Just as the stress and overeating of the holiday season are winding down, we can look to Tai Chi for a respite! A new 8-week session will be starting at Timberlake Apartments in East Norriton on January 9 on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
The list of benefits that regular practice of Tai Chi can bring is long, according to advocates. It can improve strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Some research also suggests that Tai Chi may help to improve heart function and decrease blood pressure. According to Web MD, one of the most significant benefits is stress reduction.
The Timberlake Tai Chi class, a satellite program of the Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County (Montco SAAC), is run by instructor Peter Judd. The lovely community room at Timberlake Apartments is filled with relaxing music and the gentle, calming voice of Mr. Judd, directing movements and breathing. The exercises are simple and uncomplicated, but as they are practiced, increased control produces the desired affects.
Classes will be held Wednesdays from January 9 to February 27, 2013 (an eight week series) for $45.
Timberlake Apartments is located at 2803 Stanbridge Street just off Germantown Pike in East Norriton. Further information about the classes and registration information are available at Montco SAAC by calling 610-275-1960. Registration and payment are due by January 2. Insufficient enrollment will necessitate canceling the class.