Extend Exercise Classes and 1-1 sessions

I am passionate about helping older people stay as fit and as healthy for as long as possible

What is an EXTEND Exercise class?

EXTEND Exercise sessions are for men and women over 60 or those with restricted mobility. You will spend an enjoyable hour with like-minded people. Because you are having fun and exercising every part of your body from your fingers to your toes. We play familiar music from the 60s and 70s right up to modern day. Which will have you moving in no time!

The session starts with standing exercises and movement to music (some people like to have a chair in front of them for support) including some dance.  At least 20 minutes will be seated (depending on the ability of the participants). But you can be seated for the whole class if necessary). We focus on balance and strengthening exercises and apparatus is also used including Therabands (resistance bands), light hand weights, squishy balls and scarves.

At the end of the session, we have social time with tea/coffee and (maybe) some biscuits!

STANDING

Lovely day – Bill Withers (warm up)
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves (fast warm up)
I have a dream – Abba (core/stretching)
Uptown Girl – Westlife (movement, squats)
Shake, Shake, Senora – Harry Belafonte (circle dance)
Copacabana – Barry Manilow (dance)
Dance the night away – The Mavericks (line dance)

SEATED

Rhinestone Cowboy – Glenn Campbell (scarves / shoulders)
What the world needs now – Jackie DeShannon (hips)
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme – Cher (from Mamma Mia 2) (whole body)
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day (scarves)
Home – Michael Buble (stretch / cool down)

STANDING

Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band (warm up)
Celebration – Kool and The Gang (fast warm up)
The Sweetest Thing – Jackie Wilson (bending / stretching)
Stuck with You – Huey Lewis and the News (movement and balance)
Do you Love me? – The Contours (circle dance)
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake (dance)
Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus (line dance)
 

SEATED

Tennessee Waltz – Patti Page (hips)
True Blue – Madonna (sit to stand)
Don’t go breaking my heart – Elton John and Kiki Dee
Can’t take my eyes off of you – Barry Manilow (scarves)
Up where we belong – Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warner (stretch / cool down)

Testimonials

keeps me in touch with life

It keeps me in touch with life in general. In other words – physically, mentally and emotionally FIT. Thank you Ketyn

Ann C, Bath

I feel good

It makes me do things I wouldn’t normally do and I feel good about myself.

Dulcie, Midsomer Norton

‘feel good’ factor

I love experiencing the ‘feel good’ factor after exercising. My muscles seem more toned together with feeling taller, due to stretching. It’s an enjoyable hour spent with a very supportive instructor.

Maureen, Midsomer Norton

I LOVE IT!

Really enjoyable hour of gentle fun and exercise. Great leader. I LOVE IT!

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If I am not smiling it is because I am laughing!

The exercises are well designed and thorough (although not vigorous). The teaching is gentle and careful. If I am not smiling it is because I am laughing!

Bill, Chew Magna

Super

Ketyn does an excellent job and creates variations to the session each week.

Dilys, Midsomer Norton

Great Exercise

It gives me a reason to get out of the house and meet people.

Anon, Bath

Extend Exercise

The session gives me a good stretch and wakes up my whole body. It is really good for someone of my age who has reasonable ability but needs ‘pushing’ a bit! The exercises for balance are really important and helpful.”

Marion, Bath
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Monday

United Reformed Church, Argyle Street, Bath, BA2 4BA
10-11am and 11.30am-12.30pm £5 per session

Odd Down Sports Ground, Chelwood Drive, Bath, BA2 2PR
2:30-3:30pm (Class for The Parkinson’s Society but all welcome)

Tuesday

Orchard Hall, Orchard Vale, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2RA
10-11am £4 per session

Wednesday

Paulton Methodist Church Hall, Paulton, BS39 7QQ
9.30-10.30am £4 per session

The Rural Network Hub, Chew Valley School, Chew Magna, BS40 8QB
12-1pm £4 per session

Farmborough Memorial Hall, Little Lane, Farmborough, BA2 0AE
2:30-3:30pm £4 per session

1-1 sessions available on request and subject to availability. 

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1-1 sessions available on request and subject to availability.