Functional Fitness MOT

What is the Functional Fitness MOT?

Every so often, the Active Suffolk team offer Functional Fitness MOT testing in the local community. The Functional Fitness MOT tests have been created by Glasgow Caledonian University and Later Life Training, who are both renowned training providers.

Each Functional Fitness MOT test comes with a set of "normal values" for people of different ages and this will give you an idea of whether you are "doing well" compared to your peers, or whether you could benefit from being more active. These everyday activity tests allow you to compare your performance with others of the same age and gender.

Who is the Functional Fitness MOT for?

Within the local community, our Functional Fitness MOT testing is offered to adults aged 50+.

Functional Fitness MOT testing at home

On demand videos

The Active Suffolk team have created six functional fitness MOT videos allowing you to test yourself at home.

If you would like access to these, contact the team at info@activesuffolk.org

We will send you the video series so that you can have a go at six tests that can be carried out at home or in the garden. The videos offer detailed instructions and we would recommend watching each video once before attempting the test yourself.

Before doing this, you may want to download the results sheet, where you can plot and compare your results to the national average. This can be downloaded by clicking HERE

Live virtual sessions

Due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Functional Fitness MOT tests have been adapted to allow us to facilitate online sessions which you can follow from the comfort of your own home. Live sessions will allow you to follow the steps in real time and provide you with the opportunity to ask our practitioners questions.

We are in the process of planning dates and times for these virtual sessions but if you are interested, please register your interest by completing the form below.

Virtual Functional Fitness MOT Expression of Interest Form

Virtual Functional Fitness MOT Expression Of Interest Form

The Functional Fitness MOT tests have been created by Glasgow Caledonian University and Later Life Training, who are both renowned training providers. The tests allow older adults to assess their ability to carry out everyday tasks and take steps to improve to make gradual improvements through the implementation of regular movement and exercise. Each Functional Fitness MOT test comes with a set of "normal values" for people of different ages and this will give you an idea of whether you are "doing well" compared to your peers, or whether you could benefit from being more active. These everyday activity tests allow you to compare your performance with others of the same age and gender. Due to the pandemic, the Functional Fitness MOT tests cannot be delivered in the local community, however the tests have been adapted allowing us to facilitate online sessions which can be accessed from home. We are currently in the process of arranging a date and time for this to go ahead, however in the meantime we are gathering interest from older adults living in Suffolk. If you are aged 50+ and would be interested in accessing these online sessions, please complete our expression of interest form below.

Virtual Functional Fitness MOT Expression Of Interest Form

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