Group Exercise

& Physical Activity

 

Active Life & Stand Strong Group Classes 

Fit For Life have been delivering researched based physical activity and exercise classes since 2001. Group classes have been researched and are highly recommended as an ideal form of physical activity, especially for the older adult.

 

Our knowledge and experience has led to the development of a successful exercise interventions for all older adults regardless of age, medical conditions or their  level of activity and physical abilities. We know how to deliver fun, safe and effective group exercise classes for older adults which consist of strength, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular components.

In order to ensure that we cater for all levels of abilities and preferences to we have developed two different class types - Active Life and Stand Strong - to encourage maximum participation for everyone. 

Active Life

Active Life classes are generally less intense or gentlier in nature and would be best described as 'Physical Activity' classes with a variety of different forms of movement, stretching, posture checks with a variety of basic safe core exercises changed on a weekly basis. These classes are perfect for people who have never been very active or recently been debilitated and are looking to become more active and gain all the associated health benefits. 

 

The most important thing to remember is that any additional physical activity or movement that you bring inot your life no matter how small will have a postive effect on your health!

A Fit For Life 'Active Life' Class will be;

  • Researched, designed and developed from our experience of working with older adults

  • Able to cater for specific populations and pathologies but also for participants of different levels of ability

  • Fun, social, varied and easily tailored to all needs

  • Delivered by a member of the FFL team or by a certified Fit For Life trainer

Types of Fit For Life 'Active Life' Classes

Stand Strong 

Stand Strong classes are more advanced exercise classes that involve physical ability assessments at the start, during and after blocks of 12 weeks classes. These assessment will assist our team to ensure that you are getting the maximum health benefits from the programme. 

The areas that we assess include strength, endurance, flexibility and balance and a full falls risk screening* if requested and we target all of these areas during the course of a 12 week programme. 

These classes are ideal for Older adults who wish to get the maximum health benefits from carrying out exercise to improve your overall physical fitness  whether that requires you be to become stronger, walk further or reduce your risk of injury.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Fit For Life 'Stand Strong' Class will be;

  • Researched, designed and developed from our experience of working with older adults

  • Progressive and challenging in nature, ensuring that participants will benefit continuously

  • Assessed and restructured after every 12 week programme cycle 

  • Able to cater for specific populations and pathologies but also for participants of different levels of ability

  • Fun, varied, social and easily tailored to all needs

  • Informative with weekly educational Health Topics for Older Adults 

  • Regularly monitored to ensure all aware made prior, during and post to measure progress 

  • Can only be delivered by a member of the FFL team or by a certified Fit For Life trainer

Types of Fit For Life 'Stand Strong' Classes

 

 

 

 

Feedback from participants in our 'live' classes:

'Great start to the day, I feel great satisfaction and empowered by it'. 'I have never really had a fear of falling but I would consider my balance to be an area I need to work on. Since joining the Stand strong I have maintained my balance and become more confident with this'. Bridie

'Sit to stands; I can now complete more of these and I am happy with that'. 'I like the structure and its something positive I do for my health. It has added structure to my week since lockdown as I have been cocooning'. Kay

'Helps to keep me supple, I'm not stiff anymore. I have to watch my balance and the balance exercises are useful'. 'The balance exercises are extremely beneficial to me and I always aim to impress Bridget my instructor in the classes as I feel it is improving all the time'. Brian

'Fitter than I was, not as tired as I used to be. I was very happy when the classes started back on zoom as I quickly got back to this fitness'. 'Never had a fear of falling, very few falls, the last was 15 years ago. Other than that, as my husband has fallen more regularly it's something I'm cautious of. I know the tandem stepping and figure of 8 stepping exercises we do in class have helped me to keep my balance where it is today'. Deirdre

To find out more about our services please call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our senior management team. 

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Join one of our Stand Strong classes in Sandyford Village


Stand strong classes are fun and enjoyable but importantly are challenging and adaptable to each and every individual regardless of their level of health and fitness. In our ‘Stand Strong’ classes we have combined a number of different physical activities to improve your strength, balance (including Tai Chi), posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness which are essential components in keeping fit, strong, healthy and independent. Due to the vast experience that we have built up over the years our highly trained team can accommodate all levels into a group scenario safely and seamlessly. By attending our classes we can help you to build up your overall physical fitness to allow you to do the things that you really want to do! You can also avail of a more individualised bespoke service Stand Strong Plus to get even more benefits! To book a class please click here or call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team.




