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11-Minute Chair Cardio Workout

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About this Workout
Do you sit at a desk all day? Are you confined to a chair? Do you struggle with mobility issues? Then this workout is for you! This short and simple cardio workout will elevate your heart rate to burn calories and fat in just minutes!
  • Length: 11 minutes
  • Equipment: None
  • Type of Workout: Cardio (aerobic) & flexibility
  • Fitness Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Impact: Zero-impact
  • Safety Precautions: Complete all exercises to the best of your ability level, changing the speed, range of motion or movement to reflect what you can do.

Member Comments

  • Awsome if your trying to start some where at some point.. - 2/22/2015 6:21:11 PM
  • thank you for this awesome chair excersize idea ... perfect get up and go for me anytime of day ... I ofter have energy burnout due to Fibromyalgia ... tooo tired to go to gym ...this will help me ... no equiptment needed - 2/19/2015 8:34:26 AM
  • I really liked the video - 2/13/2015 7:04:08 PM
  • I did this after doing deep water aerobics this morning and found it a good mini work out. I wish I could favorite it for days when I'm feeling "lazy" I bet it would be a good motivating mini workout to kick the body into a better mood. Thanks again, Nicole. - 2/11/2015 6:10:12 PM
  • Wow I just did the 10 minute workout on the chair. I haven't worked out in two years. And I really want to start. Reading the 10 minutes workout really inspired me. I know I can fit 10 minutes a day. It's a start. I am really proud of myself. I am hoping the do the 30 day challenge. Now I need to focus on eating healthy. I know I can do it once I start. It's just the starting point that I need help with. thanks Sparkpeople for all you great advice and motivation. - 2/11/2015 7:52:16 AM
  • I have chronic lower back pain and this didn't strain my back at all. It was perfect. Except for the reaching exercise towards the end, but I'll just leave that one out next time. I'll definitely be doing this one until my back gets better. - 2/10/2015 2:29:59 PM
  • I have a sever case of RA so my joints are in rough shape and my weight adds to that pain. So glad for this work out combined with some of the other stuff I do through out the day I am on the right fitness track! - 2/3/2015 1:57:48 PM
  • Great to do as I recover from a broken ankle. Gets the heart rate up, and I can modify it to fit doctor's orders. - 2/2/2015 3:11:07 PM
  • Did 2xtime cardio strates work out and Arm great work out , feel good for a 57 years old gal - 1/31/2015 8:54:06 AM
  • Wow, this was just what I needed... Great workout.. - 1/28/2015 5:00:23 PM
  • I DID THIS, AND IM TIRED, OM MY I WILL CONTINUE TO DO THIS EVERY DAY MY ENDURANCE IS VERY LOW, IF I CAN DO IT YOU CAN TOO!! - 1/27/2015 1:15:10 PM
  • !st day at a higher intensity with this cardio seated workout - 1/24/2015 1:38:31 PM
  • I've been away from SP for 8 weeks recovering from surgery. Having a cast on my leg has kept me sedentary for too long. I was able to do this workout with some lower body modification. I was surprised how my heart rate increased. Please post more videos for folks with restricted movement/disabili
    ties! - 1/20/2015 11:10:50 AM
  • I have knee problems it prevents me from working out. I never thought I could get a real workout sitting on a chair. I WAS WRONG . - 1/20/2015 9:02:30 AM
  • Please add more seated cardio! I am kind of banged up and my choices are limited but am working on moving more. I take a 10 min walk, 11 min Seated Cardio and 10 min spin on my Exercycle. I actually enjoy my 31 min workout, which is saying a lot, and although 31 min of exercise doesn't sound like much, it inspires me to move more throughout the day. Sparkpeople.com is the best thing ever; I downloaded your app and am on my way to a better life. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! - 1/12/2015 6:55:11 PM