Way2Go

Keen for action? Don’t know where to start? Here’s the way to go.

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With over 103 classes at 10 neighbourhood settings, Way2Go offers comfortable, relaxed and fun way to get into action.
From karate to pilates, line dancing to ladies soccer, yoga to sit and be fit, the activities are free and tailored to meet the needs of their community – which means there are classes for all ages, abilities and confidence levels.
Way2Go has been developed to bring the action to you. So far it’s helped more than 1000 locals get/keep on the go. 

For more information go to:

http://www.way2go.org.nz/index.php?Home

 

About

Way2Go sets a new benchmark in collaboration for health improvement.

Never before have the Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, Tasman Regional Sport Trust, Nelson Bays Primary Health and Nelson Marlborough District Health Board all teamed up for the one health-based initiative.

They pooled their resources, funding, expertise and local knowledge and built an innovative, fluid, evolving progamme that goes out into the communities and actively engages their target audience in physical activity.

Way2Go is a collaboration that has single-handedly seen a 1 per cent rise in physical activity levels in Nelson Tasman.

A stock take of Way2Go operations in early 2008 shows more than 1000 previously inactive people have taken part in 103 activities and classes across 7 hubs.

An independent evaluation by Auckland University’s Centre for Health Services Research and Policy found Way2Go to be huge achiever in terms of both results and successful inter-sector collaboration. The evaluation report states :

“The overwhelming achievement was identified as being the increased levels of participation in physical activity within the community, particularly among those persons that had previously been inactive. The inter-agency collaboration that had developed out of the programme was also highlighted by many stakeholders as a key success. … On the whole, there was a good level of buy-in from all stakeholders involved with the programme.”

 

Womens Activator Series road cycling workshop at Trafalgar Park

Womens Activator Series road cycling workshop at Trafalgar Park. Pic NCC

 

Organisational Profile

Way2Go is a community based recreation programme that aims to engage all sectors of the community, particularly those hard to reach individuals, in physical activity. It is led by a steering group consisting of representatives from Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, Tasman Regional Sport Trust, Nelson Bays Primary Health and Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. The programme was established in 2005 and currently operates form 10 hubs across Nelson/Tasman. The hubs are located in community organisations and include:

• Victory Community Health (Nelson)

• Tasman Recreation Centre (Richmond)

• Motueka Recreation Centre

• Golden Bay Community Workers

• Moutere Hills Community Centre

• Murchison Community Cultural and Recreation Centre

• The New Hub (Nelson)

• House 44 (Stoke)

• Whakatu Marae

• Tahuna Community Centre

• Te Awhina Marae

In addition to the full time regional coordinator and the 10 part time hub coordinators there are approximately 50 volunteers.