Keep On Keep Up app

Keep On Keep Up app

  • An exercise app for older adults to improve or maintain their balance and strength.
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Keep On Keep Up app By Reason Digital


  • Notification of when exercises are due.
  • Tracking completed exercises.
Country of origin United Kingdom
Clinical review 

4 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes (The privacy policy is robust, clear and accessible. There is no unnecessary information collected or accesses required.)
  • Require internet access to use? No

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Cost Free
How to get the app

Keep on Keep Up app is an exercise app to help older adults improve strength and balance. In the app, 3 daily exercises will be demonstrated for you, including a set of clear instructions plus safety advice. You can also track your progress with a simple table showing the daily exercise sessions that have been completed.

For the complete app description, go to the App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


Easy to use.

Fun cartoon pictures and animations that explain the exercises clearly and guide you as you do them.

Has been tested in-depth and exercises are based on robust research evidence (Otago exercise programme).

Extra games that help you to learn about other ways to reduce the risk of falling in your home.

Reminder notifications do not always work and it can be unclear when the next set of exercises are due to be done.

✘ You need to be motivated to complete the exercises regularly for it to work well.

Clinical review

4 star review

: Dr Alice Miller, GP locum, FRNZCGP, Wellington
Date of review: September 2021
Platform: Apple iPad (requires iPadOS 10.0 or later, or Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later
Version: 1.6.5

Comments: Provides personalised fun and interactive strength and balance exercises for older people to do at home. This helps to maintain independence and reduce the risk of falls.
The app is most useful for older adults who are concerned about a decline in their physical ability and who want to remain independent at home. The exercises are shown to be particularly effective in people aged over 80 years and people who have fallen in the last year. It could also be used by care home staff or family members who want to support older people who may be frail or at risk of falls.
The app aims to improve strength, balance, mobility and confidence in older adults, and in doing so aims to reduce the risk of falls and therefore prevention of injuries which might threaten wellbeing and independence.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Suitable for the New Zealand audience.

User review

1 star review

: Member of the public, Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Date of review: February 2022
Comments: Not avaiable on android.

User review

1 star review

: Member of the public, Canterbury, Kaiapoi
Date of review: December 2021
Comments: Most people these days use Android and this app only caters to iPhones.

User review

5 star review

: Member of the public
Date of review: September 2021
Comments: Really easy to use and loved the animator trainer who explains what to do!


  1. Map the apps: a rapid review of digital approaches to support the engagement of older adults in strength and balance exercises(external link) BMC Geriatrics, 2020
  2. Otago Exercise Programme(external link) ACC, NZ

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