Living Longer Living Stronger is an exciting and affordable exercise program to help older people improve their physical strength and fitness. It is a progressive training program designed to improve strength, balance, coordination and endurance.
COTA NSW trains qualified exercise professionals to deliver the program. They have a good understanding of the needs of older people.
As well as increasing strength, other likely benefits of the program include:
- improved balance
- increased mobility
- reduced risk of falls
- preventing or managing arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease
- speeding up recovery from illness
- reducing lower back pain
- improved ability to undertake daily living tasks
- opportunities for social interaction
- improvement in self-esteem and mental wellbeing
Classes are held in suitable facilities such as gyms, council recreation facilities and community centres. You receive an individual assessment and program at a cost of $35-$85, and the maximum charge is $10-$15 per class, depending on the qualifications of the instructor. There are also some online classes for people who can’t make it to an in-person class.
Living longer Living Stronger is also offering exercise videos for you to get moving now, subject to safety precautions.