Strength

Activities you can do from home to build strength

Length: 6 minutes

Join certified fitness leader Caroline MacLennan as she guides you through 5 upper and lower body exercises to build strength. Equipment needed: a wall, sturdy chair, resistance bands or soup cans.

 

Length: 15 minutes

This video by the National Institute on Aging includes 6 upper body exercises to build strength in the hands, arms, and shoulders. Equipment needed: a wall, sturdy chair, small ball, resistance bands, two equally weighted items – soup cans, water bottles, etc.

Length: 10 minutes

This video by the National Institute on Aging includes 4 lower body exercises to build strength in the glutes, hips, and legs. Equipment needed: a wall, sturdy chair.

 

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This exercise routine is created by the National Health Service and includes a series of 7 easy step-by-step exercises to strengthen both your upper and lower body. There is also a printable PDF guide of these exercises available. Equipment needed: a wall, sturdy chair without arms, two equally weighted items (soup cans, water bottles, etc.). 

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This video by the City of Richmond includes 10 strength training exercises that will engage both upper and lower body. Equipment needed: resistance bands, soup cans, sturdy chair 

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This video by the New Westminster Fitness team includes 5 exercises to help strengthen your upper and lower body. Equipment needed: study chair with no arms, soup cans 

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This set of chair exercises from HealthLinkBC features 9 seated stretching and mobility exercises to improve range of motion and strength. Equipment needed: sturdy chair with arms.

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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.

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Join this 30-mins gentle chair fitness class created by the City of Richmond to help improve range of motion and strength. Equipment needed: sturdy chair, soup cans, resistance bands 

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