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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.

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

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

Sing Your Heart Out

Sing Your Heat Out provides drop in singing workshops in Norwich, Attleborough, Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn. People with experience of mental health problems and those supporting them are especially welcome.

Able2B

Adapted fitness classes for kids and adults with a disability.
Designed for all levels of disability, including wheelchair users, classes are aimed to
improve strength and aerobic fitness as well as promote confidence and self-belief. A fun way to make

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

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

Yoganorfolk

We offer various yoga classes, meditation, mindfulness and life coaching. Classes, weekend retreats and workshops. Beautiful studio with free car parking just off A140 and close to A11 and A47. You will always receive a warm welcome.

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.

Sarah Medler Fitness

Providing group fitness classes and personal training

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

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.

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

Seated Exercise

Fun while exercising