Training and development

Active Canterbury is passionate about supporting local activity providers and seeing community programmes and initiatives thrive.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to provide the free courses, seminars and workshops we did previously. However we will continue to promote relevant training opportunities available in Canterbury!

View a selection of videos of key presentations from past Active Canterbury workshops.

Upcoming training opportunities

This REPS registered course at SIT covers fitness fundamentals, mechanics of music, group communication and control, creating choreography, delivering a dynamic performance and much more.

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Shake off the winter blues and network with other exercise providers and advocates.

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Victoria University of Wellington – Te Herenga Waka has launched a study programme for health and physical activity practitioners who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills in promoting physical activity and mātauranga Māori.

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Exercise as Medicine NZ (EAM) has online courses designed for exercise professionals wanting to upskill around long-term conditions and exercise.

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My Group Move's online courses provide education so any instructor can be better at teaching group fitness classes.

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Recaps of previous Active Canterbury hui

The Autumn 2024 hui was held on Friday 5th April and included the following sessions:

  • Network Waitangi Ōtautahi: What the Treaty of Waitangi means for all of us explained in simple language and how we can make it relevant to our lives today.
  • Speedfreeks: A powerful programme that supports recovery from addiction and mental distress through running and walking.
  • Move Ōtautahi: Uniting our city through the many modalities of movement arts providing affordable classes to everyone. Checkout the speed dancing!
Find out about other upcoming training

Exercise as Medicine NZ offers online foundation courses for exercise professionals wanting to up-skill around long-term health conditions and exercise.

Free and discounted online training is available from the Australian Fitness Network to REPs members.

Find REPs approved Continuing Professionals Development (CPD) courses.

Skills Active provides training to teach, support and lead groups and individuals at any stage of their exercise journey.

EXULT facilitate a number of workshops for community groups covering topics such as fundraising, sponsorship, marketing, and managing volunteers.

Find out about the Stress Management Exercise Association Endorsed Programme (SMEAEP) to provide exercise or fitness services to local workplaces.

Get information on becoming an Approved Strength and Balance Programme to help reduce the number of falls in our older population [PDF].