Chair Exercises for Seniors
Chair exercises, as the name suggests, are exercises that are done
while sitting down in a chair. These types of workouts are good for
seniors that have pain and soreness in their joints or with limited
You can scroll down the page to see all the videos or use the link
below to go to a specific type of exercise.
These seated workouts are also good for those who have physical
limitations or those who are recovering from an injury.
With any exercise program for those that have these limitations, first
check with your doctor. You can discuss your limitations and find out
if there are any exercises that you should not do.
There are several categories to these chair workouts. You will find
strengthening exercises, stretching, aerobics, balance exercises and
even an aerobics workout done in a chair.
Most of these free senior fitness videos have six exercises to each
series. Some do require additional exercise equipment like a resistance
band or a light weight dumbbell.
While not all of these are done in a chair, most of them are. There are
a few stretching exercises done on an exercise mat.
The balance exercises of course are not done while sitting down. That
would defeat the purpose of those workouts. Instead you will use a
chair to help you balance while performing the exercise.
So make sure you have a comfortable but appropriate chair. The kitchen
chair or a folding chair works best.
This chair exercises video series will strengthen the upper and lower body muscles.
These muscles include the biceps, triceps, hip flexors, quadriceps,
hamstrings and more.
To start this series from the beginning, go to the senior strength
page. If you want to try just one or two of
these, use the links below.
Seated Row Exercise
Exension using Dumbbell
Body Chair Workout
This is a quick 3 minute upper body
workout done in a chair using resistance bands.
Chair SquatSeated Knee Lift
Back Press with Exercise Ball
Body Chair Workout
This series will help you with your balance. The focus of these
exercises is to build strength in your legs in order to give you
To do all of these from the beginning, go to the senior balance
page or you can use a link below to go to a
This is a five minute
workout doing senior balancing exercises. You will need a chair to help
maintain stability while doing this workout.
Included in this chair exercises video series is a warm up routine.
Prior to stretching those muscles, you want to make sure you warm them
To start from the beginning go to the senior stretching exercise
You can also use a link below to go directly to a particular stretch,
Warm Up Exercise
Shoulder and Chest Press Stretch
and Wrists Stretch
Lower Body Stretches
These stretches are
performed on an exercise mat and not in a chair.
The last of the chair exercises videos for seniors is a chair aerobics routine. This is
not a series but rather just one video. The intent is for you to follow
along with the video.
Go to the aerobics
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of Warming Up Before Exercise
Be sure to warm up before you start your aerobics or strength training.
Check out this article to learn about the benefits of warming up.
Myths for Seniors
You may have heard that you can't start exercising after a certain age.
Well this, like many others, are just myths. Read this article to find out more about the exercise myths for seniors.
Use these tips to help you start your senior fitness program. You
should include strengthening, stretching, endurance and balancing