Physiotherapists have initiated an exercise class in the medical wards at Tauranga Hospital designed to improve mobility and independence. Exercise is one of the main proven effective strategies for preventing falls in the community and increasing participation in life. The group environment is a fun and interactive way to promote and motivate people into physical exercise. Feedback from patients and their families has been positive. All patients on the medical floor who fit the inclusion criteria are welcome – they just ask their physiotherapist.