The Fitness Center at Burke is hosting a Free five-week Tai Chi series for people in wheelchairs. The classes in the series will be held every Thursday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 and Dec. 6 at the Burke Sports Center.
Typically done standing, the seated Tai Chi program enables people who use wheelchairs to try this gentle exercise that can increase energy, endurance and flexibility, as well as help reduce chronic pain and blood pressure. Tai Chi done in a chair also is good for increasing range of motion and strengthening arm muscles, stomach muscles and the respiratory system.
The workshop will be held at the Burke Sports Center at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Sifu Gene Nelson at (914) 803-2632 or info@EmpireTaiChi.com.
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