Strength Training for Inclusive Fitness using HUR Activ8

Elderly people and persons with disabilities require long term exercise to keep healthy like any other individuals.  However, many have reservations about going to public gyms for workout due to accessibility to the seemingly sophisticated equipment. Some wheelchair users have difficulties getting onto the machines; others with medical condition do not know what the safety limits are; some may sustain injuries from incorrect usage of the equipment.

Trainers often face difficulties helping elderly or persons with disabilities (PWDs) to proper equipment access for the fear of causing harm or injuries. This could be due to the lack of appropriate knowledge approach to prescribing gym exercises for special conditions (e.g. disabilities) and the lack of manual handling skills to helping elderly or PWDs in getting onto a machine.

This course will harness fitness professionals with relevant knowledge and skills to create evidence-based training programs for elderly and PWDs using HUR Activ8 strength training concepts. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to confidently prescribe resistance training to elderly and persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the HUR System and the HUR SmartTouch and Kiosk software

  2. Learn to develop and manage personalized HUR SmartTouch programs

  3. Gain knowledge on various conditions and skills needed to assist elderly and PWDs

  4. Increase confidence on applying the skills via hands on practical session and guided exercise prescription

  5. Apply safety concerns and proper techniques for strength training with elderly and PWDs

  6. Plan fitness assessments and exercise program monitoring for elderly and PWDs

The course will be based on the materials adopted from HUR Finland and HUR Solutions.

Who should attend?

Fitness Instructors, Physiotherapists, Coaches, Therapy Assistants and/or Rehabilitation Assistants with academic certification in Sports Science, Exercise Science, Health Science and/or professional certification in Sports Coaching, Fitness Instructor or equivalent

Entry Requirement

  • Minimum age of 18 years old.
  • Basic understanding of anatomy and resistance training.

Please note participants will need to bring their own laptop.


Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

For courses with formal assessment component, participants will be awarded the certification of completion upon passing the assessment. Otherwise, a certification of attendance will be issued instead upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

Course Dates

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Course Duration

8 Hours (9am to 6pm)

Course Venue

This course is conducted Face to Face at RP ACE @ Woodlands

Please click on the "Register" button to view the updated course schedule and fees on the Skills Training & Enhancement Portal (STEP).

Last updated on 01 Mar 2024

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