Get Active in February

with Tarsh from Sport Manawatu!

If you want ideas on how to keep active, you’ve come to the right place!


Get Active Sport

Cycling: Ideal for individuals or with a group of friends and family, cycling not only offers many health benefits, it is also a great opportunity to check out the Tararua landscape. Need help learning to ride? We have the programme for you!

Triathlon season has arrived and if you want to learn more about cycling, swimming and running, this is a 10 week programme, training in a supportive environment amongst your peers - the best way to achieve your goals. It is never too late to register, go to to register you and your whanau now!


Get Active Event

Tararua Go By Bike Day: Sport Manawatu are celebrating Bike Wise Month (February) by hosting Tararua Workplaces Go By Bike Day on Wednesday 10 February and Tararua Schools Go By Bike Day on Wednesday 24 February.

Get your teachers, students and workmates together and join Kiwis all over NZ as they ditch their cars to cycle, scooter or skate to and from their destination.

Registering is free and easy. Simply visit the Sport Manawatu website at and register your school or business to receive a pack full of goodies!


Get Active Tip

Getting started: Almost 10 weeks has passed since I offered you a New Year challenge. If anyone has started or attempted the challenge, I would love to hear from you. You might be in for a nice surprise!

If you are reading this for the first time, back in December I challenged readers to focus on improving their health and get more physically active. We started by walking our neighbourhood block (or 1-2km). Now it is time to increase our distance and intensity!

The challenge now is to walk 3-5km and add in a light jog. The best way for first time joggers is to start by jogging between 1-2 power poles then walk 1-2. Repetition and perseverance is the key, stick to it and in no time you will see improvements in your fitness and strength.

If you would like to create a different route check out, or and design a personalised walk to suit you.

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