Ireland’s 1st Fit Sticks Trail comes to Laois


Ireland’s 1st Fit Sticks Trail comes to Laois

 The Derryounce Fit Sticks Trail funded by Healthy Ireland Laois and co-ordinated by Laois Sports Partnership has now opened and is the first of its kind in Ireland.

Fit Stick Trails are designed to include a solid flat surface with a low incline making it very appropriate for those with poor balance. Along this particular trail, there are various signposts with exercises for participants to execute including a warmup station at the beginning of the trail.

 

This trail will be a fabulous addition to the county of Laois. Participants include Men’s Sheds, Parkinson’s Group, Woodlands for Health Mental Health Group, Older Adult Groups, Care centres for people with disabilities with intellectual & physical disabilities. They have found the use of the poles/ fit sticks very helpful with posture, gait, mobility and strength.

Laois Sports Partnership funded by Healthy Ireland Laois purchased activator poles from Fit Walk Ireland and delivered programmes throughout Laois. The social aspect of the classes is as important as the exercise. These are all done at one’s own pace, always light-hearted and ending with a sing song. Since 2020,16 programmes have been delivered throughout Laois and tutors have been trained to deliver these programmes.

For more information on these programmes, contact Eimear or Catriona.

Eimear- Email: ebryant@laoissports.ie   Phone 086 0111722     Catriona- Email: cslattery@laoissports.ie   Phone 086 7935234