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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.

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.

SoulShine Healing Ltd.

SoulShine is a social enterprise which works to empower people to have a more positive and thriving relationship with themselves, their bodies, their communities, and to the food they eat. We work to influence positive social change in our communities by

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Friday Fitness

Friday Fitness

Friday Fitness
Fridays from 9.30 - 11.00am

Gentle Exercise Sessions

Gentle Exercise Sessions

Gentle Exercise Sessions
Mondays from 9.30 - 10.30am

Over 50's Strength and Balance Class

Over 50's Strength and Balance Class

This class is suitable for all mobility levels and all exercises will be adapted to meet your functional needs
The class is designed using evidence based exercise to improve your strength, balance and mobility that will keep you independent in later life.

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 and Balance Class

Strength and Balance Class

Our classes replicate the structure of LaterLife Training's Falls Management Exercise Programme (FaME), using a mixture of seated and standing exercises. The purpose of the class is to reduce participant's risk of falls and increase their physical activity levels by exercising several components;

Warm up and mobility

Functional endurance

Strength

Balance

Backwards Chaining

Stretching

Adapted Thai Chi

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.