Balance and Falls Prevention Programme

A specific exercise programme designed for those 60 and over to improve mobility, strength and balance and help reduce the risk of falls.

A large number of people aged 60 and over experience falls. This is not always a consequence of ageing and falls can be prevented.

Sustained exercise to improve walking, strength and balance will reduce your risk of falls.

How do I become involved in the classes?

You can self-refer or be referred to Invigor8 through a voucher scheme by a health or social care professional e.g. doctor, practice nurse, physiotherapist, home care provider.

To make an appointment, call the contact telephone number below or on the voucher and you will be invited to come along for an assessment prior to joining a class.

Invigor8 is suitable for people:

  • Feeling fearful of falls
  • Feeling unstable on their feet
  • Who have had a previous fall
  • With osteoporosis

Invigor8 helps with

The classes are designed to help build and maintain 8 core components:

  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Endurance
  • Floor work
  • Getting down to the floor and back up
  • Tai Chi
  • Confidence building

Classes are available throughout South Ayrshire in Ayr, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon.

View the Invigor8 leaflet or view the class timetable:

MondayPrestwick Community Centre11.45am - 1.15pm
WednesdayWalker Hall, Troon9am - 10am
10am - 11.30am
11.30am - 12.30pm
Prestwick Community Centre2.40 – 4.10pm
ThursdayCitadel Leisure Centre, Ayr
Maintenance class
10am - 11.30am
11.30am - 1pm
1pm – 2.30pm
FridayHeathfield Community Centre9.45am – 11.15am
West Sanquhar Road, Ayr11.15am – 12.15pm
Citadel Leisure Centre, Ayr11am – 12.30pm
South Parish Church, Girvan10am - 11.30am
Carrick Centre, Maybole1.15pm - 2.45pm


For more information contact the Health Development Team on:

T: 01292 269793