Tag: Fitness

Inner and outer art of Tai Chi

Tai Chi is well known for its beautiful flowing movements and many health benefits. Less well known is the inner component of Tai Chi that makes the smooth peaceful flow and many health benefits possible. Most teachers start by teaching beginning students the physical postures and sequence with minimal, if any, instruction in the inner…

Flexibility, core strength and a lean body

TeriLee Olivier, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer As a ftness professional, I like to teach my clients how to integrate barre isometric exercises into their workout routine to shed weight, gain muscle mass, build strength, increase flexibility, rehab from an injury or supplement your current fitness routine to help achieve a healthier lifestyle regardless of your…

Self Defense with Jujitsu

A new SaddleBrooke club was introduced at the recent Activity Fair: Self Defense with Jujitsu. The club is designed as a discussion and non-lethal demonstrations to deal with “what if” situations. Members are encouraged to join in on the discussions and are invited to participate in the Jujitsu demonstrations as their physical conditions will allow.…

Keep active and moving with Tai Chi

Even if we can’t do all the physical activities we used to do, Tai Chi offers a gentler option for moving, stretching and strengthening the body. Tai Chi engages the entire body with gentle, flowing movements which increase circulation of both the blood and lymph, helping to clear the waste products of our metabolism from…

Tai Chi – the perfect exercise

  Carol Emerson Tai Chi has grown in popularity throughout the world as science continues to validate centuries old claims that it benefits health, well-being and longevity. Typified by slow, focused, gentle movements Tai Chi builds strength using the body’s own weight and reduces stress with deep, easy breathing. Tai Chi is good for our…

Tai Chi and arthritis

  Carol Emerson Lately, I’ve been learning first-hand how tai chi can help with arthritis. I turned 70 and as many of you may have experienced, things can start to go awry. Well, it seems I have some arthritis! And one thing I’ve found is that doing tai chi, especially the exercise we call “tai…

Tai Chi – it’s good for what ails you!

  Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise consisting of a series of individual dance-like movements that flow smoothly from one to another in a sequence. When it is performed, Tai Chi integrates elements of movement, mind, and breath, making it a mind-directed moving exercise. All movements involve weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing stances, correct…

Tai Chi

  Carol Emerson Black belts Carol and Ken Emerson are proud to announce the promotion of nine students in their belt ranking system. Promotions are based on a student’s accomplishment in the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association core curriculum, which consists of the three internal martial arts of Tai Chi Chuan, XingYi Chuan and BaGua…

A new tennis dynamic dance at SaddleBrooke Tennis Club

  Jay Clayton Wilson Remember when the University of Arizona tennis teams visited our courts for the Skin Cancer Research Fundraiser? Remember how the players did that rather awkward looking, seemingly uncoordinated dance around the court before they started hitting? That dance is what this article is all about. It will be called the Dynamic…