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 memory, too, because the moves are different than we are used to and are performed in a sequence that requires memorization.

Tai Chi is also good for us because it is fun! In each beginning class you will join other people who are new to Tai Chi. We begin with some simple warm up moves, then five ancient exercises that benefit the internal organs of the body. Most of the class is spent learning and practicing the Tai Chi movements. People sometimes find it challenging to remember the moves or the sequence but, hey, that’s why you come to class. In just a few weeks, you will be experiencing the relaxation and flow of this wonderful art. No previous experience is necessary.

Classes are held at the SaddleBrooke One fitness center. Each class is $10. Private lessons are also available.

Beginning class: Tuesday 9:05–10:05 a.m.

Intermediate class: Saturdays 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Advanced class: Saturdays 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

FYI…in memory of our beloved Izzy-Cat, each year we donate a portion of the income from these classes to charities that benefit cats. If you have a favorite cat charity, please let us know.

Your instructors Ken and Carol Emerson have been students of martial arts for over thirty years. Both are black belts, certified by the Ching Yi Kung Fu Association, an international organization dedicated to the practice of Kung Fu for health and peace of mind.

For more information, or to register, please call Ken 520-784-1475 or Carol 520-373-3778.