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Come and see our city the active way!

Adventure Wellington is the online place to get yourself offline and into adventurous activities in and around Wellington City.

Joining our group is free. Our motto is 'we get your body moving', so we love to get involved in any outdoor or indoor activities that include exercise and movement. Events we organise: easy walks to full day hikes, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, lasergame, paintball, windsurfing, scavenger hunts, go-karting, weekend trips, snorkelling, picnic walks, night hikes etc. etc.

Our members range in age from 18 to 65+, although the majority of members are in their 20s, 30's and 40's. We have a great mixture of singles, couples, married partners, divorcees, and even a couple of four legged members too!

We guarantee fun, friends, fitness, and lots of awesome Wellington adventures!

Please read our Group Rules (http://www.meetup.com/adventurewellington/pages/Group_Rules_%28new%29) before you join. By joining Adventure Wellington you agree to abide by these rules.

A few reviews from our members...

“Great fun-loving bunch of people.”
“Cool! Lots of fun. Great people.”
“Can't wait to do another trip. Best thing I ever did.”
“An absolute must if you have even a single adventurous atom in your body!“
“Great mix of activities -- something for everyone! ”
“Excellent group, non-fanatical and all inclusive.”
“Really great way to try different things, meet new people and have fun along the way.“

You'll also find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adventure-Wellington/184075855022138).

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Slacklining in the park

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Test your mental focus and balancing skill with some Slacklining. For those unacquainted with the concept: Imagine a thick trailer tie-down wrapped around two trees, where you challenge yourself to balance on bare feet with your arms in the air like a Gibbon monkey, and maybe even try a few steps along the ribbon. It’s a great activity for balance and body awareness - used by surfers and climbers to enhance their sports. This event is open to complete novices, as long as you have a reasonable fitness level (it is much more tiring than it looks!) All you need is flexible clothing that doesn't bind up so you can move freely with your arms above your head and legs out in all directions. NOTE: This event is weather permitting - if its raining then this event will be cancelled. Cost: Free! Bring: Comfortable clothing. Jandals/something to slip your feet into when you're not on the ribbon as it can get cold. But when it is warm enough to go bare foot, the sandflies can be a nuisance - some insect repellent is a good idea too. Time: 1 hr Difficulty: 4/10- this requires reasonable fitness DISCLAIMER Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.

Social Football (Mon & Wed)

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Keen for a social game of football after work? Description: We divide into a couple of teams and play a friendly small sided game of football (soccer) at the Civic Square turf. We play for as long as we want to, typically about 90 minutes. What to bring: Shoes, or boots to run around in (please makes sure your boots don't have studs). Event Rules: - This is a social game in a public area, we all need to respect each other and members of the public. - We limit the game to 12 people for safety. - If you RSVP and don't turn up, or cancel within 24 hours, you may be taken off the list for your next week. - To avoid wild shots that may hit people or windows, shots need to be below waist high, kicked from within the goal area, and shooting privileges will be revoked if you take dangerous shots. DISCLAIMER Please read our Group Rules. Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.

Hacky Sack Tuesday

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Feel like a break in the middle of the working day? Have some fun playing hacky sack, which involves keeping a small bead sack off the ground with your feet, as a group. We usually reach about 20-30 hits on any given Tuesday. The AW record to beat is 102. Time: This runs for about 30-40 minutes, just enough time to get into it and get some exercise without getting too hot and bothered. Get out of the office for some fresh air. Difficulty: 1/5 although you will get hot and you do need to have coordinated foot skills - soccer players are likely to be good at this What to wear: Wear pants and sneakers. What to bring: Sunscreen if sunny. You may also want to bring lunch. Feel free to bring a favourite hacky-sack if you have one. Note: This has been running practically every Tuesday for over seven years, rain or shine.

AW-Fit Epic Intervals

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Interval Training is the most simple and effective way to get fitter, stronger and lose weight. It’s much more fun than plodding along at one pace too. WHY DO INTERVALS: Many independent studies since the 80’s have confirmed that interval training can have a much higher return on effort. If your goal is improved, cardio, heart health, strength or simply to slim down a size or two , intervals are the most efficient type of exercise to reach your goals. Studies in Canada showed that a ratio of 4 minutes low to moderate exercise with 30 seconds or high intensity for 26 minutes produced better results for weight loss and increased VO2max. In Japan the TABATA protocol increased the VO2max of elite athletes by 28% in just two weeks. Why Intervals are great The BASIC SCIENCE (please skip if you don’t care!!) Interval training is well known for burning a huge amount of kilojoules while participating in exercise but the exciting part is that, unlike steady state cardio which stop being effective as soon as you end your session, it also has you burning kilojoules for 16-24 hours after you have stopped exercise. This is due to a phenomenon called EPOC or Excess Post Oxygen Consumption. Also known as “afterburn” EPOC is the state the body is in while it goes from a state of work to a state of rest. As the body recovers from the intensity of the workout, oxygen is used to restore ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) that is responsible for muscle contractions. EPOC is also associated with a breakdown of fatty acids and increased metabolism. What to Expect: There are loads of ways to do interval training. Qualified personal trainer and Martial Arts Teacher ---> Wing Tsun Academy (http://www.wingtsunacademy.com) for more info, Duncan will create sessions that focus on a combination of cardio, strength and weight loss while constantly mixing up the workout plans so that the sessions are always fun. Expect short to moderate bursts of maximum effort for 20 seconds to 1 minutes followed by breaks or low intensity ranging from 10 seconds to 4 minutes. Intervals will be done with body weight exercises lie; high knees, mountain climbers, sprints, jogging, push ups, squats and lunges or use free weight equipment like medicine balls, strength bags, wall balls and kettle bells. Cost: $10 (cash) Level of Difficulty: 3-8 Anyone with a clean bill of health can do intervals if you are new to exercise or this style of training your work pace will be low to moderate as you build your endurance and form. Duncan will help you learn new techniques and make sure you are safe. If you are looking to push yourself to the next level train at low to high or moderate to high intensity and expect to be gasping for breath, have burning muscles and the sweet ache of a successful workout the next day. What to wear: Your preferred workout gear. Also good to have a warm layer to put on when you stop moving. A towel if you like. Bring a water bottle. DISCLAIMER Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.

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