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Take Your Tai Chi to the Next Level With Tanner’s Tai Chi 2.0


02.28.2019

For hundreds of area residents, the tai chi classes offered through Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well have been a slow, fluid motion toward improving their strength, flexibility, balance and overall health.

Now, those who have completed other tai chi classes through Get Healthy, Live Well can go further with the initiative’s new Tai Chi 2.0 class.

Like Tanner’s other tai chi classes, Get Healthy, Live Well’s Tai Chi 2.0 will use the Sun and Yang style of tai chi. Classes will meet twice a week for six weeks. Each class lasts 45 minutes to an hour and will offer participants both fundamental movement sets along with more advanced movement sets and breathing techniques.

Unlike the previous versions of the class, however, Tai Chi 2.0 will have a modest fee of $35 per participant. Participants must have already completed Get Healthy, Live Well’s Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Health class for beginners or Continuing Tai Chi.

Get Healthy, Live Well began offering the specialized Tai Chi for Diabetes class in 2017 and later expanded with the more robust, comprehensive Tai Chi for Health and Continuing Tai Chi. The classes focus on helping participants increase their mobility, improve their balance and reduce stress with deep breathing and slow, gentle movements. The low-impact tai chi classes encourage participants to shift their body position and step in coordination with their arm movements. The classes are led by certified instructors from the Get Healthy, Live Well program.

Research has shown that tai chi can help improve joint function and reduce pain, improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, reduce stress and anxiety and improve the control of diabetes.

The classes are offered at multiple locations throughout Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties.

Those interested in continuing their tai chi journey can register for Tai Chi 2.0 online at www.tanner.org/taichi or by calling 770-214-CARE (2273). The fee is due at the time of registration, and no refunds — full or partial — will be issued for those who do not complete the program. Those interested may sign up through the third class of each series. The first series of the Tai Chi 2.0 classes will begin March 4 at 9 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton.



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