Chair Based Exercise

Ref: C2524546

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.

Course aim

To deliver a Chair based exercise with Yoga programme for less active older people to help to maintain and / or promote balance, mobility, independence. We offer a chance to sample seasonal fruits, smoothies and baking using fruit.

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 warm up exercise
  • Explain or demonstrate one exercise to help with flexibility of the fingers.
  • Explain or demonstrate how a physio band exercise links to a functional activity such as walking or balance.
  • Explain or demonstrate one breathing / Pranayama practise.

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

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If you don't have a pin, please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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