The best of fitness, sports and wellbeing events to keep you moving in August:
Children’s Discovery Trail, Hamilton Gardens, 8am
Run Walk Events, Alexandra Park Raceway, Greenlane Rd West, Auckland, 7am-1pm.
Relieve sore muscles after a workout by submerging your lower body in a cold bath.
Yoga by Candlelight, Yoga Wellness Clinic, 5-6pm and 6.30-7.30pm, Rangatira Rd, Birkdale, Auckland.
5th & 6th.
Bring a yoga ball to work to replace your desk chair and improve your core strength.
EnviroWaste Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge, Lakes Ranch, 79 Lake Rotokawau Rd, Tikitere, Rotorua, 8.30am-1pm.
The Global Run Team Taupo, Taupo Events Centre, 26 AC Baths Avenue, Taupo, 9am-12pm.
Winter Fun Ride Series Ride 1, Matamata Club, 7 Waharoa Road East, Matamata, 10am-3pm.
10th & 11th.
Running with music is a great way to get in a groove and stay motivated.
I Ditched Sugar, The WellBeing Centre, 56 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 6.30pm- 8.30pm.
Boost Your Health and Happiness, Silverstream Retreat, 3 Reynolds Bach Drive, Silverstream, Upper Hutt 7pm-9:30pm.
Mix up your exercise routine to maintain motivation.
Women’s/Girls’ Free Self Defence Two-Day Workshop, Gisborne YMCA, Corner of Childers and Roebuck Rds, Gisborne, 10am-4pm, starts today.
Cooking Raw, The WellBeing Centre, 56 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 10am-4pm.
2015 FIBA Oceania Championships NZ vs Australia, ASB Arena at Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui, 4.30pm- 9.30pm.
Walk & Talk, Eastridge Shopping Centre, 215 Kepa Road, Auckland, 9.15am-10.15am.
Women Uncovered, An evening of fashion and fun in aid of breast cancer: South Otago Town and Country Club, 1 Yarmouth St, Balclutha, 7.30pm-9pm.
When running on a sunny day, wear shades. They reduce glare, a cause of squinting and tension in your shoulders.
Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ, Queenstown Village Green, Queenstown. Until August 30.
Food Waste Workshops, Environment Centre Hawke’s Bay, 809 Karamu Rd, Hastings, 10am.
Friendly Dental Duathlon Series, Haumoana School, 7 Raymond Rd, Haumoana, Hastings, 10am.
Squash Championships, Christchurch Football Club, 250 Westminster St, Christchurch City.
25th & 26th.
Avoid sneaky liquid calories by swapping your cocktail for a low-cal mixer like diet soda or tonic.
Midweek Open, 18 holes, Maramarua Golf Club, 1514 State Highway 2, Auckland, 9.30am- 2pm.
Focus on boosting exercise rather than eating too little.
Mt Eden Wellbeing Fair, Mt Eden Village Centre, 2 Ngauruhoe St, Auckland, 10am -3pm.
Super Nutrition, The WellBeing Centre, 56 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 10am-4pm.
Stretch & Limber Classes, Viva Dance Studio, 10 Newton Rd, Auckland, 6.30pm-7.30pm.
From the editors of Good Health Choices