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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.

Fit For Life

If you’re new or nervous to exercise or suffering from joint pain, arthritis or injury then this class is for you.
This is a full body circuit style workout aimed at movements to promote everyday functional activities and encourage full range of moveme

Age UK Somerset

We're a local charity working in the community across Somerset and North Somerset to support older people, their families and carers.

We want everyone to be able to love later life.

Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Workshop

Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Workshop

Come along and try Bollywood & Bhangra dance from India in the heart of the south west! Fun, social, inclusive workshops with a cultural emphasis.

This is not a high impact activity - we will be moving to music for health and well being, and your coordination will be challenged! There are also options for seated participation.

``Chalo Let’s Nacho! – Come on Let’s Dance!``

Chair Based Mature Movers Wellington

Chair Based Mature Movers Wellington

Fun session, suitable for all abilities. Wide range of movements, some balance and co-ordination behind the chair.

Flexercise - Bishops Hull

Flexercise - Bishops Hull

Gentle, fun, chair based session

Flexercise - Bishops Hull

Flexercise - Bishops Hull

Gentle fun chair-based session

Flexercise - Galmington, Taunton

Flexercise - Galmington, Taunton

Gentle fun chair based exercise session, Tea/coffee available after the class

Flexercise - Silver Street, Taunton

Flexercise - Silver Street, Taunton

Gentle, fun chair-based session. All welcome.

Flexercise - Lisieux Way, Taunton

Flexercise - Lisieux Way, Taunton

Gentle, fun chair-based session. All welcome

Flexercise-  Spaxton

Flexercise- Spaxton

Gentle chair-based fun and activity session. All welcome.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
    Somerset Skills & Learning
  • Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
    South Somerset District Council
  • Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
    Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
    SAPHTO
  • together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
    British Cycling
  • Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK