Fit After Fifty: Tai Chi Anyone?

Perfect for anyone (especially for people who may be out of shape or haven’t worked out in a long time) Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It combines mindfulness and deep breathing with gentle, easy to learn, slow and focused movements. Low impact, Tai Chi limits stress on muscles and joints. Take a class and get on the road to better health!

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Irmo Chapin RecreationSaluda Shoals Couple Walking
Crooked Creek Park
1098 Old Lexington Hwy. Chapin | 803-345-6181
$35 per month. Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-9:45AM. Meditation in motion! Promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Register at the beginning of the month. Taught by Vera Crenshaw.

Lexington County Recreation and Aging
108 Park Rd. Lexington | 803-957-7828
$10 a class or $30/mo. Every Saturday from 10:30AM-12Noon. No training necessary. Experience peace through relaxed movement. Taught by Suzanne Whyte.

Richland Library Sandhills
Sandhills Meeting Room – 1 Summit Parkway
803-699-9230 |
Free. Every Tuesday-November 10-January 12 from 9:15-10AM. Improve your balance, flexibility and coordination with this ancient form of exercise. All fitness levels welcome. Taught by Steve Rawly.

The Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle | 803-779-1971
Beginning Tai Chi, Tuesdays from 3-4PM. Intermediate Tai Chi, Wednesdays from 8:30-10AM. Slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. Improves muscle tone, flexibility, balance and coordination. Monthly membership is $25 per mo. Taught by Ken Wallace.

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA
Two locations: McGregor Presbyterian Church, 6506 Saint Andrews Road
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward Street
803-772-9557 |
4 month membership is available for $110 for seniors. Beginner’s class, every Monday from 6:30-8PM at Saint Andrews Rd location; Advanced Tai Chi, every Thursday from 6:30-8PM at Heyward St. location. Runs through the middle of December. New classes begin the middle of January 2016. Beginner’s class taught by various instructors; advanced class taught by Bob Brookshire.

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