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Exercise Instructor Course for Nursing Homes 

*Please note that this page is for Nursing home management or staff only. If you wish to enquire or book exercise delivery training courses as an individual please click here.

In 2001 Fit For Life introduced our Group Exercise programmes to nursing homes in Ireland which were based on improving residents strength using resistance bands. To the great credit of nursing home owners the immediate uptake all around the country was incredible and we are still delivering group sessions to many of those nursing homes to this day!

Over the years programmes have been constantly diversifying and improving, using best practice research and the onsite practical knowledge and expertise of our therapists. As a result we now not only have the best practice group programmes but also programmes that actually logistically work in all types of settings and with all types of participant profiles.

Our numerous programmes are suitable for very dependent residents in nursing homes right the way through to active independent older adults in the wider community.

It is important to note that all of our exercise classes are progressive in nature regardless of what level they may be tailored to. We also deliver Physical Activity classes which are not as progressive in nature and can be more flexible with the aim to interest and engage participants whilst getting associated health benefits. 


If there’s one thing we aim to pass on, it is that anyone can participate in an Exercise or Physical Activity class regardless of their physical or cognitive capabilities. Of course the most important aspect to continued participation is that participants have fun while knowing that they are safely challenged to maintain or improve their independence, health and well-being. 

Depending on your level of expertise and training we provide a foundation level exercise instruction course, advanced level and specific group programmes for those with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. 

Our evidence-based courses have been developed through our years of experience to enable attendees to upskill to deliver fun and effective group exercise and physical activity classes and individual programmes.

We have a comprehensive foundation level course (see below) in exercise delivery to older adults which covers all aspects of progressive and safe programmes which when completed give you an opportunity to further upskill with additional add on courses

Whether you are a practicing Therapist, Nurse, Activities Coordinator or Health Care Assistant, we have a course tailored to you!  Please see below for course content and information on upcoming courses.






*This course is not being run at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions*.

For more information on bespoke exercise delivery training packages for your home or group of homes please call us on (01) 213 7915 or click button below and we will contact you as soon as possible. 

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