The following are testimonials about Later Life Training courses related to 'FF MOT'.

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FF MOT

Fitness, physical activity and health professionals need bespoke training to cope with the demands of an ageing population that is living longer. Later Life Training offers a range of courses that I strongly recommend to my students. They have commented positively on the quality of resources they receive and speak highly of the knowledgeable and approachable facilitators. After completing the reasonably priced training, they feel confident in putting the skills and knowledge they have learnt into practice. ‘The Functional Fitness MOT is an absolute must’.

David Broom, Senior Lecturer: Physical Activity, Health and Exercise Science Postgraduate Research Tutor for Sport Sheffield Ha
FF MOT

Our past use of the Functional Fitness Training and Programme in Rochdale has enabled us gain further funding from the CCG to train 15 extra volunteers and staff to be able to deliver the Functional Fitness MOT’s. It has enabled us to run 8 Functional Fitness MOT assessments and follow up 10 week courses across the borough this year, attracting 130 older adults and people with mobility, balance and functional ability issues.

We have then forwarded 75% of these participants into new weekly exercise sessions suitable for their abilities, and we have followed them with further MOT assessments at different times during the year and seen improvements in their functional ability.

We have now reached capacity in the 8 weekly Functional exercise weekly sessions we run, and have waiting lists for the next set of Functional Fitness Assessments and courses, with referrals coming in through GP Referral scheme, pulmonary rehabilitation, neurophysio rehabilitation, falls prevention and various other organisations, a much needed gap in provision has been plugged by the use of Functional Fitness training in Rochdale!

Elaine Stott, Active4Life coordinator Link4Life, Rochdale, Lancashire
FF MOT

Fitness, physical activity and health professionals need bespoke training to cope with the demands of an ageing population that is living longer. Later Life Training offers a range of courses that I strongly recommend to my students. They have commented positively on the quality of resources they receive and speak highly of the knowledgeable and approachable facilitators. After completing the reasonably priced training, they feel confident in putting the skills and knowledge they have learnt into practice. ‘The Functional Fitness MOT is an absolute must’.

Dr David Broom, Senior Lecturer - Physical Activity, Health and Exercise Science
FF MOT

Doing the FF MOT course has allowed me to teach this to my HND Fitness, health and exercise students as part of the curriculum. As part of their SQA Higher National Diploma module, Applied fitness testing for special population groups, the students have selected and applied some of the tests when working with older adults in care homes. This has been part of a 12 week physical activity project in which both care home residents and students benefited from the experience.

Lisa Dods, Sport and Fitness Lecturer, Perth College UHI, Scotland
FF MOT

The recent Functional MOT training was greatly received by the participating staff. They have continued to feedback that they have gained so much confidence from the training and are now thinking much more about how functional deficits are related to the persons overall health and well being. They are also thinking much more about promoting physical activity with the people they support and are much more confident in how they deliver exercise. Our staff work with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and I am delighted that they now are armed with these additional knowledge and skills. This means that older people across Lanarkshire are receiving more effective person-centred interventions.

I would highly recommend your courses and I am scoping further funding opportunities to be able to use your expertise again in the future.

Lynn Flannigan, Lanarkshire Care Home Liaison Physiotherapist, Lanarkshire, Scotland
FF MOT

With the great support and enthusiasm from Bob and Dawn, The Functional Fitness MOT training has been a catalyst for engaging SMN personnel in the development of physical activity within group sessions. Many of the staff have now also been trained in the Strength and Balance – Home Exercise Programme and this has given confidence to develop pathways of activity as part of session delivery for group members. Keep up the good work.

Maurice Donohue – Project Manager - Sporting Memories Foundation (Scotland)