Staying Fit for the Future with ‘Better Balance Better Bones’
The ‘Staying Fit for the Future with Better Balance Better Bones’ is an 8 week programme that will improve overall strength, balance and aerobic fitness. It is suitable for adults who walk unaided and want to stay strong on their feet and falls free for life.
This partnership programme by Cork Sports Partnership, HSE Physiotherapy and HSE Health Promotion Department is delivered by specially trained exercise instructors. The feedback from participants to date has been very positive resulting in an expansion of the programme for 2019.
The Staying Fit for the Future with Better Balance Better Bones programme is a physical activity programme that will improve strength and balance as well as your general aerobic fitness.
Delivered over 8 weekly sessions in a community setting this programme includes:
- An aerobic warm up including endurance exercises, walking and range of movement stretches
- Series of exercises to challenge and improve balance, joint and muscle flexibility and bone and muscle power
- Series of exercises to practice at home
- Duration of programme is 8 weekly sessions
Who is the programme aimed at:
This programme is suitable for adults who walk unaided and want to stay strong on their feet and falls free for life. It is not suitable for people who have fallen in the past 12 months or who use a walking stick or frame.
If you are wondering if the programme is suitable please attempt the following simple test of balance and strength:
- Cross your arms across your chest, then keeping your arms crossed stand on 1 leg, now close your eyes and stand tall and steady for 10 seconds…
If you find yourself a good bit more wobbly than you expected, this programme is for you! Programmes are delivered by exercise professionals who have been trained by HSE Physiotherapists in the Staying Fit For the Future, Better Balance Better Bones Programme.
How much does the programme cost?
The cost of the programme is €40 payable at the first session. Please note that this programme is being evaluated and will require a small amount of paper work throughout.
Where is the nearest programme in 2019?
Classes starting in September in the following communities;
|· Durrus||· Ballinscarthy|
|· Balineen||· Whitechurch|
|· Kinsale||· Midleton|
|· Dromtarriffe||· Cobh|
|· Donoughmore||· Gortroe|
|· Buttevant||· Churchfield|
|· Fermoy||· Adrigole|
|· St.Finbarr’s||· Newmarket|
|· Ballintotis||· Union Hall|
|· Bandon||· Dunmanway|
See the link below to download the flyer for this programme and get further information
If you or someone you know would like to book a place on one of the programmes or to find out more, please contact Cork Sports Partnership on 021-4347096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note – A subsidised cost of €40 for a block of 8 classes must be pre-booked.