Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Staying Fit for the Future

As part of Cork Sports Partnership’s WellComm Active Initiative, we are delighted to bring you Staying Fit for the Future with Better Balance Better Bones.

Cork Sports Partnership has partnered with the HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Division and Physiotherapy Department to roll out this exciting programme in Cork.


Delivered over 8 weekly sessions in a community setting, the Staying Fit for the Future with Better Balance Better Bones programme is an enjoyable on your feet exercise class.

As one ages, reaction times, bone health, strength, balance and flexibility of tissue may become impaired. The aim of this programme is to help prevent this deterioration in adults by challenging and training the main components needed for maintaining good independent movement.

Classes focus on strength, flexibility, range of movement and balance to ensure environmental factors such as steps, paths, darkness, hills etc will not become an obstacle to enjoying an active and healthy life.

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Who is the programme aimed at

This programme is suitable for adults who walk unaided and want to stay strong on their feet and falls free for life. It is not suitable for people who have fallen in the past 12 months or who use a walking stick or frame.

If you are wondering if the programme is suitable please attempt the following simple test of balance and strength:

  • Cross your arms across your chest, then keeping your arms crossed stand on 1 leg, now close your eyes and stand tall and steady for 10 seconds…

If you find yourself a good bit more wobbly than you expected, this programme is for you! Programmes are delivered by exercise professionals who have been trained by HSE Physiotherapists in the Staying Fit For the Future, Better Balance Better Bones Programme. 

How much does the programme cost?

The cost of the programme is €40 payable at the first session. Please note that this programme is being evaluated and will require a small amount of paper work throughout.

Where is the nearest programme in 2021?

Click below to see the list of current programmes in Cork. (Please note all programmes are being delivered online for the moment)

SFFF Venues & Times




West Cork

Ballinascarthy  10:30am Tue Jan 25th 2022
Beara (Online) 7:00pm Wed Jan 26th 2022
Ballineen  10:00am Wed Jan 26th 2022
Dunmanway  11:00am & 12:00pm Wed Jan 26th 2022
Clonakilty  11:45am Wed Jan 26th 2022
Darrara 10:30am Thurs Jan 27th 2022
Union Hall 10:30am & 11:30am Thur Jan 27th 2022
Durrus 10:00am Tue Jan 25th 2022
Kilmurry / Crookstown 5:00pm & 6:00pm Thur Jan 27th 2022
Kinsale 2:00pm Thur Jan 27th 2022


Blackrock 11:00am Mon Jan 24th 2022


10:00am Wed Jan 26th 2022


12:00pm Thur Jan 27th 2022

St. Finbarr’s Togher

10:00am & 11:00am Thur Jan 27th 2022




Newmarket  10:00am & 11:00am Tue Jan 25th 2022
Dromtarriffe  1:00pm Tue Jan 25th 2022
Buttevant  11:00am Wed Jan 26th 2022
Fermoy 12:00pm Wed Jan 26th 2022
Whitechurch 11:00am Fri Jan 28th 2022


Ballintotis  9:30am & 10:30am Mon Jan 24th 2022
Cobh  11:30pm Thur Jan 27th 2022
Midleton  9:30am Thur Jan 27th 2022
Gortaroo (Online) 10:00am Thur Jan 27th 2022
For more Information

Please contact Cathal Geraghty at or call 086-1451381 to book a place on one of the above programmes or to find our more information. 

Health professionals can contact Eoin Kaar, Project Lead, WellComm Active at or call 086-1409225 for more information.

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