Mind and Body

Tai Chi Classes

Helps lower stress and anxiety levels and increase energy. A series of slow, controlled movements and postures help build muscle strength, co-ordination, balance and flexibility

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Frequently asked questions

What is Tai Chi?

Also known as ‘shadow boxing’, Tai Chi is one of the major branches of Chinese martial arts. It has been developed to strengthen the body and relax the mind. This discipline combines precise movements with gentle motions that perfectly walk the line between fitness and relaxation.

What are the benefits of Tai Chi?

A Tai Chi class benefits both your body and your mind. You’ll experience a full-body workout, increasing your strength and flexibility from head to toe. Tai Chi classes are also low-impact, meaning you won’t risk straining your joints as you exercise.

As well as the physical gains, Tai Chi helps to relieve stress and anxiety through meditation techniques. It will leave you feeling calm and relaxed after every session.

What can I expect from a Tai Chi class?

There are different styles of Tai Chi, all with hundreds of specific movements and poses. When taking part in a Tai Chi class, your instructor will teach you how to perform easy positions to begin with that will gradually increase in difficulty. Once you learn how to complete each position, you’ll begin to combine them to create a fluid sequence of movements.

How many calories can you burn in a Tai Chi class?

Although not always as physically demanding as other martial arts, you can still burn roughly 273 calories an hour with Tai Chi.

Do I need to have Tai Chi experience?

No, you don’t need any previous experience to take part. Tai Chi classes are perfect for beginners as they ease you in gently with steady, low impact movements. It’s also a fantastic option for older gym members or those who are recovering from injuries and want to stay active.

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