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Standing Firm Fitness - Chris Netto

Tai Chi for Health, Balance, and Wellness!

2019 Schedule

Tai Chi

Experience "Movement as Medicine, Feel the Power
of Tai Chi, move in an integrated, relaxed,
and balanced way"
Chris Netto, a certified Tai Chi for Health
instructor with 12 years of teaching experience
Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programming.
18 Posture Tai Chi/qigong
Balance the Tai Way
New and Ongoing classes available
no experience necessary


Tai Chi for Health and Balance an introduction to Tai Chi starts on Tuesday Setpember 17th. Explore the essential Tai Chi principles through the practice of Tai Chi for Diabetes (TCD) developed by Dr. Paul Lam and 18 Posture Tai Chi Qigong (Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong) set, a program developed by Professor Lin Hou-Sheng, a master healer, and He Weiqi at the Shanghi Hospital in 1979. This is a good entry level class for beginners with little to no experience in tai chi principles or exercise.

Balance the Tai Chi Way begins Wednesday September 18th at 10:30am is a continuation of the balance matters series. This easy on the joints, low to moderate intensity program blends both traditional balance and specific Tai Chi exercises to promote balance, flexibility, agility, confidence, and strengthen muscles while improving overall health and well-being. Whether you participate sitting or standing through all or some of the program’s exercises you can enjoy the gift of movement on your balance and on your health in a fun, gentle, supportive and friendly environment at your own pace. Join any time.

Tuesdays at 11:00am teaching Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA). It will include both Parts 1 and 2. Safe, effective, and a fun way to exercise your mind body and spirit into balance, for people of all ages, with or without arthritis or other health conditions. In these classes you will learn the TCA routine along with mindful breathing, Dr. Paul Lam’s warm up routine, tips on balance, posture and much more. TCA is recognized by Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Administration on Aging as one of the best evidenced based programs for health promotion and disease prevention, as well as endorsed by the Arthritis. New and continuing students welcome

Wednesdays at 9:15am Explore the basic practice of Tai Chi for Diabetes (TCD) also developed by Dr. Paul Lam and is one of his Tai Chi for Health series. This set includes Yang and Sun style movements. This class also features 18 Posture Tai Chi Qigong (Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong), a program developed by Professor Lin Hou-Sheng in 1979. Professor Lin is a renowned Qigong Master, scientist and Master Healer. His remarkable credentials include Professor of the College of Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, Director of Qigong Research Institute in China and Honorary President of the International Society of Natural Cures. Good entry level class for beginners with little to no experience in tai chi principles or exercise.

Whichever class you choose, enjoy the many health, wellness and balance benefits associated with the practice of Tai Chi, a soft internal form of Qigong, an ancient Chinese health care system, that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention making it unique from traditional exercise programs, in a gentle, relaxed and friendly environment.

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All new students are asked to make a 6-class commitment.

Qi Blessings from Chris Netto

Discussion of Essential Principles of Tai Chi / Qigong Applied
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