Sport Science

Kramer Neu GrFranziska Kramer-Gmeiner - Sportwissenschaftlerin M.Sc.
Network Aging Research

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D-69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 54 8115

Fellow: Dr. Michael Schwenk


Lifestyle integrated Functional Exercise Training (LiFE): Comparison of a Group-delivered and individually delivered LiFE Program with regard to efficiency and costs

Physical activity and exercise training have several positive effects on age-related functional decline. Negative effects such as falls and consequently injuries occur if physical performance declines beyond a critical level. Consequently, preserving and improving physical performances when growing older is crucial to maintain mobility-related quality of life and independence. The Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) Program is a novel and evidence-based approach which focuses on simultaneously increasing physical performance and physical activity and reducing falls. In contrast to structured training programs the LiFE program integrates exercises for balance and strength into everyday life situations and routines. For the first time, the LiFE-is-LiFE project investigates whether a more economic group-based LiFE training (gLiFE) is as effective as the original, individually-mediated LiFE training (iLiFE). Based on an innovative integrated intervention, a sensor-based assessment strategy, a sophisticated study design, and a large sample, the project represents a high-quality evaluation for cost-effective implementation of a promising approach for fall prevention and promotion of physical activity in older adults.


Awards and scholarships

  • 2017 Tribute by the Institute of Sports Science of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz for the best degree in the study program Master of Science Sport Science in the academic year 2016/17

  • 2015 DAAD´s Promos scholarship for the special course “Traditional Chinese Medicine” at the Shanghai University of TCM, China


  • Kramer, F.*, Labudek, S.*, Jansen, C.-P., Nerz, C., Fleig, L., Clemson, L., Becker, C., & Schwenk, M. (2020). Development and feasibility testing of the group-based Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (gLiFE) programme. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 6(6).
  • Nerz, C., Kramer-Gmeiner, F., Jansen, C. P., Labudek, S., Klenk, J., Becker, C., & Schwenk, M. (2022). Group-Based and Individually Delivered LiFE: Content Evaluation and Predictors of Training Response - A Dose-Response Analysis. Clinical interventions in aging, 17, 637–652.

  • Publikationen auf Researchgate


since 10/2017 PhD student in the Network Aging Research (NAR), Heidelberg University
2014 - 2017    Master of Science in Sportwissenschaft – Gesundheitsförderung und Therapie durch Sport, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
2015 - 2016   Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft, Institut für Sportwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
2014 - 2016 Fitnesstrainerin, Feelfit – das Gesundheitsloft, Mainz
2011 - 2014 Bachelor of Arts in Sport und Sportwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
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