Tai chi is an ancient and gentle Chinese exercise form that is practiced around the world.
It involves slow, controlled movements to improve flexibility, muscle strength, balance and fitness. Practising tai chi may help relieve symptoms of arthritis, improve memory, concentration and your general health.
Ballarat Community Health runs four tai chi programs: tai chi beginner, intermediate, advanced and tai chi for arthritis.
Intermediate tai chi is for people with some experience in tai chi. Advanced tai chi is for people experienced in tai chi. Some participants may require assessment before participating in intermediate and advanced tai chi.
Tai chi for arthritis
Tai chi for arthritis is a program that has been designed specifically for people with arthritis, but may also be useful for anyone wishing to maintain general health and wellbeing. Various gentle strengthening movements combine to give you 45 minutes of low-impact exercise, perfect for those with restricted mobility or painful joints. This program runs in 10-week blocks a couple of times a year. The next program begins Tuesday 3 March 2020 and will be held from our Smythesdale location.
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