Tai Chi Program
The Siskin Health & Fitness Center offers a Tai Chi program for EveryBODY!
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is one of the most popular mind-body practices in complementary and alternative medicine. Often referred to as "moving meditation," the slow, graceful and flowing movements of Tai Chi are known for providing enormous health benefits for people of various age groups and health conditions.
Health Benefits of Tai Chi
A number of studies have demonstrated the positive effects of Tai Chi on individuals with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia, Stroke, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, and Spinal Cord Injury.
The health benefits of practicing Tai Chi include:
- Improving muscle strength, coordination, and flexibility
- Improving balance and decreasing fall risk
- Reducing pain and body stiffness
- Elevating mood and increasing relaxation
- Improving sleep patterns
- Lowering blood pressure
- Improving cardiovascular fitness
- Increasing energy, endurance, and agility
Tai Chi is safe for everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, and can be modified for most health problems. People with limited mobility - even those in wheelchairs - can learn and successfully use Tai Chi. Tai Chi is not meant to replace medical care for a serious condition.
Types of Tai Chi Classes
Seated Tai Chi
This class was specifically designed for people who:
- Are unable to move their legs
- Spend most of their day in a wheelchair
- Have recently fallen
- Experience frequent falls
Full Form Tai Chi
This class is specially designed for people who feel they are ready to begin learning the fundamentals of Tai Chi without substantial adaptations.
The Siskin Health & Fitness Center
One Siskin Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Check our our Group Exercise class schedules. For more information, please contact the Health & Fitness Center by phone at 423.634.1234 or by email email@example.com.