Innovative Chair Exercises for Seniors

by: Karen Schlieter, MBA, MS

Skills and Drills

Offer seated movements that provide functional relevance and challenge.

It’s rewarding to hear older-adult partic- ipants say they can more easily perform activities of daily living as a result of tak- ing your classes. Participants at a low level of physical function are especially likely to notice a difference. When working with these individuals in a group setting, you may need to rely on seated activities, to ensure safety and success.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 10, Issue 11

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About the Author

Karen Schlieter, MBA, MS

Karen Schlieter, MBA, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

I am a fitness and wellness professional, specializing in balance and mobility for older adults. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) with a bachelor’s degree in psycholog...