Exercise Class Review: Tai Chi at Next Generation Health Club, Kings Park.

As I’ve been a bit slack with exercise lately, I was keen to ease back into it with something simple and not too strenuous – enter the ancient Chinese art of tai chi.

My Mum, who is 50+, had previously undertaken a tai chi course and raved about it, so I figured if she could do it then it’d be a cinch for me!

Some of the things tai chi can help with are:

♥ Anxiety and stress
♥ Posture
♥ Balance
♥ Fatigue

And much more!

I visited Next Generation Health Club in Kings Park in order to tour their facilities and trial the tai chi class as I’ve been looking for a gym to sign up to for a while now.

The class runs for an hour, and our friendly instructor Sam is kind enough to acknowledge that there are a few newbies (that’s me!) in the class, so he would go a bit slower this time – phew.

Running for an hour all up, I found the class to be the perfect level of difficulty, and very calming. The emphasis is on lots of different long, sweeping movements and there is a big focus on the breath, which I appreciated, but it’s also a good workout for your arms and thighs. By the end my, admittedly pretty weak, arms were VERY tired and my thighs were quivering slightly, wondering what they’d done to be forced back into the world of exercise.

I really enjoyed this class, and am considering signing up at Next Gen Kings Park as their range of classes and facilities are great.

Have you ever tried tai chi, or would like to? Lets chat in the comments!

Be well,

Annette

xoxo

10 comments

  1. Anneke says:

    I am desperate to Tai my Chi!!

  2. Kirstie says:

    I’m totally interested in trying it! On another note: any yoga places you can recommend SOR?? 😀

  3. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Kirstie,

    For sure 🙂 What area/suburb are you currently in and I can recommend? There is a great one in Rossmoyne that I used to go to when I lived out that way!

  4. Kirstie says:

    I’m still living in Canning Vale! Since high school :p Since the school I teach at is in Southern River most of my life revolves around here so trying to find somewhere close-ish to go to! 🙂 Thanks, lady!

  5. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Kirstie!

    Well Rossmoyne is definitely my pick:

    http://www.yogarossmoyne.com.au/timetable.htm

    It’s only $16 for a casual class or $120 if you pay for the whole 10 week term. This is really cheap for yoga! And each class goes for 90 minutes.

    I also used to enjoy these classes in Willetton:

    http://www.yoga.com.au/wa%20classes.htm

    As they are very relaxation and stretching based.

    Those are the best I know in that area, hopefully they aren’t too far from you 🙂 Let me know how you go! XX

  6. Kirstie says:

    Oooh! Thanks chicken. I’ll check out Rossmoyne and let you know how I go! Thank you so much! xx

  7. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    No problem AT ALL 🙂 Can’t wait to hear back on your experience!

  8. Natalie says:

    Just wondering whether they did the class with a nice backdrop (ie outside in kings park) & any music? Sometimes they do a lil tai chi in les mills classes and its always to cool music!

    Kings Park sounds good.

  9. Ethan Brown says:

    Yes, I agree with Natalie, King’s Park is good to perform. As it haslush greens and fresh high oxygen level around it.


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