10 reasons to join summer Tai Chi

Carol Emerson

Summer can be a pretty lazy time here in the Brooke. Good thing Tai Chi is a relaxed yet effective way to stay active. Classes tend to be a little smaller as well, so it’s almost like getting private lessons. Here are the top 10 reasons to practice in the summer.

  • No. 10: There’s not a lot else to do around here
  • No. 9: It gets you out of the house
  • No. 8: Tai Chi is very gentle – no sweating
  • No. 7: We practice in air conditioned comfort
  • No. 6: Smaller classes means you get more personal attention
  • No. 5: The people are nice (students and teachers)
  • No. 4: It’s proven to help improve balance
  • No. 3: You’ll become stronger and more flexible
  • No. 2: Tai Chi improves your mind as well as your body

And the number one reason—it’s fun!

Ken and Carol Emerson teach Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. They are both certified black belts and members of the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association. Beginning students learn tai chi basics and a short seventeen move form. Intermediate and advanced students take the study further, learning the entire 108 movement Yang Style tai chi form.

June Schedule:

New! Beginning classes at HOA 1 Fitness Center, Friday 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on June 20 and 27, July 11, 18 and 25 and August 1

Beginning classes HOA 2 Fitness Room near Mesquite Grille, Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on June 19, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on June 21, July 5, 12, 19 and 26

Advanced class at HOA 2 Fitness Room near Mesquite Grille, Saturday 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on June 21 and 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26

Cost: Beginning classes are $11 per class or purchase five tickets for $55 and you get one additional class free. Intermediate and Advanced classes are $10 each or six classes for $50. Advance registration is recommended.

For more information, or to register, call Carol or Ken at 825-9206. Private lessons by appointment.