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Chair Based Exercise

Chair based exercise classes are designed to help improve strength and balance, from the comfort of a chair.

An Overview of Chair Based Exercise

Chair based exercise classes focus on aiding the muscles used in everyday activity and is performed at a pace that suits participants. Chair-based exercise can be done at home or in small groups and is easy to fit in to your daily routine.

Research has shown that many of the exercises can help to strengthen muscles and bone. Stronger muscles make every day activities such as washing, dressing, shopping or doing house work easier and less of a strain. You are less likely to injure your self doing everyday activities, stronger muscles help to improve balance and walking. There are exercises included that will help to improve your circulation which in turn will help to lessen cramp and help to keep you warmer.

Benefits

  • maintains/promotes independence and mobility
  • increases strength
  • increases flexibility and balance
  • increase ability to perform everyday tasks
  • decreased risk of falls

Costs

Glasgow Sport offer chair based exercise programmes within our venues. Check out the Get Involved tab on the right hand side to find a session near you.

Involvement

Resources and programmes to follow can be found on both the NHS ans BHF websites.

Equipment

Ensure that the chair you use is sturdy and stable. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive footwear.

Find Chair Based Exercise Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Good Move

Tue, 27 Mar 2018

Good Move recognises that being physically active is one of the single most important things you can do for our health, which is why we focus our efforts on enabling the inactive become active.

People Make Glasgow Healthier

Wed, 28 Nov 2018

There’s lots of ways to get active and local community and sports centres are a great space to start. If getting outdoor is more your thing, you could even try a local walking group in a park.

Vitality

Fri, 04 May 2018

People with medical conditions can have fun getting active with the support of our specially trained Vitality instructors.

Vitality Step In Circuit Class

People with medical conditions can have fun getting active with the support of our specially trained Vitality instructors.

Vitality Step Up Circuit Class

People with medical conditions can have fun getting active with the support of our specially trained Vitality instructors.

Vitality Strength & Balance Circuit

People with medical conditions can have fun getting active with the support of our specially trained Vitality instructors.

Vitality Strength & Balance Class

People with medical conditions can have fun getting active with the support of our specially trained Vitality instructors.

Kelvin Hall

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Scotstoun

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Netherholm Community Hall

Netherholm Community Hall is a new venue for community activity and can be hired for a range of events.

Glasgow Club Pollok

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub is an area based hub, with facilities and activities taking place in Easterhouse Sport Centre and Easterhouse Phoenix Community Centre. There is a wide range of activity on offer.

Mount Vernon Community Hall

Mount Vernon Community Hall sits within Mount Vernon Park in the East End of Glasgow. It has parking for about 40 cars. The hall is run by a group of volunteers and hosts a number of activities including Judo, Taekwondo, and dance. See website https://

Glasgow Club Gorbals

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.

Glasgow Club Bellahouston

Glasgow Club is Scotland's largest health and fitness club with 21 Gyms, 12 swimming pools and over 1,400 classes per week.