Strength for Life Adelaide Western Suburbs in conjunction with COTA

Strength for Life Classes at Inertia Health Group

Our Mobile Exercise Physiology Team loves to help patients achieve their goals on a daily basis!​

Inertia Health Group is proud to be able provide Tier 1 COTA strength for life Exercise Classes at our Albert Park Clinic and support our older population in maintaining their health and fitness.

What is Strength For Life?

Strength for Life is a community exercise program established by the ‘council on the Aging’ or COTA for short.

Strength for life is an affordable and popular way for older South Australians to gain strength and stay fit. It is offered across 100 locations in SA it is designed to promote health and wellbeing for people aged 50+ years (40+ years for Aboriginal or Torrens Strait Islanders), it allows older Australians to keep active and maintain their physical and mental wellbeing whilst making friends in a supportive and fun environment.

When you join the strength for life program you will enjoy a range of health benefits:

The Type of Strength For Life Sessions Available at Inertia Health Group

Inertia Health Group is accredited to provide Tier 1 Classes. In our Tier 1 classes Exercise Physiologists are directly involved in the program with baseline testing conducted at the commencement of the program and at 3 months after beginning.

With Tier 1 sessions you may be able to claim a health fund rebate from your health insurer, however, we advise checking with them prior (in some cases there maybe the ability to claim a medicare rebates where eligible)

What are the Benefits of Strength Training?

Regular strength and balance training under the supervision of an Exercise Physiologist, is a low-risk activity for people aged 50+ that will help you stay active and maintain an independent lifestyle for longer. Muscle strength can be regained and maintained no matter your age or physical condition.

Improved Muscle Strength training has been shown to:

Costs to Participate

Strength for Life is an affordable way for people aged 50+ to improve their fitness and overall wellbeing which makes it an accessible options for most people.

The below table outlines the maximum fees you will pay to participate in Strength for Life programs.

Type Description Cost
Tier 1 Initial assessment and fitness testing with exercise physiologist or physiotherapist $55
Tier 1 Session cost where session is conducted by an exercise physiologist or physiotherapist (or an equivalent monthly or weekly fee) $10

How to join a Strength for Life Program

Joining a Strength for Life program is an easy two-step process.

Step 1 — Complete the necessary forms

To enrol in a Strength for Life program you must complete forms for the relevant tier of programs you wish to participate in.

  • Enrolment Form
  • Pre-activity screening questionnaire
  • Medical referral form — only if you answer yes to any questions on the pre-activity screening questionnaire
  • Allied health referral form — only if you have had recent treatment with a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist for a musculoskeletal issue.
Step 2 — Book in an assessment

When you have completed all relevant forms, contact the Strength for Life Provider that you would like to attend and book in for an assessment — please take all forms with you.

FORMS (can we make it look like the table below)
(we also have these available in hard copy from our reception staff)

Enrolment Forms

Enrolment Form ………………………………………………………………………………….(download)
Screening Questionnaire ……………………………………………………………………….(download)
Allied Health Referral Form …………………………………………………………………..(download)
Tier 1 Medical Referral Form …………………………………………………………………(download)

COVID-19 Update - We Are Open

Our Clinic has been classified as an essential service to the community. We assist by trying to keep people healthy as possible and out of surgeries and decrease hospital admissions. At Inertia Health Group we are working hard to keep our patients and team members as safe as possible.

Due to our strict infection control procedures we have been deemed a low risk clinic- we have all completed the government COVID -19 Infection Control Risk Course and have implemented new waiting room procedures as well as intensified our cleaning procedures completing these regularly through the day. We have also implemented a virtual health service for those who require advice or assistance and cannot attend the clinic.

We appreciate our patients doing the right thing also!

Please call us with any questions or concerns 08 8359 2022.