At Magers Health and Wellness Center we practice Yang 103 Form. Yang Style is the second oldest recorded form and the most popular worldwide. Yang Style is characterized by a closely-knit series of relaxed and composed flowing movements that combine strength with resilience and vigor with gentleness. This class is appropriate for any age, any level of physical fitness and is a great place for someone who is just starting an exercise regime. Beginners are always welcome, we can easily adapt to your skill, fitness level and/or health needs.
Tai Chi is a remarkably potent workout for people of all ages and physical fitness levels. Tai Chi concentrates on strengthening the central nervous system, and on harmonizing muscles and blood flow to the heart, which in turn allows a greater amount of oxygen to be available for consumption. This circulation is beneficial to the heart as it prevents many diseases of the heart and the viscera and inflexibility of the cardiac muscle.
Recent studies show Tai Chi has been found to:
Improve balance and muscular flexibility
Improve immune system response
Improve ability to concentrate and multitask during cognitive tests
Reduce bone loss in women
Improve lower body and leg strength
Reduce arthritis pain
Reduce blood pressure
Promote faster recovery from breast cancer
Promote faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks
Enhance mental capacity and concentration
Improve balance and stability by strengthening ankles and knees
Wear light, flexible clothing and bring a water bottle for hydration.
Summer 2022 Session
Tai Chi will begin on May 3 – July 28 and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00-1pm in the Plaster Student Union (PSU). Class will start around 12:10pm. You will have to participate in over 50% of classes to meet the attendance requirement for the class to be put onto your Wellness Transcript.
Tuesdays: PSU 317
Thursdays: PSU 308
Registration and Instructor
Registration fee: Free! There will be no charge for this session.
Retirement Reception for Dr. Dave Muegge
Director of Magers Family Health and Wellness Center
Date and time – 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, May 18, 2022
Location: PSU Ballroom West
Bike Walk Wheel Week
Starts May 14, 2022.
Prizes for participation, Free bus rides, Free Panera Smoothie.
Bike Walk Wheel Week is the Springfield’s region annual celebration of being active.
Being active can invigorate us and boost our optimism. Cycling, walking, and wheeling in our beautiful outdoors all offer a healthy break, both physically and mentally. We hope you head outside to be active, have some fun, and try something new.