Chair Based Exercise

Ref: C2523782

Physical activity and exercise are a recognised intervention in helping to increase balance, mobility, reaction times, muscle strength and general wellbeing. As a consequence of the above the risk of falling is greatly reduced. Chair based Yoga and exercise with the use of physio bands is a very safe, gentle and effective way to maintain and promote mobility and independence in older frailer people. Everyone can take part even those with very restricted mobility. After the exercise session participants sample a range of seasonal fruits, smoothies and juices and discuss healthy eating.

Course aim

To provide a Chair exercise with Yoga programme for less active older people in order to maintain and / or promote balance, mobility, independence. To provide information about and have a chance to sample seasonal fruits.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464
  • This course is for people who attend Monchester Green Community Group on a Thursday in partnership with Lunch Links and Chain Reaction.

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

  • Explain or demonstrate one exercise to help flexibility of the fingers.
  • Explain or demonstrate one warm up or circulation booster exercise.
  • Explain how a physio band exercise links to a functional activity such as waking or keeping one's balnce.
  • Explain or demonstrate one breathing practice.
  • Awareness of Lunch Links and Mental Health Concern's activities within Newcastle.

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • We always discuss alternative moves during the session to either make things easier or to extend to a different level.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Chair Based Exercise


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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