Moving For Better Balance
YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY
HELPING YOU FEEL STRONG, STEADY & SAFE Have you ever felt like you were going to fall? Feeling unbalanced or unsteady can prevent you from taking part in basic everyday activities like cooking a meal or taking a walk with a friend.
When you’re hesitant to be active, you may feel like life is passing you by. Just the thought of the smallest misstep or slip produces a rush of uneasy feelings that literally stops you in your tracks. To live a full and meaningful life, you have to have the strength and confidence to move about.
The Y offers Moving For Better Balance, a 12-week evidence-based, instructor-led group program designed to help you improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility through the slow and therapeutic movements of Tai Chi, a graceful form of exercise and deep breathing.
Moving For Better Balance was developed by Fuzhong Li, PhD at the Oregon Research Institute with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program is led by a qualified instructor and teaches an eight-form routine of Tai Chi-based movements modified specially for falls prevention.
Moving For Better Balance works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities. The program’s safe and supportive group setting allows participants to enjoy learning with like-minded adults and find relief from the isolation that can sometimes come from living with limited mobility.
DO YOU QUALIFY?
To participate in the program, you must be:
• 65 years or older, physically mobile,
with impaired stability and/or mobility.
• 45 years or older with a chronic condition that may impact stability and/or mobility.
Y membership is not required.
WHAT YOU'LL ENJOY
The 12-week program includes:
- 2 class sessions per week
- 2+ hours of at-home practice per week
- A qualified instructor to teach you therapeutic movements
- A small group to help support you
- A safe and comfortable environment to learn and practice
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN
- A positive social experience
- Improved balance and stability
- Improved memory and cognition
- Improved muscle strength
- Improved self-confidence
- Reduced stress
- Improved flexibility
- Improved mental and emotional well-being
245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI 53149
TUE & THU
Sep 19 - Dec 12
TRI COUNTY YMCA
N84 W17501 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051
MON & WED
Sep 11 - Nov 29
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Association Director of Healthy Living