The RFDS is introducing Tai Chi at the Welcome Centre in Blende Street.
Gayle Turner Lead Tai Chi Instructor said she’s looking forward to running the classes and believes Broken Hill people will benefit enormously from the gentle form of exercise.
“Tai Chi improves flexibility, muscle strength and balance,” she said.
Ms Turner added that Tai Chi helps with relaxation, integrates the mind and body, increases heart/lung activity and helps align posture.
She says the benefits of Tai Chi are recognised around the world including the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in America, Diabetes Australia, Arthritis Australia and the National Health Service in Britain are just some of the groups that back the benefits of Tai Chi.
There will be three sessions a week Monday at 9am will be a drop in session, beginners lessons on Saturday morning at 9am and an intermediate group for experienced enthusiasts at 10:15am on Saturday. The classes begin on January 22.
Whilst the RFDS has received funding to support the program Ms Turner would hope people would donate a gold coin when attending Tai Chi.
There will be an information session on Saturday, January 5 or you can ring the service on 0439515247.