Seated Exercise Videos
- All Sitting Video - The All Sitting Video is an energetic, balanced workout done completely seated. Because many of Mary Ann's viewers have health concerns which may make standing difficult, she offers seated routines that accomplish the stretching and strengthening benefits for which she is so well known. Mary Ann's functional choreography and dynamic music make this workout a hit! This video features, among others, a Tarantella, a Yiddish melody, and a song from Broadway in which Mary Ann transforms a common cane into a fitness tool. The workout includes both upper and lower body movements. This video uses a cane, ball, and towel as exercise accessories. The All Sitting Workout is beneficial for a variety of conditions and problem areas, such as: neck problems, shoulder, wrist fracture, arthritic conditions of the hand, spine, hip, and knee, hip fractures with open reduction internal fixation (pinning), CVA stroke, peripheral neuropathy, and low back pain. The legs are crossed and the hips flexed greater than 90 degrees in portions of this video which could compromise total hip arthroplasty.
- Sit and Be Fit: Arthritis Specialty Video Tape - The Arthritis Specialty Video Tape is a slow moving, balanced workout designed for those needing slow, gentle movements. The video addresses arthritic conditions throughout the body and adheres to the Arthritis Foundation exercise guidelines. The introduction includes a review of exercise facts and guidelines for those with arthritis. This program is in the same format as the SIT AND BE FIT television series. The majority of exercises are performed sitting in a chair. The standing portion may be done seated if the participant is unable to stand comfortably.
- Bed Top Yoga - BED TOP YOGA guides listeners through a series of simple stretches and yoga postures ending with a brief relaxation. Use this beginners program on the bed or on the floor. Ideal for anyone who wants a gentle form of exercise but needs a little encouragement and guidance. Also appropriate for seniors, and individuals with disabilities.
- Chair Dancing - Chair Dancing® The Original Program is a fun and convenient way to get aerobic exercise and improve muscle tone and flexibility. You'll do the cha-cha, the can-can, a tap dance, and much more while seated comfortably on a chair. Originally scored music and up-beat choreography make Chair Dancing® the fitness program you'll look forward to doing regularly. Three exercise levels show you how to adapt the program to your current fitness ability. You'll continue to be challenged as your endurance improves. When you exercise the Chair Dancing® way, you'll enjoy aerobic fitness like never before!
- Chair Dancing Around the World - features Country Western Chair Dance, Brazilian Samba, Polka, Caribbean Calypso, Viennese Waltz, Argentinean Tango, and much more! Chair Dancing® is a fun and convenient way to get aerobic exercise, tone muscles, improve flexibility and burn calories. Three exercise levels show you how to adapt the program to your current fitness ability. You'll continue to be challenged as your endurance improves. When you exercise the Chair Dancing® way, you'll enjoy aerobic fitness like never before!
- Chair Dancing Through the Decades - Continue your aerobic fitness fun with 10 new routines to originally scored music. While seated, enjoy The Charleston, Big Band Swing, Rock and Roll, The Twist, The Hand Jive, Motown, Disco, Hip Hop and a New Age cool down.
- Chairobics - This video features seated aerobics with big band, disco, and conga music. The exercises are led by rehab staff. The target audience consists of middle-aged to older adults and the exercise level ranges from moderate to vigorous.
- Chair Yoga Stretching and Relaxation from the Comfort of your Chair - Like Chair Dancing®'s other acclaimed videos, Chair Yoga is done while comfortably seated. All fitness levels can benefit from our adaptation of this wonderful ancient practice. By using stretching and strengthening exercises, techniques for breathing, relaxation and self massage, this program will keep you youthful in every stage of life. Yoga promotes radiant health as it stretches & tones your muscles, spine and entire skeletal system. The exercises will leave you feeling calm and refreshed, with increased clarity, focus and concentration.
- Fitness and Independence with Janet Reed - Conducted by a woman with a disability who uses a scooter. This program of upper body exercises can be done from a wheelchair, scooter, sturdy chair or standing up. This tape demonstrates upper body exercises and includes biographical information on the instructor, Janet Reed.
