The founder of the Chair Chi gentle exercise program, Pat Griffith, will be hosting an Instructor Certification Course on Wednesday, July 26, from 8:30am to 5pm at The Sanctuary West St. Paul, 1746 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul.
“Offering our residents new and creative ways to stay fit, such as Chair Chi, keeps them motivated to be active and healthy,” says The Sanctuary’s Community Life Coordinator Emily Allen, who is excited to become a certified Chair Chi instructor.
Chair Chi is well suited for those who have trouble standing and balancing. People can receive the benefits of traditional Tai Chi in the comfort and safety of their own chair.
Chair Chi improves:
• Balance and agility
• Immune system
• Breathing capacity for asthma and emphysema
• Tranquility and relaxation for depression and insomnia
• Pain, anxiety and stress relief
• Hand and foot eye coordination
• Overall health, well-being and peace of mind
• Muscle mass and bone density
Chair Chi increases:
• Flexibility and range of motion
• Blood circulation
• Strength and power
• Speed and quickness
Chair Chi helps:
• Burn fat and calories and weight loss
• Alleviate pain from osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis
• Lower cholesterol, heart rate and blood pressure levels
• Alleviate pain from fibro/polymyalgia
• Alleviate pain from neuropathy
• Increases cognitive awareness for dementia and Alzheimer’s
• Regulate blood sugar levels for diabetes
This class is ideal for Activity Directors at local park districts and senior and wellness centers and is approved for 7 CE credits through NCCAP and NAAPCC.
Griffith is a certified Tai Chi Chuan instructor and founder of Chair Chi. He teaches at health clubs, senior wellness centers and senior living communities for more than 20 years.
The cost of the class is $140 and includes a manual and DVD as well as a continental breakfast. To register or for more information, please call The Sanctuary at West St. Paul at 855-806-0533.