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 10 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 €63.60 (including booking fee) for 10 weeks, payable online or at the first session. Participants receive a take home exercise booklet which is included in this cost.

Where is the nearest programme in 2024?

Click below to see the list of current programmes in Cork. 

SFFF Venues & Times




West Cork

Ballinascarthy  10:30am Tue APR 16th 2024
Ballineen  10:00am Wed APR 17th 2024
Bandon 9:30am Fri APR 12th 2024
Bandon 10:45am Fri APR 12th 2024
Bandon 12:30pm Wed APR 17th 2024
Dunmanway  11:00am & 12:00pm Wed APR 17th 2024
Clonakilty  11:45am Wed APR 17th 2024
Darrara 10:30am Thur APR 18th 2024
Union Hall 10:30am & 11:30am Thur APR 18th 2024
Crookstown 5:30pm  Mon APR 8th 2024
Kilmurry 7:00pm Mon APR 8th 2024
Kinsale 10:45am Thur APR 18th 2024
Bantry 10:30am Thur APR 25th 2024
Lisavaird 10:00am Wed APR 17th 2024
Caheragh 10:00am Tue APR 16th 2024


Mahon 10:00am & 11:00am Mon APR 15th 2024
Carrigtwohill 10:00am & 11:00am Fri APR 19th 2024


12:30pm Wed APR 17th 2024

St. Finbarr’s Togher (Shane)

10:00am, 11:00am & 12:00pm Thur APR 18th 2024

St. Finbarr’s Togher (Pat)

10:00am & 11:00am Mon APR 15th 2024


10:00am & 11:00am Wed APR 17th 2024


10:30am & 11:30am Tue APR 16th 2024


9:00am Tue APR 16th 2024


Newmarket  11:00am Tue APR 16th 2024
Mallow 11:00am Thur APR 18th 2024
Blarney 2:00pm Fri APR 19th 2024
Fermoy 10:00am & 11:00am Wed APR 17th 2024
Whitechurch 11:00am Fri APR 19th 2024
Millstreet 12:00pm & 1:00pm Mon APR 15th 2023
Charleville 2:00pm Wed APR 17th 2024


Ballintotis  9:30am, 10:30am & 11:30am Mon APR 22nd 2024
Cobh  10:30am  & 11:30am Thur MAY 9th 2024
Midleton  9:30am & 10:30am Thur APR 11th 2024
Youghal 10:00am Wed Mar 27th 2024
For Telephone Bookings

Please contact Louise on 086-1276863 or call 021-4347096

For more Information

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

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