Life in balance is body in motion

Kim Kubsch

My six years of teaching easy and gentle Tai Chi–Qigong to mature adults has provided me daily insights to a wide range of balance challenges. One of the many benefits of a Tai Chi practice is that it helps improve balance, targeting all the physical components needed to stay upright – leg strength, flexibility, range of motion and reflexes, all of which tend to decline with age.

In mid-April, in addition to my Tai Chi DVD’s, I will release my daily balance program for better mobility, stability and agility in and around the houses of mature adults. Filmed in Sun Lakes in various homes and apartments of seniors, the participants range from 60 to 99 years of age. Some have had hip, shoulder and knee surgeries, and several have arthritis, carpel tunnel, fibromyalgia, glaucoma and hearing challenges. From the bathroom to the garage to the kitchen to walking your dog, your home can be your best exercise opportunity without getting dressed and out of the house! And these are the same people who find Tai Chi helpful for their balance.

Join us and try my year-round, mixed-level class in Sun Lakes. This class, for beginners and intermediate levels, is held on Thursdays from 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the Mirror Room in Sun Lakes Country Club. We will not have class on April 13. Drop-in classes are $5. Wear rubber-soled shoes, comfortable clothes and bring water. For more information, visit or call 480-392-3436.