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 fit. 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.
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The majority of Living Longer Living Stronger classes are now in-person. There is also one instructor providing an online class if you would prefer that.
- Sydney area
- Central Coast
- Mid-North Coast
- New England/North West
- North Coast
- Online classes
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
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).
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.
Tier 1 providers: One-to-one assessment and exercise program: Maximum $85. Classes: Maximum $15.
Tier 2 providers: One-to-one assessment and exercise program: Maximum $65. Classes: Maximum $10
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 Strength for Life Coordinator on 9286 3860 or 1800 449 102.