Go for Life FitLine

Go for Life FitLine is a telephone-based service that encourages you to get more active. You can:

  • Find out about clubs, groups and facilities in your area
  • Get active in a way that suits your lifestyle
  • Discover simple things to get some healthy activity into your routine

How it works

Freephone us on 1800 303 545 and our mentors will ring you every few weeks until you're happy with your progress. Mentors are volunteer older adults trained to motivate and encourage you to be active. FitLine is a free service to anyone over 50.

FitLine has already been a great help to lots of people who wanted to feel healthier but just didn't have the time or know-how to go about it.  It's currently running in Dublin and Kildare - a new service for Wicklow will be coming in the near future.

What people say about FitLine

Here's what some people who have used FitLine say about the service:

  • "I find FitLine great for motivating me when I start to slack off from exercising. It gives me a shot in the arm to get going again" Charlie - Dublin

  • "FitLine gave me the push I needed to stop making excuses, to get up and get the bike out on the road again and get active" David - Mayfield, Cork

Go for Life FitLine is modelled on 'Active Choices', a telephone support project developed by Stanford University in the US. 'Active Choices' is based on twenty years of research evidence about telephone based physical activity support. FitLine is also modelled on elements of the National Smokers' Quitline and the Senior Helpline.

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