Beginner to 5kgs | Laois Sports Partnership & HSE

We are no longer recruiting participants for the ‘Beginner to 5kgs’ programme as it is now fully booked. Thank you. 

We are recruiting female participants aged 35-70 years who are living in Laois to participate in our upcoming research study ‘Beginner to 5kgs’.

This research study is a 6-week hybrid (online and in-person) resistance training and health education programme for middle-aged and older women in Laois.

Participants will attend a pre-testing session on Tuesday 6th February (7pm-9pm) or Thursday 8th February (7pm-9pm). The 6-week programme will begin on Monday 12th February. Participants will then attend a post testing session after the 6-week programme. 


Please read all the information included in the Plain Language Statement and then fill out the sign-up form at the bottom of the page if you are interested in taking part.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email or by WhatsApp using the details provided below.

WhatsApp: 083 374 8262 (Ruth)

WhatsApp: 085 849 7737 (Kiera)

Plain Language Statement Download PDF below and read before taking part.

Beginner To 5kgs - Sign Up Form

By signing up, you are providing your information to EduFIT. All personal data will be stored and handled by EduFIT in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines for the duration of the programme (up to 6 months after the final exercise class). Our privacy policy can be viewed at

Personal data provided in the sign-up form will be reviewed by Dr Diane Cooper from EduFIT, a clinical exercise physiologist and qualified phase IV cardiac rehabilitation specialist, who may provide private exercise counselling to participants living with clinical conditions before the 6-week programme commences.