On Your Feet

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As the name suggests, this programme encourages the participants to be “On their Feet” and has been described as “Exercise in Disguise”. This fully accredited course (through the Northern Ireland Open College Network) has been designed for those who understand the value and rewards of bringing physical activity to frail, older people and those with disabilities.

The On Your Feet course provides training in the delivery of a robust session outline, while also allowing leaders the freedom to inject their own personality and above all make exercise fun!

As well as all course materials, LifeDock can also provide an ongoing support system ensuring that On Your Feet leaders never feel left on their own after they have completed the training.

Why On Your Feet?

The On your Feet course is for those who find a traditional exercise class too much but are still mobile and active. The course is designed to keep people on their feet, promote independence and improve fitness levels. It also improves reflexes, bone strength (which helps in the fight against osteoporosis), co-ordination and balance, which is a vital aid in falls prevention. There is a very strong social aspect to this course as participants interact with each other, talk, laugh and have fun.

The On Your Feet course can:
• Improve general fitness (including lung function)
• Improve mobility, strength and flexibility
• Improve posture and alignment
• Promote independence
• Improve social life
• Slow down age related illnesses and conditions
• Provide great fun

Who is it for?

This course is designed for those who are currently working with older people and those with limited mobility, mental and physical disabilities and learning disabilities. This may be in a variety of settings in which the potential student is employed or volunteering.

What's involved?

The duration of the On Your Feet course is 2 days (2 x 6 hours) and it can be delivered over a flexible timescale to suit individual needs.

Objectives

The objectives of this course are to:
• Deliver a safe and effective exercise session
• Understand the implications and benefits of physical activity
• Employ motivation techniques and leadership skills
• Understand and address Health and Safety issues
• Understand how to adapt the session according to the abilities and needs of the group
• Learn how to break down, lead and choreograph new sessions

Training for the real world