This evidence-based, strength training programme is specially designed for seniors and helps restore, maintain or improve physical functions. With more than 4,000 users since 2015, the programme is available at 27 locations island-wide.
Initially deployed in nursing homes and senior care centres, this “exercise as medicine” programme is now available in community gyms too. Seniors follow a customised strength training regime on state-of -the-art software enabled, air-powered gym machines. They attend 30-minute sessions twice a week and it takes only three months to witness positive physical transformation, which is meticulously mapped with the help of software. Gym Tonic (GT) enables seniors to set personal goals – be it to walk further, regain muscle strength or lose weight – and then helps them achieve it. It can reverse frailty, a clinical condition associated with poor health outcomes and higher hospitalisation costs. A 2017 study of GT users showed that that 41 per cent of frail seniors in nursing homes and 55 per cent in senior care centres improved to the pre-frail state after three months on the programme. Among seniors in the community, around a quarter moved from being pre-frail back into robust health.
Selected Gym Tonic Locations:
Bishan Community Club
Care Corner Senior Activity Centre (Toa Payoh 62B)
GoodLife! Montfort Senior Activity Centre (Marine Terrace)
NTUC Health (Kampung Admiralty)
Our Tampines Hub (Sport SG)
TOUCH Community Services (Ang Mo Kio Ave 10)