PRIME TIME OF LIFE – PORTARLINGTON
How can I sign up?
‘Prime Time of Life’ is our free, evidence-based 12-week health education and strength & fitness programme for adults aged 50-80 years. There are two 60-minute exercise classes and one 20-minute health education class per week. 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 during the first and last week of exercise classes. We will be testing your 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.
The exercise classes will be delivered in Portarlington Community Centre (Eircode: R32 D797) from Monday 3rdOctober 2022. There will be two exercise classes per week, Monday 09:30am – 10:30am and Thursday 09:30am – 10:30am for 12-weeks. The 20-minute health education class will be online every Wednesday from 6-6:20pm.
We recommend for you to bring a bottle of water and an exercise mat with you to 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, Laois Connects and the Government of Ireland’s Sláintecare Integration Fund so places on this programme are completely FREE for participants!
Places are limited so please sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The closing date for signing up is Monday 26th September 2022.