Seated Exercise for Body and Brain

Ref: C3743342

This 5 week course will enable participants to perform gentle guided exercises from their chair. It is under the guidance of an instructor in a safe and comfortable environment. Attendees will use balls, bands and weights to increase strength and mobility. They will do coordination exercises and warm up and down stretches as well as a head to toe chair based workout.

Course aim

This course is for those with limited mobility to perform chair based exercises 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.
  • Perform at least two warm up stretches.
  • Participate in at least three coordination exercises.
  • Undertake a head to toe chair based workout.
  • Use a resistance band to strengthen at least 3 muscles.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • You will be required to complete a medical form disclosing any conditions which may affect your exercise.

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

Download full course information sheet

Seated Exercise for Body and Brain

Enrolment 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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