Chair Flex & Stretch
Suitable for those who prefer a gentler approach to exercise and want to improve mobility, strength, and balance to the entire body. Great for those with Arthritis*, providing participants with a fun and beneficial exercise experience that can supplement, but not replace exercises that are prescribed by a doctor or therapist.
This group exercise program has been specially designed and modified to incorporate a series of movement and proper exercise techniques to help increase overall stamina.
Set to music to rejuvenate you, this class is done while sitting in a chair so the pelvis and hips are stabilized, enabling easier movement of the torso and arms without fear of injury or strain. Optional standing posture alternatives will be introduced as well, with the use of a chair for balance and support. No mat exercises or lying on the floor. Canes, walkers and fitness poles are welcome.
*Adults with any type of arthritis or fibromyalgia are eligible. Participants must be able to walk independently or, if in a wheelchair, they must be able to transfer to a straight-backed chair. Before you start any exercise program, you should consult your physician.
INSTRUCTOR: Vickie Strachota