Living Longer Living Stronger is a progressive strength and balance program designed to improve your strength, balance and mobility. Classes may be held at a local gym, physio clinic, leisure or community centre.
It doesn’t matter if you have never done an exercise class before, or if you are relatively unfit. You will have an individual assessment and program but will take part in a class that is designed for people of all levels of ability. Through regular attendance you will gradually increase the level of work you do to develop your strength.
The instructors are all qualified exercise professionals who have undertaken accredited training through COTA NSW. They have a good understanding of the needs of older people and will create a friendly environment that you will feel comfortable in and provides an opportunity for socialising and meeting new people.
Types of classes and costs
Some classes are run by physiotherapists or exercise physiologists – these are known as Tier 1 providers. They are trained to work with people who have complex chronic health conditions or injuries (as well as the general population). One-to-one assessment and exercise program: Maximum $85. Classes: Maximum $15.
Other providers are run by fitness professionals – these are referred to as Tier 2 providers. They are trained to work with the general population and people with managed chronic conditions. One-to-one assessment and exercise program: Maximum $60. Classes: Maximum $10.
Don’t miss out on your exercise while the current restrictions are in force! Face-to-face classes are currently suspended, but some instructors are running online classes. If you’re new to Living Longer living Stronger you’ll need an initial assessment. If you’re already in a class with a different instructor, you may need another assessment if we can’t easily transfer your program. In these cases the assessment can be done online too.
New participants must complete an enrolment form before your assessment. Download enrolment form
If you answered yes to any of the six questions on the enrolment form, you will need to get medical clearance from your doctor. Download referral/medical clearance form
You can also complete the sign up form below and we will let you know about future classes. If you have ideas for possible venues or instructors, please contact the Living Longer Living Stronger Coordinator on 9286 3860 or 1800 449 102.