Partnership with Motion to deliver exercise programmes

We have been working with social enterprise, Motion Exercise to make exercise more inclusive to older adults across Sheffield. The main outcome of the partnership is to increase engaging exercise sessions delivered to older adults and to local care homes.  

Sheffield City Trust will support Motion in reaching care homes that may not have otherwise had the budget for sessions and strive towards inclusivity in exercise provision across Sheffield. Motion hopes to work with us toward offering more accessible and inclusive exercise programmes throughout the city.

Motion is an award-winning social enterprise that designs and delivers interactive, inclusive and fun exercise programmes, tackling social isolation and increasing physical activity amongst older adults. Motion has harnessed the power of technology, live-streaming sessions in a safe, yet enjoyable way through an interactive portal device. Our buddy system pairs a Motion Motivator (instructor) with a care home, so each session is delivered by the same person to build rapport between Motioners (participants) and the Motivator.

Across four years, Motion has delivered recurring sessions to over 400 Motioners in care homes and lunch clubs.


Ella, founder and COO of Motion Exercise said: “At Motion we are always looking for opportunities to make exercise as inclusive as possible which is why I am really excited to be partnered with Sheffield City Trust.

“This partnership supports us to deliver our sessions to those who need it the most and we have already seen the profound impact it can have on the health and well-being of the people we work with. I can’t wait to see more people enjoy our sessions and feel happier and healthier as a result of this partnership.”

Rob Womack, our Health, Wellbeing and Partnerships Manager said: “As a health and wellbeing charity, Sheffield City Trust works with a range of groups helping those who find it more difficult to access and engage in physical activities so this is a perfect project for us to get involved in.”

“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Motion and contributing towards helping these older adults engage in fun physical activity sessions and become more active which can have huge benefits on physical and mental health.”

Details of Motion can be found by clicking the button below.