Seated Exercise for Body and Brain

Ref: C3740794

The course enables attendees with limited mobility to engage in guided seated physical exercise in a safe environment. It will also assist with memory recall through games, quizzes and music. It is a fun and inclusive course with direct health benefits.

Course aim

This six week course will support attendees with guided seated physical exercise at their own pace. In addition, through mental exercises and music it will help stimulate minds and aid memory.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Attendees will be able to exercise all parts of their body through guided instruction from their chair. They will also be able to participate in games and quizzes which will stimulate their mind. All participants will be able to engage in music activities which will help memory recall. These topics contribute to Health & Wellbeing by the very nature of the activities. They will also provide attendees with the confidence to engage with their local community.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Demonstrate exercises using at least 3 different parts of the body. 2. Use at least 1 prop whilst exercising. 3. Participate in a group quiz and answer at least 4 questions correctly 4. Engage in a musical activity and recall one line of a song.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Direct feedback Discussions ILP's

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Loose clothing would be easier for the participant if possible.

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Improvers Seated Exercise and Brain Games

Download full course outline

Seated Exercise for Body and Brain Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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