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Host a class

How do I offer Osteofit / Get Up & Go! at my facility?

Any community/recreation centre can host Osteofit and Get Up & Go! classes.  Osteofit classes, weight room programs or personal training sessions must be led by a certified Osteofit instructor/personal trainer.  Get Up & Go! programs must be led by certified Get Up & Go! instructors.  All Osteofit instructors and personal trainers must renew certification every three years. Our Falls Prevention program  will provide support and act as a liaison between your facility and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre.

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Program fees for classes

Community and recreation centres determine the fee for participation in Osteofit and Get Up & GO! classes and collects fees from participants.

Program format

Osteofit and Get Up & Go! are BC Women's Hopsital + Health Centre trademarked programs and must be delivered according to the pre-determined format and curriculum. To maintain the quality of the program, a low instructor-participant ratio is recommended.

Equipment requirements  

To offer the Osteofit and Get Up & Go! programs in accordance with BC Women's standards, your facility is required to provide the following equipment:

  • Suitable straight-backed chairs
  • Exercise bands or resistance tubing
  • Hand-held weights
  • Floor mats
  • Balls
  • Foam blocks
  • Bean bags and balloons may be required at the discretion of the instructor

Community/reacreation centres are required to provide the following:

  • Secure storage of participants' medical clearance forms
  • Photocopies of information handouts for participants
  • Data on attendance four times year
Find an instructor

Find an Osteofit Instructor

Only registered Osteofit instructors can teach Osteofit classes. BC Women's will assist each facility to find an Osteofit instructor. This includes posting your request for an instructor on our website.

Instructors are hired according to the facility's existing employment rates and contracts.

Osteofit programs are taught by specially trained fitness instructors who register through British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA). 

Visit the Instructors page for details about Osteofit instructor requirements, training and certification.

Promote Osteofit

Promote Osteofit within your facility

Promotion of the Osteofit program is the responsibility of the facility. BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre will list facilities offering Osteofit on its website and distribute this list to health care professionals in the community.

Please download these brochures and posters to advertise the program within your facility:


Osteofit Brochure Get Up & Go Brochure


Osteofit poster 1 Osteofit poster 2

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