Why FitCare Scotland?
FitCare Scotland is Scotland’s only dedicated fitness company for the care home sector working with both private and council run homes.
FCS was created by head coach and owner John Bernard who has over 12 years of experience in both the fitness and care industry. Having worked with some of the Uk's biggest names in gyms to then running his own private studios across Edinburgh he has the knowledge and understanding of what residents need to improve and to become stronger. During his time as a coach he also worked alongside The Action Group as a carer for adults with learning disabilities, the vital experience has allowed FitCare Scotland to have a great presence in organisations who help these adults.
FCS can start to implement basic exercise care programmes without the need for it to become a huge task. Utilising basic movements and integrating a large selection of fitness kit, we will encourage residents to move, laugh and play improving cognitive abilities, social engagement and overall health and wellbeing not to mention a massive increase in injury prevention and less need for further therapy.
It’s also the type of information and progression that families and loved ones are likely to enjoy seeing and having a dedicated inhouse fitness company would prove to be a large unique selling point for people looking to have their loved ones staying at the home.
Benefits of exercise for care home residents
Exercise and activities in care homes present a wealth of benefits for resident wellbeing, including: