It has recognised aerobic and anaerobic benefits, its
easy on the joints - around 50% less impact shock than
running.And it burns as many calories as running.
A popular trail for visitors is Hagley Park. Smooth
asphalt surface, shared with walkers, joggers and bikers,
it's carless and flat. Start from the park's Armagh Street
You can hire skates ( Saloman TR6 and FT7's) at the park. A van can be found
at the Armagh Street entrance Saturdays and Sundays from
11.00am to 4.00pm during summer and on Sundays only during
the winter (June to September).
Hire Rates $12.00/hour. $30.00/week. Check with Cheapskates for updated prices and details of this service
Cheapskates, 243 High
Ph (03) 377 2152
A travellers guide to keeping fit and healthy eating away
from home.Whether you are visiting on business or
holiday, back packer, corporate traveller or tourist,
Christchurch offers you a wealth of easily accessible
exercise and keep fit options.
From swimming pools and aquajogging, mountain biking and
on road cycling, roller blading or in line skating, jogging,
trail running, golf, yoga, pilates, through to gyms and
If you're eating out there's a choice of restaurants
and cafes serving vegetarian and organic or "Smart Choice",
Heart Foundation approved dishes.
If you're self catering you will find a wide range of
Heart Foundation approved low fat, low salt products
as well as certified organic produce in supermarkets and
specialist health food shops.