12-Minute Seated Core Workout

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About This Workout
In this workout, Coach Nicole will lead you through a series of seated exercises that will help you tone your entire core, improve your posture, and increase your spinal mobility and flexibility.
  • Length: 12 minutes
  • Equipment: None
  • Type of Workout: Strength training (toning) & flexibility
  • Muscles Worked: Abs, obliques and lower back
  • Fitness Level: Beginner to intermediate
  • Impact: No-impact
  • Safety Precautions: Work through your own range of motion, never to the point of pain. Avoid exercising in an unstable chair or a chair with wheels.
  • Extra Tip: Think about sitting as tall as possible and engaging your abdominals throughout every exercise. The more you focus on engaging the muscles you are trying to work, the more effective these moves will be.

Member Comments

  • I have been away from exercise for many years because of illness.I appreciate the ability to feel my body work again in a safe way! Thank you for these chair videos!! - 7/30/2015 9:01:28 AM
  • I'm wheelchair bound (spina bifada) and can't move my legs at all. Are there other videos that just deal with upper body/core without having to use legs? - 7/26/2015 4:26:15 PM
  • To save the videos click on the More above and it will be saved in your Spark favorites. - 7/8/2015 1:33:22 AM
  • Love this. I never thought you could do core exercises being seated. Will do these many more times. Easy for beginners. - 7/7/2015 1:05:42 PM
  • Thank you so much! I really never thought of exercises from a chair. Now there is no excuse to not work-out! (especially if at a desk for hours). I will look up more of your exercises! - 6/27/2015 4:53:29 PM
  • Started this week. Finding personal experience stories through this journey of health and wellness. This is a great workout to start and increase to train at a higher level. - 6/9/2015 5:12:57 AM
  • This was the best seated core workout I have ever tried. Saved it to my favorites. - 5/30/2015 2:23:38 PM
  • Really good exercise to do while setting in a chair. Gives you a good workout. - 5/22/2015 9:46:34 AM
  • What a great, effective, quick workout, thanks! - 5/21/2015 11:57:47 AM
  • This really warms me up, excellent . - 5/19/2015 11:37:22 AM
  • This instructor has a very soothing voice and it feels so good to my back, doing these exercises! - 5/19/2015 10:46:14 AM
  • To save the video I tried all sorts of things but eventually got it to my Desktop. The actual video didn't load but an exact copy (along the side) did plus there's more videos there. I use right click a lot to download - just can't remember what I did that worked. Experiment. Hope this helps.
    - 5/17/2015 12:40:22 PM
  • Anyone know how to save these great videos to play later? They are starting to clog up my mailbox but I Don't want to lose them! - 5/16/2015 8:59:58 PM
  • I have an old computer that I can't watch videos on, is there anyway someone could tell me what the moves are for this workout, I would really like to try it. - 5/6/2015 12:33:51 PM
  • My husband and I are going to soon travel on our sailboat for about a month. I will try to remember to do these on the boat where there really is no possibility of doing floor exercises. - 4/30/2015 7:19:00 AM