Chris Gary receives Tai Chi instructor certificate
Chris Gary has led a variety of exercise classes over the past 20 years. She has taught for the Newport 60+ Center for over 2 years. Last May a training opportunity came up to learn 8 form Tai Chi (Moving for Better Balance) from Master Trainer Suman Barkhas.
She trained in Portland for two days and received her instructor certificate through the Oregon Health Authority. This was her first exposure to Tai Chi and she became enamored with the exercise program. Her background has been mostly in aerobics, circuit training, step and pilates. Chris sought out other training opportunities to increase her practice in Tai Chi. In November she attended the Tai Chi Yang style 24 form Tai Chi. She will complete her training the end of February.
“Tai Chi Moving For Better Balance” is an evidenced based program which means it has been proven to work! Tai Chi not only improves balance it also falls and improves physical function. Tai Chi Moving For Better Balance has been approved by the National Council on Aging, Center for Disease Control, Oregon Health Authority and the State of Oregon Public Health division as a fall prevention program.
Chris teaches for the Newport 60+ Center. Her classes are held on Saturdays in the Wellness studio at 10:00am. No experience is necessary to join this class. She wants people to wear comfortable clothing and shoes without tread. That’s all that is required. Drop Inns are welcome. Come try Tai Chi for Free. The 60+ Activity Center is located at 20 SE 2nd St. You may call if you want more information at 541 265 9617.