Physical Fitness

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. And not only is exercise good for your body—it’s also good for your mind, mood, and memory. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness.

Tai Chi

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging presents Tai Chi for Health. Paul Lam, M.D. has worked with Tai Chi experts and medical specialists to design Tai Chi for Health programs for all fitness levels. These programs are easy and enjoyable to learn! Scientific studies have proven their efficacy and safety.

Benefits of Tai Chi Include:

  • Improved Flexibility
  • Improved Muscle Strength
  • Reduced Pain and Stiffness
  • Improved Posture
  • Improved Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Improved Immunity
  • Reduced Stress
  • Improves Balance, Strength and Physical Performance to reduce fall frequency

Certified Tai Chi Instructor and Weekly Classes offered. 8 Tai Chi Forms that focus on weight shifting and postural alignment. Movements progress from easy to more difficult. 24-26 week program. 4 classes are offered a week and each class is one hour. You are invited to attend as much or as little as you like.

Pre-Registration is required as space is limited. Call JAAA for dates, times and registration.

Donations are necessary to keep the program operating. Persons are invited to be as generous as they can to support the program. Funding is paid in part by the Older Americans Act and support from suggested donations received from persons in the program.