A complete introduction to CBE

Cost: AU$379 | Duration: 12 hours

Looking for new skills? A new career path? Want to add longevity to your fitness career? Or just looking for PDPs and CECs? Why not learn how to teach chair-based exercise to older adults and seniors?

Older adult fitness is a quickly expanding market, so now is a great time to get equipped and trained up so you are ready to teach chair-based exercise to an ever increasing older adult population.

If you're already teaching fitness classes to older adults, chair-based exercise can be a great addition or alternative to your program, and we offer you over 300 different chair-based exercises that will add a heap of variety to your classes.

Chair-Based Exercise for Older Adults will teach you all the benefits of chair-based exercise, and help you understand why it's such a great option for many older adults. We'll also share with you the research that proves how beneficial this style of exercise is, for older adults of any fitness level.

This is the definitive guide to chair-based exercise.
It is a unique training course that you cannot find anywhere else.
We've got so many exercises for you - high intensity seated cardio, upper and lower body strength exercises, standing aerobics, stretches, core work, and low intensity mobility exercises. We give you practical demonstrations of every single exercise, as well as PDF handouts that you can print off and take with you to class. We also provide sample 30 minute workouts so you can see what it looks like when we put together all the exercise!

By the end of the course we hope that you have learnt new or afresh that:
    ✓ Older adults is a growing population, and exercise is the best way to keep them happy and healthy!
    ✓ Chair-based exercise is easy, accessible and adaptable to people of all backgrounds, experiences, and fitness levels.
    ✓ There is so much you can do sitting on a chair!
    ✓ There are huge benefits for older adults who participate in chair-based exercise, with improvements seen in strength, flexibility, co-ordination and cardiovascular fitness.

The course is 100% online with no video submissions required - assessment is an online multiple choice quiz. You can stop and start the course as many times as you need to, and members have ongoing unlimited access to the course for the life of their membership!

So if you're looking for a career change, or to add new exercises and challenges into your older adults classes, then start our Chair-Based Exercise for Older Adults course now!


COURSE DETAILS
Duration: 12 hours
Price: AU$341.10 TAF members, $379 non-members
Course Downloads: 111-page Course Workbook with every exercise included
Access: Unlimited for members, 12 months for non-members

+ MEMBER BONUS: 50 pages of handy exercise summary sheets to print off and take with you to class! Use your member code to claim once you've registered. Not a member yet? Consider taking out a Professional Membership with us to get 10% off your online training!

ACCREDITATION

PAA AUSactive FITREC NZ Reps BCRPA
3PDPs 9CECs 30pts 10CPDs 12CECs

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FREE BONUS WORKBOOK!
Find all you need for your next chair-based class in our handy course workbook - write down your notes and ideas as you work through the course, then use our class plan templates to put together your next class! All for free!
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Reviews

5 star rating

A life changer

Mandy Dempsey

I am new to older adults fitness and I am now sold on it. I would have been lost without this course but after completing the course and teaching my first 6 ...

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I am new to older adults fitness and I am now sold on it. I would have been lost without this course but after completing the course and teaching my first 6 classes I have decided to take my business in a different direction and focus on older adults. They appreciate life more, get so much more out of it and the benefits are so rewarding for them and me.

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Money well spent

Duncan Craig

I have been working solely with the older adults demographic as a group exercise instructor for almost five years now. I use chair-based exercise in a numbe...

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I have been working solely with the older adults demographic as a group exercise instructor for almost five years now. I use chair-based exercise in a number of my classes, including bodyweight, resistance band and dumbbell exercises. While I have a wide repertoire of exercises, I found that this course gave me lots of new ideas for varying my training offering. The course was well structured and presented. I considered it was money well spent.

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5 star rating

Amazing course!

Lana Danilov

I’ve got so much from this course! Every morning I practice new exercises with my residents in aged care and they love it!

I’ve got so much from this course! Every morning I practice new exercises with my residents in aged care and they love it!

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5 star rating

Great course!

Catherine Walters

I learned a lot doing this course and have used it when instructing low impact classes. The course meant I have been able to introduce a lot of variety which...

