Thursday, 3 October 2013

New Tai Chi Class for people with MS in Wokingham



People with MS in Wokingham borough are invited to join in a new weekly Tai Chi class.  Tai Chi, although a martial art, is now practiced mainly for its therapeutic benefits, which include reducing stress, promoting balance and flexibility. Tai Chi can also be used to help Multiple Sclerosis, Balance, Arthritis, circulation problems and High Blood Pressure.   The exercises can be done either seated or on the mat.

There will be a free trial session of the class on Wednesday 16th October from 1.30 – 2.30pm at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre Rehab gym, Lower Earley.  This will be followed by an 8 week course, starting on Wednesday 23rd October to Wednesday 11th December from 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Exercise can help some people with MS manage their symptoms, along with decreasing the risk of heart disease, improving muscle strength and mobility and helping you achieve or maintain a healthy weight.  All levels of ability are welcome; however, if you are not able to independently transfer from wheelchair to mat or need extra assistance, please bring your carer with you. The exercises can also be performed seated.

Spaces are limited so please book in advance by contacting Amanda Speck on 0118 974 6525 or 07809 309582 or email amanda.speck@wokingham.gov.uk