What is FIT FOR GOOD?
FIT FOR GOOD is a programme specifically designed to help you take more control over how you age and enjoy becoming more mobile, more stable and more socially active in your community. We work with existing leisure and fitness organisations to provide a welcoming environment and help participants overcome obstacles to improving fitness.
FIT FOR GOOD is a programme specifically designed to help older adults enjoy becoming stronger, more mobile, more stable and more socially active in their community. Our programme can be delivered by local trainers in village or church halls, making exercise far more accessible for this demographic.
We can also work with existing leisure and fitness organisations to provide a welcoming environment and help participants overcome obstacles to improving fitness.
FIT FOR GOOD is aimed at older adults who want a conveniently located, whole body exercise programme that doesn’t require getting down on the floor, or paying a monthly subscription to a gym or leisure centre.
Our programme is marketed via GPs, local social and church groups and through influencers – the children or friends of people who could benefit. Our aim is to make a flexible fitness programme available to the widest possible audience.
To encourage retention, FIT FOR GOOD participants get to know each other through coffee/tea breaks following classes.
We also provide a weekly newsletter which includes exercises that can be done at home.
For maximum benefit, participants should come to at least one (preferably two) sessions a week. You will also be given exercises via our newsletter that can be done at home in between sessions.
Each 90 minute session costs £7 (£5.60 plus VAT) although a variety of packages are available here.
All FIT FOR GOOD trainers have their own insurance and the company carries additional coverage.
FIT FOR GOOD training can help improve balance, flexibility and general fitness as well as increasing strength, mobility and cardio endurance, helping participants to have a more active, healthier life.
FIT FOR GOOD also offers opportunities for companionship and community service, keeping older adults engaged with their communities.
All trainers are qualified personal trainer practitioners. Some are also qualified to accept GP referrals.
Fit For Good sessions are a fun and effective way to improve your general fitness, health and wellbeing. The sessions are designed and conducted by professional fitness instructors who will help you achieve greater cardiovascular health, balance, mobility and strength - the four key components to healthy ageing.
Each Fit For Good exercise session is a one-hour full-body workout at a low to medium intensity suitable to all abilities and ages performed in a friendly environment.
The exercises can be performed standing or seated, and modified to suit your own level of fitness or health.
The session starts with a mobility warm-up for the major joints and muscles groups, followed by a combination of cardiovascular work for heart health; strength work for improved bone density, joint and tissue health; functional movements for improving daily life; balance work for improving stability; and core work for building a strong trunk. Each session ends with a gentle cool down and age-appropriate stretch. You will use your own bodyweight, dumbbells of various weights, resistance bands and other light equipment in a friendly and social environment. You may be challenged to do more than you thought you could but you will never be pushed to exhaustion.
Free coffee and tea are available at the end of every session where you can get to new other participants or spend time with those who you already know.
There aren’t many people over 60 without some health or fitness issue. As long as your doctor agrees, you should be able to participate in a Fit For Good session at your own level.
You will be asked to fill in a medical information form providing some background on any medical conditions and sign a disclaimer taking responsibility for your own safety.
Please check with your doctor before starting any exercise programme, including Fit For Good.
We ask you to fill out a short form about your health which will help your FIT FOR GOOD trainer to understand your fitness goals and will help you to set realistic short-term and long-term goals. If you have existing health issues, these must be mentioned. A letter from your GP allowing you to participate may be needed.
To keep costs as low as possible, payments must be done by bank transfer for packages or contactless payments on the day. In special circumstances we can accept cheques although this will incur a small additional charge to cover the bank charge. Trainers will not be able to accept cash.
Prospective participants can pay online via the FIT FOR GOOD website.
If you have bought a package of sessions, there is no time limit on when they can be used. Or, with a GP note, you’ll be refunded your unused fee.
Comfortable clothing that you can move around in and trainers or plimsolls. A short sleeved shirt with a jumper or fleece that you can easily take off as you warm up works well.
FIT FOR GOOD has an expert clothing consultant who can help you order appropriate clothing if you wish.
All equipment needed will be provided in the class. If you wish to purchase equipment for home use, we can help you buy what you need.