About Me

I am passionate about health and wellbeing and encourage
people to take a holistic view of their lifestyle

Extend Your Health - Ketyn Jepson and Kate

My name is Ketyn Jepson and I trained as a Reflexologist in 2005, a career change after having my children in North Yorkshire. Following my qualification I worked for Age UK Scarborough & District. Where I initially offered Reflexology sessions and support to carers of people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. My role there grew quickly and I trained as an EXTEND Exercise instructor.  I have always loved dance and exercise classes so this was a natural fit for me. I found that I loved working with older people and those with reduced mobility.

In 2014 we relocated to the Bath area. I was thrilled to join Age UK Bath and North East Somerset to continue delivering EXTEND Exercise sessions. There has recently been a surge of interest in exercise sessions for over 60s which is a very encouraging sign that more and more people are embracing later life. I am very passionate about helping individuals to stay as fit, active and healthy as they can be for as long as possible which is why I have set up “Extend Your Health”.  Enabling me to deliver more of these sessions and also offer more Reflexology sessions to those wishing to have a more holistic approach to their health and wellbeing.

I continue to work closely with Age UK (B&NES) as well as the local Physiotherapy and Falls Prevention Teams, the West of England Rural Network, St John’s Foundation, the Parkinson’s Society (B&NES), the Wellbeing College (BANES) and Sirona. Ensuring that as many older people as possible can access exercise sessions.

What’s next for me?

I firmly believe in self-development and have plans to further my training to be able to offer nutrition advice as well as mentoring and coaching, so do watch this space!

Extend Your Health - Ketyn Jepson and Kate

Qualifications

  • GCSE AQA Human Physiology & Health, 2004
  • Level 3 ABC Diploma in Reflexology with The Association of Reflexologists, 2005
  • Level 3 Specialist Exercise to Music (Seniors & Reduced Mobility) EXTEND Exercise Training, 2008
  • Mental Health First Aid, 2012
  • Level 3 City & Guilds Award in Education and Training (Bath College) 2016
  • Safeguarding – looking for warning signs and what to do, 2016
  • Emergency First Aid at Work, 2017
  • Dementia Friend
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