Straighten Up New Zealand is an easy and enjoyable every day programme to improve spinal health and posture.

Consisting of a set of simple exercises and taking just three minutes to complete, Straighten Up New Zealand can help improve posture, stabilise core muscle groups, enhance health and prevent spinal disability.

The exercises can be undertaken by kiwi’s of all ages. The exercises can be completed at any time of day but are most beneficial when they form part of a daily routine. It is our goal that every kiwi will take a few minutes every day to care for their spinal health, just as they do for their dental health.

Did you know?

Studies conducted overseas found that 83% of people who adopted the exercises as part of their daily routine reported a postural improvement. 78% reported they had strengthened their core muscles and 80% reported that they sit and stand more uprightly and that their backs are more comfortable after five weeks of performing the exercise module.


Standing up straight is important for everyone. We’re excited to help you learn how to take care of your spine. We will show you some exercises you can do every day – because good posture helps you feel good and stay healthy.


Good posture allows you to be physically well and move through life with more energy, less stress and fatigue. Taking just a few minutes each day, our quick and simple exercises can help you to improve your spinal health and posture.


It is our goal that every kiwi will commit a few minutes daily to care for their spinal health. We offer resources to chiropractors, other health care providers, teachers and educators who want to implement the Straighten Up programme.

So go on, let’s Straighten Up New Zealand.
It’s fitness fun for everyone!