Monday, October 21, 2013

Free Tai Ji Quan Class Enrolling For October 29 Start

Tai Chi Course Enrolling For Free Classes

LABELLE, FL. -- Enrollment has opened for a free twice-weekly course in Tai Ji Quan "Moving For Better Balance" at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle. Shown above are graduates of a LaBelle class earlier this year.

The course is based on traditional Chinese exercise and promotes better balance, and strength. It is designed for older adults with classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. beginning October 29. The course is free and sponsored by Hope Connections in LaBelle. 

Tai Ji Quan is also commonly referred to as "Tai Chi Chuan " or "Tai Ji" and has been a traditional exercise for health and balance for hundreds of years.

Tai Ji Quan For Better Balance was developed by Dr. Fuzhong Li, of the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon and has been recognized by the Center For Disease Control as an effective exercise course for preventing falls in older adults.

Dr. Li was recently in Fort Myers giving a training course for Tai Ji Quan teachers. Among those from Southwest Florida completing the two-day course were Mary Bartoshuk and Don Browne, both of LaBelle.

Enrollment is limited to space available. Contact Mary (email) or call Hope Connections at  (863) 675-1446.

Update: The next free beginning class for ages 60 and above, sponsored by Southwest Senior Services will begin January 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. (twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays) at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle. Registration required and space is limited. Call Hope Connections at (863) 675-1446.

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