Strength for life
The Strength for life program promotes health and well-being amongst people over 50 through strength training programs run by accredited fitness providers.
The program encourages senior Territorians to attend strength training sessions by promoting the benefits of strength training to people over 50.
About strength for life
The Strength for Life program is intent on continuous improvement, so COTA has introduced 2 categories to Strength for Life:
- Tier 1 involves exercise physiologists directly in the program; baseline testing conducted at commencement and after 3 months. Attracts rebates from Health Funds (and sometimes from Medicare).
- Tier 2 involves fitness instructors conducting the program and confidently managing participants’ long term needs. Some funds now pay benefits if program is conducted by fitness instructors.
Interested in finding out more?
View more about strength training and what Strength for life can offer you.
for information on where Tier 1 and Tier 2 sessions are conducted in Darwin.
To Enrol in a Strength for life program you will require an:
If you answer yes to any questions on the pre activity questionnaire you will also need the medical referral form to be completed by your Doctor.
If you have had recent treatment with a physiotherapist for a musculoskeletal issue, you can take the allied health form to the physio for completion before you attend your assessment.
When all of your forms are completed call COTA NT, who will put you in touch with the local provider. You can then arrange an assessment date and time with them. You will need to take all the forms with you.