After a class last week, a lady came up to me and said 'I feel so happy, I hope it lasts a really long time'.
We are being bombarded with the message that exercise is good for your mental health and there is no doubt that many exercise and fitness providers are jumping on that band waggon.
EXTEND was founded in 1976 and its mission has always been to promote:
"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."
By making the class client based, by using music the class likes, by combining functional and physio based exercise so that the body is worked through its full range of movement and by being in a group with like minded people.
It isn't contrived, it has not been created to 'tick boxes' but evolved from good practice, sound knowledge and years of experience. As one of the first providers of exercise for the older person, EXTEND is great for rehab, pre-hab as well as being a traditional keep fit class for anyone who wants to 'keep fit'.
Happiness can not be bottled, but somehow it is part of every class, so call or email me if you want to try a bit of EXTEND (or Medau) happiness for free!
Exercise With Tracy
EXTEND Exercise and Medau Movement teacher. Keeping the muscles working, the joints mobile and having fun!