Seated Exercise

Ref: C3742572

The course will instruct participants on undertaking gentle chair based exercise. They will learn how to do warm up and cool down stretches, co-ordinate upper and lower body together, perform a head to toe workout and they will learn breathing techniques. Flexibility, strength and balance will be developed by using balls, resistance bands and weights. Participants will also exercise their minds by taking part in a fun group activity to aid memory and concentration.

Course aim

This course is suitable for those with limited mobility who would like to undertake gentle seated exercise under guidance in a safe and comfortable environment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Appreciate the benefits of chair based exercise
  • Co-ordinate upper and lower body together in at least two exercises
  • Perform a head to toe chair based workout
  • Use a resistance band to strengthen at least 2 parts of the body

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?

  • 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

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Seated Exercise Course Outline

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Conditions

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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