Flexibility

Loosen and relax tight muscles, increase the range of motion in your joints, and work towards reducing pain and inflammation in your body by improving your flexibility. Here is a resource to incorporate more stretching into your daily life! We know it can be easier said than done, so why not call up a friend and stretch together while you chat and hold each other accountable.

Length: 6 minutes

Join certified fitness leader Caroline MacLennan as she guides you through 3 passive and 3 active stretching exercises to increase mobility. Equipment needed: a wall, sturdy chair.

Length: 23 minutes

Join certified yoga therapist and fitness instructor Janice from Victoria BC in this seated gentle yoga practice you can do at home. Equipment needed: a sturdy chair.

Length: Choose stretching videos ranging from 2 to 3 minutes

This series of stretching videos for older adults is from the National Institute on Aging. The series includes 5 videos with each video targeting a different area of the body to improve overall flexibility. Equipment needed: sturdy chair, a towel, a mat or soft floor.

Length: 18 minutes

This video from the National Institute on Aging features 6 stretching exercises involving simple items at home to improve flexibility throughout the body. Equipment needed: sturdy chair, a towel, a mat or soft floor, an exercise partner.

Length: 11 minutes

This video from the National Institute on Aging features 4 stretching exercises for cooling down after a workout. The video also includes instructions for modifications for varying levels of flexibility. Equipment needed: sturdy chair with arms, a towel, a mat or soft floor.

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This exercise routine from the National Health Service provides 4 simple stretches to promote flexibility and mobility in your neck, lower back, and calf muscles. There is also a printable PDF guide of these exercises available. Equipment needed: none.

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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: a chair without arms 

Length: Choose from workouts ranging from to 25 to 50 minutes

This series of pilates exercises video is from the National Health Service in the UK. The pilates videos are designed for individuals with different levels of mobility and activity. Some of the videos also target specific health conditions such as back pain, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Equipment needed: a mat or soft floor, sturdy chair.

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