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Chair Workouts

Join YMCA instructors from NYC and around the country for workouts designed to improve balance, stability, and flexibility while using the support of a chair. Stream any of the classes for an on-demand workout, or see our PDF guide: 10 Chair Exercises for Seniors: A Comprehensive Visual Guide.

Most Recent Workout

Towel Workout with Shelby, 17 minutes


All Chair Yoga Workouts

Chair Yoga (All Sitting) with Janice, 13 minutes
  Chair Yoga (All Standing) with Janice, 37 minutes
Chair Yoga with Amy, 17 minutes



Chair Workouts

Tai Chi/Stretch

Cardio & Strength



Senior Stretch with Shelby


17 Minute Tai Chi Chair Warm Up with Amy



Towel Workout with Shelby


Chair Workout with Shelby


Chair Exercise with Brian


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Better Balance Workouts

Every week, Janice guides Better Balance classes on Facebook Live for YMCA @ Home. Stream any of her classes for an on-demand workout.


Janice's Most Recent Class

8/20 Better Balance, 45 minutes


All Better Balance Workouts

8/13 Better Balance, 45 minutes   8/6 Better Balance, 45 minutes
7/30 Better Balance, 45 minutes   7/16 Better Balance, 45 minutes
7/9 Back to Basics, 45 minutes   7/2 Better Balance, 45 minutes
6/25 Better Balance, 45 minutes   6/18 Better Balance, 45 minutes
6/11 Better Balance, 45 minutes   6/4 Better Balance, 45 minutes
5/28 Better Balance, 45 minutes   5/21 Better Balance, 45 minutes
5/14 Better Balance, 45 minutes   5/7 Better Balance, 45 minutes
4/30 Better Balance, 45 minutes   4/23 Better Balance, 45 minutes
4/16 Better Balance, 45 minutes   4/9 Better Balance, 45 minutes

7 Minute Fall Prevention



Strength & Resistance Training


Upper Body Workout with Shelby


Strength Training with Natalie


Weights with Brian


Active Older Adults - Weights


Resistance Tubes


Pilates with Melissa


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Walking with Shelby


Cardio Dance with Sarah


Cardio with Brian


Physical Cognitive Exercises for Active Older Adults with Shelby


Chair Exercise with Brian


Rise and Shine Cardio


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Tai Chi


17 Minute Chair Warm Up with Amy


20 Minute Fusion with Amy


Tai Chi Warm Up


Crane Walk #1


Crane Walk #2


7 Minute Practice #1


7 Minute Practice #2


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26 Minute Beginner Yoga Flow with Linda


22 Minute Gentle Yoga with Linda


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Health & Safety Warning

Physical exercise, in all of its forms and with or without the use of equipment such as blocks, straps or any other equipment that may be used by an instructor, is a strenuous physical activity. Accordingly, you are urged and advised to seek the advice of a physician before beginning any physical exercise regimen, routine, program, or using any suggested equipment shown in any of the videos from the YMCA. The YMCA is not a medical organization and its instructors or staff cannot give you medical advice or diagnosis. All suggestions and comments relating to the use of equipment, poses, moves and instruction are not required to be performed by you and are carried out at your election while viewing YMCA videos. Nothing contained herein should be constructed as any form of such medical advice or diagnosis. 

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