You are not alone!

Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, we were all restricted in our movement. Since exercise is important for our physical and mental health, we have developed the DO-HEALTH-Gruuve for you. Gruuve stands for “grown-up universal exercise”. We continue to produce new Gruuves for you. Meanwhile, in addition to choreographies in sitting, exercise sessions in standing position are also available. Just gruuve with us!”

You can join in and enjoy while sitting in your own home.

DO-HEALTH-Gruuve is a musically-supported exercise program for older people. The program strengthens the core muscles, supports breathing, and trains coordination and strength in the arms and legs.

The program was developed by the movement scientist Michèle Mattle in collaboration with Prof. Heike Bischoff-Ferrari at the Research Center for Aging & Mobility (ZAM) at the University Hospital of Zürich and the Stadtspital Waid Zürich. More in the video introduction by Prof. Heike Bischoff-Ferrari (Video).

Heike Annette Bischoff-Ferrari, Prof. Dr. med. DrPH

Professor of Geriatrics and Aging Research, UZH
Clinic Director, Center on Aging and Mobility (CAM)
Chief Physician, University Geriatrics Associate Zürich
Director of the Center for Aging and Mobility, USZ und Stadtspital Waid Zürich

Specialties: Healthy & Active Aging Prevention, Nutrition, Exercise, Osteoporosis, Sarcopenia, Aging Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine
Tel. +41 44 255 27 57

Donna Leon

Best-selling crime novelist
DO-HEALTH Ambassador

You don’t want to miss a new Gruuve? See here how you can subscribe to the Gruuve YouTube channel!

Click here for the instruction video

DO-HEALTH stands for “Healthy and active aging” and is a European-wide prevention project to delay the physiological aging process and reduce the risk of age-related chronic diseases.

For more information about DO-HEALTH click here

Gruuve stands for “Grown-up universal exercise”

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We would like to thank

  • Naïve Classique and the Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra, for the rights to use their music within the framework of DO-HEALTH-Gruuve, and our ambassador Donna Leon, who actively supported us in this project and brought us together.
  • Benno Gut from Gut Pictures and Stephen Ferrari from Ferrari Data Solutions, for the concept, the prototype of the website, and the support for the YouTube channel.
  • Gaby Gerster, for the photo of Donna Leon in Venice.
  • All the doctors, nurses, and employees of the Geriatric Department of the University of Zürich, who work every day in this time of crisis and do a lot of good together!
  • Everyone who Gruuves with us!

In close cooperation with the University Geriatrics Association Zurich (USZ, University of Zürich, Stadtspital Waid and Triemli, and the Pflegezentren of the city of Zurich).


If you have any questions or comments about the Gruuve exercise program, please send an email.

Responsible department

Center on Aging and Mobility (CAM)