Seated Exercise

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Seated Exercise

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

An Overview of Seated Exercise

Seated 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 or at a local class.

Adaptations and Equipment

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

Find Seated Exercise Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Let's Get Moving Champions

We share the stories of how local residents of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland use physical activity and exercise to improve their health and wellbeing.

Steady Steps

Alongside health and care partners, we offer a free postural stability exercise programme called Steady Steps.

Let's Get Moving: Healthy Spring!

For inspiration and opportunities to get you moving more throughout Spring!

Live Well Leicester

At Live Well Leicester we are fully committed to supporting out local communities in Leicester to become, happier, healthier and fitter.

Andrew Hill Personal Training

Andrew Hill Personal Training

Personalised fitness coaching service specialising in nutrition and weight management. 

Active Leicester: Braunstone And Rowley Fields

Active Leicester: Braunstone And Rowley Fields

The Active Leicester: BRF project offers residents of the Braunstone and Rowley Fields ward of Leicester City aged 14+ the opportunity to take part in free sport and physical activity sessions; all delivered locally by supportive 'Activators'.

First Contact Plus

First Contact Plus

Your First Contact for Information Advice and Support in Leicestershire

WALX Leicester East

WALX Leicester East

WALX is a walking club with a unique twist. Our WALX Masters, Coaches and Guides are professional, qualified and passionate about making your WALX unforgettable! Turn your walk into a safe, sociable workout! We lead guided walks and fitness activities inc

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community (CIC)

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community (CIC)

Providing a range of activities for all ages and abilities, supporting health and well-being, isolation and exercise. Open Monday to Friday

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community

Elliott Hall offers a variety of different activities for all ages, supporting health, mental health, well-being and isolation. The venue runs Monday-Friday with some evenings and weekends.
Open to any age and abilities, registered as safe and warm haven

Move it or Lose it with Meg

Seated or standing exercise for over 50s
Great for making friends, getting stronger or trying something new!

SFK Multisports

SFK Multisports

We are a sports coaching company working with local schools and authorities to deliver sports coaching for communities

The Yoga Room

The Yoga Room

A boutique Yoga Studio in the heart of Enderby!

The Deep End Activity Centre

The Deep End Activity Centre provides a multi-use community sport, health and physical activity space. The newly refurbished area includes a kitchen and changing area, providing a fantastic space available for the community to use.

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

Loughborough Wellbeing Centre

We are a charity, Loughborough Wellbeing Centre CIO (registered with the Charity Commission), Charity Number 1192208 that has been delivering Wellbeing Cafés for adults who experience mental health problems in the Charnwood area since October 2015.

Apnapan CIC

Apnapan CIC

Apnapan supports predominantly South Asian communities however is inclusive to all across Leicester and Leicestershire. Providing unique projects in local community settings to enhance physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Good Vibes Yoga with Emma Glover

Good Vibes Yoga with Emma Glover

Local yoga classes, workshops and retreats.
Hatha flow (steady paced) classes, restorative yoga classes for pure relaxation, mindfulness, breathwork/pranayama, chair yoga.

North West Leicestershire Health & Wellbeing Team

North West Leicestershire Health & Wellbeing Team

The purpose of The North West Leicestershire Physical Activity team is to improve the health of residents by increasing physical activity opportunities.

Waist Management

Medical referral specialist dealing with doctors exercise referral to specialist classes including Cancer, Pulmonary, Diabetes, Cardiac and Fall Prevention

Melton Healthy Active Communities Team

Melton Healthy Active Communities Team

Providing Sport, Physical Activity and Health Opportunities for individuals and groups in and around the Melton Borough.

Finding Balance

Finding Balance integrates deep breathing and relaxation with the gentle movement of Tai Chi and Qigong. It is a health-promoting exercise that increases well-being, balance and mobility; and decreases stress. We give choice about how to progress in learn

Catmose Sports Centre

Catmose Sports Centre

Catmose Sports Centre offers a wide range of activities for all ages and abilities

Inspire2tri

Inspire2tri

Inspire2tri was born from a passion to help people realise personal sporting and fitness achievements, whatever their starting point, goals, ambitions or ‘life’ challenges. We are a NFP Community Interest Company.

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire

Providing a whole range of services for the older community in Derby and Derbyshire, including daytime activity groups, support services, such as health and wellbeing, and information and advice.

Steady Steps- Falls Prevention (Leicester)

Steady Steps- Falls Prevention (Leicester)

A rejuvenating exercise programme helping to develop strength and balance.

Steady Steps- Falls Prevention (Leicester)

Steady Steps- Falls Prevention (Leicester)

A rejuvenating exercise programme helping to develop strength and balance.

Steady Steps- Falls Prevention (Leicester)

Steady Steps- Falls Prevention (Leicester)

A rejuvenating exercise programme helping to develop strength and balance.

Steady Steps- Falls Prevention (Leicester)

Steady Steps- Falls Prevention (Leicester)

A rejuvenating exercise programme helping to develop strength and balance.

Seated & Wheelchair Exercise

Seated & Wheelchair Exercise

Gentle Movement Classes

Seated Activity

Seated Activity

Our chair-based exercise session is a fun and social class which can help improve balance, coordination and mobility.

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