These classes are designed for those who need a fun, social and gentle form of exercise.
Exercises can be done seated, with chair support or free standing, meaning there is a chance for progression and everyone is welcome!
Our skilled, experienced and qualified team run classes across Teesside.
Monday Mornings – North Ormesby Community Hall
Monday Afternoons – The Glebe Community Centre, Norton.
Monday Afternoons – St Augustines Church Hall, Kirkby, Great Broughton.
Wednesday Afternoons – St Mary’s Church Hall, Nunthorpe.
Thursday Afternoons – Holy Name of Mary Church Hall, Linthorpe
Friday Afternoons – The Rings community hub, Ingleby Barwick.
Read about the benefits of Chair Yoga and Exercise in more detail in our blog post here.
Young at Heart,
Active for Life!
We offer A combination of Mindfulness Meditation, Chair Based Yoga and Exercise, to offer a class that will help aid both physical and mental wellbeing.
In class we work on improving:
– Flexibility – Aerobic Fitness
-Mobility – Strength
Exercises can be done seated, with chair support of free standing.
We use exercise bands and exercise balls in class to help build strength and improve mobility and flexibility.
We also have a big focus on exercises to help improve both gait and balance in a fun, focused inclusive way.
All classes have a focus on music, moving along to the rhythm and working on strength and aerobic fitness, as well as flexibility and mobility.
They can be adapted to meet your needs with less repetitions or lower resistance.
Our Chair Based classes are accessible to anyone! Wheel chairs and walkers are welcome in our classes.
Our lessons are great fun and very social too, head over to our testimonials page to see what people say about us and our classes.
What is Chair Yoga?
Seniors or those who have mobility issues avoid unnecessary movements due to fear of falling or injuring themselves. With limited movements, the limbs get stiff. This leads to reducing the range of motion causing aches and pains in the limbs. Fortunately, with awareness of yoga practices spreading wide, those with mobility issues too can benefit from this practice through the introduction of Chair Yoga.
Benefits of Chair Yoga:
- stretching the muscles, to reduce pain and stiffness.
- improves blood circulation to keep the body fresh and active.
- keeps control of the blood pressure.
- improves the range of motion of the joints, keeping the symptoms of arthritis in control.
- Helps lift mood – reducing anxiety
- improves balance and coordination.
‘I joined Aimee’s class a couple of months ago, I can only do the exercises seated, but it is always a really good workout even sitting, just like the ladies who manage to do them standing. Everyone is very friendly and Aimee really watches out for the whole class to make sure we are all doing it correctly. I have been going for about 10 weeks and I am slowly getting more mobile. Come and join us….. you can only feel better’.
Faye Anderson, attends Mondays at The Glebe community Centre.