Active Lifestyles Fitness & Socialising
















The Active Lifestyle Fitness & Socialising (ALFS) programme is designed to provide a fun and enjoyable environment in which older adults (40+) are encouraged to remain physically and mentally active. It is a holistic approach to improving the health and well being of our adult population. 

Our 12 exercise classes per week fulfil not only our participant’s health and activity needs, but also their social ones. Regular outings, guest speakers and a number of social events all add to the fun of the programme.

Our classes are a great opportunity to get fit, socialise, and meet new people! A sense of humour and a great attitude will help you make the most of classes. 



Classes are offered in the following communities:

  • Papamoa
  • Matua
  • Bethlehem
  • Otumoetai
  • Welcome Bay








We offer two types of classes: Smooth Movers and Sit’N Be Fit

Smooth Movers is an exercise class set to music that works on fitness, balance, coordination and fun.

Smooth Movers consists of gentle group exercise to music.  The music is carefully chosen and consists of sing-a-long type songs from an era which the participants can relate to.  YMCA Tauranga has been running Smooth Movers for over 15 years and at present runs 14 classes per week. Choose from indoor sessions using dance, Pilates, aerobics, yoga and stretching, or head outside and walk in some of Tauranga's most beautiful parks and gardens.

Sit and Be Fit provides group exercises whilst in a sitting position. This class was developed by the YMCA Tauranga in May of 2006 to address the need of ALFS participants that had experienced falls, trauma, illness or hospitalization and lost the confidence and, in some cases, their ability to participate in Smooth Movers.

Both classes includes relaxation techniques, confidence building circuits and strengthening exercises using basic, commonplace equipment. Participants are encouraged to assist one another thereby creating a collegiate feeling within the group with positive effects on the group dynamics. Our members also enjoy social outings including lunch, coffee, a movie or theatre.

Smooth Movers Class Timetable and Locations

Day Locations and Times


Matua Community Hall, Levers Road
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Road
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Road
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


Welcome Bay Hall, Welcome Bay Road
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


Bethlehem Hall, Bethlehem Road
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Road   
9:00 10:00 a.m.

Papamoa Community Centre, Gravatt Road   
10:15 11:15 a.m.

Sit’ N Be Fit Class Timetable and Locations

Day Locations and Times


Greenwood Park Village, Welcome Bay
11:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Payment Options: Register online and pay by credit card - your card will be issued at the next class you attend.

You are welcome to come along to the first class for free!

Fee per class is $8, or

$45 monthly pass (as many classes as you like at any location), or 

$37.50 - 5 classes  

$70.00 - 10 classes 

Note: You can pay by EFTPOS, credit/debit card online, internet banking, or cash at the class.


For more information:

Contact: YMCA Tauranga Office

Office: 07 579 6530

Thanks to our sponsors for their ongoing support in helping us grow this programme in Tauranga.



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