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Activator Programme

The Cork Sports Partnership are running a 4 week Activator Programme in Cobh Community Centre commencing on Thursday September 26th. 

The ACTIVATOR poles are an adaptation of Nordic Walking poles and have been developed by Canadian therapists to promote balance and improve mobility amongst older people, in particular stroke victims, arthritis sufferers, and people with Parkinson’s disease. The Cork Sports Partnership in parntership with fitWALK Ireland have trained a number of exercsie professionals in Cork to deliver the programme to groups. 

This introductory programme will allow participants to:

  •  ‘get to grips’ with the special ACTIVATOR technique (which differs from that used in Nordic walking);
  •  explore how ACTIVATOR poles can be used to, Improve posture and gait; Enhance core and muscle strength; Reduce impact on joints; and reduce falls.
  •      Each session consists of seated activities, social interactionand indoor stepping.

This programme is particularly focused at people with balance concerns or mobility issues. The poles are particularly suitable for persons with limited balance or mobility.

Programme Info 2019:


  • Venue  - Cobh Community Centre, Cobh
  • Time- 10.00am - 11.00am
  • Day & Date: Thursdays commencing  September 26th
  • Cost: €25


To Book: Call Cork Sports Partnership on 021 434 7096 or email churley@corksports.ie Limited places available (min numbers required for programme to go ahead).




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