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Tai Chi to be Offered at Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center

FAIRBURY – A 12-week session of Tai Chi will be offered at the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center beginning July 14 and continuing through Sept. 29. The class is geared toward helping the older population with balance and relaxation. Registration will be limited.  Preregistration for Tai Chi is required.

Tai Chi is an exercise program proven to benefit health and prevent falls by 50 percent or more.  It originates from China as a mind body practice and is sometimes described as “moving meditation.”  Tai Chi was created to ease pressure on joints and encourage mobility and stability.  It is a very gentle form of exercise that will also increase balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and mental focus/concentration.  The Tai Chi movements are very relaxing and work together to reduce stress, blood pressure and the risk of falling.  The movements can be performed sitting, standing or utilizing a chair for balance.

The Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance class will be held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Burkley Wellness Center. It will a weekly class with instructor Erin Starr.

To preregister for Tai Chi class call 729-6889 or pick up a registration form at the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center. Preregistration is required.

Tai Chi is FREE to BWC members and will cost $60 for non-members (the wellness center guest fee for class days.)

For more information contact Erin Starr RN, Tai Chi instructor, at (402) 729-6889.