didn’t know what to expect when I was first told of the programme by my MW, but I was looking for some motivation and helpful direction in my pregnancy and health after becoming pregnant with my 4th baby a lot sooner than expected and still recovering in many ways from my 3rd.  I knew I wasn’t as healthy as I wanted to be for this pregnancy but felt a bit stuck in an all or nothing mindset…and my version of “all” (hardcore HIIT workouts etc) wasn’t going to be an option so I wasn’t doing anything’.

‘My initial meeting with Katrina was so informative and she set the tone for the rest of our time together, kind, knowledgeable and incredibly supportive. I appreciated her clear instruction and the tailored at-home exercises for me. She helped me to see that listening to my body, gentle movements and just doing something was still incredibly helpful for me and baby’.

One of the best aspects of partaking in this programme has been my weekly aqua session. This is time I’ve had just for myself (which doesn’t happen that often with 3 kids at home!) and I’ve enjoyed the physical movement, learning new gentle exercises, and Katrina’s ever-friendly support.  I will miss these pool mornings a lot, but I’ve learned skills that I’ll be able to implement now myself through the end of my pregnancy and postpartum.

Physically I feel so much better for moving and being active. My blood pressure has only gotten better since working with Katrina and my midwives are pleased with how baby and I are doing regardless of what my weight or BMI looks like on paper. I am so thankful for these last few months and have felt incredibly supported. It’s been a joy, thank you!

JODY: ‘I have had the pleasure of being involved in Green Prescription because of developing gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy. It was recommended to be by my midwife and followed up very quickly by Katrina at Sport Manawatū. Katrina was very friendly and welcoming with a wealth of knowledge and was very happy to work with me to help me control my diabetes be it through more knowledge around nutrition, with many helpful resources, or through movement. I was very keen to get into the water and once we were out of lockdown was able to thoroughly enjoy sessions with Katrina down at the Lido. I would highly recommend this to any pregnant person needing support with either their nutrition or movement during their pregnancy as Sport Manawatu provides fantastic tools, support and knowledge and I feel many would benefit from such a programme. My only wish is that I could’ve known about and been involved in it from earlier in my pregnancy as I enjoyed it so much.’   

GRx Strength and Balance class, Palmerston North

ACC, Ministry of Health, and Health Quality and Safety Commission NZ have come together to find that one in every three people over the age of 65 years will fall each year, and there is something that can be done to prevent these falls and reduce harm from injury related to falls. Green Prescription has welcomed this research and recognised that we can help support these older people through a Strength and Balance class of our own. The classes will contain strength and balance tests, exercises to increase leg strength and balance, and provide these older people with the confidence and mobility they need to reduce the likelihood of falling. We recognise that several people referred onto our programme would benefit greatly from this class.

Our Palmerston North class operates weekly on a Wednesday from 9.30am – 10.30am @ Red Sox (916 Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North)

For more information please contact Sarah: sarahm@sportmanawatu.org.nz or

Classes operate during school term dates. 2022 classes commence on Wednesday February 2nd

 

Green Prescription Phone Support

Phone Support: for 3 months, starting any time

If you are unable to attend our weekly class then you can use this free service, offering support via phone, mail or email.

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