ZIWA Activities and Interest Groups
Sports and Fitness
ZIWA offers a wide selection of outdoor and indoor activities.
|Interest Group||Description of the activity|
Fun, Fitness and Friendship are the key elements of the ZIWA Badminton Group. We are a friendly group of players and we are there to improve physical fitness, foster friendships through the game of Badminton, but most importantly to have fun. We range from beginners to intermediate players and we are always there to help if you want to learn the game.
Also, please have a look at this this report.
|in Duebendorf, Mondays|
Cost: approximately CHF 7
|Fitness & Wellness Group|
Line dancing is a low impact aerobic dance routine that challenges not only your coordination and flexibility, but also your memory and concentration. Dances are choreographed from all time favourite Latin, pop and a few country songs, that are full of up-beat rhythms and catchy melodies. You can join at any time and still be able to catch up. After dancing, we do floor exercise routines focusing on the abdomen and upper body, ending with a stetch and relaxation routine. All this is done to music that provides lots of energy and at the end of the workout, a calm ambience for stretching and relaxation.
|in Rüschlikon, Wednesdays|
Cost: CHF 20 for a year
Join us for a 1 - 1.5 hour walk in and around the forest near Park im Gruene. Afterwards we meet for a chat and a coffee in the Park's restaurant.
|in Thalwil, Tuesdays|
|Summer Golf/Winter Tennis|
Further information in the ZIWA News.
|Thursdays and Fridays|
|Full day hikes
Please have a look at these reports and picture galleries: Braunwald hike, 3 days in the Berguen area, 3 day hike in Tessin, Culinary hike at Flims - “Wald und Wasser”, Snow shoeing in Engadine.
|Half day hikes|
This is an afternoon hiking group based in the Zürich area. These are 2-3 hours in duration and take place twice a month.
Please have a look at these reports and picture galleries: A Hike on the Majestic Rigi, Jonental, Walking with Veronica to celebrate March 8.
|The group is based on an email network. If you would like to be put on the mailing list, please send an email to the Chairlady.|
|Tai Chi - Qi Gong|
Tai Chi and Qi Gong (a self regenerating teatment method) use slow physical movements carefully coreographed which will move the energy qi in the body. These traditional Chineese techniques preserve the health and vitality of mind and body.
Also, please have a look at this report.
|for German Speakers: on Wednesdays from 6 to 7.30pm|
Spanish version: on Fridays from 11 to 12.15pm.
Cost: CHF 20 x class.
|Tennis in Milandia|
Further information in the ZIWA News.
Ten-pin bowling is a competitive, fun sport. All levels are welcome.
|We bowl at various bowling centres in Zürich. Details will be given when reserving.|
Cost: cost of shoe rental and bowling lane is dependent on the number of members participating.
|Hatha Yoga I – in Feldmeilen, Tuesdays
Hatha Yoga II – in Spreitenbach, Thursdays
Also, see this report.
|Cost: CHF 20 x single class, CHF 75 x 5 classes.|
|Walk n talk|
“I’d like to lose weight/feel fitter/get out in the fresh air/tone up/lift my spirits....”
How many times have you said or thought something like this and done nothing about it? Well now’s your chance to make amends!
Rita and Christine meet every Wednesday morning in Meilen wearing walking shoes and a smile! (Don’t worry, they also wear clothes!) They walk up to and along the Panoramaweg and make a round trip back down to the station, taking in the scenery and chatting along the way. They don’t rush, but they walk with purpose. Their walk takes about an hour and a half, split equally between uphill, downhill and on the level. Afterwards they have a coffee in a local cafe.
They’re inviting you to join them on a regular basis. You don’t have to register; just turn up.
The walk takes place in all weathers.
Wear sensible walking shoes in summer and in winter perhaps your walking boots, bearing in mind that winter paths can be slippery. Bring sticks if you like, and come alone or with your dog or a baby in a baby sling.
Have also a look at these pictures.
|Where: in Meilen|
(Transport: S7, S6 trains to Meilen or you can park your car in the Migros car park nearby or behind the Gemeindehaus opposite the station)
When: 09.30 every Wednesday (they leave just after the arrival of the S7 from Zurich)
Important: please check the exact dates in the Online Calendar.
You will find all the details about the above activities in the ZIWA News.
Would you like to take part in any of the above Interest Groups?
Please contact the relevant Chairlady, contacts details in the ZIWA News
You are a would-be member and you would like to try one of the above activities:
Please send an email to our Information Desk