Joe Pinella offers free Healing Movements training

Bill Brown

Healing Movements is a class using Chi Gong and Tai Chi Kung which involves a series of postures and exercises including slow, circular movements, regulated breathing, focused meditation and self-massage. Here in SaddleBrooke you have the opportunity to try it without any cost because your first experience is a free trial.

Joe Pinella holds three classes every week at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesdays and 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. on Fridays at the HOA 1 Fitness Center.

Chi Gong and Tai Chi Kung relax the mind, muscles, tendons, joints and inner organs. It is considered a revolutionary healing exercise program which stimulates the body’s own repair mechanisms.

Some of the benefits include: improved circulation, relief from stress and pain, improved balance and stamina, naturally regulating blood pressure and increasing energy.

They have their roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts and are viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance chi or what has been translated as life energy.

Pinella also teaches an advanced class known as Chi Fitness on Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. at the HOA 1 Fitness Center and Advanced Sports Conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in taking advantage of this free trial experience and seeing what the exercise can do for you is encouraged to attend. A reservation is not required so you can just show up at the appointed time.