Stronger Hearts Exercise Program began as a solution to providing Aged Care Facilities with regular, group-based exercise programs. Christie was running several exercise classes in rural NSW, which had high levels of engagement, but due to increasing travel times between facilities, it became impossible to provide classes with optimal frequency. The Stronger Hearts DVD was therefore developed and contained three seated exercise classes of approximately 30 minutes duration. This allowed smaller facilities to be able to maintain an exercise regime without the need to engage a health professional from out of area.
Stronger Hearts Exercise Program is now online and has expanded its classes to include a semi-seated option as well as a Games & Activities section to provide a well-rounded group class for a variety of aged care communities.
Our vision is for all Australian Seniors to access daily exercise that promotes optimal physical functioning and social wellbeing. We plan to achieve this by equipping Aged Care communities to run regular web-based exercise classes.
The expansion to a web-based portal has allowed us to further develop classes that cater to a variety of functional levels. It has been designed for use in Residential Aged Care Facilities, Aged Day Centres, Retirement Villages, or anywhere where Seniors intentionally gather for the purpose of group exercise.
We look forward to partnering with your Aged Care Community.
“Live to move, move to live”!