Fitter for Life | Information for Clubs 

What is Fitter for Life Gymnastics?

The Fitter for Life Gymnastics is an over 55's program that is part of the overall Gymnastics for All (GfA) message and can fit into a club’s expanding repertoire of inclusive programs. It is a program now being run by multiple clubs across Australia, who are developing their knowledge and facilities, to provide for the ever-increasing demographics gymnastics is targeting.

Benefits for Clubs: 

1. The ability to utilise space in off-peak periods to create extra revenue and employment for coaches.

2. Can help create a more community based, social culture within the club.

3. Provide a less intimidating space for older people to exercise, compared to a weights/fitness gym.

4. Once a regular class is stable, attendees will be committed to session, for a long time.

5. Older adults are a great resource – they have vast experience and skills that can assist with events, coaching, judging and administration.

6. Fitter for Life has shown a great parallel with Kinder Gym programs and has proven to be easy for its coaches to pick up and understand. This therefore provides opportunities to increase hours/income, all in the first half of the day.

7. New faces can add vitality and vigour and provide enthusiastic and inspirational role models for younger members.

Current training for coaches: 

Coaches who hold an intermediate or higher-level Gymnastics Australia coaching accreditation and are a current technical member are eligible to attend a Fitter for Life Workshop and then start coaching.

The next Fitter for Life Coach Workshop is: 

Sunday, 2 May 2021
Gym West (Henley & Grange Youth Club Inc), 
Gate 3, Harvey Street HENLEY BEACH SA 5022

The Fitter for Life Workshops goes for 3.5 hours. 
$40.00 per workshop

Presenter: Jo Davidson 
Date & Time: Sunday, 2 May 2021 from 11.30 AM - 3.30 PM (with a 30 min lunch break, candidates to bring their own lunch)