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I learned a lot doing this course and have used it when instructing low impact classes. The course meant I have been able to introduce a lot of variety which participants like.

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5 star rating

Very enjoyable

Michele Elliott

Thoroughly enjoyed doing this course, so informative and well presented.

Thoroughly enjoyed doing this course, so informative and well presented.

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5 star rating

Amazing course!

Lana Danilov

I’ve got so much from this course! Every morning I practice new exercises with my residents in aged care and they love it!

I’ve got so much from this course! Every morning I practice new exercises with my residents in aged care and they love it!

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5 star rating

Great course!!

Maree Parker

Loved that I could complete at my own own pace. Lots of content with lots of different exercises. Especially loved video demonstrations! Thank you.

Loved that I could complete at my own own pace. Lots of content with lots of different exercises. Especially loved video demonstrations! Thank you.

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4 star rating

Not just for older adults

Lesley Grimes

Excellent course, not just for older adults but for utilising with any participants that chair exercise may suit. Very good for rehabilitation for general po...

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Excellent course, not just for older adults but for utilising with any participants that chair exercise may suit. Very good for rehabilitation for general population and also athletes could utilise chair as well.

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5 star rating

Great Informative Course

Mauretta Rixon

I loved that I could do this course in my own time and now completed I am able to incorporate the Chair Based Exercises into the existing classes that I take...

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I loved that I could do this course in my own time and now completed I am able to incorporate the Chair Based Exercises into the existing classes that I take. This course was well informed and easily explained throughout.

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5 star rating

Excellent online training

Reaghan Petherick

This course was excellent for an online training course and made lots of opportunities for practical learning.

This course was excellent for an online training course and made lots of opportunities for practical learning.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Warm up

  • 2

    Chapter 1: The theory behind chair-based exercise

    • Lesson 1: Older adults and ageing

    • Lesson 2: Introducing chair-based exercise

    • Lesson 3: Benefits of chair-based exercise

    • Lesson 3: Benefits of chair-based exercise (continued)

    • Lesson 4: What the research says

    • Lesson 5: Leading chair-based exercise

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Chair Aerobics Exercises

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 6: Lower body exercises

    • Lesson 7: Upper body exercises

    • Lesson 8: Standing exercises

    • Lesson 9: Combo exercises

    • EXAMPLE: SIT Cardio medium intensity workout

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Seated Cardio Exercise

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 10: Seated lower body exercises

    • Lesson 11: Seated upper body exercises

    • Lesson 12: Arm exercises for marching

    • Lesson 13: Marching variations

    • Lesson 14: Pot luck

    • EXAMPLE: SIT Cardio high intensity workout

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Standing Strength Exercises

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 15: Standing Beside Chair

    • Lesson 16: Standing Behind Chair

    • Lesson 17: Using Chair

    • EXAMPLE: COMBO medium intensity workout

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Seated Strength Exercises

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 18: Lower body strength exercises

    • Lesson 19: Upper body strength exercises

    • Lesson 20: Upper body flexibility exercises

    • Lesson 21: Combination strength exercises

    • EXAMPLE: SIT Strength low intensity workout

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Core Exercises

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 22: Lower Body Exercises

    • Lesson 23: Upper Body Exercises

    • EXAMPLE: Core Workout

  • 8

    Chapter 7: Stretches

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 24: Seated lower body stretches

    • Lesson 25: Seated upper body stretches

    • Lesson 26: Standing stretches

    • EXAMPLE: Stretches Workout

  • 9

    BONUS CHAPTER: Warm-ups & Cooldown Exercises

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 27: Warm-up exercises

    • Lesson 28: Mobility exercises

    • Lesson 29: Lower body exercises

    • Lesson 30: Upper body exercises

  • 10

    Assessment & Completion

    • Assessment Notice

    • Assessment Quiz

    • Successful completion

LOOKING FOR A SNEAK PEAK?

