Chairobics video

Do you sit at your desk for long periods of time? Follow these gentle desk based exercises to stretch, flex and loosen your stiff muscles and joints.

We all have hectic and busy days. So making time in your schedule for exercise can seem like a pretty tall order. However, it’s been well proven that a small amount of activity every day can do wonders for your health and work productivity.

That’s why we’ve created a Chairobics video, to help you get just a little more active in your working day. It features a simple set of gentle exercises that you can do at your desk. The great thing is that it’ll only take 6 minutes to complete. There’s even a guided video to help you on your first try. Featuring fully qualified personal trainer, Sam and six of our finest CSSC members, you’re fully supported with tips and tricks to become more active at work.

So why not give it a go and revitalise yourself. For extra fun you can always get your colleagues involved too.

Start by doing as much of this routine as you enjoy and build up slowly. The key is to do something each day. Over time your confidence will grow and you’ll find the exercises will become second nature.

Before taking part in any Chairobics exercises, please consider the health and safety aspects of the equipment first and ensure furniture is stable and fit for purpose.

By following these simple activities you’ll soon start to see the positive impact that exercise can have. You’ll begin to feel improvements to your physical and mental wellbeing. And in the longer term you may find your quality of life improves. Here are some of the top benefits that exercise can bring.

If you’re unable to view these videos at work, please contact us on activewellbeing@cssc.co.uk and we’ll send you a copy.


By following these you’ll start to see the positive impact that exercise can have. You’ll begin to feel improvements to your physical and mental wellbeing. In the longer term you’ll find that your quality of life will get better.

If you are struggling to access the video, take a look at this PDF guide containing all the chair based exercises. 

Chairobics PDF

Benefits of Chairobics

Increase performance

Regular exercise can significantly increase your energy levels, leading to improved performance throughout the day.

Relieve stress

Work can often be stressful, but a little exercise is guaranteed to lighten your mood and relieve tension. It also helps you to cope better with feelings of anxiety or depression.

Increase happiness

Exercise is perfect for releasing endorphins, which are the hormones responsible for making us feel happy and positive.

Improve your memory

Being active is great for your memory and thinking skills. Exercise increases your heart rate and increases the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain. It also enables the part of your brain designed for learning and memory to grow.

Improve sleep and relaxation

Sleep is vital for a healthy and happy person. By exercising on a daily basis you’ll be guaranteed to sleep better at night. Not only that, you’ll also find that the quality of your forty winks will improve greatly.