Tai Chi | Sport Wellington | Approved | Strength | Balance | Program | Falls

"I consulted Andrew for weight loss. He helped me to strengthen my willpower to eat more healthily and only to eat when I was actually hungry rather than snacking unnecessarily. I have lost 3kg in 3 weeks."

Not Strictly Tai Chi

Try our Sport Wellington Approved Strength & Balance Program

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Sport Wellington assesses exercise groups for older people, as part of Live Stronger For Longer, the New Zealand Government's Prevent Falls & Fractures Program.

Having been assessed by Sport Wellington in March 2018, Andrew Hardwick's "Not Strictly Tai Chi" program meets The Nine Community Strength & Balance Effectiveness Criteria, established by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to reduce falls in older people. 

Our 'Not Strictly Tai Chi' Program is now an Approved Strength & Balance Program, and so can display "The Tick" as an approved provider.

For details of how you can attend our Not Striclty Tai Chi classes, please contact me, Andrew Hardwick, on 021 153 2508 NOW

Note: We can also bring one of our Not Strictly Tai Chi, Approved Strength & Balance Programs to your establishment or organisation. Please note that qualifying classes have to run for a minimum of 10 weeks duration!


Sometimes called "Meditation In Motion", Tai Chi promotes serenity & inner peace. Whereas many other clubs and instructors may teach you Tai Chi for self-defence and sports competition, the coaching you will receive with us will instead focus upon the health benefits

Our speciality is to help change unwanted or unhealthy habits, through the practice of tai chi.  

The first thing my tai chi students learn is patience with themselves and others, as the regular practice of tai chi requires dedication over time. We focus upon the correct posture, pace of motion and weight transfer during the performance of moves, called "Forms".  Breath control may be affected over time, so we teach ways to increase breath capacity too.

The name of our public classes is "Not Strictly Tai Chi". They include some traditional tai chi forms, some modern forms and some forms modified for specific health conditions, plus codition-specific exercise and mindfulness

See also: Tai Chi Group Sessions
See also: Tai Chi Personal Training

Contact Me For More Information

Tel: 04 388 8818

Mob: 021 153 2508

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