- Keep Fit While You Sit - An exercise video designed for persons with disabilities to exercise in a sitting position. Demonstrates various aerobic exercises.
- More Sit Down and Tone Up - You can sit comfortably on your chair, enjoy delightful music, and strengthen, tone and shape the muscles of your arms, shoulders and back. With this program you'll also firm your legs and flatten your stomach in just 5 minutes! All fitness levels will experience noticeable results from this convenient, motivating and balanced new exercise routine.
- MS Wheelchair Workout - Includes a variety of exercises designed to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength.Demonstrates exercise adaptations for people with MS but may be beneficial to others with extremity weakness as well. The program is divided into a section of warm- up exercises, a vigorous calisthenics program, and a relaxing cool-down period.
- Richard Simmons: Sit Tight Video - Think you can't get a fantastic workout sitting down? Well just "Sit Tight" and join in on this challenging, feel-good, sit-down workout that's going to improve your stamina, boost your endurance, and give you the energy you need to do all the things you want to do in life. If, for whatever reason, you can't exercise standing up, then this is the video workout just for you. Go with Richard on this journey . . . lift, roll, sweat, clap, yell and let your spirit soar!
- Seat-A-Robics - This is an instructional video on fitness for people with physical disabilities and seniors. The tape includes two classes. You must have some use of your upper extremities. The instructor and class participants are all people with disabilities.
- Seated Yoga - Award winning Seated Yoga brings beginners-yoga to every body regardless of age or physical limitations. The movements can all be done from the comfort of your sofa, favorite chair or wheelchair. This clearly instructed 45 minute program is very simple, guiding viewers through gentle stretches and yoga postures. It then ends with a brief relaxation.
- Sit and Be Fit - A vigorous workout for seated people of all ages. Designed to promote maximum health through aerobic work and muscle conditioning. Provides an upper-body conditioning program intended to promote better posture, more strength and muscle tone, greater flexibility, increased total-body circulation and improved energy and confidence.
- Sit and Be Fit: Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Video - The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Video Tape is a slow-moving, balanced workout with the participant of MS in mind. The introduction includes exercise questions and warnings for Multiple Sclerosis patients. The workout is well balanced for the entire body with emphasis on the lower body. It is beneficial for those viewers who need slower movements and instruction, especially with the following conditions: hip fracture/arthritis, knee problems, ankle problems, peripheral neuropathy, and balance problems. The introduction includes a review of exercise facts and guidelines for those with MS. This program is in the same format as the SIT AND BE FIT television series. The majority of exercises are performed sitting in a chair. The standing portion may be done seated if the participant is unable to stand comfortably.
- Sit and Be Fit: The Caregivers Guide to Exercise Video - The Caregiver's Guide To Exercise Video addresses the universal, but neglected need for bedridden or minimally ambulatory individuals to exercise their joints and muscles as a regular part of their daily routine. This workout is designed to improve daily functioning and prevent further deconditioning. Those following along will find themselves smiling back at Mary Ann's sunny encouragement and appreciate Dr. Neil Shulman's (author of: Doc Hollywood and Second Wind) ability to bring a touch of humor to exercise as Mary Ann's "patient." Includes free "egg shakers"-- small hand-held rhythm instruments used to help improve cognitive functioning and motivate the hands to move equally.
- Sit Down and Tone Up - Strength training stimulates bone growth, improves posture, decreases body fat, and improves balance and mobility. With this program, you'll strengthen, tone and shape your arm, shoulder and back muscles, all while comfortably seated on your chair. Leg and abdominal exercises, followed by gentle stretching, complete this 20 minute workout to delightful music. All fitness levels will experience noticeable results from this convenient, motivating, and balanced exercise routine.
- Swing Into Shape - A low intensity, non-aerobic exercise program that includes three different levels of exercises to choose from that allow participants to build endurance overtime. It is designed for use by older adults and those with physical disabilities who have use of both upper and lower extremities as well as relatively good trunk balance.
