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Chair Based Exercise

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What is Chair Based Exercise?

Chair based exercise classes are designed to help improve strength and balance, from the comfort of a chair.

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.


  • maintains/promotes independence and mobility
  • increases strength
  • increases flexibility and balance
  • increase ability to perform everyday tasks
  • decreased risk of falls


Chair based exercises can be done for free in the comfort of your own home.


Resources and programmes to follow can be found on both the NHS ans BHF websites.


Ensure that the chair you use is sturdy and stable. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive footwear.


Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Steady Steps

A rejuvenating exercise programme helping to develop strength and balance.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.


  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
    County Sport Network
    Blaby LSA
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA
    Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
    O&W LSA


  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    H&B LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
  • County Sport Network