Smoother Movers® Strength Training Program

What is Strength Training?

According to best practice, people with arthritis should engage in land-based strength exercises at least twice a week. Despite common concerns that “exercise will make their arthritis worse” – with the right exercise and under appropriate supervision, Strength training is in fact known to be one of the most effective ways to maintain mobility, build and retain strength and manage arthritis.

How can it help me?
  • Improvements in condition management
  • decreased pain
  • increased mobility
  • Improvements in strength and overall fitness
  • Foster social connectivity with your class peers
  • regain/build confidence in a motivating, social and supportive environment
Our Classes

Our Smoother Movers Strength Training Program incorporates balance, endurance, flexibility and strength-based exercises, which can be modified according to your fitness level, medical history and goals.


45mins – 1hour

  • Blackmans Bay – Blackmans Bay Hall, 24 Ocean Esplanade Blackmans Bay, 7052
  • Cambridge – Cambridge Hall, 989 Cambridge Road, Cambridge, 7170
  • Clarence – Clarence Integrated Care Centre, 16-22 Bayfield Street, Rosny, 7018
  • Dunalley – venue to be confirmed
  • Glenorchy – Scout Hall, 23 Anfield St, Glenorchy, 7010
  • Lenah Valley – Pat Murnane Memorial Hall, 188 Lenah Valley Road, Lenah Valley, 7008
  • Lindisfarne – Citizens Activity Centre, 37A Lincoln Street, Lindisfarne, 7015
  • Midway Point – Midway Point Hall, 32 Hoffman Street, Midway Point, 7171
  • Penguin – Penguin Surf Life Saving Club, 68/62 Preservation Dr, Preservation Bay, 7316
  • Sandy Bay – Wellspring Anglican Church, 43-47 Grosvenor St, Sandy Bay
  • Snug – Snug Community Hall, Pybus Street, Snug, 7054
  • South Hobart – Community Centre, 42A D’Arcy Street. South Hobart, 7004
  • Tranmere – Tranmere Hall, 27 Tranmere Road, Howrah, 7018
  • Ulverstone – Civic Centre (Gawler Room) Patrick St, Ulverstone

$15 per class plus an initial assessment $30 (note: in some locations an additional $20 may apply for provision of equipment)

2024 Term Dates
  • Term 1: 5 February to 11 April 2024
  • Term 2: 29 April to 5 July 2024
  • Term 3: 22 July to 27 September 2024
  • Term 4: 14 October to 13 December 2024

If you are ready to enrol in a class, complete the pre-exercise screening form by clicking the blue button below.

Completing the pre exercise screening form is a requirement for this program.

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What people have said

  • Stronger: can now put my socks on and zip up my dress. Balance responds well when challenged. Greater range of movements.’
  • ‘I have noticed I have more movement in my joints but also more confident in the exercise I can do’
  • ‘My ability to walk short distances has improves. My breathing has improved. I can also work in the garden on a regular basis. ‘
  • ‘Fun group – we laugh and talk a lot. The hour is fully used exercising, I always leave feeling invigorated.’