- The ROM Dance: A Range of Motion Exercise and Relaxation Program - The program was created in 1981 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin by an occupational therapist, Diane Harlowe MS, OTR, FAOTA, and a T'ai Chi expert, Tricia Yu, MA. It is an innovative mind/body exercise and rest program that combines Western medical model therapeutic exercise with Eastern T'ai Chi principles. It features slow, gentle, flowing movements that are accompanied by quiet music and a verse with relaxing images. The entire sequence takes about seven minutes to complete.
- Tone and Stretch I - Tone And Stretch I has the slowest tempo and movements of the Tone And Stretch series. It is appropriate for someone with a very limited activity level or who is just getting started. Since this video is relatively slow, it would be beneficial for viewers with a variety of conditions; neck problems, shoulder problems, wrist fracture, arthritis of the hands, hip fracture/arthritis, knee problems, ankle problems, peripheral neuropathy arthritis, mastectomy, and balance problems. It is not recommended for people with severe deformity of their hands, especially with rheumatoid arthritis because of certain exercises where the fingers pull on each other. This video is not recommended for viewers with severe osteoporosis with spinal deformity because some of the exercises include knee to chest movements or forward trunk flexion.
- Tone and Stretch II - Tone And Stretch II has a faster musical beat and the motions are slightly quicker than in Tone And Stretch I. This video features Ragtime style music and is a favorite for group exercises. This is a balanced workout, with two full length routines, beneficial for anyone needing slow, gentle movement. This video would be especially good for someone with shoulder problems, as it has a great deal of shoulder work in both workouts. Other conditions it would be beneficial for include; elbow fracture, hand arthritis and other problems, hip fracture and arthritis, knee problems, ankle problems, peripheral neuropathy, mastectomy, CVA, balance problems, and Parkinson's disease.
- Tone and Stretch III - Tone And Stretch III incorporates resistance exercises using an exercise band, which is included. If you are moderately active and want to add another element to your workouts, then Tone And Stretch III is for you! Studies show that resistance training helps to tone muscle and increase strength. If your doctor has advised you not to do resistance exercises, the movements can be performed without the band.
NOTE: Those with high blood pressure should consult with their doctor before doing any resistance exercises. This is a balanced workout with two full length routines, and is beneficial for a variety of conditions and problem areas, such as: neck problems, shoulder problems, elbow problems, hand arthritis and other problems, lower back pain, hip fracture and arthritis, knee problems, peripheral neuropathy, mastectomy, balance problems, and Parkinson's disease.
- Tone and Stretch IV - Tone And Stretch IV is the most challenging of the Tone And Stretch series. It is a brisk, full-body workout with great music to keep you moving! This video includes routines using a towel and also incorporates resistance exercises using an exercise band. A FREE Light Resistance exercise band is included. If a different resistance is desired, please select from the options menu below. Studies show that resistance training helps to tone muscle and increase strength. If your doctor has advised you not to do resistance exercises, the movements can be performed without the band.
NOTE: Those with high blood pressure should consult with their doctor before doing any resistance exercises.
This video is lively, fun, and vigorous, and it helps to increase flexibility and strengthen muscles. It is beneficial for a variety of conditions and problem areas, such as: shoulder, elbow, knee, balance, and osteoporosis, although this video would not be the first choice for people with osteoporosis.
- Wheelchair Workout and Feel Fit Videos - Wheelchair Workout is a 25 minute exercise video for people with paraplegia presented and practiced by people with spinal cord injuries. Professionally shot, this video takes people through exercises that stretch and tone those parts of the body that need stretching and toning! Feel Fit is a 45 minute exercise video for person with tetraplegia presented and practiced by people with SCI. This video shows how participants can conduct exercises on their own and with the assistance of helpers.
- Wheelercise Recovery Exercise Video - This program was conceived by Maura Casey, a physical therapist who designed this daily exercise program to be followed after rehabilitation, or as a preventive measure to maintain maximum mobility. Many patients who want to participate in popular exercise programs find television exercises too strenuous for them. This program was designed to answer their needs and with safety in mind. All of the exercises are done from a sitting position.