Welcome to our Chair Cardio workout! What if we told you it was okay to do jumping jacks, flutter kicks, jumproping and knee skips all while seated in a chair? Well we are here to tell you you CAN! If you really want a good workout but maybe have some limited mobility or some type of injury that’s holding you back, join Chris and Sam for this chair cardio workout that shows you how to get moving and breathing heavy all while seated in a chair! Are you a beginner looking to get started? Have you been out of the exercise loop for a while and motivated to get back in? Maybe you are a senior citizen and you want something lower impact or a chair for a sense of security and balance. This chair cardio workout will be perfect for you. Whatever the reason, grab a sturdy chair and move with us.
First things first: in order to do this chair cardio workout properly you will want to be sure your chair is sturdy and strong. Do not choose a soft, mushy surface as you’ll need good posture and a strong surface below you. Also, try to find one without arms so you aren’t limiting your range of motion. Chris and Sam are using simple folding chairs for this chair cardio workout and they work great! One you have your chair and you are ready to go, make sure you commit to take this workout at your own tempo and pace! Move faster or slower as needed. Take things out that feel wrong. If we are moving arms and legs and you can only do the arms, then go for it! The best part of working out with us in the comfort of your own home is that you get to move any way that works best for you with no judgement or comparisons! Just do you! Another great way to move without standing up is mat pilates. Done seated or laying on a mat, you will love the core strength you get!
What a surprise when this chair workout kicks in and you find yourself doing seated jumping jacks, jumpropes, flutter kicks and skipping. You’ll be given plenty of options and ways to change the exercises up if needed but mostly you’ll be encouraged to move! Don’t focus on what you can’t do. Focus on what you can do! If you find yourself ready to get up but not ready for impact, check out our 10-Minute Low Impact Circuit Workout.
Instructor: Chris Freytag