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Exercise Quickie: Getting Out of a Chair

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If you’ve been following my posts lately, you’ve probably noticed that I LOVE exercises that easily integrate into life and don’t require extra designated exercise time.

If you like easy, time-saving exercises, you’re going to love today’s quick exercise tip.

In this video, I’ll show you one of my absolute favorite moves in the doesn’t-require-extra-designated-exercise-time category. 

And if you’re getting out of a chair every day, then you’re already halfway there!

Once you get the hang of this simple move, you’ll be able to apply it every single time you stand up. If you’re like me, that’s pretty much all day, every day and that adds up to major benefits for your knees, pelvic floor, lower back, and even the shape of your glutes!

Check out today’s video and if you have any questions or feedback you’d like to share, please let me know in the comments below!

Yours in healthy knees and standing up with ease,

Sydney

P.S. We’re still offering 30-day complimentary access to all of the Pilates Tonic Online classes over at https://www.pilatestoniconline.com/membership where we are adding new videos regularly—see you online!

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  1. Sydney – I have watched and practiced each of these exercises you have posted. Thanks for doing this and for the practicality of each one.

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  2. thank you for the great guidance on getting out of the chair. I need to use my arms to get me out the chair. I assume I need to strengthen my leg muscles to be able to do this properly. Is that correct? or is there something else i can/should do?

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      Hi Janet, Thanks for your great question! This exercise will help strengthen your legs and it’s completely okay to use your arms when you practice. As you get stronger, not having to use your arms as much will be a fantastic way to mark your progress. You can also try making the seat of the chair higher by placing a pillow or folded quilt/blanket or two on the chair. This way you don’t have as far to go when you stand up. Hope this helps!

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