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EXTEND Exercise


EXTEND are one of the leading fitness training providers in the UK, with over 40 years of industry experience. EXTEND was established in 1976 and is a registered charity, with a strong purpose to provide quality assured training, accredited qualifications to fitness personnel, in order to deliver exercise to music for older people and disabled adults in the community.

Our Teachers are trained with a nationally accredited qualification, with many adding an additional accreditation through ‘The Register of Exercise Professionals’ (REPs), which provides assurances and confidence to the public that all professionals on the register are appropriately qualified with the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.

EXTEND Classes are ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy exercise in a social and fun environment. Each class caters for a range of abilities, so whether you want to use a chair or feel confident to stand, you should feel you are in a safe and welcoming environment. You can depend on EXTEND to provide an excellent choice of affordable exercise to challenge fitness levels, from the very active to the not so active. Whether you are recently retired or determined to improve your fitness level, you will be given a very warm welcome.

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Our Courses


EXTEND provides training courses for adults interested in teaching recreational exercise to music for the older person and the less able of all ages.

The charity have adapted a new eLearning platform, to provide an inspiring and interactive way to support course delivery. This will be taught through a set of modules, accessible from laptops and tablets, which they can study at their own pace anywhere with an internet connection that brings learning to life with online quizzes, videos, worksheets, slide presentations and much more.

EXTEND eLearning has been developed to reach multiple learning styles, enabling the learner to complete the course within their own timeframe and given additional teaching at our practical days to learn the UNIQUE EXTEND exercise technique. Please check our training section for more detail.

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Our Mission


EXTEND provides gentle exercise to music for older people and disabled adults. Our mission is to promote health, increase mobility and independence, improve strength, co-ordination and balance and to counteract loneliness and isolation.

There are around 11 million people of pensionable age in the UK, and nearly 40% of older adults are classed as sedentary. Our charity is striving forward to help older adults and those with disabilities to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacity. To realise their full potential as individuals along with improving their quality of life. EXTEND are committed to helping people live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives throughout the UK and Ireland.

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