Tuesday, December 16, 2014

25 Free Tai Chi Classes Start Jan. 13

World's Most Popular Exercise At L.J. Nobles Center

LABELLE, FL. -- LaBelle's Senior Center on Cowboy Way will once again host a 25-session class in Tai Ji Quan, popularly known as Tai Chi.

The 12-week, twice weekly class will start January 13 and be held on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle. Registration is required and class size is limited. Only those who are aged 50 and above and who can attend all class sessions will be registered. Call the toll free elder helpline at (866) 413-5337.

About Tai Ji Quan

Tai Ji Quan, "Moving For Better Balance" (pronounced Tie Jee Chuan) is a specialized program for older adults developed by Dr. Fuzhong Li of the Oregon Research Institute and recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as an evidence based program to develop balance skills and prevent falls, through daily practice of eight coordinated Tai Ji Quan movements.

Participants will learn balance skills, good body alignment, and eight coordinated movements in a gentle and flowing motion.

Requirements: age 50 or older, able to walk (canes and walkers are ok), interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength, able to attend all Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. sessions from January 13 through April 7, and willing to practice daily outside class.

The program is sponsored through a grant by the Florida Department of Health and administered by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida. Don Browne will be the certified Tai Ji Quan - Moving For Better Balance instructor.

Watch a Video: Tai Ji Quan Moving For Better Balance as demonstrated by two LaBelle class participants

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