Maintain an independent active lifestyle through exercise

EXTEND Exercise offers Training for Teachers who would like to be able to design Exercise to Music physical activity programmes or to offer Chair Based Exercise classes for older adults and disabled people .

EXTEND Exercise Teachers provide Exercise To Music Classes and Chair Based Exercise Classes throughout the UK. Our mission is to promote health, increase mobility and independence, improve strength, co-ordination and balance and to counteract loneliness and isolation.

We are always looking for more teachers to join our organisation and support the delivery of exercise sessions for the older person and those with a disability of any age. For further information about training courses and how to become an EXTEND Exercise teacher please visit our Courses section. If you are interested in making a donation or supporting EXTEND Exercise in other ways please read our section on Sponsorship and Fundraising.

Pilot course based on the original EXTEND training.

We can see that there are many caring people out there with a world
of knowledge and experience, who would make excellent exercise teachers,
especially for those with long term conditions and age problems.

This course is designed for the recruitment of potential teachers,
who may not otherwise be able to access a course, without prior learning
in the exercise field.

See our courses page for more information.

Teachers please visit the News and Events page on the members section of our website.   Click on Teachers Update for information concerning the Phonographic Performance Licence (new rules have applied since 1st May 2013).  You will need your password.


“Move Every Way Every Day” is EXTEND Exercise’s important message to older adults. Celebrating Older People’s Day, 1 October, EXTEND’s Chief Executive, Cynthia Robinson says: “Exercise facilitates independence through improved movement, enhanced mood and reduced stress levels”.

The older adults participating in EXTEND’s classes are truly committed to exercise: only 8% leave within six months, compared to a massive 34% of younger adults who leave their gym leave after the first year.

Please CLICK HERE to read the press release

You can also find more details about Older People’s Day by clicking the Full of Life logo on the right hand side of this page.


Marketing Executive

We are looking for a Marketing Executive, a new role, to procure and distribute merchandise, advertise training courses, devise and deliver promotions and update website and social media content, all with appropriate input from exercise teachers and the charity’s beneficiaries. Based in Head Office in Wheathampstead, 15 hours per week.

Closing date 12 August 2016.

Contact for an application pack.


We would like to raise awareness in national and local consumer media of our important work. One day per week of voluntary support from a journalist would be very greatly appreciated.

Visit our Vacancies page (in the "Contact Us" section) for further details.


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