Fitness in a Chair

Tuesday, January 24 2023

Sit, Stand & Sculpt with Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour is a 50-minute chair workout designed to improve core strength, muscular endurance and joint mobility. Weather issues, health complications or a malfunctioning pool can all prevent you from enjoying your water workout. Therefore, Poolfit is dedicated to expanding their in-home fitness videos so that you don’t have to go a day without some kind of low-impact exercise. 

This in-home workout includes seated exercises for gentle cardio and muscle conditioning that includes the use of small hand weights and a rubberized resistance band.  Strengthening core muscles is a primary focus of this video. Strong core muscles can improve posture and enhance activities of daily living. Exercises from AEA’s Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program were included to add some “movement medicine” to promote healthy joints. In portions of the video, Jenni Lynn uses a small set of hand weights and a rubberized resistance band.  However, the equipment is optional. The movements can be modified without using extra resistance.  Instead of hand weights, small cans from the pantry can be used. Rubberized resistance bands can be purchased cheaply on Amazon. Watch Jenni Lynn talk more about the workout and review an outline of the action below. 

Segment 1:  Warm-up
This segment is designed to promote joint flexibility and to gently warm the body with a series of movements from AEA’s Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. 
Segment 2:  Abs & Cardio
Once the body is thoroughly warmed up, it’s time to focus on some core training with seated exercises that promote core stability with torso flexion and rotation.
Segment 3:  Resistance Band
This segment features seated exercises that strengthen upper body, lower body and the core with the use of a rubberized resistance band.   
Segment 4:  Weights, Abs & Cardio
This short segment includes the use of hand weights to target core muscles with torso rotation and flexion. 
Segment 5:  Weights
Continuing with the use of small hand weights, this segment features seated exercises that strengthen upper body, lower body and the core.
Segment 6:  Stretch
The workout concludes with some gentle stretching to enhance muscular flexibility. 

If you liked this video, consider one of these similar in-home total body exercise videos on Poolfit.
Chairfit Sport & Rec
Chair Dance'letics
15-Minute Core Conditioning
Spring Training In-Home total Body intervals
Total Body Conditioning Workout
Stability Ball & Tubing Workout

As always, Poolfit once again thanks Jenni Lynn for her content contribution.  New to Poolfit?  Check out Jenni Lynn’s other videos.  And if you are enjoying exercising along with Poolfit videos, please share the love. Consider leaving us a review on the App Store or Play Store.  We need your testimonial to encourage others to give Poolfit a try.  Thank you in advance for helping us grow our small business.

Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.