Prime Time of Life Mayo

‘Prime Time of Life Mayo’ is a FREE 12-week evidence-based multimodal exercise and health education programme for middle-aged and older adults over 35 years, with and without clinical conditions, living in county Mayo. It is suitable for adults of all fitness levels. 

Please note, there are only 20 places available on this programme. 

12-Week Programme Overview

  • Pre-testing will take place on Wednesday 4th September from 11.30am until 1pm in Cill Chomain Community Grounds GAA, Lenarevagh, Glenamoy (F26 AY20). Participants are asked to attend for the full 90 minute session. 
  • The in-person classes will take place on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 11.30am – 12.30pmcommencing on Monday 9th September.
  • Mondays class will include a 60-minute multimodal exercise class each week.  
  • Wednesdays class will include a 45-minute multimodal exercise class + 15-minute health education workshop each week. Please note, these will be recorded.

The ‘Prime Time of Life’ programme was designed by EduFIT in partnership with Laois Sports Partnership, and was primarily funded by Sláintecare, Pobal, and the Government of Ireland. ‘Prime Time of Life’ is scientifically proven to improve strength, balance, flexibility, mobility, fitness and perception of physical health, mental health and quality of life! You can read EduFIT’s research publications HERE if you are interested.

The ‘Prime Time of Life Mayo’ pilot programme is funded by Sláintecare Healthy Communities in a joint initiative with Mayo Sports Partnership and Mayo County Council. 

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

Dr Diane Cooper |
Dr Kiera Ward | | 085 849 7737 
Ruth Kavanagh, ANutr. MSc. | | 083 374 8262


‘Prime Time of Life’ is our free, evidence-based 12-week multimodal exercise and health education programme for adults in county Laois. 

‘Prime Time of Life’ is being delivered in (i) Portarlington, (ii) Portlaoise and (iii) online. Please sign-up to one of these programmes.

Each week, you will be asked to attend two 60-minute exercise classes per week (onsite or online) and one 15-minute health education class per week (online). 

The online classes will be delivered via Zoom. We will send you an email with the link to join the online classes. This is a straightforward process as you will just need to click on the link we send to you. 

During each exercise class, you will perform a warm-up followed by a combination of strength, balance, flexibility, mobility, and cardiovascular fitness exercises and finally a cool down. All exercises will be performed at your own ability and desired level of intensity. All exercises will be appropriate for your level of fitness and will be modified to ensure that they take into consideration any injuries or clinical issues that you have.  This programme is designed, delivered, and monitored by trained professionals so you will be in safe hands!

If you sign up to this programme, you will be asked to complete some tests at home during the first and last week of online exercise classes. We will be testing your aerobic fitness, strength, balance, and flexibility. Please do not worry, these tests are not difficult, and we will explain everything you need to know about each test. The reason we do these tests is so that we can see what changes occur after the programme. All participants must take part in this session before and after the programme. We will also send you some questionnaires to complete online before and after the intervention.


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We recommend for you to have your mobile phone (if we need to call you privately during the class), a bottle of water and an exercise mat with you during the exercise classes so that it is more comfortable for you to do floor exercises.

Please note that if you are unable to do floor exercises, there will be alternative exercises provided.

We are delighted to say this programme is brought to you in partnership with Laois Sports Partnership, Sport Ireland, and Sláintecare so places on this programme are completely FREE for participants!

Places are limited.

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