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Our story

Our Story | Workout app for seniors

SimpliMove is the result of a lifetime of study, research and hands-on clinical experience of sisters Deborah and Sandra Hunter.  

Deborah was inspired to create SimpliMove by her patients, who regularly share with her the challenges they encounter using healthcare apps. It is all too common to hear that trusted, relevant digital health resources are hard to find. 

So, she joined forces with her sister, Sandra, a Professor of Exercise Physiology, and recognized researcher in the benefits of exercise in older adults and those with chronic diseases. 

Collectively, Deborah and Sandra have worked closely with hundreds of people struggling with the daily impacts of everyday pain limiting their freedom to move well. This led them to spend the past decade merging their expertise and experience to develop SimpliMove.

Together with a team of professionals, they‘ve created this unique digital health platform that encourages people to remain active and independent as long as possible.

The SimpliMove EmPower Pillars

SimpliMove is so much more than an exercise app. Our programs are developed to target 5 key health goals that research and clinical experience show are the most impactful to movement and quality of life as our bodies mature. These 5 EmPower Pillars have informed every aspect of what we’ve developed and the outcomes we focus on supporting our community to achieve.

1. Fitness & Strength

If you have noticed you are losing strength and balance as you grow older, you are not alone. People lose strength and balance from about midlife onwards. This is accelerated if you are sedentary and inactive. We have programs and advice that will help you improve your strength, balance and vitality so you can keep doing the things that are important to you. 

Read more about how and why strength and balance change with age: 

Are you missing out? Strength training is for everyone! – SimpliMove

The best exercises to prevent falls – Simplimove

2. Manage Pain

Movement and getting stronger helps manage pain. Improving the strength of muscles around a painful joint helps support the joint and its structures. This is especially true of joints that have arthritis. Movement is a key component of helping manage pain levels which is why SimpliMove has been developed to accommodate pain in specific joints. 

Read more about causes of pain and what you can do: 

Should you worry about knee pain? – SimpliMove

Is poor posture the reason for your backpain? – SimpliMove

3. Build Capacity

Being able to do what you want and enjoy is so important to a living a fulfilled life and staying independent. Freedom to flourish is important to our general health and well-being. Whether it is travelling, gardening or remaining active in the workforce, we have programs specifically designed for you. 

Read more about building your capacity to comfortably perform everyday tasks:

How to avoid injuries when lifting luggage – SimpliMove

Neck pain and computer use: What can you do about it? – SimpliMove

4. Prevent and Manage Disease

1 in 2 Australians over 50 years of age have a chronic disease, with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis being the most prevalent. Exercise is the cornerstone when it comes to preventing and managing many chronic diseases. SimpliMove provides achievable exercise programs, advice, and support to help with the exercise best suited to management of your chronic diseases. 

Read more about why exercise is the cornerstone to management of many of these preventable diseases:

If prediabetes isn’t on your radar, it should be – SimpliMove

Can you improve bone health after a diagnosis of osteoporosis? – SimpliMove

5. Access Trusted Health Information
Knowledge is power. We know that understanding and empowerment when it comes to how to exercise and move in the right way will get better results. SimpliMove has over 100 + blogs with health information developed by our health experts to keep you up to date with the latest health information.

Here is the link to our Movement Hub where you can access the latest evidence-based health information. 

Exercise Tips, Knowledge & Advice – SimpliMove

SimpliMove is the champion of movement. 

We are putting pain in its place to help people move beyond everyday pain, niggles and discomfort to stay strong, active and well.

Being able to move well is essential to living well. However, as people live longer, they face an increased risk of physical injuries and chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease that impact their ability to remain active. 

At SimpliMove, we believe exercise is essential to maintaining good health, physical independence and positive wellbeing. We empower you to move in the right way so everyday pain and barriers to movement don’t hold you back. We want you to build strength and fitness to stay active and continue to do the things you enjoy. 

We understand how to facilitate and enable movement in a safe and accessible way for people of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to support you to look and feel amazing and enjoy the simple pleasures. We want you to look forward to all the good things still to come, confident your body can keep up.

Our movement mission

Our Mission | Workout app for seniors

Our movement mission

Our Mission | Workout app for seniors

SimpliMove is the champion of movement. 

We are putting pain in its place to help people move beyond everyday pain, niggles and discomfort to stay strong, active and well.

Being able to move well is essential to living well. However, as people live longer, they face an increased risk of physical injuries and chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease that impact their ability to remain active. 

At SimpliMove, we believe exercise is essential to maintaining good health, physical independence and positive wellbeing. We empower you to move in the right way so everyday pain and barriers to movement don’t hold you back. We want you to build strength and fitness to stay active and continue to do the things you enjoy. 

We understand how to facilitate and enable movement in a safe and accessible way for people of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to support you to look and feel amazing and enjoy the simple pleasures. We want you to look forward to all the good things still to come, confident your body can keep up.

The team behind our movement

Deborah Hunter SimpliMove

Deborah

Deborah is the principal physiotherapist of a health practice in New South Wales, AUS.

As a clinically trained physiotherapist, Deborah (Univ. of Sydney and Univ. of New South Wales) has over 30 years of experience using evidence-based care to support the health and well-being of her patients.

Deborah has gained significant national and international experience that includes growing a large multi-sited private allied health practice in rural NSW. She has a vast wealth of clinical knowledge working with middle aged and older adults. As a result, she is passionate about the issues facing  mature adults who wish to remain as active and functional as possible.



Sandra Hunter SimpliMove

Sandra

Sandra is a professor of exercise physiology and Director of the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center at Marquette University, USA.

As an internationally known researcher of exercise physiology, Sandra Hunter, PhD (Univ. of Sydney)      studies the benefits of exercise in people of all ages and abilities. Her research examines the positive effects of regular exercise. And her work explores the impacts of an active lifestyle on preventing and managing clinical conditions such as diabetes and the effects of aging on muscle and the heart. 

She is the author of over 150 journal publications and book chapters, and is the current editor for Exercise and Sports Reviews, a leading journal in the field of exercise physiology and science.

As a clinically trained physiotherapist, Deborah (Univ. of Sydney and Univ. of New South Wales) has over 30 years of experience using evidence-based care to support the health and well-being of her patients.

Deborah has gained significant national and international experience that includes growing a large multi-sited private allied health practice in rural NSW. She has a vast wealth of clinical knowledge working with middle aged and older adults. As a result, she is passionate about the issues facing  mature adults who wish to remain as active and functional as possible.

As an internationally known researcher of exercise physiology, Sandra Hunter, PhD (Univ. of Sydney) studies the benefits of exercise in people of all ages and abilities. Her research examines the positive effects of regular exercise. And her work explores the impacts of an active lifestyle on preventing and managing clinical conditions such as diabetes and the effects of aging on muscle and the heart. 

She is the author of over 150 journal publications and book chapters, and is the current editor for Exercise and Sports Reviews, a leading journal in the field of exercise physiology and science.

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