Seated Workouts

Two posts in one day! I’m a madwoman!

Actually, I just remembered to post this for a couple of friends I know who have some mobility issues but still want to get some exercise. I was reminded because another friend of mine popped up today and said she was having some issues as well but still wanted to exercise.

Guys, I am so impressed with you. Seriously. I am so impressed that people who are already fighting so hard every day, dealing with chronic pain and trouble getting around, STILL want to find a way to move it, move it! I consider these ladies to be role models of inner strength and determination!

So here’s this video I found from my favorite YouTube trainer, Jessica Smith. It’s a 40-minute Seated Chair Cardio and Strength Workout. Obviously 40 minutes is a pretty long and intense workout if it’s been a while, so if you’re not ready for that, try this one: 20-minute Abs, Legs, and Arms workout.

Another shorter one you might enjoy is 15-minute Chair Yoga. And when you’re done, or anytime really, check out the 10-Minute Seated Chair Stretch video.

I’ve been searching around on this topic, and there are a lot of YouTube vids out there, like this 10-minute Seated Cardio workout from sparkpeople, but they tend to not have any music or be boring or repetitive. I personally don’t think you should have to do a dull or monotonous workout due to a physical limitation. But, just because I couldn’t turn up anything better doesn’t mean you can’t! It’s out there. Shoot me a comment if you have a seated workout you love that I haven’t mentioned so I can post the link!

Update – Here’s another program: Sit and Be Fit (Thanks Trystan!)

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2 Responses to “Seated Workouts”

  1. Trystan Says:

    For seated workouts, I highly recommend the PBS series (oh hai, it’s on YouTube too http://www.sitandbefit.org/watch/youtube/ ) — when I was on chemo, this was basically all I could manage. It’s very gentle, but you can add weights if you’re more hardcore. It’s excellent for ppl dealing with chronic pain or coming off an injury.


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