An award-winning social enterprise and the UK's largest provider of fun, inclusive and effective exercise classes for older adults. Find out more >
Our classes are designed by older adults, based on expert methodology and endorsed by leading exercise bodies. Find out more >
We are committed to tracking and sharing the impact of our work on the health and wellbeing of the people that matter. Find out more >
Oomph! exists to transform the quality of life of older people everywhere through fun, inclusive health and wellness programmes including chair cheerleading and chair aerobics.
We provide group-based, interactive exercise therapy classes for over 65s that improve mobility, social interaction and mental stimulation.
We provide best-in-class research tools to track and map health and wellbeing outcomes, enabling individuals and organisations who work with older adults to better understand what works and why.
Oomph! classes have been delivered in over 600 care homes.
We are training hundreds of people across the country to deliver our sessions.
Join the Oomph! movement: Care homes, local authorities, home care and social care providers, community centres, gyms...if you are committed and passionate about improving the health and quality of life of older people in, get in touch.
We like the way that our instructor is so flexible and can change a class depending on the specific needs of the individual. So, for example, we have a gentleman with epilepsy who prefers to do the classes in his chair. It is this flexibility and ensuring everyone is involved that makes Oomph! so good.
Sarah Walker, Support Worker, The Granary Care Home, Driffield
Care home residents will thoroughly enjoy, and benefit from, Oomph! – a great way to exercise and have fun too. Oomph! has developed an excellent training and support programme that should give activity staff the confidence to lead sessions. The regular flow of updated material will also be welcomed as a way of keeping the activity fresh and lively.
Sylvie Silver, NAPA
We recognise how important it is for older people to remain active and how vital it is to provide residents with stimulating activities to help improve their quality of life. This is why Bupa has invested in a pilot to train activity co-ordinators in our care homes across the UK to deliver Oomph! exercise and dance classes to their own residents
Julie Stephens, Director of Learning and Development, Bupa Care Services
I enjoyed the Oomph! training course. The theory sections really made us all think and the practical exercises were great fun. I’ve been an activity co-ordinator for 7 years so I interact with residents every day but I still learnt so much. The Oomph! instructors were great, they were patient, helpful and we felt we could ask them anything. I’m looking forward to getting back to my home and delivering my first ever Oomph! exercise class!
Jo Angell–Sedgwick, Activity Co-ordinator, Brookview Nursing and Residential Centre, Alderley Edge
Residents, and even their families, love taking part in the exercises provided by Oomph! and the energy and enthusiasm of the instructor is very infectious. Residents’ mobility and dexterity has improved and all in all the classes provide a positive experience for everyone in the home.
Lynn Buxton, Manager of Ashdale Lodge Care Home, Hull