Exercise Programs and Information

Online Exercise Classes and Instructional Videos
    • Home | Safe Exercise at Home
      The Safe Exercise at Home website has been developed by physiotherapists from around Australia with clinical and academic expertise in exercise and other forms of physical activity for older people and people with mobility limitations. The physiotherapists involved in the development of this website are listed here: About Us
    • SHARE – youtube channel
      – Free online exercise classes: Tai Chi, ‘Strong and Active’, ‘Active and Fit’
      SHARE is a Not For Profit but for purpose and is an award winning and well-known brand with a proven record of providing exercise classes to people over 50 in the community since 1985. SHARE delivers caring, targeted, affordable, flexible and relevant classes /programs in non-threatening settings.
    • Get up Guide – Videos and a weekly online exercise class
      The Get Up Guide is a training program designed for carers to assist them to support residents through the Covid-19 pandemic. Through simple daily exercise routines, we hope to combat some of the negative physical, social and psychological effects of isolation and inactivity.
    • Falls Network Home Exercise Video
      This short video runs through a home based exercise program that can be completed by older adults. It includes instructions on correct technique in order to perform the exercises safely.
    • COTA – youtube channel
      The Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) is the peak organisation for people over 50 in our state. We’re an independent, consumer-based non-government organisation. We work with politicians, policy makers, and service providers as well as media representatives to make sure your views are heard and your needs are met.
    • Learn to Dance with the Australian Ballet Company
Other Exercise Resources
  • StandingTall
    The Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has created this website to provide information and tools that can assist you to prevent falls. You can also read more on its StandingTall program, which uses technology to deliver an evidence-based balance program.
  • NeuRA
    Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has developed a series of simple exercises to help older Australian’s maintain their balance and avoid falls in the comfort of their own home.
  • Keeping Well at Home Booklet – Includes home based exercises
    Manchester University have kindly shared their Keeping Well at Home booklet with us to adapt for NSW. This booklet contains ideas and suggestions to support older people during COVID-19 and help them to remain active and well.
    It includes a list of exercises that can be performed at home, tips on how to manage mental health and a number of links to useful services and information.
  • Sit Up, Get Dressed and Keep Moving
    University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) and the British Geriatrics Society have relaunched the ‘Sit Up, Get Dressed and Keep Moving’ campaign which aims to help healthcare professionals recognise the long term effects of deconditioning, implement simple measures to prevent it, and educate patients and carers about the importance of remaining active during hospital admission and following discharge. This includes a brochure for patients upon discharge at hospital.