HCPA Exercise

"If physical activity were a drug, we would refer to it as a miracle cure, due to the great many illnesses it can prevent and help treat.”

– UK Chief Medical Officer

Physical activity is strongly associated with decreasing levels of anxiety and stress. Without exercise or mobility, we start to lose strength in our bones and muscle mass due to sedentary behaviour.

Public Health guidelines suggest 150 minutes of exercise per week. We do recognise that it is not easy for all people to achieve this, however, it is still important to set achievable goals, keeping them moving regularly, and practicing healthy habits.

Exercise and physical activity makes up the second half of the Stop Falls service. Within this page you will find resources on chair-based exercise, standing balance exercise and exercise circuits.

Chair-Based Exercise Sessions

Chair Based Exercises offers the opportunity to promote health and well-being from the comfort of a chair. This includes a variety of evidence-based seated exercises that can be adapted to suit an individual’s needs, abilities and goals.

Standing and Balance Exercise Sessions

OTAGO and Postural Stability Classes offer advanced exercises from a standing position that builds on top of Chair Based Exercises. Similarly, these exercises can be tailored to the individual and challenge a wider range of physical functions including balance.

Exercise Circuits

General exercises for movement and keeping the body fit and healthy, suitable for those living with a learning disability.

Live Exercise Sessions on Zoom

Join us at HCPA for our live chair-based exercise event over Zoom at 11:00 am every Tuesday.

All you have to do is sign up once and then we will make sure to send you the joining link and instructions every week. We look forward to getting moving and exercising together!

Reserve your space!
Exercise SessionDateTimeBooking Link
Chair-based exercise sessionsTue, 31 May 11:00https://hcpa.wufoo.com/forms/live-exercise-sign-up/NO
Chair-based exercise sessionsTue, 7 Jun 11:00https://hcpa.wufoo.com/forms/live-exercise-sign-up/NO
Don’t worry if you can't join us weekly, see below for our latest exercise recordings:
On the website?Exercise SessionRecording link

Move it Monday

See below for HCPA’s Move it Monday snippet videos so you can focus on specific elements of chair-based and standing exercise. You can also play HCPA’s 30-minute recorded chair-based exercise classes. Please make sure that it is safe to exercise and that you exercising at your own risk.

Exercise booklets

The following resources are to help keep the individuals you are supporting, active and engaged. These can be used in various settings and viewed either online or in print.

Chair Based Exercise  

Standing and Balance Exercise 

Staying healthy at home exercise guide


If you would like hard copies of any of our brochures, we are currently only able to accept orders of 20+ copies. To order please email stopfalls@hcpa.co.uk

Additional Exercise Opportunities

Later life training & Make Movement YOUR Mission!

The aim is to concentrate on specific elements of mobility and exercise 3 times a day to inspire people to move regularly.

All videos are on Youtube for individuals to enjoy. If people are on Facebook, then join the ‘Make Movements Your Mission’  group for live sessions.

The times of the videos are 8am / Midday / 4pm. The videos will then be uploaded shortly after the live demonstration. Click on the link below to take you there!

» Make movement your mission – with Later Life 

Active Herts

Active Herts is a project that supports people to become more active. They have put together exercise videos with Andrew, which are suitable for all abilities and includes Chair-Based Exercise, Advanced levels of movements, and stretching videos. Follow along by clicking on the link to the Active Herts Youtube channel here:  Active Herts

Sport England

Sport England have put together the ‘Stay in, work out’ project together to keep you moving and inspired while staying at home. They have a variety of links and resources so you can choose the right workout for you. The project includes workouts for older individuals, Pilates, Yoga and mindfulness videos.

Click on the link below for all things to keep or get active at home:

» Sport England – Stay in, work out

Herts Sports Partnership

Suitable for all older adults

Herts Sports Partnership have added a ‘WorkOut Gently’ webpage for all exercise resources for Older Adults. There are a variety of engaging resources from different organisations to keep individuals mobile while staying inside.

» Click here for more: WorkOut Gently

CoachAi with Herts Sports Partnership for staff
The Herts Sports Partnership (HSP) is committed to helping keep you active and healthy while staying at home. HSP is working with CoachAi who will be your own virtual coach to chat to, keep you motivated, and offer guidance and structure to maintain your exercise routine. It’s free to use and uses Facebook Messenger to chat with you via your smartphone » Click this link to get started

» Capacity and Consent for participating in exercise

» Safety Tips