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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Friday Fitness

Friday Fitness

Friday Fitness
Fridays from 9.30 - 11.00am

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seated exercise

Seated exercise

North Norfolk District Council's Sports Development - A better place to be active. Our aims are to provide affordable sporting activities in rural locations in North Norfolk.

All our sessions are run by professional instructors who will ensure that you have a fun and safe class each week. Did you know that exercise is good for reducing stress, high blood pressure and also can help with your mobility whatever your age.

Seated exercise

Seated exercise

North Norfolk District Council's Sports Development - A better place to be active. Our aims are to provide affordable sporting activities in rural locations in North Norfolk.

All our sessions are run by professional instructors who will ensure that you have a fun and safe class each week. Did you know that exercise is good for reducing stress, high blood pressure and also can help with your mobility whatever your age.