Chair Based Exercise Instructor Training

Become a Chair Based Exercise Instructor...

You have arrived at the UKs most comprehensive and fun Chair Based Exercise training course... hurray!

We believe that fun should be your number one goal when delivering chair based exercise to your service users. We also really believe in the power of music to motivate, engage and energise your participants... because if they are laughing, singing and moving in your sessions, they will keep coming back for more! That is why the LifeDock Chair Based Exercise instructor training is so successful.

LifeDock's Chair Based Exercise instructor training a fully accredited Level Two qualification and is designed to be physical activity and exercise to older people and adults with physical and/or learning disabilities. This seated exercise course provides training in the delivery of a robust session outline, while also allowing leaders the freedom to inject their own personality, use great music and above all make exercise fun! Our highly experienced tutors will equip leaders to teach seated exercises that promote mobility, flexibility and strength. The course also addresses safety, communication, group management and teaching skills.

This is a 2 day in person course or 3 x 3 hour Zoom sessions and there is also an online option.

Training to be a chair exercise instructor is essential for activity co-ordinators, day centres, nursing or residential homes, supported housing, leisure centres and a wide range of community settings.

Course content...

  • Recognise the effects of inactivity and the benefits of physical activity
  • Know how to develop a safe and effective Chair Based Exercise session
  • Understand the role of music within a Chair Based Exercise session
  • Understand the importance of effective screening and Health and Safety procedures related to chair based exercise
  • Be able to deliver a safe and effective Chair based Exercise session
  • Describe the importance of posture and alignment
  •  Identify the joints and how they are mobilised at the start of the session
  •  Identify the muscles and how they are stretched prior to the work phase
  •  Identify the independence muscles and appropriate exercises to strengthen these muscles
  • Make your Chair Based Exercise sessions FUN!

Group training courses...

This is a 2 day in person course or 3 x 3 hour Zoom sessions. Our highly experienced tutors will you teach how to mobilise joints, stretch muscles and strengthen muscles, all in the safety of the chair. You will learn simple routines to make each element of the session engaging and fun as well as learning how to make up your own routines to your service users' favourite music. You will also learn safety, communication, group management and teaching skills. And... you can introduce pom poms and other equipment to add even more enjoyment! As a LifeDock Leader you will have unlimited access to video tutorials on the LifeDock Learning platform and ongoing support once training is completed. You are assessed by tutor observation over the duration of the training and complete a written workbook. Contact us for more information and costs for group training and we will get your user groups jiving in the chair in no time!

Online course...

As soon as you buy the course you can get started on the LifeDock Learning platform, learning how to mobilise joints, stretch muscles and strengthen muscles, all in the safety of the chair. You will learn simple routines to make each element of the the chair based session engaging and fun as well as learning how to make up your own routines to your services users favourite music. You will also learn safety, communication, group management and teaching skills. Once you are a qualified LifeDock Leader you will have unlimited access to video tutorials and ongoing support from tutors if required. You are assessed by completing quizzes and written questions on the LifeDock Learning platform and a practical demonstration that will take place on Zoom with your tutor. You have 6 months to complete the course.

There are no pre-course requirements necessary to attend Chair Based Exercise - just a passion to get people active!

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