Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but many refer to it as “medication in motion.” There is evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating many health ailments. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention on your body. Tai Chi differs from other types of exercise in several aspects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed and the joints are not fully extended or bent. Tai Chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the fittest of people to those confined to wheelchairs.
Glenda Gibson has been the Tai Chi instructor at Front Street Crossing in Dowagiac since it’s opening in 2012. Since then, the class has flourished. Participants often recognize the benefits of Tai Chi within just a few classes by gaining greater mobility, balance, and all over better well-being.
Front Street Crossing offers two different times for Tai Chi classes throughout the week.
- Morning Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 – 11:45 a.m. and cost $25 per month.
- Evening Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 6:45 p.m. as a more convenient option for those that work. Cost for the evening class is $20 per month.
First Class is FREE
We know you’ll love our fitness classes, but we also know that sometimes it’s tough to make a commitment to something new. So first class is free so you can try it out.