E tūtaki ana ngā kapua o te rangi, kei runga, kei runga te Mangoroa e kōpae pū ana | The clouds in the sky close over, but above them spreads the milky way

Choose to Cycle, Swim, Run, Walk – wherever you want to #choosetomovenz 

Participate any time during Perinatal Mental Health Awareness week – 1st to 7th Mei May 2022!

In Partnership with She Moves Fitness Collective.

This is unique from other events as you can choose how and wherever YOU want to #ChooseToMoveNZ..

You could..
Swim 400m (16 lengths), 1.5km (60 lengths) 2.5km (100 lengths) *recreational pool
Cycle 10km (30 minutes), 20km (1 hour), Cycle 50km (3.5 hours)
Run/walk 5km, Run/walk 10km
Or your own choice – let us know!

Register for the event, then complete it anytime between 1st to 7th Mei May 2022. Let us know how you got on by posting your pics on our socials – see below for what you can win!


Did you know that in Aotearoa New Zealand 25% of women suffer from anxiety or depression during or after pregnancy and 10% of men experience depression after a child is born? PADA is a national organisation advocating for anyone experiencing mental illnesses as a result of pregnancy, childbirth or early parenthood. We believe that if a parent experiences perinatal mental illness they should know support is available and that they’re not alone.

PADA is a charity that receives no Government funding and relies solely on grants and donations to operate. Our virtual Move for Mental Health is an important fundraising initiative that will raise awareness for perinatal mental health and bring in much needed funds, enabling us to continue to support families and whānau in our communities.

Our virtual fundraising event, in partnership with She Moves Fitness Collective is designed to highlight the link between mental wellbeing and exercise. Registrations are $20 and all proceeds go to PADA to enable us to support the wellbeing of families and whānau throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

She Moves run online fitness classes helping mums to stay active during pregnancy, and, return to exercise safely postpartum. Download their flyer here.

Every registration will receive a free One Month Membership* with She Moves, and by posting your pictures and tagging She Moves and PADA on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll go into the draw to win ONE YEAR’S FREE MEMBERSHIP!
*(One Month Membership not available for current She Moves members, everyone has a chance to win One Year’s Free Membership!)

She Moves will be running training and fitness events live on our Facebook page in the weeks leading up to this event.

Add a PADA t-shirt to your cart to wear for your event! See the range here.





Download the event flyer here to distribute to your friends, colleagues and on your noticeboards

For people who don’t wish to take part, but want to support PADA in other ways, see our page Fundraise for PADA for ideas to get involved.




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