never2old exercise programme

Our never2old exercise programme is for people aged 60 and over.

We give you a set of easy-to-follow exercises to help you achieve and maintain an active and independent lifestyle. We offer:

  • Exercise sessions: gym-based programme plus optional group classes
  • Sports events and team games like indoor bowls, table tennis and badminton
  • Social activities: our social committee organises dinners, film nights, outings with other never2old groups and other events – building new relationships, trying new things and having fun are as important as staying active
  • Outdoor challenges: we’ve been sea kayaking, tramping, abseiling, orienteering, golfing and more
  • Seminars on topics like nutrition, fall prevention, safety in the home and pelvic floor dysfunction.

We assess your fitness and help you set goals

Before you start your training programme with never2old, we’ll gather information about your current health, your personal fitness goals and your physical constitution. We’ll do this using health questionnaires and functional assessments which measure things like your strength, flexibility and balance.

These assessments are useful for tracking your progress and setting goals.

We offer daily never2old sessions in our weights room. During each one-hour session, you’ll complete your individualised exercise programme. You can also take part in optional group exercise classes and activities during your session.

Session times

Monday

9.30 - 10.30am

1.30 - 2.30pm

Tuesday

9.30 - 10.30am

1.30 - 2.30pm

Wednesday

9.30 - 10.30am

Thursday

9.30 - 10.30am

1.30 - 2.30pm

Friday

9.30 - 10.30am

Your exercise programme

The intensity and difficulty levels of each programme are adjusted to your ability. We show you each exercise and give you advice and help during the session.

Exercises focus on:

  • Resistance training: to improve muscle mass, strength and functional fitness – keeping you fit to carry out everyday activities
  • Balance exercises: to help you avoid falls, improve your gait and give you confidence in daily and routine activities
  • Flexibility training: to increase your joints’ range of motion, and help balance and mobility
  • Cardio training: to maintain efficient heart and lung function for any sustained activity.

Optional group exercise classes

Our optional small group exercise classes run throughout the main session and include:

  • Balance
  • Yoga
  • Swiss ball
  • Step
  • Spin
A class runs for 20 minutes. You can choose to take part in them, or continue your own training programme or join other group activities that may be happening.

You can join never2old on a 6 or 12 month membership or come along on a casual basis.

All memberships include a free personalised training programme, regular assessments to monitor progress and free parking.

Pricing and membership options

A consultation and assessment fee of $30 applies to all new members.

Casual rates

  • Single sesssion fee: $8
  • 10-session card: $75

12-month memberships

  • Unlimited access to never2old sessions: $485
  • Unlimited access to sessions plus off-peak access to weights room: $559

6-month memberships

  • Unlimited access to never2old sessions: $266
  • Unlimited access to classes plus off-peak access to weights room: $359

Payment methods

You can pay by:

  • Cash
  • Eftpos
  • Cheque
  • Credit card (not Amex)
  • Direct debit ($15 admin fee and you pay the first month in advance)

Our staff at never2old are qualified exercise specialists and are experienced in the specific needs of older people.

Phillipa Batts

Phillipa Batts

Phone: 09 921 9999, ext 7615
Email: pbatts@aut.ac.nz

Phillipa has a nursing background, along with a degree in Sport and Recreation and a Diploma in Health Science.

Dave Hoskins

Dave Hoskins

Phone: 09 921 9999, ext 7716
Email: dhoskins@aut.ac.nz

Dave has a Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise and is currently doing postgraduate study. Dave comes from a marine industry background, including 8 years in the NZ Navy. His focus is helping people to improve their health and wellbeing and encouraging them towards ageing well.

The never2old programme is offered at the facilities listed below. Contact a facility for session times or more information.

Eastern suburbs:

Howick Leisure Centre (Auckland Council)

Southern suburbs:

Bruce Pulman Park Gymsport and Recreation Centre, Papakura

Allan Brewster Leisure Centre,  Papatoetoe (Auckland Council)

Northern suburbs:

Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre (Auckland Council)

Where to find us

AUT North Campus, AH Building
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland 0627

Locations

The never2old programme is offered at the North Gym and other providers across Auckland.

Full list of providers

Contact us

Phillipa Batts

Phone: 09 921 9999, ext 7615
Email: pbatts@aut.ac.nz

Dave Hoskins

Phone: 09 921 9999, ext 7716
Email: dhoskins@aut.ac.nz