• Introduction to Taiko Drumming

    Karate - Seido

    Taiko drumming is a form of traditional Japanese drumming characterised by with beautiful, strong bass tones, powerful group rhythms and dynamic choreography. This workshop will cover: - Brief history and background on Taiko drumming. - Basic drumming techniques and simple rhythm practice. - Learn a simple piece of Taiko rhythm and play as a group. You will play as an ensemble, which uses your whole body so it's also a great work out! This class will be taught by instructors from Taikoza, a Wellington based taiko performance group. This one off workshop gives you a flavour of Taiko drumming. If you enjoy the workshop and would like to continue you can join us for a 8 week beginners course and receive a $5 discount. The beginners course will likely start 19 January 2020. For details keep an eye on Adventure Wellington Meetups, Taikoza Wellington facebook page or taikoza.org.nz Cost: $10 What to bring: Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle / drink. More about us: Taikoza was originally formed in Hiroshima in the mid 1980s and has been based in Wellington since 1991. Members of Taikoza are passionate about Taiko Drumming and aim to keep the spirit of Taiko Drumming alive in Wellington. Throughout the year Taikoza performs at a variety of festivals and events and in the past has made appearances at Cuba Dupa, Newtown Festival, Japan Festival and at the highly successful HighLight: Carnival of Lights festival in Lower Hutt. Video and more info on Taikoza is available on the website: www.taikoza.org.nz

  • Slacklining in the park

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    Come join us at Frank Kitts park by the Wellington waterfront to 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. Be sure to check out our facebook group to see what else we're doing - https://www.facebook.com/groups/238993336277381/ 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.

  • Hacky Sack Tuesday

    Wellington Civic Square

    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.

  • 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.

  • Slacklining in the park

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    Come join us at Frank Kitts park by the Wellington waterfront to 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. Be sure to check out our facebook group to see what else we're doing - https://www.facebook.com/groups/238993336277381/ 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.

  • Hacky Sack Tuesday

    Wellington Civic Square

    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.

  • AW-Fit Epic Intervals

    Location visible to members

    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.

  • Slacklining in the park

    Location visible to members

    Come join us at Frank Kitts park by the Wellington waterfront to 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. Be sure to check out our facebook group to see what else we're doing - https://www.facebook.com/groups/238993336277381/ 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.