Staying Strong aims to increase the health and wellbeing of older Tasmanians through engagement in regular, affordable fitness programs that are accessible at home or through local groups.
|This project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Fund through the Tasmanian Government.|
Strength and balance training
There is no age limit on exercise! Whether you are 50 or 80, strength and balance training can help you get fit, stay strong and improve your health and wellbeing.
Living Longer Living Stronger
Living Longer Living Stronger is a personalised strength and balance program for older Tasmanians.
The program offers safe, accessible and effective strength and balance training sessions for older Tasmanians.
Each participant is assessed and provided with a training program tailored to their individual needs.
Sessions are delivered by accredited providers and instructors in a group setting to facilitate social connections.
The program is designed to provide affordable access to strength and balance training. Fees are capped to keep costs low and participants may also be able to access rebates through their health fund or Medicare.
For more information, see the Living Longer Living Stronger section of the COTA Tasmania website.
From home (including online)
Staying Strong at Home: Strength and Balance Training for Older Tasmanians
Staying Strong at Home is an evidence-based exercise program that can be done from home with little or no equipment.
The program was developed by a fitness professional (Luke Summers) in line with industry best practice.
The Staying Strong at Home booklet is available as a PDF document here (2.55MB file size).
Printed booklets can also be requested (free of charge) here.
The Staying Strong at Home initiative has been supported by grant funding from the Tasmanian Government.