Welcome to the EXTEND website. You will find all you need is just a click away. There's news and advice for newly qualified EXTEND teachers as well as a list of classes held throughout the UK that are open to members of the public. Please feel free to browse the site; if you have any queries that are not answered on our website then please contact us at Head Office open Monday to Friday 10.30 to 2.30.
The EXTEND charity comprises of many hundreds of teachers who have completed the 14 day Exercise to Music Course. We are always looking for more teachers to join our organisation and support the delivery of exercise sessions for the older person and those less able of any age. For further information about training courses and how to become an EXTEND teacher please visit our Courses section. If you are interested in making a donation or supporting EXTEND in other ways please read our section on Sponsorship and Fundraising.
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 apply 1st May 2013. You will need your password.
Please note there may be a few days over the summer holiday period when the office is not open during the usual hours. However, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the answerphone on 01582 832760 and we will contact you as soon as possible.
EXTEND Exercise Training appoints its first Chief Executive
Cynthia Robinson has been appointed to the new role of Chief Executive of EXTEND Exercise Training. Previously, Cynthia was Chief Executive of UKACTIVE (formerly known as the Fitness Industry Association) and then the training provider Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People. Cynthia is a Level 3 Exercise Referral Trainer for Clients with Specfic conditions, a Personal trainer, a registered Nutritionist (Association for Nutrition) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, Finance and Management. She specialises in the Strategic development of charities and businesses.
EXTEND Exercise Training appoints a new Head of Training
Chris Burtt, our new Head of Training for EXTEND, comes from a dance background. Thirty years experience of running a West London ballet school went hand in hand with a parallel career in Adult Education. Chris has been involved in training, tutor support and curriculum management in Exercise for the London Borough of Hillingdon, adding in later life a British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma and an Honours Degree from Durham University.
She trained in EXTEND with Judith Holpin, and was the ADD for London and Home Counties until relocating to Wells in Somerset. She delivers classes locally, in Somerset, trying to put a “spring in the step and a sparkle in the eye”, and is committed to training the next generation of enthusiastic teachers.
EXTEND Full of Life Having a Ball 16-22 June 2014
EXTEND Exercise classes nationwide participated in the Older People Full of Life national event, Having a Ball, that ran for one week from 16 June 2014. This is a United Nations’ initiative, headed in the UK by the government’s Ageing Society Directorate and sponsored by Ostrich Care. EXTEND Exercise has been selected as a principal partner for 2014. Click on the Full of Life tab above for photos and reports on how Having A Ball was celebrated in EXTEND groups around the country.
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