Check out our 8 Combo Chair Exercises for building strength and co-ordination to see how we describe each exercise, what our video demonstrations look like, and what you can expect from our Chair-Based Exercise course.
Chair-based exercises seated combo exercises for older adults and fitness instructors

Chair-Based Exercise for Older Adults is accredited by:

Chair-based exercise is great for older adults!

Not sure why chair-based exercise is so great? See Trudi & Carol discuss their top 10 reasons for why you should be offering chair-based exercise in your classes now!

What people say about our courses

5 star rating

MUST DO!

Helen Kuru

This was an excellent course packed with many band exercises to work the entire body. The instructors were fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This was an excellent course packed with many band exercises to work the entire body. The instructors were fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 star rating

Awesome course to do

Graeme Tolra

I have just done this course and you learn a lot. Especially variations which is helpful if a person has an injured hip or other injuries.

I have just done this course and you learn a lot. Especially variations which is helpful if a person has an injured hip or other injuries.

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5 star rating

Well-researched and executed

M'Liss Steel

Another well-researched and executed course. Easy to follow, excellent resources, and practical exercises that are very relevant for older adults (of any age!).

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Another well-researched and executed course. Easy to follow, excellent resources, and practical exercises that are very relevant for older adults (of any age!).

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5 star rating

I will be back to do more!

Lyn Reid

I found the course to be well-structured, informative and entertaining. I'm looking forward to putting my new knowledge into practice and will be back to do ...

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I found the course to be well-structured, informative and entertaining. I'm looking forward to putting my new knowledge into practice and will be back to do more of your courses.

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5 star rating

Absolutely fantastic!

Kaye Elias

Wow, this was a fantastic course. I would never have thought you could do so much with a theraband. The course combined theoretical knowledge, thorough note...

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Wow, this was a fantastic course. I would never have thought you could do so much with a theraband. The course combined theoretical knowledge, thorough notes and practical demonstration. This meant I got a complete understanding of the ways to incorporate bands into an exercise program. The exercise notes are printable making them a useable reference for future use. The format of the course was a real strength. Trudi clearly explained each resistance band exercise and Carol covered the practical side, demonstrating each exercise showing clear and precise movements. This meant that good technique and control was always a focus. So all in all a great course for instructors looking to widen their knowledge of how to effectively use resistance bands in their exercise programs.

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5 star rating

Comprehensive and useful

Sharon Cooper

Comprehensive amount of exercises which will be useful in my classes.

Comprehensive amount of exercises which will be useful in my classes.

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5 star rating

So many exercises! And great workbook.

Kaye Elias

Wow! This course has so many exercises and so much to offer. It gives us fantastic exercise ideas for our older adult classes, some exercises are quite chall...

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Wow! This course has so many exercises and so much to offer. It gives us fantastic exercise ideas for our older adult classes, some exercises are quite challenging. Through video demonstrations and notes, we can see how to do each exercise and the correct technique. Carol and Trudi present sample class videos so we can see what a standing bodyweight class can look like. I liked the workbook to check back on exercise pics and notes and the templates are good to help in planning a class.

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5 star rating

Lots of great ideas!

Jim McDuffie

Have started using news exercises in my Osteofit classes already.

Have started using news exercises in my Osteofit classes already.

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5 star rating

Really enjoyed the variety

Heather Walker

I really enjoyed the variety of exercises and the combination of cardio/strength and flexibility. It was great fun.

I really enjoyed the variety of exercises and the combination of cardio/strength and flexibility. It was great fun.

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5 star rating

Perfect

Susan Haviland

This is excellent. Lots of new ideas and perfectly explained and demonstrated. Videos are excellent.

This is excellent. Lots of new ideas and perfectly explained and demonstrated. Videos are excellent.

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5 star rating

Fun and Informative

Susan Whitfield

Love the course, so many new ideas and exercises. I feel confident teaching a band class now, knowing exercises that are appropriate for Older Adults.

Love the course, so many new ideas and exercises. I feel confident teaching a band class now, knowing exercises that are appropriate for Older Adults.

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5 star rating

The content of the course was fabulous

Enza shaw

Great exercise ideas and easy to understand with the demonstrations.

Great exercise ideas and easy to understand with the demonstrations.

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