Stand Strong 'Live' Online


In our ‘Stand Strong’ classes we have combined a number of different physical activities to improve your strength, balance (including Tai Chi), posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness which are essential components in keeping fit, strong, healthy and independent. Our conversion to online 'Live' Stand Strong classes has been a big success and allows people to access the expertise of our team from the comfort of their own home. Due to the vast experience that we have built up over the years our highly trained team can accommodate all levels into a group scenario safely and seamlessly. How Does Stand Strong 'Live' Online work? Stand Strong 'Live' Online delivers Fit For Life best practice group exercise designed to improve your strength, balance, posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Participants of a Stand Strong 'Live' Online class will be in a group of peers of similar physical ability overseen 'Live' by a Fit For Life certified therapist who will give real time feedback and advice when required. Classes are approximatlely 45mins in duration. Before you take part in a Stand Strong 'Live' Online class one of our Fit For Life certified therapists will conduct a one-off15 min (approx) screening call by telephone to determine your current health and physical ability and to identify the appropriate class for you to join. By attending our classes we can help you to build up your overall physical fitness to allow you to do the things that you really want to do! You can also avail of a more individualised besoke service Stand Strong Plus to get even more benefits! To find out more information please click here.




Stand Strong Plus


What is Stand Strong Plus? Stand Strong Plus is a service where we carry out a specific battery of individual physical ability assessments that Fit For Life have developed prior to joining one of our Stand Strong classes to ensure that you get the most out of your classes. When you sign up for Stand Strong Plus you will receive;

  • A full physical ability assessment - Strength, Endurance, Balance, Flexibility
  • A health screening to ascertain exactly what type of physical activities would be appropriate and safe for you.
  • Access to 'in person' and/or 'Live' online Stand Strong classes with people of similar abilities
  • Individual Physical Activity plans specific to you
  • Regular education imformation on health topic related to older adults
  • Regular Individual reassessments to monitor your progress and change your programme appropriately
Our team are also more than happy to answer any of your questions on a one-to-one basis or refer you to another member of our healthcare team. To find out more information please click here.




Stand Strong for groups or organisations (in person)


This service is for groups such as Active Retirement groups, Older Adult daycare services, religous orders or any other groups of older adults who have a location that can accomodate a group physical activity class. Stand Strong classes are fun and enjoyable but importantly are challenging and adaptable to each and every individual regardless of their level of health and fitness.​ In our ‘Stand Strong’ classes we have combined a number of different physical activities to improve your strength, balance (including Tai Chi), posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness which are essential components in keeping fit, strong, healthy and independent. How does it work?

  • A member fo our team will contact you to ascertain the approximate number of participants and the suitability of the venue to conduct classes.
  • We will establish whether your group wish to avail of our standard Stand Strong class or Stand Strong Plus* service
  • We will send you an exact outline of the service including costs
  • Decide on a suitable day and time!
* this service is recommended to get the most benefit and includes individual assessments and health screening which ensures safety for all participants Due to the vast experience that we have built up over the years our highly trained team can accommodate all levels into a group scenario safely and seamlessly. To find out more information or to request to book a class please click here or call ( 01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team.




Stand Strong 'Live' online for groups or organisations


This service is for groups such as Active Retirement groups, Older Adult daycare services, religous orders or any other groups of older adults or friends who would like to participate in group physical activity class from the comfort of their own home! Stand Strong classes are fun and enjoyable but importantly are challenging and adaptable to each and every individual regardless of their level of health and fitness.​ In our ‘Stand Strong’ classes we have combined a number of different physical activities to improve your strength, balance (including Tai Chi), posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness which are essential components in keeping fit, strong, healthy and independent. How does it work?

  • A member fo our team will contact you to ascertain the approximate number of participants
  • We will establish whether your group wish to avail of our standard Stand Strong class or Stand Strong Plus* service
  • We will send you an exact outline of the service including costs
  • Identifying the IT available to each participant to join the class
  • Trial set up and run through of how a class works
  • Identify the appropriate class for you to join
  • Organise any equipment that participants require for the classes
  • Decide on a suitable day and time for maximum participation
* this service is recommended to get the most benefit and includes individual assessments and health screening which ensures safety for all participants. Due to the vast experience that we have built up over the years our highly trained team can accommodate all levels into a group scenario safely and seamlessly. To find out more information or request to book a class please click here or call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team.





Join one of our Stand Strong classes in Sandyford Village


Stand strong classes are fun and enjoyable but importantly are challenging and adaptable to each and every individual regardless of their level of health and fitness. In our ‘Stand Strong’ classes we have combined a number of different physical activities to improve your strength, balance (including Tai Chi), posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness which are essential components in keeping fit, strong, healthy and independent. Due to the vast experience that we have built up over the years our highly trained team can accommodate all levels into a group scenario safely and seamlessly. By attending our classes we can help you to build up your overall physical fitness to allow you to do the things that you really want to do! You can also avail of a more individualised bespoke service Stand Strong Plus to get even more benefits! To book a class please click here or call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team.




