Chair-based pilates video workout
Video: Pilates – standing and chair-based exercises
This pilates-inspired workout video is suitable for people who have difficulty getting down on the floor and prefer the support of a chair. Some exercises are solely chair-based which is suitable for people unable to stand.
Media review due: 5 August 2025
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The exercises in this series of videos are suitable for most people in good health with a reasonable level of fitness.
Unless stated otherwise, they are general exercises only and are not aimed at treating any specific cause of pain or condition. Video titles and descriptions can give more information on how difficult the exercises are and who they are for.
Get advice from a healthcare professional before trying them if:
- you are not sure if the exercises are suitable for your current level of fitness
- you have a health problem, an injury, any symptoms, are feeling unwell, or you have had a recent health event such as a heart attack or operation
- you have any other concerns about your health
- you are pregnant or have recently given birth
Stop the exercise immediately if you feel any pain or become unwell. If you are concerned about any symptoms, or they do not go away, get help from 111 online or call 111 for advice.
About this video
This pilates-inspired workout is suitable for people who have difficulty getting down on the floor and prefer the support of a chair.
Use a chair with a flat, firm backrest and a flat, firm seat. The class is about 30 minutes long.
Regular pilates practice can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
These fitness videos have been created by InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes. Please note that these videos are recorded sessions of previously live webcasts.
If you like this class you may want to try pilates for back pain and pilates for knee problems.
If you're recovering from an injury or have a health condition, speak to a GP before following these classes.
Page last reviewed: 11 November 2022
Next review due: 11 November 2025