Steps for Life Young Adult Programme

Steps for Life was developed to take a proactive approach to reducing the rate of obesity and works with overweight high school age youth and their families.  It is a 12 week programme that provides the knowledge and tools required to make significant changes towards living a sustainable healthy lifestyle which eliminates the many risks associated with being obese. 

Steps for Life focuses on four key areas:

  • Physical Health
  • Healthy Food (nutrition)
  • Mind Health
  • Healthy Family

Steps for Life takes a holistic approach focusing on the four key areas that fit together like a puzzle.  If one piece is missing the puzzle is incomplete.  This whole-person approach provides a big picture of overall well-being and gives you the opportunity to be a healthier you. 

What kind of commitment do I need to make?

Participants are required to attend all sessions. Parents or Guardians (who must live in the same household) are required to attend Saturday sessions.

Week day sessions are fitness sessions with a qualified and approved SFL trainer. Participants need to ensure they wear appropriate gear to exercise in.  Saturday sessions often begin with a group exercise session so everyone is required to turn up in the appropriate gear.

NOTE:  Once accepted into the programme, participation and commitment is mandatory.  Failure to attend sessions may result in removal from the programme. 

When am I required to attend?

Duration: 12 weeks (5-6 hours commitment per week)

Participant Commitment:

Fitness sessions - Two weekdays per week 5.30pm - 6.30pm (Wednesday and Friday)

Participant and Family Commitment:

Fitness/workshop sessions - Saturdays 10am - 2pm

Where do I need to go?

Wednesdays and Fridays:
Jellicoe Park (off Quadrant Road) Onehunga

Level 1, 19B Ronwood Avenue, Manukau

How much will it cost to take part?

$8.00 per week per participant ($96.00)

What is covered in the programme?

Each week we focus on a different topic and week by week we build on each topic.  Some of the areas we cover are:

  • Understanding your eating
  • Food inside and out
  • Choosing healthy meals
  • Healthy shopping and label reading
  • Health halos
  • Better snacking choices
  • Reaching a healthy weight
  • Communication
  • Self-worth

PLUS take part in a guided supermarket tour AND take part in interactive cooking sessions!

Programme Dates 2017

For more information on programme dates please contact or phone 09 634 3593.

How can I get onto the programme?

Must be high school age (13 - 18 years old), be overweight for your age and height, able to commit to the 12 weeks (mandatory that parents/guardians attend sessions as required with their child).  Download an application form, complete it in full and post to us at:

Monty Betham Steps for Life Foundation
PO Box 59133
Mangere Bridge
Auckland 2151

If you require assistance or more information you can contact us or phone (09) 634 3593.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participant numbers are limited per programme.  Once applications have been received, all applicants will be notified of an interview time (applicants and their parents/guardians are required to attend the interview session).  Once the interview process is complete all applicants will be notified of the outcome. 


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