Our Chair-Based Exercise classes are appropriate for any level. We offer ChairFit with France as well as Chair Workouts with Nate.
ChairFit is the perfect class for those who have trouble standing for long periods or are unsafe to stand unsupported. These classes focus on strength, balance, flexibility and cognition while using a chair for balance and stability to keep things safe. This class is appropriate for any level.
Chair Workouts with Nate are made with a little slower pace for those that may benefit from focusing more on deliberate/controlled movement.
Target Audience: Those with difficulty standing and those with balance issues making standing exercise difficult or unsafe.
France works on strength and coordination in this exercise session.
Exercises include: Coordinated reaching, sit to stand from the chair, Seated lateral stepping and cognitive dual task tricks to increase the challenge.
France works on upper-body strength and flexibility in this exercise video.
Exercises include: Seated rowing, Seated hip flexor stretching, coordinated wrist and ankle stretching/strengthening and standing calf raises.
France focuses on exercises engaging the hips and hand/wrist strength/flexbility using a tennis ball. You could use a folded up towel or another small pillow to substitute.
There is also a cognitive drill at the end of the video that challenges your body awareness.