Maintain an independent active lifestyle through exercise

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 Thursday 10-3pm.

EXTEND 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 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.

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.




Running a Marathon for EXTEND and Alice Kelvey

Lucy has run the Abingdon marathon on Sunday 20th October to raise funds for EXTEND and in memory of her Nan Alice Kelvey who was a regular participant at EXTEND classes in Wheathampstead. Lucy collected two trophy's at the end of the Marathon and finished in 3 hours and 1 second, she managed to raise a good amount for Extend - £385 on her Just Giving page, £140 from her cake sale and £80 of family/friend sponsors. So just over £600 in total


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