Conditioning, Core Strength, Flexibility, Coordination, Balance, Relaxation, and a Clear Mind
Utilizing a combination of Tai-Chi, Yoga, Pilates and other meditative arts from around the world this class offers great conditioning for the core, flexibility, strength, coordination and balance. Most importantly it is a moment of peace and a chance to clear the mind in a busy world. The carefully choreographed class uses a unique fusion of techniques to maximize the benefit to the student.
The Tai Chi Yoga program was developed as a way to keep the body fit and able for the long term. This means it will help you practice whatever your passion is more effectively and later into life. Whether your 20 or 80 and athlete or just trying to get in shape this is a great way to develop yourself.
Join us Every Saturday Morning at 9AM to get your weekend started the right way.
About the instructor:
Mike DiGiovanni is 72 years old and as fit and capable as a man less than half his age. He attributes this to his lifelong practice of the fitness arts he loves. Starting his practice of Yoga in 1968 and his practice of martial arts in 1972 Mike had found his passion. However seeing many of his training partners and friend succumb to injury or age he decided to find a way to preserve his capability and that of others as long as possible. So he started developing what he now shares with us as Tai Chi Yoga. Come on in meet Mike and learn his secret to a long active life.
A word from Mike D.:
Your Toughest Opponent
All martial artists think of themselves as warriors. We all have stories about battles with opponents that were really tough. Of course, we usually win the battle or at worst we took a lot of hard shots and still put up a good fight. None of these opponents are the ultimate test of your will to win, your instinct to survive, or your ability to continue living your life as a warrior.
The ultimate opponent of a warrior, and every other living being on this planet is aging. The bad news is that the opponent can not be beaten. The good news is that aging can be kept at bay for a very long time.
The most common career ending areas of the body that fail as we age are: knees, how many of you have knee problems? What about backs? Hips? Shoulders? Neck? Basically the whole body is failing due to training, sparring, full on battles and above all aging.
The good news is that aging can be prolonged if we give our body, mind and spirit the attention that they need. For example, how many of you exercise your eyes, knees, hips , back and even your scalp and hair. The complete warrior has control over the mind as well as the body. The complete warrior also has a strong spiritual belief in a power greater than themselves.
If you have been training in only one of the above areas you may want to consider Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates or a combined training routine. These ancient practices offer the serious warrior the tools needed to live the life of a warrior well into old age.