Improving Community Health and Well being
We aim to provide a facility that promotes a diverse and inclusive environment for improved health and wellbeing. The Te Kauwhata Community Fitness Centre is affordable for all members of the Community, due to the fact that we are a Charitable Trust and our fees are subsidized by sponsorship and funding. We also offer fee access to the facility for senior citizens, students, youth groups and local schools.
If you are interested in reaching your goals with guidance, please contact these personal trainers:
Keri Thomas Home – (07) 8263431
HOW WE CAME ABOUT
At a public meeting in February 2000, after two years of investigations by the Te Kauwhata Health Awareness Society, a committee of elected persons charged with improving the primary health care of the community, it was resolved to build a Community Fitness Centre.
This Fitness Centre would be added to the facilities at the Te Kauwhata College and would comprise the extension the College gymnasium, resurfacing of the courts with turf and heating the existing 25m swimming pool.
The Te Kauwhata Health Awareness Society was charged with fundraising, design and construction with all the necessary legal requirements of incorporation, registering as a charity and occupation and partnership with the college. Fundraising was ongoing and with some wonderful input from the community the Society was able to raise $1.4 million.
In June 2003 the “Te Kauwhata Community Fitness Centre” officially opened.
The Te Kauwhata Health Awareness Society oversees the overall management, while the Centre Manager oversees the day to day running of the Centre. Part time staff is employed as Office Administrator, Fitness Assistants, Pool Lifeguards, Boiler Maintenance Worker and Cleaner.
FUNDERS, SPONSORS & DONATORS
Our Fitness Centre is affordable for all members of the Community thanks to our Following Supporters:
- WEL Energy Trust
- Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)
- New Zealand Lotteries
- Trust Waikato
- Te Kauwhata Community Association
- Trusts Community Foundation
- Pub Charity
Thank you all so much!