Activator Poles have been developed by therapists in Canada for people who have balance concerns or mobility issues but want to fitness walk. The poles are used in a forward position, provide stability, support and confidence to people worried about their balance or falling and enables them to get up and get going with a purpose again.
Activator Pole walking is a fitWalk Ireland Programme which focuses on promoting long term fitness and independence through increasing balance and functionality.
Meath LSP coordinate the programme locally in Meath and skilled tutors teach participants how to safely and effectively use the Activator Poles to aid their walking, strength and balance. The 6-week, 1 hour programme, is suitable to all levels of fitness – each week the tutor will assist participants with use of the activator poles to increase strength and improve mobility.