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Chair Based Exercise

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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

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!

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.
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Active Child – Movement is Life

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 09:00

Accessible Fitness

Fitness classes specifically tailored for beginners. Classes are suitable for all ages/fitness levels.
Bollywood Jhoom!
Easy Chi Yoga
Tai Chi Fit
Fitness Kickboxing
Baby/Toddler Jhoom
CBE Chair-Based Exercise

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Partners

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

Partners

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