Stand Strong 'Live' Online


In our ‘Stand Strong’ classes we have combined a number of different physical activities to improve your strength, balance (including Tai Chi), posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness which are essential components in keeping fit, strong, healthy and independent. Our conversion to online 'Live' Stand Strong classes has been a big success and allows people to access the expertise of our team from the comfort of their own home. Due to the vast experience that we have built up over the years our highly trained team can accommodate all levels into a group scenario safely and seamlessly. How Does Stand Strong 'Live' Online work? Stand Strong 'Live' Online delivers Fit For Life best practice group exercise designed to improve your strength, balance, posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Participants of a Stand Strong 'Live' Online class will be in a group of peers of similar physical ability overseen 'Live' by a Fit For Life certified therapist who will give real time feedback and advice when required. Classes are approximatlely 45mins in duration. Before you take part in a Stand Strong 'Live' Online class one of our Fit For Life certified therapists will conduct a one-off15 min (approx) screening call by telephone to determine your current health and physical ability and to identify the appropriate class for you to join. By attending our classes we can help you to build up your overall physical fitness to allow you to do the things that you really want to do! You can also avail of a more individualised besoke service Stand Strong Plus to get even more benefits! To find out more information please click here.




Stand Strong Plus


What is Stand Strong Plus? Stand Strong Plus is a service where we carry out a specific battery of individual physical ability assessments that Fit For Life have developed prior to joining one of our Stand Strong classes to ensure that you get the most out of your classes. When you sign up for Stand Strong Plus you will receive;

  • A full physical ability assessment - Strength, Endurance, Balance, Flexibility
  • A health screening to ascertain exactly what type of physical activities would be appropriate and safe for you.
  • Access to 'in person' and/or 'Live' online Stand Strong classes with people of similar abilities
  • Individual Physical Activity plans specific to you
  • Regular education imformation on health topic related to older adults
  • Regular Individual reassessments to monitor your progress and change your programme appropriately
Our team are also more than happy to answer any of your questions on a one-to-one basis or refer you to another member of our healthcare team. To find out more information please click here.




Stand Strong for groups or organisations (in person)


This service is for groups such as Active Retirement groups, Older Adult daycare services, religous orders or any other groups of older adults who have a location that can accomodate a group physical activity class. Stand Strong classes are fun and enjoyable but importantly are challenging and adaptable to each and every individual regardless of their level of health and fitness.​ In our ‘Stand Strong’ classes we have combined a number of different physical activities to improve your strength, balance (including Tai Chi), posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness which are essential components in keeping fit, strong, healthy and independent. How does it work?

  • A member fo our team will contact you to ascertain the approximate number of participants and the suitability of the venue to conduct classes.
  • We will establish whether your group wish to avail of our standard Stand Strong class or Stand Strong Plus* service
  • We will send you an exact outline of the service including costs
  • Decide on a suitable day and time!
* this service is recommended to get the most benefit and includes individual assessments and health screening which ensures safety for all participants Due to the vast experience that we have built up over the years our highly trained team can accommodate all levels into a group scenario safely and seamlessly. To find out more information or to request to book a class please click here or call ( 01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team.




Stand Strong 'Live' online for groups or organisations


This service is for groups such as Active Retirement groups, Older Adult daycare services, religous orders or any other groups of older adults or friends who would like to participate in group physical activity class from the comfort of their own home! Stand Strong classes are fun and enjoyable but importantly are challenging and adaptable to each and every individual regardless of their level of health and fitness.​ In our ‘Stand Strong’ classes we have combined a number of different physical activities to improve your strength, balance (including Tai Chi), posture, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness which are essential components in keeping fit, strong, healthy and independent. How does it work?

  • A member fo our team will contact you to ascertain the approximate number of participants
  • We will establish whether your group wish to avail of our standard Stand Strong class or Stand Strong Plus* service
  • We will send you an exact outline of the service including costs
  • Identifying the IT available to each participant to join the class
  • Trial set up and run through of how a class works
  • Identify the appropriate class for you to join
  • Organise any equipment that participants require for the classes
  • Decide on a suitable day and time for maximum participation
* this service is recommended to get the most benefit and includes individual assessments and health screening which ensures safety for all participants. Due to the vast experience that we have built up over the years our highly trained team can accommodate all levels into a group scenario safely and seamlessly. To find out more information or request to book a class please click here or call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team.