Be Active Programme

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

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.

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.

Each session costs $3 to attend in person.

The programme is running in the following Canterbury locations for Term 4 2021:

  • Taiora: QEII - Monday mornings (10.30 to noon) starting Monday 18th October 2021.
  • Bishopdale YMCA - Thursday afternoons starting Thursday 21st October 2021.

The programme is also running virtually - starting Monday 18th October 2021. An educational video will be shared every Monday with a live Zoom workout held every Thursday.

Be Active also runs in-person programmes in Mid Canterbury and South Canterbury.

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 (03 373 5060 or grxsupport[at]

Try a new activity at a Have a Go session

Sport Canterbury's Green Prescription also offer 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.