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Chair Based Exercise

Chair based exercise classes are designed to help improve strength and balance, from the comfort of a chair.

An Overview of Chair Based Exercise

Chair based exercise classes focus on aiding the muscles used in everyday activity and is performed at a pace that suits participants. Chair-based exercise can be done at home or in small groups and is easy to fit in to your daily routine.

Research has shown that many of the exercises can help to strengthen muscles and bone. Stronger muscles make every day activities such as washing, dressing, shopping or doing house work easier and less of a strain. You are less likely to injure your self doing everyday activities, stronger muscles help to improve balance and walking. There are exercises included that will help to improve your circulation which in turn will help to lessen cramp and help to keep you warmer.

Benefits

  • maintains/promotes independence and mobility
  • increases strength
  • increases flexibility and balance
  • increase ability to perform everyday tasks
  • decreased risk of falls

Costs

Chair based exercises can be done for free in the comfort of your own home.

Involvement

Resources and programmes to follow can be found on both the NHS ans BHF websites.

Equipment

Ensure that the chair you use is sturdy and stable. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive footwear.

Find Chair Based Exercise Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

NAMA Fitness and Wellness Ltd

We offer martial arts lessons for ages 4 years all the way up.
We also provide personal training and sport therapy sessions on a one to one basis alongside group fitness activities.

The Alice Cross Centre

The Alice Cross Centre – The centre provides help, support, advice, hot meals and friendship to local people.

Teignbridge District Council

Teignbridge Leisure consists of 3 Leisure Centres (Newton Abbot LC, Broadmeadow SC and Dawlish LC), 1 outdoor pool (Teignmouth Lido) and Shaldon Approach Golf.

KT and Jackie's Dance for Parkinson's Exeter

A weekly dance class for people with Parkinson's and their carers / family / friends. No previous dance experience is necessary, and all ages and abilities are welcome. The emphasis is on good music, having fun and making new friends.

Wobble / Otago - Balance and strength exercise class - Sit (and stand) to get fit and strong.

Wobble / Otago - Balance and strength exercise class - Sit (and stand) to get fit and strong.

if you are worried a little about your balance or feeling that you really should get a bit stronger so that you can walk to the shops without feeling tired, or just want more confidence and to meet people again - physically distanced, but socially connected, then please come to this class.
You must book, due to limits on numbers.

Paracise with Fiona Bovey Tracey

Paracise with Fiona Bovey Tracey

Paracise is an exercise class that is gentle on the joints and effective, helping you improve your balance, flexibility and posture, all from standing, no going on to the floor. It has been described as Medication in Motion. It's fun, you'll love the descriptions: we swim, play basket ball and jump in puddles, all in one place! Great music too.

Paracise with Fiona on Zoom

Paracise with Fiona on Zoom

Paracise is a way to exercise that is gentle on the joints, but effective at improving your strength, balance, posture. Your whole body gets a workout without any scary or uncomfortable movements and pains. And we stay on our feet, no floor work. All gain, no pain.

Balance - We call it Wobble - strength and balance with a difference. on Zoom

Balance - We call it Wobble - strength and balance with a difference. on Zoom

Strength and balance is what we do. I call it Wobble prevention, or Otago. Wobble is a fun way to work on strength, balance, confidence, posture, flexibility and the best way to make you feel wonderful if you are worried about falling, or have recently fallen. It starts sitting in the chair, then we stand for a few tracks, hold on though. We finish sitting.

Walk with extra strength exercises

Walk with extra strength exercises

Decoy Park walk and exercise

Wellington Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Workshop

Wellington Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Workshop

Come along and try Bollywood & Bhangra dance from India in the heart of the south west! Fun, social, inclusive workshops with a cultural emphasis.

This is not a high impact activity - we will be moving to music for health and well being, and your coordination will be challenged! There are also options for seated participation.

``Chalo Let’s Nacho! – Come on Let’s Dance!``

Milverton over 60s exercise class

Milverton over 60s exercise class

FABS sessions with Anne are an opportunity for any adult who wants to get more active!

All exercise can be done seated or standing and we cover flexibility, aerobics, balance and strength - all in one fun-filled class.

Some of the exercises are done to music - do make a request if you have a favourite song!

Everyone works at their own pace and there are opportunities for a cup of tea/coffee and time to chat.

£4.50 per session

Please allow extra time for your first class for registration.
Telephone 074217 62532

Bradford-on-Tone Over 60s exercise class

Bradford-on-Tone Over 60s exercise class

FABS sessions with Anne are an opportunity for any adult who wants to get more active!

All exercise can be done seated or standing and we cover flexibility, aerobics, balance and strength .

Some of the exercises are done to music - do make a request if you have a favourite song!

Everyone works at their own pace and every session ends with an opportunity for a cup of tea/coffee and chat

Your 1st session is free and then £5 per session
Please allow extra time for your first class for registration.

More information -
htps://www.moveitorloseit.co.uk

Flexercise - Galmington, Taunton

Flexercise - Galmington, Taunton

Gentle fun chair based exercise session, Tea/coffee available after the class

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