Exercise is a new vital sign

Take a Tai Chi class with Kim Kubsch!

Take a Tai Chi class with Kim Kubsch!

Kim Kubsch

Did you know that exercise is a new vital sign? As reported in The Wall Street Journal in December 2014, patients are coming out of the doctor’s office with prescriptions for physical activity in addition to drugs, doctor referrals and follow-up protocols.

Try exercise as your new prescription for Type 2 Diabetes or Alzheimer’s or Asthma or anxiety/depression. Exercise options in Sun Lakes for older adults (all ages and abilities) have lots of options including Tai Chi-Qigong, yoga, NIA (non-impact aerobics), Cardio Fit or MS ROM by Silver Sneakers, Zumba Gold, stretch and balance, walking, swimming, weight/circuit training, Pickleball or tennis.

As a Sun Lakes resident, I am a Tai Chi-Qigong Instructor certified by the American Tai Chi-Qigong Association. Also a Silver Sneakers® FLEX Instructor and certified to teach PWR! Moves for Parkinson’s and Chair Chi, I use easy and gentle Tai Chi to teach how to enhance overall health, increase flexibility, improve balance and coordination and reduce stress, while building bone strength. Life in balance is a body in motion; and motion lubricates your joints, like lotion lubricates your skin, so get moving!

Drop-in at my Tai Chi-QiGong class, tailored for older adults of all ages and abilities. Try it, you will feel rejuvenated and balanced.

Cottonwood Country Club, Sun Lakes

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Intermediate

Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Beginner (sit or stand)

Cost: $5/drop-in class or a series of six for $25. Free to qualified Silver Sneakers members.

Venue: Cottonwood’s Phoenix Room (A-9), attached to the Ladies Fitness Center, near the swimming pool.

Renaissance Senior/Assisted Living Center, Sun Lakes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15-11:15 a.m., residents only

Stay tuned for a new class coming soon in the Sun Lakes area!

If the class days and times are not convenient, purchase either or both DVD’s to practice 24/7. Order online for $20 each or both for $30 or purchase at any class or at www.SafeMovements.com.

For any questions call 480 392 3436 or e-mail [email protected] v