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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.

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Pilates with Claire

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

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

The Norman Centre

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

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

SoulShine Healing Ltd.

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

Sing Your Heart Out

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.

Everyone Active - Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre

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.

Able2B

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

Bramerton Village Hall

Bramerton Village Hall

The village hall offers a lovely space in which to hold exercise classes or yoga, pilates and wellbeing sessions. Facilities include ample parking, a small kitchen and two bathrooms.

Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre

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.

Strength and Balance Class

Strength and Balance Class

Senior Strength Fitness is a team of advanced exercise professionals that specialise in falls prevention and evidence-based interventions to keep individuals independent and mobile as they move into later years. With a wealth of knowledge and experience exercising individuals with complex health conditions and mobility issues, we offer classes that are suitable for each individual's needs, as well as an environment for people to socialise and support one another as they progress through their well-being journey together.

Strength and Balance Class

Strength and Balance Class

Senior Strength Fitness is a team of advanced exercise professionals that specialise in falls prevention and evidence-based interventions to keep individuals independent and mobile as they move into later years. With a wealth of knowledge and experience exercising individuals with complex health conditions and mobility issues, we offer classes that are suitable for each individual's needs, as well as an environment for people to socialise and support one another as they progress through their well-being journey together.

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

Senior Strength Fitness is a team of advanced exercise professionals that specialise in falls prevention and evidence-based interventions to keep individuals independent and mobile as they move into later years. With a wealth of knowledge and experience exercising individuals with complex health conditions and mobility issues, we offer classes that are suitable for each individuals needs, as well as an environment for people to socialise and support one another as they progress through their well-being journey together.