Standing knee raise

Aim of exercise

Improves strength of your hips and engages your core muscles, helps improve balance and agility, essential for walking, standing and running.


  • Place one hand on the back of a chair for support
  • Stand side-on with your feet together, breathe in
  • Breathe out and slowly raise one knee off the ground
  • Keep your back straight and look forwards, hold for a few seconds
  • Breathe in and slowly lower your leg back to the starting position
  • Repeat 10-15 times
  • Turnaround to switch sides


2-4 sets, could add ankle weight over time