We are so pleased to welcome Michael Seigel to the studio for a new Saturday group class; Tai Chi for Fall Prevention. The class will be held every Saturday at 10am starting May 11th. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that has gained popularity worldwide for its numerous health benefits, including fall prevention. Through slow, deliberate movements and controlled breathing, Tai Chi improves balance, strength, and flexibility, making it an effective practice for reducing the risk of falls, especially among older adults.

What can Tai Chi do for me?

The practice of Tai Chi enhances proprioception, the body’s awareness of its position in space, which is crucial for maintaining balance and preventing falls. By consistently practicing Tai Chi, individuals can better sense and control their body movements, reducing the likelihood of stumbling or losing balance. Moreover, Tai Chi helps to strengthen muscles, particularly those in the legs and core, which are essential for maintaining stability and preventing falls. The gentle, flowing movements of Tai Chi engage muscles throughout the body, improving overall strength and coordination.

In addition to physical benefits, Tai Chi also promotes mental focus and relaxation, which can contribute to fall prevention. By calming the mind and reducing stress, Tai Chi helps individuals maintain their concentration and awareness of their surroundings, further reducing the risk of accidents. Overall, Tai Chi offers a holistic approach to fall prevention, addressing both physical and mental aspects of balance and stability. Its gentle, low-impact nature makes it suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, making it an accessible and effective practice for promoting safety and well-being.

Meet your instructor

Michael has been a physical therapist and Tai Chi instructor for more than 40 years. He brings both amazing experience and incredible energy to this class that is geared towards anyone who feels they can benefit from better balance, mindfulness, stability and coordination.

Get the details

When: Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting on May 11th
Where: Hyatt Strength + Wellness, 2001 NW 19th Ave. #102
Cost: $100 for 8 consecutive weeks of class
Class size: 6 participants

Hyatt Strength + Wellness is a team of certified, enthusiastic and innovative personal trainers in Portland, Oregon. Get in touch with us by emailing Go@HyattTraining.com.