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POLLYWANNA1 Posts: 2,579
6/29/13 3:18 P

There's 2 exercise chairs on TV now... gym chair and resistance chair. I've been watching them, but thanks to the links posted and the comments, I'll get out a sturdy chair and do it on my own.

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DIANE7786 SparkPoints: (78,221)
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4/13/13 5:40 P

The chair is probably fine but you can do the same exercises in a sturdy armless chair you already own. This site has so much information you may not have noticed all of the chair exercises.

Sparks has at least four chair exercise videos.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1713


The Sparks Chair Exercise Team on U-Tube has several chair exercises.

www.youtube.com/user/ChairExerciseTeam?fea
ture=mhee


A previous poster mentioned the PBS TV show, Sit and Be Fit. I DVR a few shows and do one a day. In additon to chair exercises the instructor offers tips on avoiding some physical problems associated with aging. I didn't know we had to keep moving our tongue! Here's the like to their TV schedule, if it airs in your area.

www.sitandbefit.org/we_air

Here's some short Sit and Be Fit videos on U-Tube

www.bing.com/videos/search?q=PBS+Sit+and+B
e+Fit&qpvt=PBS+Sit+and+Be+Fit&FORM=VDR
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Edited by: DIANE7786 at: 4/13/2013 (17:43)
BARBANNA SparkPoints: (107,556)
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4/13/13 4:09 P

Save your money, unless this motivates you to exercise. if something sounds to good to be true then it's not. Use a safe chair that is stable for your exercise. If you want to use a stability ball they make them with a handle in the middle to hold on to. Good luck!

BUNNYVUNE Posts: 110
4/13/13 4:05 P

There used to be a program on PBS called Sit and Be Fit, geared toward your demographic. I don't know if it's still on, but I bet you could find it on youtube or elsewhere still.

NTEXAS99 SparkPoints: (3)
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4/13/13 11:53 A

I think you might be looking for the one called the Chair Gym - find it at www dot chairgym dot com. Based on your description, it might be a match.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
2/9/13 11:45 P

My elderly neighbor has the chair you are talking about and loves it. He couldn't remember the name though. Sorry.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,424
2/9/13 7:11 P

Hi Jimini

Here's a link to our Limited Mobility Lifestyle Center that you might want to check out:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/lifestyle_cen
ter_detail.asp?id=19


All of the workouts can be done from a seated position.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

JIMINI Posts: 84
2/9/13 4:01 P

Thank you for your quick response.I guess I will have to wait for another sleepless night and hope to see it again. To the best of my recollection it looked like a standard folding chair with various attachments. Sorry I can't be more specific, I only saw it once.
I do try to exercise, but it's difficult, especially at this time of year. My house has no sidewalk, I have a partially healed tib-patella break, have suffered numerous concussions throughout my life (something about somewhat reckless horseback riding!). I discovered last summer that I cannot even ride a bike any more. My active life is going downhill rapidly. I need all the help I can get. I thank you for your help. If I find out more about this mythical chair. I will let you know, Meanwhile, thank you for your help - Jmiini

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,424
2/9/13 3:16 P

Was there a name-brand on the chair? Doing a Google search for exercise chair brings back a very wide variety of results.

Coach Jen

JIMINI Posts: 84
2/9/13 1:10 P

In sleepless night I caught part of a TV Ad. for an "exercise chair". It looked to me like a possible solution to some of my exercise woes. I am elderly, balance compromised, etc. I wonder if one or more of Spark peoples exercise gurus could test this product and let us know if it is worth anything. Thanx

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