WARSAW — Participating in exercise doesn’t mean you need to “feel the burn” or even work up a sweat. Medical professionals recognize there are many benefits to be gained through gentle exercise practices. To offer community members an opportunity to try something new, Parkview Warsaw’s Center for Healthy Living is pleased to offer a new series of Tai Chi classes this fall.
Tai Chi, also called Tai Chi Chuan, is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that the body is in constant motion. This form of exercise traces its roots back to an ancient form of fighting that began in China more than 700 years ago.
“I have a lot of students who start out nervous about trying Tai Chi but are surprised by how much they enjoy it,” said Master John Milligan, who encourages others to give themselves permission to try something new. “Not only does Tai Chi improve muscle strength and flexibility, but it offers the brain a chance to learn a new skill. People find that invigorating on a lot of levels.”
Classes will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturdays starting on Aug. 18. Participants may choose between a 4-week package for $20 or a six-week package for $30. Please call (260) 266-6500 or toll-free (844) 835-0003 to reserve your spot.
Parkview Warsaw Center for Healthy Living is located inside the Parkview Warsaw YMCA, located at 1305 Mariners Drive, Warsaw. To see all activities available at the Center, register for a digital newsletter delivered directly to your email at www.parkview.com/chlregistration.