Lengthen & Strengthen 
Pilates based Seated Exercise

The EnergyWise Academy qualification in delivering Pilates based Seated Exercise is a specialist qualification that will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to effectively deliver seated exercise sessions.

During this course you will learn about:

The values and principles of adult social care

Effects that ageing, disability and inactivity can have on the body systems

Health and functional benefits of chair-based exercise for frailer older adults and disabled adults including :

  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Nerves
  • Posture

You will enjoy learning how to engage participants in chair-based exercises and understand the value of chair-based exercise with frailer adults and disabled adults.

This qualification is approved and supported by Skills for Care and Development.

Who is this course for?

This qualification was created specifically with carers and volunteers in mind and is aimed at enhancing the lives of the frail and elderly in retirement/ care homes through seated physical activity. 

It also is a perfect addition to the skillset of the Exercise to Music Instructor as it is a very rewarding way of working without the same amount of personal physical activity required for a regular group exercise class.

We are delighted to announce that we can also offer the Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Programmes for Disabled Clients. This qualification has a pre-requisite of a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness which can be Gym Based or Group Exercise. Our plan is appeal to existing teachers to teach clients with a disability including active wheel chair users. 

How is this course structured?

This course is delivered over four days – divided into two weekends covering:

The values and principles of adult social care

Effects that ageing, disability and inactivity can have on the body systems.

Our unique “Instant Ageing” workshop to help you to get a glimpse of how it feels to be frail and elderly

Health and functional benefits of chair-based exercise for frailer older adults and disabled adults including :

  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Nerves
  • Posture

Above all, you will be taught a variety of activities which will help you to design engaging, fun chair-based exercise classes with a huge emphasis on client participation. 

Sample lesson plans and accompanying music suggestions will ensure you and your clients have fun whilst mobilizing joints and raising awareness of how even the simplest of moves can have a far reaching effect.  

The benefits in terms of well-being and enjoyment are unbelievably high!

What is the pre-requisite?

As this is an entry level qualification no previous experience or qualification is required, however a basic understanding of health & fitness would be helpful.

How much does it cost?

The full cost of the Realistic Chair Based Exercise course is £495.00 for students who have no previous fitness qualifications. 

Alternatively, if you are a qualified fitness/health professional the fees are reduced to £295 on receipt of a valid certificate. Please be sure to let us know if you wish to claim APA  – Accredited Prior Achievement. 

Next Step? To book your place on this course simply fill in the contact form to reserve your space or call our office 0131 669 8888 to discuss payment and registration.

We will do our best to reply within 24 hours. Maximum 10 students on this course.

Don’t miss out!  

When is the next course?


******NEW DATES******.

Mandatory dates for all students – including those with existing fitness qualifications  
Saturday 11th May 9.30am – 4.00pm

Sunday 12th May 9.30am – 4.00pm

Additional dates for unqualified students: 

Saturday 1st June – 9.30 – 4.00pm

Sunday 2nd June – 9.30 – 4.00pm 


Please register your interest by completing the contact form below.

Where is this training course held?

Our main base for delivering qualifications is Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh on the outskirts of Edinburgh.  Queen Margaret University prides itself in being 100% accessible for wheelchair users and is therefore perfect for this qualification. 

Accessible Facilities

Queen Margaret University provides an accessible physical environment with:

  • Dedicated disabled parking bays, an internal ramp, talking lifts to all floors and dedicated space in our lecture theatres for wheelchair users
  • Disabled toilet facilities are located on all floors
  • Induction loops (fitted in most rooms)

We can also arrange for individual support such as BSL signers, notetakers and personal assistants.

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome

Additional benefits include: 

  • Excellent parking with no restrictions
  • Lothian bus services right to the door
  • Musselburgh Train Station is on the campus …only 6 mins train ride from Waverley station
  • Starbucks coffee shop on site
  • Maggie’s Café/Bar on site serving snacks, breakfast, lunch & dinners
  • Potential overnight accommodation in student residence (subject to term/holidays)

If you are unsure of where the University is located I have a series of links to help you:

Queen Margaret University


Lothian Buses



Train times and tickets – Musselburgh Station


If you need any help whatsoever with your travel or accommodation plans …don’t hesitate to ask us by sending an email to fiona@energywiseacademy.co.uk

Please fill in the contact form below to reserve your place or discuss this course with us?

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