Four organisations are working together as the Nelson Way2Go Cluster, offering a range of physical and
nutritional activity programmes in Nelson ‘Making the active choice the
easy choice’.Three organisations –
Saxton Stadium, Tahunanui Community Centre and Victory Community Centre –
deliver diverse programmes to their communities, while The Truck delivers to youth aged 11 to 18 years across the city.
The organisations work to develop activities to meet the needs of these
communities using staff, paid tutors and volunteers to deliver them.
Saxton Stadium is a regional sports
facility that hosts a range of sports associations and has a wide variety of
facilities. It offers Core N Floor, Circuit, Core Balance, Shape Up classes
plus Walking & Social groups a Tai Chi Course, Badminton coaching and
Futsal competitions. For further information ph 538 0072 or drop into 142
Saxton Road East (see directions on their website) or check out their website www.sporttasman.org.nz/saxton_stadium.
Tahunanui Community Centre offers
walking, gardening and cycling sessions, women’s fitness classes and singing.
They also have indoor netball and summer soccer teams and a community wide
sports day ‘Stepping Out’ in the summer. The centre also provides Preschool and
Playgroup services, a school holiday programme, family support and free
counselling. For further information ph 548 6036 or drop into the
centre at 61 Muritai Street, or check out the websitehttp://www.tahunanui.org/index.php/programmes.
Victory Community Centre offers a variety of
fitness activities including Pilates, Yoga, Salsa Dance, Qi Gong, West African
Dance, Sit and Be Fit and Zumba. It also runs Hand Craft, Housie, Get Cooking,
Laughter Yoga Club sessions for Adult and Just Dance and Shoshin Kendo
activities for children. There are Games Galore, Chess and Lark in the Park
sessions in local parks as well as a swimming pool over summer for families.
The centre also has an Outreach Health Nurse, Counselling Service, the Victory
Community Garden, a range of health services and Playgroup. For further
information ph 546 8389 or drop into the centre on Totara Street or check out
the website https://sites.google.com/site/victorycommunitycentre.
The Truck is a mobile service
based from a large truck. Activities are themed Active: The Truck is loaded with sporting and other active
equipment. Electronic Entertainment: This is a mobile entertainment facility
which includes TV, Xbox, PS3 and Touch Screen computers with internet. Hang Out: This is open to all young people ages 11 to 18 years of
age. The Truck has nail polish, speakers to plug your Ipod in to, and magazines
to read. The Truck is currently operating from the Nelson Intermediate on Tuesdays, YMCA on Wednesdays, Stoke Youth on
Thursdays, Broadgreen on Fridays, and Tahunanui Youth Park on Saturdays. Venues
change in the holiday periods, so users are encouraged to keep an eye on our
Facebook for updates https://www.facebook.com/TheTruck.co.nzFor
more informationPh 5459147 or 0275194400 or see them at the venues or check out
the website www.thetruck.co.nz