Maintain an independent active lifestyle through exercise

Welcome to the EXTEND Exercise website. You will find all you need is just a click away. There's news and advice for newly qualified EXTEND Exercise 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 9.30 to 2.30.

EXTEND Exercise provides gentle exercise to music for older people and for anyone of any age with a disability. Our mission is to promote health, increase mobility and independence, improve strength, co-ordination and balance and to counteract loneliness and isolation.

The EXTEND Exercise 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 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.

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.


Add hundreds of potential clients to your current Exercise to Music reach with EXTEND Exercise's new courses to support Older Adults or Disabled People.  See our courses page for more information.



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 Older People's Day October 2014

EXTEND Exercise classes nationwide participated in the Older People Full of Life national event, Older People's Day on 28 September - 5 October 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 Older People's Day was celebrated in EXTEND Exercise groups around the country.

An earlier Older People Full of Life national event: Having a Ball, ran for one week from 16 June 2014. Visit our Photo Gallery section to view photos and reports.




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