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Gentle Movement and Chair Fitness

Course Code:PL1867F

Spaces:12 spaces left

Centre:Bourne Community Hub

This relaxing course will help improve your general health and fitness with gentle movement and stretching that you can do seated in a chair.

What the course is about

During this course you will receive both group and individual support from an experienced tutor who will provide guidance and advice as you explore gentle movement all whilst being seated in a chair.

Most classes begin with a breathing exercise, and you will then gently stretch the body with a sequence of exercises to warm up all the joints and muscles of the body.

You will:

  • Learn what your body needs and how it wants to move

  • Do what feels good and rest when you need to

  • Explore exercises that can improve your fitness

  • Take part in gentle movement and stretching exercises

  • Learn about warming/cooling your body properly to ensure you exercise safely

The classes will mainly involve staying seated and you may be invited to do a short standing practice with your chair for balance if needed. All exercises are invitational, and you will be encouraged to listen to your body and what it needs.


  • Stretching improves your flexibility

  • Strengthen muscles, joints and ligaments

  • Improve attention and concentration

  • Help with stress and reducing negative thinking

  • Restoring and nourishing for body and mind

Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

This course is participative and includes information giving, demonstration, discussion and working together. It offers an avenue for creative pursuits and for improving your health and wellbeing.

The friendly classroom environment is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no pre-course information sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course.

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This course is for complete beginners, no previous experience is required but you will need a very basic level of fitness that allows you to work from a chair. This class does not require you to get down on the floor.

Materials and costs

You will need to wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. You might like to bring a cushion to put under your feet if you have shorter legs and a blanket for the relaxation towards the end of the class.

If you practice at home, you will need to have an upright chair - a kitchen or dining room type chair is ideal.

Next Step

Other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at centres: parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

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Course Details

Start Date18 January 2024

LocationArne Crescent, Poole, BH12 4DY


Time10:00 - 11:30

Duration10 weeks

SubjectPhysical Health and Wellness


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £98. Concessions £49.

PL, PS and PM courses can be paid for upfront in full, with an Instalment Plan, or upfront discounted with our concessionary fee. Find out more about our concessionary discount here.


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