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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.

OTAGO Exercise Instructors

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Get Up & Go - *BEGINNER* Abington Bowls Club, Northampton

Get Up & Go - *BEGINNER* Abington Bowls Club, Northampton

The new Get Up & Go activity sessions will provide strength and balance classes for Older People. Get Up & Go sessions will consist of a minimum of a 24 week programme prescribed and delivered by qualified OTAGO Exercise trained instructors.

Get Up & Go - Duston Sports Centre, Northampton

Get Up & Go - Duston Sports Centre, Northampton

The new Get Up & Go activity sessions will provide strength and balance classes for Older People. Get Up & Go sessions will consist of a minimum of a 24 week programme prescribed and delivered by qualified OTAGO Exercise trained instructors.

Get Up & Go - Lings Forum, Weston Favell

Get Up & Go - Lings Forum, Weston Favell

The new Get Up & Go activity sessions will provide strength and balance classes for Older People. Get Up & Go sessions will consist of a minimum of a 24 week programme prescribed and delivered by qualified OTAGO Exercise trained instructors.

Get Up & Go - Moulton Community Centre, Moulton

Get Up & Go - Moulton Community Centre, Moulton

The new Get Up & Go activity sessions will provide strength and balance classes for Older People. Get Up & Go sessions will consist of a minimum of a 24 week programme prescribed and delivered by qualified OTAGO Exercise trained instructors.

Let's Get Moving! - Friday The Forum

Let's Get Moving! - Friday The Forum

Gentle exercise classes aimed at the older age group or those who haven’t exercised for a long while and want to become more active.
All classes taken by a qualified teacher and can be done seated, standing with support or fully standing – all at your own pace – no competition – just a friendly, social group aiming to get moving while having fun!

Get Up & Go - Towcester Library, The Forum, Towcester.

Get Up & Go - Towcester Library, The Forum, Towcester.

The new Get Up & Go activity sessions will provide strength and balance classes for Older People. Get Up & Go sessions will consist of a minimum of a 24 week programme prescribed and delivered by qualified OTAGO Exercise trained instructors.

Let's Get Moving! - Tuesday The Forum

Let's Get Moving! - Tuesday The Forum

Gentle exercise classes aimed at the older age group or those who haven’t exercised for a long while and want to become more active.
All classes taken by a qualified teacher and can be done seated, standing with support or fully standing – all at your own pace – no competition – just a friendly, social group aiming to get moving while having fun!

Get Up & Go - Towcester Centre For Leisure

Get Up & Go - Towcester Centre For Leisure

The new Get Up & Go activity sessions will provide strength and balance classes for Older People. Get Up & Go sessions will consist of a minimum of a 24 week programme prescribed and delivered by qualified OTAGO Exercise trained instructors.

Get Up & Go - Redwell Leisure Centre, Wellingborough

Get Up & Go - Redwell Leisure Centre, Wellingborough

The new Get Up & Go activity sessions will provide strength and balance classes for Older People. Get Up & Go sessions will consist of a minimum of a 24 week programme prescribed and delivered by qualified OTAGO Exercise trained instructors.

Get Up & Go - Waendel Leisure Centre, Wellingborough

Get Up & Go - Waendel Leisure Centre, Wellingborough

The new Get Up & Go activity sessions will provide strength and balance classes for Older People. Get Up & Go sessions will consist of a minimum of a 24 week programme prescribed and delivered by qualified OTAGO Exercise trained instructors.

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