Gentle Chair exercise - Sit and Be Fit

Ref: C2523622

Exercise is accessible for all ages and abilities with this gentle exercise course - which also encompasses holistic principles to enhance total well being - both for the mind and the body. A unique blend of armchair exercises and holistic therapy techniques with relaxation and stress relief combined to enhance the total well being of the student as well as helping with confidence and self esteem. Suitable for users of wheelchairs or learners who have mobility limitations or learning difficulties - this is a really fully inclusive and beneficial course for everyone.

Course aim

To provide an accessible gentle exercise session - suitable for wheelchair users or students who have mobility limitations or learning difficulties - with a holistic approach to enhance both the physical and mental health of the learner.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Learn and practice gentle chair exercises for the upper and lower body
  • Enhance good posture with mobility exercises.
  • Develop interests and skills around holistic therapies.
  • Understand the importance of good mental health with stress relief techniques.
  • Learn how to relax and use meditation to enhance well being.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Gentle Chair exercise - Sit and Be Fit


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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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