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Class: Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention – The Longmont Senior Center [bi-weekly sessions 3/8/22 thru 4/28/22] (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MST)
March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until April 28, 2022
Time: Noon – 1:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Where: The Longmont Senior Center
This program was developed by Dr. Paul Lam who modified the Sun family style Tai Chi by removing strenuous and risky moves and replacing them with movements more effective for health. The result is a program that is proven in scientific studies to diminish pain, increase muscle strength, extend range of motion, and improve overall health. The integration of mind/body movement with slow continuous movements reduces stress and relaxes both the body and the mind. Throughout the exercises, there is a focus on weight transference which improves balance and reduces falls. Once you learn this form, you can practice at home. All you need is enough room to take a few steps forward and back, left and right. No special uniform other than low, comfortable shoes. No special equipment. Tai Chi has no adverse side effects and no impact on any medicinal regimen. Steve Elliott has been studying Tai Chi for over 39 years and teaching for over 17 years. He is certified by Dr. Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.
There is an amazing class happening at the Senior Center in Longmont. It is called Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention. I have taken this for three months, twice a week and have found it so beneficial for my whole body. You don’t have to have arthritis or lack of balance, as the class addresses movement, posture, and a new understanding of how your body parts work in coordination. The moves that make up the form (similar to a dance) are slow and graceful. We work every class on learning the moves and then perfecting the form. I leave the class feeling straighter in my posture and relaxed. The class is taught by Steve Elliott. He is a fun and knowledgeable teacher. The atmosphere is relaxed and we laugh often and learn more about our bodies every class. Steve has amazing patience, and we all learn from each other.
Steve also teaches at Dance Dimensions, Hover Manor Senior Apartments and Balfour Senior Living in Longmont.