Jumpstart is helping people change their lives, for the better. Sometimes we like to jump up and down and share our news with you! Check out our news library below.


Hamilton Sucess

Katy Windsor from Hamilton shares her Jumpstart journey.

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Niloufer Sultana Nicola Leney Jumpstart Website

Breaking down barriers to healthy living opportunities

For eight years, Niloufer Sultana has faced a number of health challenges, including being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and suffering from a stroke and three heart attacks. By 2016 Niloufer knew it was time for a lifestyle change. Upon joining the YMCA, she felt she had finally found a place where she was welcome and comfortable enough to work on her health.

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Jumpstart Upper Hutt

Karen Turner taking control in Upper Hutt

Karen Turner didn't realise the damage her unhealthy eating habits were having on her body.

Exhausted from her full-time commercial cleaning shifts, she would be too knackered to cook herself a decent meal and would eat whatever was around the house or order takeaways.

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Dave Health

Jumpstart goes National in 2017

Happy New Year!
We have some exciting news!
Following the successful pilot programmes in 2013. In 2017, Jumpstart Is proud to be expanding...

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Awards Stage

Jumpstart Wins at NZ Exercise Industry Awards

We are very pleased and proud to be able to share the exciting news from the NZ Exercise Industry Awards, on the weekend. 

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Josephine Lio Listing

Meet Josephine

What started out as being a friendly support, resulted in her joining the Jumpstart programme...

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Joanne Currey Listing

Meet Joanne

At the end of 2014, Joanne Currey received life-changing news. She had been diagnosed with diabetes, and told she was a “walking time bomb”.

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Iona Liddell Listing

Meet Iona

The day after Iona Liddell had a heart attack, she was diagnosed with diabetes. It came to her as a huge shock.

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Tina Devi Listing

Meet Tina

Feeling unhealthy and unhappy with how she was living, Tina Devi knew it was time to make a change. Read her inspiring story.

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Meet Steve

Steve's advice for other’s, "Starting exercise is the hardest part and needs the most motivation. Start at a light intensity to build a strong foundation".

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Chris Kanuta

Western Leader: Chris Kanuta has shed 60kg with aqua aerobics

Chris Kanuta is inspiring others to do aqua aerobics after losing 60 kilograms!

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