Nationwide Training Courses

 

Fit For Life deliver evidence-based training courses to promote best practice techniques and maximum independence for the Older Adults we work with. We run our training courses at our centre in Sandyford Village and throughout Ireland. And we are excited to announce that we are now delivering remote interactive e-learning courses!

Our evidence-based Exercise Instructor Courses have been developed through our years of experience to enable attendees to upskill to deliver fun and effective group exercise classes. 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.

 

New Remote Interactive E-learning & Online Courses!

We have been working hard over the past few months to respond to demand for our highly regarded Exercise Instructor Courses to be delivered remotely! We have developed online courses and are excited to announce that we are running them in September 2020! The courses will consist of a mixture of live sessions and self-directed online modules. We have updated the course content and are excited to enable you to complete our course from your workplace or home! See below for a sneak peek of one of the online modules!

Training Courses in Sandyford

 

Fit For Life deliver evidence-based training courses to promote best practice techniques and maximum independence for the Older Adults we work with. We run our training courses at our centre in Sandyford Village and throughout Ireland.

 

Our evidence-based Exercise Instructor Courses have been developed through our years of experience to enable attendees to upskill to deliver fun and effective seated group exercise classes. We also run People Manual Handling and Refresher Courses here in Sandyford, based on the most up to date techniques. 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. If you have any questions or wish to book a place on one of our courses, please phone 01-2137915 or email us on info@fitforlife.ie!

Seated Exercise Instructor Course: For Non-Therapists


Learn how to deliver effective and fun seated exercise classes for Older Adults! This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to run varied fitness classes for the older adults you work with! Key course content:

  • Introduction to Fit For Life and course
  • Benefits of physical activity & exercise guidelines
  • Common medical conditions and guidelines for exercise
  • Exercise classes set up & safety considerations
  • Practical exercise delivery techniques: Warm-up and cold down exercises and stretching; batons, balls, seated endurance exercises, and games/challenges.
Suitable for: Health Care Assistants & Activities Co-Ordinator's Duration: 3-day course. Certified 18 CPD points. Venue: In-house, at Sandyford Clinic, and locations nationwide. Cost: € varies depending on location. No. of Attendees: 8-12 Results/Benefits:
  • You can deliver Fit For Life quality group exercise sessions.
  • Learn from experienced trainers who have expert knowledge on effective exercise delivery.
  • You have continued support from Fit For Life if your team need a refresher or upskill session on exercise delivery. And you can progress to our advanced courses – e.g. strength training!
Here’s what some of the recent attendees thought about our course: ‘This course is brilliant, very useful for all activity coordinators or healthcare professionals about how important exercise is for residents and how to engage them in fun exercises’. ‘The course was very informative not just about exercise but also dementia and the different approach you need to take’.




Seated Strength Training Course: For Non-Therapists


Learn how to run effective and fun seated Strength exercise classes for Older Adults! This fitness training course was developed for Activity Co-Ordinators, Healthcare Assistants or Home Carers who have completed our ‘Exercise Instructor for the Older Adult Course’. This course enables you to progress your knowledge and skills base to provide seated strength training classes for the older adults you work with! Key course content:

  • Introduction
  • Skeletal muscle, aging & resistance exercise
  • Session structure: warm up, cool down & stretching
  • Resistance band exercises – assessment, techniques & all to practice teaching same
  • Other strength exercises – other types of equipment e.g. dumbbells
  • Exercise programming
Suitable for: Health Care Assistants & Activities Co-Ordinator's Duration: 1-day course, 9.30am-5pm. Certified 7 CPD points. Venue: In-house, at Sandyford Clinic, and locations nationwide. Cost: € varies depending on location. No. of Attendees: 8-12 Results/Benefits:
  • You can deliver Fit For Life quality strength training classes.
  • You can add more variety and physical challenge for the older adults participating in your exercise classes.
  • You learn from our experienced trainers who have expert knowledge on effective exercise delivery.




Seated Exercise Instructor Course: For Therapists


Learn how to run effective and fun seated exercise classes for Older Adults! This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to safely run varied seated fitness classes for the older adults you work with! Course outline:

  • Introduction, benefits of physical activity & exercise guidelines
  • Skeletal muscle, aging & resistance exercise
  • Session set up & safety considerations
  • Practical exercise delivery techniques – Warm-up & cool down exercises and stretching; batons, balls, seated endurance exercises, & games/challenges. Resistance band & other strength exercises – assessment, techniques & practice teaching same.
Suitable for: Therapists (Physio, OT, Physical Therapy, Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy, Sports science graduate etc). Duration: 3-day course. Certified 18 CPD points. Venue: Sandyford Clinic & training centre, and locations nationwide. Cost: €350 per person Results/Benefits:
  • You can deliver Fit For Life varied quality group exercise sessions.
  • Learn from experienced trainers who have expert knowledge on effective exercise delivery.
Here’s what some of the recent attendees thought about our course: ‘This course is brilliant, very useful for all activity coordinators or healthcare professionals about how important exercise is for residents and how to engage them in fun exercises. ‘The course was very informative not just about exercise but also dementia and the different approach you need to take’. 'Great ideas for props/games/progressions of exercises'.





To find out more about our virtual online or live courses, check out our Training page above or click on the 'Book a Course/Class' Button on the the top right of the page!

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