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 the following Tai Chi classes:
- Tai Chi Introduction – for those with no previous Tai Chi experience. Learn Tai Chi for Arthritis forms step by step (please see description below) and some gentle Qigong movements
- Tai Chi Beginner – for those who have 1-5 years experience with Tai Chi and qigong practices
- Tai Chi Intermediate – for those who have extensive Tai Chi practice in Sung, Yang and Wu style Tai Chi forms
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.
For more information or to make a booking, make an enquiry via the customer service menu to the right-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, call us directly on (03) 5338 4500.
PLEASE NOTE: We ask that you please do not show up to these sessions without contacting our customer service team first. Thank you for understanding.
IMPORTANT: As per the Victorian Government Health Directions, Oct 29th 2021, to operate our Tai Chi classes at full capacity all participants are required to provide evidence that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. BCH staff need to see this evidence prior to participants commencing their first class. For participants who are not fully vaccinated, please contact us on 5338 4500 so we can arrange access to attend the class online.