Land Senior Sit & Stand Chair Exercise Instructor Certification


CTL006 manual, laminated cards, Videos: 217, 134, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 141.

Comprehensive exam (6 months to complete exam process).


Although everyone can benefit from exercise, perhaps no other segment of the population will benefit as greatly from regular, consistent exercise as will the older adult. It is important to understand the relationship between age-related physical changes and exercise when planning a gentle land exercise program for older adults.

The ideal goal is overall physical improvement. WaterART’s Gentle Sit and Stand program can improve quality of life by decreasing pain, swelling and stiffness and increasing joint range of motion, agility, balance and strength. Because so many people of differing abilities fall into a general residential class, the level of activity in each program must be geared to individual needs rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Providing variety in general group exercise program with emphasis on mobility and working on their own pain free range of motion is the most important requirement for this population.


Course materials

Table of Contents & Learning Objectives

Chapter 1 Introduction to Exercise
Chapter 2 The Musculoskeletal Connection
Chapter 3 Understanding Joint Action
Chapter 4 Muscles for Strength and Endurance, and Flexibility Testing in a Group Activity
Chapter 5 Gentle Program Design
Chapter 6 How to Put a Class Together
Chapter 7 Sample Program Cards and Exercises Inventory
Chapter 8 Screen Shot Notes from V106
Chapter 9 Study Questions and Answers, References
Chapter 10 How to Complete the Certification Process, Theory Exam And Practical Assessment Marking Templates

  • V134:Tutorial – Updated Gentle Senior Land Sit & Stand – An introduction and guide to attaining certification for a functional and gentle Sit and Stand program suitable for more elderly residents in a retirement home. This video contains a guide to the training required for providing a standard of care with both theory and practical applications. 37 minutes
  • V217-Reviewing Range of Motion Terminology & How It Applies to Land Sit and Stand Senior Programs – This video will provide a great reference for helping the Instructor design safe and effective programs -being aware that the body needs to be moved within each clients pain free range of motion (ROM). The aging population may be a huge range of health histories and skill levels so let’s learn how each joint moves and what safety tips you need to be aware of to help your clients/residents move within their normal pain free range of motion. 74 minutes
  • DVD103: Tutorial – Learn Your Muscles – This video illustrates and discusses the movement and use for all major muscle groups. The Key concepts of muscle conditioning are covered for strengthening and stretching each major group. For balanced training there is an overview of muscle pairs to show what is required for the weaker muscles versus their stronger partner. 79 minutes
  • DVD 104: Basic Sit & Stand Program with some Mind Body Movement – This video provides a simple work-along-program to engage movement for all major muscles and joints. Each exercise is demonstrated to make it easy to follow and explained to help students understand why and how the movement will help keep the body coordinated, balanced and mobile. The program covers exercises that will get the “new to exercise” or “out of condition” senior moving at a self regulated pace. 42 minutes
  • DVD 105: Fit Tips for Designing a Safe and Effective Sit and Stand Chair Exercise Program – The goal of this DVD is to help Instructors understand how to design a safe program for their senior residents. It contains an inventory of exercises that can be made simpler for the “new to exercise” resident or progressed for the more skilled participant. 36 minutes
  • DVD106: Functional Sit & Stand Chair Exercise Program with Fit Bands – This program provides a mixture of both seated and standing exercises. The goal is to provide functional movement for joint mobility combined with some strengthening exercises using a loop band. 33 minutes
  • DVD107: Sit and Stand Exercises with Broadway and Golf Tube ideas – This is a “feel good” – “go at your own pace” program to help the Instructor train residents to maintain function for life using a variety of exercises and styles. Helpful tips are included together with instruction. 34 minutes
  • DVD108: All Seated Chair Exercise Program using Tubing with handles – A seated program with Functional movement as the goal. Functional movement is defined as movement required for day to day living, or movement using the body as a unit with emphasis on core stability. 38 minutes
  • V141 -Review How to complete practical assessment with virtual training.

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Additional information

Weight 2.2 kg
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 16 cm
Video Option

App Video Streaming, Extra Charge: Hard Copy DVDs, Vimeo Video viewing for any device

DVD Access

DVD103, DVD104, DVD105, DVD106, DVD107, DVD108, DVD134, DVD141-A, DVD141-B, DVD217