Chair Exercises

Activities you can do from home while seated

Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 10 to 50 minutes  

This series of gentle chair exercise videos focuses on building strength, mobility and stability while sitting. Equipment needed: sturdy chair. 

Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 13 to 56 minutes  

Follow along to these moderate to intermediate level chair fitness classes to improve strength and balance. Equipment needed: sturdy chair, soup cans, resistance bands. 

Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 15 to 33 minutes  

Improve strength, balance and mobility by following along to these gentle seated yoga and pilates workouts. Equipment needed: chair without arms, bed or sofa, pillows, long towel or scarf. 

Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 10 to 75 minutes  

Improve strength, balance and mobility by following along to these gentle seated yoga and pilates workouts. Equipment needed: chair without arms, a bed or sofa, pillows, a long towel or scarf. 

Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 7 to 20 minutes  

Follow along to this six-part progressive workout series. These low impact, high intensity exercises increase heart rate and strengthen the abdominal muscles. Equipment needed: chair. 

Length: Choose from workouts ranging from 14 to 27 minutes  

This six-part progressive workout series features seated low impact, high intensity exercises that target the lower body to strengthen the legs and increase heart rate. Equipment needed: chair. 

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This series of 7 chair exercises from the National Health Service will help loosen and relax your muscles. There is also a printable PDF guide of these exercises available. Equipment needed: chair without arms. ​

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​This set of chair exercises from HealthLinkBC features 9 seated exercises to improve range of motion and strength. Equipment needed: sturdy chair, exercise ball.

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​This set of chair exercises from HealthLinkBC features 8 seated exercises to improve range of motion and strength with an exercise ball. Equipment needed: sturdy chair, exercise ball.

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This set of chair exercises from HealthLink BC features 8 seated exercises to improve range of motion and strength with resistance bands and soup cans.