What is Lift for Life?

Lift for Life is a resistance training program for people with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions. Resistance training involves using your own body weight or resistance equipment like a dumbell or rubberised band.  

Real Life Stories

Hear real stories from Lift for Life participants about what they have achieved. Read more

Where is Lift for Life available?

Find a local Lift for Life provider that can help to improve your health. Read more

Want to become a Provider?

A great opportunity to expand your community reach and gain professional satisfaction. Read more

Type 2 Diabetes Research Study.

Take part in Melbourne's Lift for Life type 2 diabetes study. Learn more now. Read more

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Physical activity, physical functioning and disability in older adults

Understanding the minimal dose of physical activity required to achieve improvement in physical functioning and reductions in disability risk is necessary to inform public health recommendations. To examine the effect of physical activity dose on changes in physical functioning and the onset of major mobility disability in The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study Read more


Less than 1 in 5 Australia's don't meet strength training guidelines

Only 9% - 19% of Australian adults meet the muscle strengthening activity guidelines. This is the latest from a study by Dr Jason Bennie of Victoria University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, and his co-authors of the FIT & WELL Study, partly funded by Fitness Australia. Read more