Living Longer Living StrongerTM is an evidence-based program that encourages and supports change in the health and fitness sectors to achieve improved health, quality of life and fitness for people aged over 50 years.
The program provides affordable, high quality, results orientated, progressive strength training that focuses on functional improvements to strength, fitness, balance, gait and well-being. It also seeks to optimise the social engagement of participants; both to improve attendance and to minimise the social isolation frequently experienced by those seniors.
The concept was developed and tested in Victoria from 1999. There are now over 110 providers working in collaboration with COTA Victoria to provide individualised training programs. It was introduced into Western Australia in 2004 and currently provides quality, individualised exercise programs at over 50 locations state wide from Denmark to Kalgoorlie and many places in between!
Progressive strength training has a proven impact on :
- Sleep Disorders
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Bone Density/Osteoporosis
- Cardiovascular Function/Disease
- Functional Strength/Muscle Mass
- Balance/Gait/Falls Prevention
- Cognitive Function
Are you a gym, fitness centre, physiotherapy clinic or exercise physiology practice? Are you interested in becoming an endorsed provider of the Livng Longer Living StrongerTM Program? Click here to contact us for more information.
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