Community Strength and Balance – Exercise Providers

We know there are a multitude of strength and balance ‘type’ classes that already exist in the community.  Our role is to support existing providers or help set up new classes in the community that encourage our older population to live healthy, active lives.

For an existing class to become approved as a Community Strength and Balance class, providers need to meet the nine criteria which have been developed by a technical advisory group and is supported by research and evidence.   If an exercise provider is interested in being a part of the Community Strength and Balance network, one of our Trainers will come along to a class to obverse it in action and assess it against the criteria. Once the class is approved, it is added to the list of Community Strength and Balance approved classes or programmes and promoted to anyone wanting to attend a class in the community.  It is also made available to health professionals to refer patients to.

 Our aim is to approve a wide variety of classes to best meet the differing needs of older adults and remove barriers to physical activity as much as possible.

There are a number of benefits to becoming a nationally recognised Community Strength and Balance approved provider. 

Some of the benefits include:

  • increased referrals to classes from health professionals,
  • support with the promotion of your classes,
  • access to relevant training and seminars,
  • access to a wide network of professionals engaged in falls prevention and
  • the use of the approval logo and Live Stronger for Longer branding.

Like you, we want our older adults staying active and living independently for as long as possible.  If you’d like to join us on this journey to collectively reduce the rate of falls in older adults or want to know more please contact the Community Strength and Balance team.

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