COTA NT offers participation in health, wellbeing and fitness sessions at the lowest cost possible to participants (in line with WHO age-friendly guidelines) and to encourage as much participation as possible. These sessions are held in the large air-conditioned meeting room at Spillett House. Participants are encouraged to socialise before and after each class. Class start from 9.30am to suit most seniors’ preferred times.*
The instructors for health and fitness-based programs held at COTA NT are appropriately qualified and have a duty of care towards patrons. A donation of $5 is requested from each participant per class. Monies received from participants pay for tuition costs and any other expenses incurred by COTA NT. Any surplus is used to fund other programs, rather than ‘make a profit’. Equipment used for Pilates such as the mats has been purchased using Seniors Month grant funding.
We are seeking sponsorship for our ongoing programs to enable us to upgrade our facilities and equipment (instructor’s roaming microphone, platform, basic fitness equipment etc.). If you are interested in sponsoring a Fit for Life activity, please contact us.
Typically during Seniors Month, additional funding from the Northern Territory government enables us to trial new classes. In the past these have included: Laughter Yoga, Yoga, Meditation, Chair-Seated Exercise Aerobics, Spilates (a unique blend of Pilates and strength training), Cardio Fun, Bootcamp and Boxercise.