Summer is nearly here and you can dip your toes in...

Summer is nearly here and you can dip your toes in at one of our great local pools. Parts of the Splash Centre will be closed due to refurbishments over the Christmas period, but Whanganui East Pool is scheduled to open on Friday, 22 December to cool you down in the warm Whanganui sun...
 

A great first heat of the Fastest Kid on the Block...

A great first heat of the Fastest Kid on the Block yesterday. Today is Aramohos turn. See you all at Peat Park at 4pm. A great first heat of the Fastest Kid on the Block yesterday. Today is Aramohos turn. See you all at Peat Park at 4pm.
 

We are excited about the Fastest Kid on the Block...

We are excited about the Fastest Kid on the Block kicking off tomorrow! Athletics Wanganui Inc We are excited about the Fastest Kid on the Block kicking off tomorrow! Athletics Wanganui Inc
 

Volunteer Whanganui International Volunteer day is...

Volunteer Whanganui International Volunteer day is on the 5th of December at Kowhai Park. Details below Volunteer Whanganui International Volunteer day is on the 5th of December at Kowhai Park. Details below
 

Emz with a huge PB deadlift 112.5kg. A bit hitchy...

Emz with a huge PB deadlift 112.5kg. A bit hitchy at the top but she pulled the weight. . Previous testing max was 90kg. We focused on high volume deficit deadlifts and doubles and tripples in the 90-95% range for the majority of the training cycle. Previous session we did a primer session, tacking on some heavy but fast singles to get her used to pulling a heavy single with the view of testing max next session. . We'll done to Emz. She is well in tune with her body and "gets" technique...
 

It was day 1 of our Christmas Blast today. What...

It was day 1 of our Christmas Blast today. What better way to kick it off than with a build your own snowman workout 👌 Some lovely snowmen and snowwomen were created! Can you spot yours??? It was day 1 of our Christmas Blast today. What better way to kick it off than with a build your own snowman workout 👌 Some lovely snowmen and snowwomen were created! Can you spot yours???
 

A huge congrats to Wanganui Barbell member Jennie...

A huge congrats to Wanganui Barbell member Jennie for taking out a win in her class at her second official three lift competition at the Bledisbro powerlifting competition held in Wellington. Jennie took out a PB on all three lifts and won her class. Her second win in as many official competitions! 105kg squat 70kg bench 145kg deadlift (she fought for a huge 150kg which she lifted but unfortunately for red lights for a technical error - she will smash this at the next comp!) 320kg total...
 

Something different with long time client Russell....

Something different with long time client Russell. . Russell is a national level masters hockey athlete and we have been building a general strength base for some time, with emphasis on the basic powerlifts, the Squat, Bench and Deadlift as well as supplementary exercises to ensure complete development of the physique and for injury prevention . When training for sport we must make the selected exercises as specific to the sport as possible in order to ensure a high carry over to the...
 

Deficit deadlifts! The best deadlift variation for...

Deficit deadlifts! The best deadlift variation for building deadlift confidence. Also a fantastic stimulus for building glutes and hamstrings. . 180 x 10. 2nd week of high rep deficits for me. Using hook grip to condition my thumbs. No belt and wearing shoes to develop strength, and not reliance on power lifting gear to create an advantage. . I'm on my bodybuilding/powerbuilding cycle and loving the reps and the pump! . Mass moves mass, yes. But muscle can contract, fat can't. Build...
 

A short snippet of Friday evening group doing...

A short snippet of Friday evening group doing mountains & valleys warm-up 👌 A short snippet of Friday evening group doing mountains & valleys warm-up 👌
 

Touch Draws are up on the Sport Whanganui website...

Touch Draws are up on the Sport Whanganui website ... Primary/Intermediate: http://www.sportwhanganui.co.nz/admin#/sports-draws/galaxy-wanganui-junior-touch-draw Secondary School: http://www.sportwhanganui.co.nz/admin#/sports-draws/whangnui-mixed-touch Please check the draws carefully, some WIS teams have moved into the secondary school grade :)
 

River City Boxing Club Whanganui is starring their...

River City Boxing Club Whanganui is starring their local talent and north island boxers on the 11th of November! Show your support by coming along details below. River City Boxing Club Whanganui is starring their local talent and north island boxers on the 11th of November! Show your support by coming along details below.
 

Join Special Olympics Whanganui for the Law...

Join Special Olympics Whanganui for the Law Enforcment Torch Run this Wednesday! Details below Special Olympics New Zealand Join Special Olympics Whanganui for the Law Enforcment Torch Run this Wednesday! Details below Special Olympics New Zealand
 

Interested in becoming an Athletics Coach or just...

Interested in becoming an Athletics Coach or just want to fine turn your Athletic Coaching skills? We are running a session next Thursday! Register by the 6th - details below! Interested in becoming an Athletics Coach or just want to fine turn your Athletic Coaching skills? We are running a session next Thursday! Register by the 6th - details below!
 

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Weve been loving getting to go outside a bit more...

Weve been loving getting to go outside a bit more this week! Yes outdoors often means more running 😉 you've had two really tough bootie sessions this week - Friday will be a bit more relaxed for fun Friday 😁 Which game(s) do you think we'll have for morning & evening tomorrow?
 

Fantastic evening at The Hits Whanganui Secondary...

Fantastic evening at The Hits Whanganui Secondary Schools Sports Awards last night held at Cullinane College. Congratulations to all nominees and award winners! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11939691 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503424&objectid=11939700 The Hits
 

Boom! Benchie PB for Emz @emilyschipper1 with a...

Boom! Benchie PB for Emz @emilyschipper1 with a fast 49kg touch n go. . Her setup is spot on and a good set up make is the key to a big bench. . #wanganuibarbell #wanganuibootcamp #benchpress #benchies Boom! Benchie PB for Emz @emilyschipper1 with a fast 49kg touch n go. . Her setup is spot on and a good set up make is the key to a big bench. . #wanganuibarbell #wanganuibootcamp #benchpress #benchies
 

Looking forward to seeing all the amazing young...

Looking forward to seeing all the amazing young sportspeople at The Hits Whanganui Secondary Schools Sports Awards this evening at Cullinane College. 5.15 - 5.55pm - Drinks & Nibbles 6pm - Ceremony Starts Students to wear formal school uniform. See you there! :)
 

Healthy Families Whanganui Rangitīkei Ruapehu...

Healthy Families Whanganui Rangitīkei Ruapehu Whanganui DHB Public Health Unit Whanganui Regional Health Network Sport Whanganui Ngā Tai o te Awa are keen to hear from community members in Gonville and Tawhero. Got some thoughts to share? Naumai Haere Mai! - with Jay Rerekura Matt Rayner Chris Dibben
 

Can you believe it is November already!? December...

Can you believe it is November already!? December is just around the corner which means the New Zealand Championship Jet sprints are approaching - 27th of December at Shelter View Jet Sprint Park Can you believe it is November already!? December is just around the corner which means the New Zealand Championship Jet sprints are approaching - 27th of December at Shelter View Jet Sprint Park