Tai Chi Programs
Moving For Better Balance
Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week, evidence based, group exercise program based on the principles of Tai Chi and designed especially for falls prevention. The program works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility to enhance overall physical health. Participation in the program may also result in better mental health, reduced stress, improved memory and cognition, and increased self-esteem. Other evidence based, tai chi programs are coming to the YMCA in 2019, aimed at falls prevention and arthritis prevention and management. New cohorts of Moving for Better Balance begin several times per year. Participation in the initial 12-week cohort is free to everyone in the community. Starting with a participant’s second cohort, Moving for Better Balance is always free to members. Potential YMCA members may participate in additional cohorts for a fee of $120 per 12-week session.
Only 25 spaces per class! Call 724.438.2584 for more information or to register.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Designed to empower people to improve health and wellness, millions of people around the world have learned and benefited from these programs. Governmental bodies such as the CDC, the National Council on Aging, the Arthritis Foundation, and health departments and organizations around the world support these programs designed to prevent and manage arthritis. This program is also targeted at those at high risk of falls. Moving for Better Balance is a prerequisite. No cost.