Outdoor Exercise and Rehabilitation Facility

This facility is going from strength to strength since opening in 2010. The facility, and associated programme, is free to use by any adult in our community. This is definitely the key to its success as cost and accessibility are the two main barriers for people wanting to exercise.

The Outdoor Exercise and Rehabilitation Facility is well utilized by a wide range of people. Their needs include:

  • Strength and balance
  • Fitness
  • Coordination
  • Rehabilitation
  • Weight loss
  • Meeting new people


Facility Coordinator Tui Priest

We are very lucky to have Tui as coordinator for this facility. Tui has 30 years’ experience in the sports and fitness industry. She is also a Sport Waikato Coordinator.
 Tui is available on a Wednesday, between 10.30 and noon, to get people started, ensure they are using the equipment safely, monitor their progress, provide encouragement and generally provide support. This service is also free. After you have seen Tui for the first time feel free to use this facility any time you like. If this time does not suit call her on 027 270 8867 to make an appointment.
There is a “coffee group” once a month. The “regulars” have got together and organised this. It is wonderful to see friendships being formed; having fun is all part of it.
The facility is located between the main entrance of the hospital and the entrance to the maternity unit
Click here to find out more about this free outdoor exercise facility

We are very lucky to have Tui’s salary funded by COGS as well as receiving and specific donations for this project.


Award winning project

Recently Pohlen won the EBOS Overall Excellence in Healthcare award at the annual national conference of the NZ Aged Care Association. It was won because of the uniqueness of this outdoor exercise and rehabilitation facility and the outcomes it has produced for our community. Just another reason to get on down to Pohlen on a Wednesday!
Please click here to read the article featured in Matamata Chronicle on November 26th.



Thanks to Matamata Chronicle for supplying these photos