Many years ago in what feels like a land far, far away, my dance career was interrupted by a foot injury which slowed me down but it didn’t stop me. I was determined to stay active. So began the creation of, Chair Dancing®. This was over 25 years ago when the term didn’t quite bring to mind what you’re probably thinking about now which leads us to our updated name, Chair Dancing® Fitness and I’m still in business.
I am often asked if there is still a market out there for Chair Dancing® Fitness and after 12 Fitness DVDs, numerous TV appearances and thousands of orders, I am happy to say we are still a viable product. A lot of this is due to the changing demographics – we have people who are living longer and are more active than they used to be. Admittedly, aren’t you more active than your parents and even your grandparents? I know I am. I can’t tell you how many letters and phone calls I receive from wonderful customers who purchase one of our DVDs then write or call to tell me about their experience.
Ms. C. Lawrence of Middleton, NY wrote me this beautiful handwritten letter to say, “I am so grateful that you took time out to think and design these videos…I attend classes at the senior center but what they don’t know is that I have at least nine of your videos at home from which I can practice at my leisure.”
We are also a nation of people who are bigger than we used to be and that extra weight puts a lot of pressure on those joints yet we still want (and must) stay active. We have helped many start and continue their exercise journey as they battle food and weight loss goals. Some of our customers are those who are turning to bariatric surgery for extra help and our videos give them an entry-level exercise opportunity they can comfortably do at their current size and continue as their fat melts away.
There are customers who, like me, were injured and still want to stay active but need to sit from time to time. Those with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other health issues want to continue their exercise but may need to be seated during some part of their exercise. So, on your seat or on your feet, our programs still work for many people who want an indoor exercise solution that they can do anytime anywhere.
I still chair dance with people all over the country of all shapes, sizes and ages using Chair Dancing® Fitness. My personal and professional goal is to give the gift of better health and fitness; when I hear people use the word FUN in the same sentence as exercise I am filled with gratitude.
Thank you Ms. M. Melnickon of Nebraska who recently share in a 5 star review, “She sure does make exercise fun…”
When inclement weather has people indoors, we offer an entertaining exercise solution and way to get the blood pumping.
Ms. Joan from Pennsylvania said with 10 degree weather she is so very happy to stay indoors and exercise with us. She now happily has six of our 12 DVDs!
Thank you for continuing our mission to provide fitness fun for all. Share a DVD video with a friend, try our slimbell weights, or try a new DVD using the code at our site, www.chairdancingfitness.
Jodi Stolove is the CEO and creator of Chair Dancing® Fitness Jodi Stolove is the CEO and writes of her fitness and life adventures. Email her directly at, firstname.lastname@example.org.