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Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®

Watch Dr. Fuzhong Li, PhD Teach Week 12 of the
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® 
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Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®...
A Balance Program Using Modified Tai Chi Forms and Other Movements That Have Been Shown Clinically to Improve Your Balance By Over 50%

What is Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® is a research-based 12 week balance training program designed for older adults at risk of falling and people with balance disorders. Fuzhong Li, Ph.D., a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute, developed the program. TJQMBB uses a sequence of highly modified Tai Chi forms along with other movements to reduce the incidence of falls by 55%. The program helps improve both standing and moving balance, postural stability, coordination, functional walking activities, range of motion around the ankle joints and lower-extremity strength. It can also help to improve circulation and reduce stress levels. The classes can also help reduce falls and fractures.

What Makes Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® Unique?
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® is unlike any other exercise program because it improves balance but also helps alleviate pain, strengthens the body and relax your mind all at the same time. It is both safe and effective for all ages while targeting the muscles that help you sit and stand-up straight and keep from falling.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® for Parkinsons
Falls are a common and sometimes life-threatening event in patients with Parkinson's disease. In a 2012 study printed in The New England Journal of Medicine, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® was shown to be a more effective way to improve balance and postural stability than resistance or stretching based exercise training programs.

Benefits of Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®

  • Reduces Risk of Falls and Fractures
  • Improves Balance and Flexibility
  • Helps Make Bones Stronger
  • Alleviates Pain and Stiffness
  • Reduces Stress
  • Helps You Stand and Sit-Up Taller
  • Strengthens Back, Hip and Leg Muscles

Small Group or Individual Participation
We teach Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® in a small group or individual setting. You can elect to enjoy the personal attention of individual sessions of the comaraderie of the group. Each individual or small group class teaches simple, safe, easy to learn health-based exercises that you can practice in the comfort of your own home.

All Abilities Can Benefit
All abilities can benefit from practicing the Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® exercises. Younger people can use the Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® exercise to help prevent back and bone problems and increase bone health. Later in life the exercises are effective at relieving back and neck pain and improving balance, bone and muscle strength and self-confidence.

Reston, Herndon, Arlington and Middleburg
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® classes are appropriate for all ages and health and fitness levels. Each class meets for two hours a week for 12 weeks. Class sizes are limited to eight people to maximize individual attention. Individual Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® classes as well as Skype sessions are availabile as well.

Try Your First Class for FREE!
Before you commit to our 12 week Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® program, we invite you to try your first class for FREE. For more information, class times and registration please contact Woody McMahon at 703.628.2880 or via email to woody@sequoiahealth.com

    A mindful and holistic approach to Fall Prevention, Balance, Full Body Functional Strengthening and Posture Exercises for All Ages! Our Science-Based Exercises are Safe and Appropriate for Your Ability. Our Exercises Help Improve Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Fear of Falling, Balance and Strength Problems. Reston, Great Falls, Herndon, Middleburg, Arlington Sterling and Northern Virginia.

    Herndon
    483A Carlisle Drive
    Herndon, VA 20170
    703-628-2880

     Arlington
    5010 Little Falls Rd
    Arlington, VA 22207
    703-628-2880

    McLean
    7001 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA 22101
    703-628-2880

    Middleburg
    300 West Washington Street
    Middleburg, VA 20118
          703-628-2880   

    email: woody@sequoiahealth.com