The Beat It program isn't just kicking goals with participants
shifting 'pant size' and 'fitness level', it is also helping people
connect with others.
Keen to know more about Beat It?
Beat It is a free (NDSS
funded) eight week physical activity and lifestyle program
delivered by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who has undertaken
training with Diabetes NSW & ACT. BEAT IT is available
throughout NSW, ACT and Queensland.
The program involves moderate intensity aerobic, strength and
balance based exercises as well as education sessions on healthier
Whether you have exercised before or need some help getting
started, the Beat It program will help you on your journey to a
healthier and more active life. Classes start slowly and build up
as fitness, strength and confidence improves.
Your Exercise Physiologist will tailor individual exercises to
your specific needs within a friendly, motivating and supportive
- An initial health and fitness assessment
- 16 group sessions (two per week)
- An individualised exercise program
- Education sessions throughout
- Progress tracking
- A final consultation
Are you eligible?
Are you a person living with diabetes or other chronic lifestyle
conditions who wants to increase their physical activity? If you
answered YES, then YES you're eligible.
Importantly though you must be able to commit to the eight weeks
of the program (two sessions per week).
How do you get started?
- Call 1300 136 588 or visit
register for the eight week program. Bookings are
essential as there are limited places
- Look out for your starter pack in the mail, and get your Medical Clearance form
signed by your GP before your initial
- Attend your 45 minute initial
consultation with your Beat It trainer before the
eight week program starts.
- Attend your group exercise sessions and education sessions.
You must be able
to attend every session for the duration of the eight week
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the program cost? There are a
limited number of National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) funded
programs available across the states and territory. These programs
are free for participants to attend for the initial eight week
program. You can contact us to find out if there is a funded
program near you.
Is there an age restriction on who can
participate? There is no age restriction to participate in
the BEAT IT program. The program is designed to meet your personal
needs and can be modified according to your current level of
fitness and physical capabilities.
Do I need medical clearance to participate?
YES to ensure
your safety and ongoing good health, anyone with or at risk of
diabetes and other chronic lifestyle-related conditions will
require medical clearance from their GP prior to participating in
The results speak for
- 88.8% of participants have more motivation as a result of the
- 60.2% have higher energy levels
- 77.5% have a better understanding of exercise
- 61.3% made new friends
- 35% have improved blood pressure
- 59.6% enjoy healthier eating habits as a result of completing
"Beat It has given me a community and support to enjoy
exercise." 66 yr male
"I think most people will appreciate the social interaction in a
structured group as well as being able to talk to like individuals
about diabetes, as well as the physical benefits of doing the
exercises." 71 yr male
"I have met a great group of people to exercise with. I am more
encouraged to do more exercises and enjoy going." 57 yr female.
"Getting out and socialising with other people, meeting new
people" 59 yr female.