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.

About

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 €60 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 2022?

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

SFFF Venues & Times

VENUE

TIME

START DATE

West Cork

Ballinascarthy  10:30am Tue Sep 27th 2022
Beara (Online) 7:00pm Wed Sep 28th 2022
Ballineen  10:00am Wed Sep 28th 2022
Bandon 10:00am Fri Sep 30th 2022
Dunmanway  11:00am & 12:00pm Wed Sep 28th 2022
Clonakilty  11:45am Wed Sep 28th 2022
Darrara 10:30am Thur Sep 29th 2022
Union Hall 10:30am & 11:30am Thur Sep 29th 2022
Durrus 11:00am Tue Sep 27th 2022
Crookstown 5:00pm & 6:00pm Thur Sep 29th 2022
Aughadown 9:15am Tue Sep 27th 2022
Kinsale 2:00pm Thur Sep 29th 2022
Bantry 10:30am Thur Sep 29th 2022
Kealkil 9:00am Thur Sep 29th 2022
Lisavaird 10:00am Wed Sep 28th 2022

CORK CITY & CENTRAL

Blackrock 10:00am Mon Sep 26th 2022

Glanmire

10:00am Wed Sep 28th 2022

Donoughmore

12:00pm Thur Sep 29th 2022

St. Finbarr’s Togher

10:00am, 11:00am & 12:00pm Thur Sep 29th 2022

Gurranabraher

10:00am Wed Sep 28th 2022

Carrigaline

11:15am Tue Sep 27th 2022

Riverstick

9:30am Tue Sep 27th 2022

NORTH CORK

Newmarket  10:00am & 11:00am Tue Sep 27th 2022
Dromtarriffe  1:00pm Tue Sep 27th 2022
Buttevant  11:00am Wed Sep 28th 2022
Fermoy 12:00pm Wed Sep 28th 2022
Whitechurch 11:00am Fri Sep 30th 2022
Millstreet 12:00pm & 1:00pm Mon Sep 26th 2022

EAST CORK

Ballintotis  9:30am & 10:30am Mon Sep 26th 2022
Cobh  11:30am Thur Sep 29th 2022
Midleton  9:30am Thur Sep 29th 2022
Gortaroo (Online) 10:00am Thur Sep 29th 2022
Youghal 10:00am Wed Sep 28th 2022
For Telephone Bookings

Please contact Louise on 086-1276863 or Eoin on 086-1409225.

For more Information

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

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