In July 2021, FLexercise Whangaparaoa held its 30th anniversary class and celebration lunch.
On 30 July there was a great class with items taken by Whangaparaoa Fitness League founder, Annaleys, and additional teachers, Olive and MaryAnne.
Then everyone donned their pearls and fascinators to have lunch at the Gulf Harbour Yacht Club, where they were greeted with a beautifully presented lunch setting and lovely lunch to follow.
Annaleys spoke of taking over the class in 1994 as a new Fitness League teacher from Jill who had set up the class in the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre on 4 July 1991. Annaleys moved the class to the Whangaparaoa Hall in 1998 and continued teaching the class for 24 years before handing it onto Jennie in 2018.
Pam Long, an original member of Jill’s class who still comes to classes, helped cut the cake with Annaleys. There were many members who were recognised for their years of loyalty to the class and the League.