Training and development

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

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

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

Active Canterbury training opportunities in 2021
  • Activity Provider Workshops: 27th February and 26th June 2021
    These workshop will feature one in-depth theme or topic and 2 or 3 guest presenters or sessions.
  • Share and Show: 20th March, 8th May and 31st July 2021
    These 2 hour sessions are designed to encourage the sharing of new ideas, build confidence, grow leadership and support networking. 
  • Community Exercise Foundation Course: 22nd May 2021
    This one-day workshop is for inexperienced instructors who want to develop more confidence or anyone interested in becoming a group exercise leader.​
Upcoming local training opportunities

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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Get help you put your idea in action. Learn how to create a successful and accessible recreation opportunity for everyone in your community.

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Hear world-class speakers and the latest exercise industry updates at this annual roadshow.

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Warm up this winter by coming along to our next FREE workshop for community activity providers.

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

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The Holistic Movement Coach Programme teaches movement coaches to work with the entire human.

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Be in quick to secure your place at Continence NZ's pelvic floor focus workshop in Christchurch!

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Tai Chi for Life is based on Sun and Yang style tai chi, and is easy to learn, effective and safe.

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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].