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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.

Mobile Me Out & About

Thu, 16 May 2019

Mobile Me Out and About is a physical activity programme for the over 65s.

Everyone Active - Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre

Whether you swim, enjoy the gym, or fancy something else entirely, here at the Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre, we can help you reach your fitness target, ensuring you have fun in the process.

Age Connected

We are based at the ACORN Centre, 8/9 Regent Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 1RN. We support all people aged 50 and over. We are open Mon – Friday from 10am – 3pm providing a drop in services for information and support.

North Norfolk Coastal Fitness

At North Norfolk Coastal Fitness we offer bespoke fitness programs for a better, healthier life.

Our business is client driven, exercise programs are all tailored for your individual needs and requirements ensuring you get the right results each and

Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre

Offering a whole host of sports and activities, Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre is dedicated to helping the local community get more active.

Pilates with Claire

Pilates and specialist exercise classes available in Norwich, Mattishall, Hethersett and Acle.

Classes aim to improve your health and fitness, for long term wellbeing. The focus is on "fun and fitness". classes are suitable for beginners and intermedia

Mobile Me Out & About

Mobile Me Out and About is a specially designed programme for the over 55s, providing information on fun and gentle physical activity opportunities for older adults.

The Norman Centre

The Norman Centre in Mile Cross offers a wide range of community, educational and recreational facilities to everybody, all at affordable prices. Please contact us for more information, and to make sure all courses/activities are running before you attend

Feel Good Fitness - classes for people affected by cancer

The feel good fitness project provides free exercise opportunities for people affected by cancer to improve their health and wellbeing. Classes are available to people living with, recovering from and with a history of cancer, their carers, relatives and

Sarah Medler Fitness

Providing group fitness classes and personal training

NR12 Fitness Gym & Studio

WROXHAM'S ONLY BOUTQIUE GYM

NR12 Fitness Gym & Studio is a boutique gym located in Wroxham. Boasting an exclusive gym and fitness studio with access to modern facilities, free parking and sports therapy treatment, NR12 Fitness will cater to all of you

Seated Pilates

Seated Pilates

A specialist Pilates class for those who have limited mobility or physical disabilities.

Extend Gentle Exercise Class for 60+

Extend Gentle Exercise Class for 60+

A mixture of standing & seated exercises performed to music.
Weights, stretch bands & other apparatus are also used.

Extend Gentle Exercise Class for 60+

Extend Gentle Exercise Class for 60+

A mixture of standing & seated exercises performed to music. Weights, stretch bands & other apparatus are also used.

Extend Gentle Exercise Class for 60+

Extend Gentle Exercise Class for 60+

A mixture of standing & seated exercises performed to music.
Weights, stretch bands & other apparatus are also used.

Strength & Balance Class

Strength & Balance Class

Falls Prevention class that use a mixture of seated and standing exercises.

ISO Move Classes - Great Yarmouth

ISO Move Classes - Great Yarmouth

( Isometric and Isotonic self resistance training for strength, joint strengthening, toning and flexibility

Seated exercise 50+

Seated exercise 50+

Seated exercise for people aged 50+

Seated dancercise 50+

Seated dancercise 50+

Seated exercise to music for people aged 50+

Seated yoga

Seated yoga

Gentle chair-based exercise session to improve wellbeing and mobility.

Gentle Seated Exercise Class

Gentle Seated Exercise Class

Gentle exercise and help with core muscles for those with less mobility.