If you’re looking for a way to build core strength and reduce stress, consider tai chi. Originally a self-defense practice, modern tai chi has evolved into a gentle form of exercise that’s often described as “meditation in motion.”
At Club USA Fitness, we’re thrilled to offer tai chi in Littleton, and we’d love to teach you more about this graceful form of exercise.
Tai chi has its roots in ancient China. In modern times, it is practiced as a graceful, flowing form of exercise involving a series of gentle movements. It is non-competitive in nature and provides gentle physical exercise and stretching. During a session, each posture gracefully flows into the next, keeping the body in constant motion.
Benefits of Tai Chi
The benefits of tai chi are numerous and include:
- Decreased stress, depression and anxiety
- Increased energy and strategy
- Improved balance and flexibility
- Improved mood
- Increased muscle strength
- Lower blood pressure
- Decreased joint pain
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved immune system function
Who Is Tai Chi Right For?
Tai chi is a minimal impact exercise that puts very little stress on the body’s joints and muscles. As such, it is safe for most people regardless of their age or fitness level. Because it is low impact in nature, it is ideal for many older adults who are unable to safely engage in other types of exercise.
While tai chi is safe for most people, you should consult your health care provider prior to enrolling in a class if you are pregnant or suffer from back pain, osteoporosis, hernia, fractures or joint problems.
Littleton Tai Chi Class
If you’re interested in enrolling in a Littleton tai chi class, contact Club USA Fitness today! We offer classes for beginners as well as more advanced students, and we’d be happy to help you experience the many benefits of this ancient Chinese practice. Call 303-979-7772 to learn more about martial arts in Littleton .