Thursday, December 05, 2013

Free Tai Chi For Better Balance Workshop

12-Week Class - Now Registering For January 7 Start

LABELLE, FL. -- A Tai Chi "Moving for Better Balance Workshop" will be given in LaBelle at the L.J. Nobles Senior Hope Connections Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. starting January 7, 2014.

(Photo: Participants of 12-week Tai Chi Workshop in April, 2013)

The course is based on traditional Chinese Tai Ji Quan exercise, the world's most popular form of exercise with 80 million practicing daily, promoting better balance and strength.

Tai Ji Quan For Better Balance (also popularly known as Tai Chi) 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.

Pre-registration is required for this free 12-week class designed for adults 50 and over to help assist with balance and movement. This is a basic beginner 8-movement Tai Chi falls prevention workshop. Participants must be willing to conduct a pre and post "balance" test.

There is no cost to participants but space is limited to 15 in the class. Funding is provided by an Older Adult Falls Prevention Mini Grant through the Florida Department of Health.


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