RuralStrong Groups!


What is it all about?

RuralStrong is an exercise group that we run weekly. It incorporates strength, balance and flexibility activities to help improve mobility, function and independence.

Every week we move together in a safe and supervised environment while enjoying the social aspect of exercising in a group!

Why exercise?

There’s lots of benefits to participating in regular exercise. Not only does exercise help improve your heart and lung health, it keeps your bones and muscles strong, and you feel pretty good afterwards!

For older adults, exercise can have even more benefits. This includes things like:

Falls prevention:

  • Exercise prevents falls in older people, by address key risk factors:
  • Muscular strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Balance confidence
  • Walking speed


  • Weight training can help to:
  • Protect brain cells
  • Preserve cognitive function
  • Exercise can also be used to manage dementia by:
  • Slowing progression
  • Improving physical and mental function
  • Slowing or reversing muscle wasting
  • Improving mood and depression
  • Lessening behavioural problems


Exercise can help to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Improve movement range
  • Improve balance
  • Prevent muscle wasting
  • Improve physical function
  • Improve wellbeing


Exercise helps:

  • Develop stronger and better bones
  • Protect bones from injury
  • Increase bone mass
  • Prevent age-related bone loss
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Improve balance
  • Reduce falls risk

Can I join?

In partnership with Sport Aus and Exercise and Sports Science Australia, Rural Health is proud to run Active Ageing groups – which provide clinical exercise groups at a reduced rate. To be able to access the reduced rate, you’ll need to fit the following criteria

  1. Aged over 65 years (or over 55 years if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander)
  2. Not currently meeting recommended physical activity guidelines (half an hour of moderate exercise every day)​

How much will it cost?

If eligible, you’ll come in for an initial meet and greet – this costs $5.50 – we will discuss your health history, any injuries or surgeries, your goals, and look at what your fitness and strength is like at the moment.

​Following this, you can join in on a weekly group – costing $8 per class.

If you’re not eligible, you can still join the groups – they will cost $15 each week.


Come and join our Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Brodie, for some movement and plenty of laughs weekly at Rural Health!​
Contact us on 02 5926 3806 to register your interest, or pop in and see us at 27 Russell Street, Tumut.

If you are in pain, or have an injury – let us help!

Booking Online is the most convenient way to lock in the clinician & time you want.