Seated Exercise

If you struggle to exercise on your feet due to a long-term illness, for example, it's even more important to try to exercise. Exercise can improve your mood and is really beneficial for your mental health. And you can do this while you sit in a chair. Try doing a series of repetitive movements while sitting down that will improve your posture and balance.

Seated Exercise Class

Our chair-based exercise session is a fun and social class which can help improve balance, coordination and mobility.

The session is run with support from Parkinson's UK, and is suitable for people with Parkinson's, Dementia and Stroke patients as well as people with limited mobility.

Please remember to bring loose, comfortable clothing and shoes, and don't forget a drink!

Venue: Gorse Covert Community Centre, Loughborough

Day/Time: Monday's 2-3pm

Cost: £3.80 per session

Booking is required online (see link below) You can also do this over the telephone by calling 01509 634561

For further information please contact our Sport & Active Recreation Team on

Correct Posture

- Neck and head lengthened forward

- Chin parallel to the floor

- Eyes looking straight forward

- Shoulders down and away from ears

- Lower back lengthened and abdominal muscles tightened

- Knees inline over ankles

Physical Activity At Home

The Active Charnwood team have devised a leaflet to help you get active at home.

In this leaflet you will find simple exercises to follow using a stress ball, the exercises will help you to help increase strength and mobility. All exercises are performed in a seated position and can be adapted to suit all abilities.

If you would like a copy of the booklet and a stress ball please email the team on; or call 01509 634673


Before taking part in any activities within this booklet, Charnwood Borough Council and our partners strongly recommend that you make appropriate checks to ensure high quality provision and a safe environment is provided. Charnwood Borough Council and our partners accepts no liability (to the full extent permitted by law) for the quality of the activities provided. Whilst taking part in physical activity, participants should ensure they take part at a level which is appropriate to them and their health. It is recommended that participants follow the Chief Medical Officers Guidelines for physical activity. Participants will choose to utilise the activities in this booklet and take part in activities do so at their own risk.

Seated Exercise On Youtube

The Active Charnwood team have worked with local exercise professionals to devise a selection of seated physical activity sessions you can follow from the comfort of your own home.

To access these videos visit our Active Charnwood You Tube page

Active Charnwood Youtube Channel

Active Charnwood Team

Active Charnwood Team

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