"I completed 4 weeks drum exercise in March/April with one woman’s group & did another one-off women’s group session two weeks ago – from this booking, there has been 3 more!
The craic was 90 and the women really did love it! The buzz was great and the energy was palpable.
The groups really, really took to it – it was very rewarding for all involved! They really did gush about it and were extremely complementary. It was fantastic to teach and sooooooo much fun!!!!!!"
Some lovely feedback from Lesley at Northern Health and Social Care Trust.
She's just completed her training to become a LifeDock Chair Yoga Instructor!
"I can’t believe how much fun that was, and the best thing is that my shoulders feel great today after the class. I can’t wait for the next one!”
Joan Runacres, age 98, after her first Drum Based Exercise session, Netley Court, Cinnamon Care Collection - January 2023
"We commissioned the Drum Based Exercise course for staff who work with older groups and people with disabilities. We are always keen to provide activity programmes that are engaging and fun for service users. We went for Drum Based Exercise as it was different and new. The newly trained leaders went back to their place of work and delivered the programme to their user groups. The feedback was excellent, participants rated the training and training materials excellent. All participants felt confident to go back into their settings to deliver the training. 100% of participants are currently delivering drum based exercise.
We use a number of training providers but we like that LifeDock Training provide programmes that are innovative and unique”.
Clare Drummy, Physical Activity Coordinator, Southern Health & Social Care Trust
'We had used a couple of Chair Based Exercise training providers in the past but what we liked about Lifedock is their passion and enthusiasm to equip our team to deliver the best possible sessions to our residents. What was really good was the way they taught us how to use music to engage and motivate the residents. Our team were able to hit the ground running as soon as the course was completed and our residents are loving it! If you want a training provider who know how to get people moving then we definitely recommend Lifedock Training'!
Geoff Pride - Cinnamon Care Collection - July 2021
'The Level 2 Chair Based Exercise course was one of the most organised and well delivered courses that I have ever attended. The resources provided were superb and the quality of instruction from Jacquie and Karen was fantastic. While nothing will ever replace face-to-face teaching, I really enjoyed the convenience and flexibility that the online delivery and e-learning afforded us'.
Aaron Hassard - Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Community Wellbeing Coordinator - May 2021
I am based in a day centre working with older people with dementia and physical disability, ages range between 60 years old to 97 years old. I am currently facilitating the “Drum Based Exercise” activity 1-2 times a week, as this activity has proved to be very popular and fun. Everyone works within their own capabilities, learning a new skill and enjoying a variety of music. I can clearly see how much it benefiting their overall well-being. We are all enjoying this activity, thank you so much for the training.
Alison McKee, Day Care Worker, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust - June 2022
‘Lifedock training has given our volunteers the skills and confidence to lead physical activity session both in person and online! Their resources are excellent and the Zoom training was as professional as ever. Everyone they have trained has access to ongoing support even when the training is completed. We highly recommended Lifedock are looking forward to partnering with them again in the future'.
Lisa Carlisle, Development Officer ‑ Northern Ireland, Versus Arthritis
'We have partnered with Lifedock training for several years, training staff and volunteers as Chi Me and Chair Based Activity leaders. The Lifedock physical activity programmes are designed to improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of service users. We have been extremely pleased to see how, Chi Me in particular, has complimented our Pain Support Programme - helping people to manage pain and improve mobility through gentle tai chi movements'
Claire Convery, Community Development Co Ordinator, Clanrye Group, Healthy Living Centre Alliance - 2021
'Thank you so much for the recent training you carried out with the CoH-Sync team across three jurisdictions – Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and South West Scotland. The feedback from the team has been overwhelmingly positive. We would highly recommend LifeDock Training; they are excellent at what they do.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both training courses were delivered online. LifeDock did an excellent job creating a remote classroom for the CoH-Sync Community Health Facilitators. The professionalism, experience and knowledge of the instructors were excellent. Both Karen and Jacquie have a passion for what they do and it really comes across in the training. The follow-up support offered and provided to the OCNNI accredited Leaders following the successful completion of their training is another excellent example of LifeDock’s commitment and dedication to their work. We are delighted to have so many accredited Chair Based Activity and Chi Me Leaders supporting members of the community across three jurisdictions as part of the CoH-Sync Project'.
Sadie Bergin, Programme Manager, CAWT Cross Border Health and Social Care / CoH-Sync Project "A project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.” April 2021
'I recently attended Chi Me training I was slightly concerned how the course would go as it was been delivered via zoom. In an ideal world we would have been face to face however it was delivered very professionally and effectively and I was able to get qualified quickly. During these challenging times I have found my new skill set invaluable to my clients and have often added a short session onto the end of my other physical activity sessions. Recently I took my first session 'in person' – outdoors on the beautiful tyrella beach! My lovely clients told me how much the enjoyed it and I loved delivering it. Thank you for giving me a new skill and the dashboard on the website is excellent resource for ongoing support'.
Leanne - Health Referral Coordinator May 2021
Several of our coaches in Comber and Ards Leisure centre completed the Chi Me training course and we were able to add Chi Me as a simplified version of tai chi to our timetable to cater for our Activity Ageing groups. The gentle flowing and easy to learn movements (for the leader and the participant) are simplified versions of traditional tai chi movements. It is an ideal programme for those who are older or less able to take part in more vigorous activities. It improves strength, balance, and creates a sense of personal wellbeing, as well as improving confidence. We are also delighted that our Chair Based Activity group have progressed to take part in Chi Me classes. We intend to add another Chi Me evening class in Comber and are also starting a new class in Portaferry Leisure centre. All in all Chi Me has been a great addition to our timetable, with high attendance and fantastic feedback.
Janice - Comber Leisure Centre January 2019