Fit-Baw is the creation of Paul Mooney, a UEFA B licensed football coach with 18 years' experience in the industry.
In 2019, after spending 3 years delivering football in care homes in West Dunbartonshire, he felt he had created a unique session structure that could have an amazing impact across Scotland. Something that met the needs for all - inspiring residents to get fit and active.
So Fit-Baw was born!
He went back to college to gain a level 2 qualification in the principles of dementia care. The programme was flying! Until the pandemic hit.
However, this gave time for reflection; to realise the importance of Fit-Baw in addressing the negative social and physical impact of restrictions.
Now we are back!
Our chair-based class is just under 60 mins, working on upper and lower body exercises with a weighted ball called a futsal.
We put on some toe tapping music, led by our amazing coaches, full of Fit-Baw banter that will have residents asking for us back time and time again!
"WE LOVE THE FUN FILLED ACTION PACKED SESSIONS THAT THE FIT-BAW TEAM BRING TO BEECHWOOD. THE WEEKLY SESSIONS GET EVERYONE MOVING WITHOUT THEM HARDLY NOTICING, IMPROVING RESIDENTS PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELL-BEING."
CATHY TOGNERI, MANAGER AT BEECHWOOD
"I AM NEW TO THE HOME AND HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS. I THOUGHT MY DAYS OF SCORING GOALS WERE OVER!"
GEORGE, RESIDENT AT BEECHWOOD CARE HOME, WISHAW
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11 REASONS YOU NEED FIT-BAW AT YOUR HOME...
MAKE RESIDENTS MORE ACTIVE
Increase physical activity levels and and overall general health. Improving co-ordination, strength, balance and mobility.
REDUCE SOCIAL ISOLATION
Now more than ever after the pandemic, we need social interaction to improve the quality of life in care homes after 2 years of isolation. Fit-baw creates an inclusive space for all to create social bonds.
CREATE CONFIDENT INDIVIDUALS
We here it all the time: 'I can't do that' or 'I'm too old to be exercising!'...we challenge residents mindsets to create more self belief through action.
Joining our programmes gives your residents something to look forward to every week with our passionate and enthusiastic coaches ready to deliver!
Being part of Fit-baw is to be part of a team. Working together and make your residents feel part of something bigger.
CREATE AN ELETRIC ENVIRONMENT
There is a real buzz when we arrive at our homes, together we lift the atmosphere creating positivity and energy.
MAKE AN IMPACT
We understand every resident has unique needs, that is why we go above and beyond to get to know our players personally and ensure they feel empowered through our exercises.
We provide that magic which impresses families knowing your residents are getting the highest quality activities!
Our exercises are specifically designed to assist in improving residents mobility, strength, balance and co-ordination. Thus making every day life and tasks easier.
Whether it's winning trophies, singing along to our music, or reminiscing about their football past - fit-baw is here to help trigger old memories and create new ones.
As a UEFA B licensed coach and level 2 Principles of Dementia Care at West College Scotland, I have 16 years experience in football coaching. Working in care homes for the past 6 years, I have a wealth of experience in the industry, knowing what it takes to create a great football programme.