Training and development

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

On this page you will find information about relevant training opportunities on offer including those brought to you by Active Canterbury. We fund a series of FREE workshops and seminars each year to support the great work our local providers do!

Here are the dates and topics for the Active Canterbury workshops in 2020:

  • Saturday 28th March: Dos and Don'ts - Safe exercise options for older adults;
  • Saturday 27th June: Pre and Post Natal – Working safely with these women; and
  • Saturday 29th August: Training for Better Balance – Key elements and practical application.

More details will be available and registrations will open 8 weeks before each workshop date. Workshops are typically oversubscribed so register early to secure your place!

Upcoming local training opportunities

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

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These practical weekend workshops provide an opportunity to explore, develop and advance practice and teaching in yoga, dance and other dynamic movement forms.

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Find out about other upcoming training

Connect with Catch Fitness to find out about education and training opportunities for activity providers.

Exercise as Medicine NZ offers online foundation courses for exercise professionals wanting to upskill 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].

Videos from previous Active Canterbury workshops