The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department will offer two new tai chi classes this week at the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway. Kim Reed from Radiant Motion for Health will lead the sessions.
Tai chi, an ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise, is comprised of a series of slow, deliberate motions. Its minimal impact on joints and muscles makes it ideal for all ages and fitness levels.
Tai Chi & Shibashi will be offered on Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 29 from 10-11 a.m. A qigong, or “life energy work,” practice involving 18 moves for each set, shibasi is world-renowned for its healing benefits.
Tai Chi for Arthritis I is geared toward people with arthritis or other joint issues to provide greater flexibility and strength in the joints and to increase balance to reduce falls. It will be held Sept. 12-Oct. 31 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The cost per eight-week session for either class is $65 for Ocean Pines residents and $81.25 for non-residents.
For more information or to register, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. Information regarding additional recreational programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, is available at OceanPines.org.