Tai Chi Offered at The Hub

Eight-week beginners' Class

Press Release

An eight-week “Beginning Tai Chi” class will be offered again at The Andover Community Hub, starting on Thursday, September 12, 4 to 5 PM and led by Bill Halacy of Concord.  Halacy began his study of tai chi, acupuncture, and Asian medicine following his retirement as Concord’s Chief of Police and now teaches in various locations in the greater Concord area.

Beginners, and those who would like a refresher and opportunity to practice, are all welcome to join this class.  Students will learn how the daily practice of the simple exercise movements of this ancient Chinese exercise regimen can improve immune function, reduce stress and hypertension, and strengthen legs, back and abdominal muscles; improve balance; prevent or relieve arthritis; improve sleep; and eliminate a number of aches and pains. 

Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a quiet, slow-moving form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions by people of all ages from teens through seniors.  As Halacy says, “If you can sit, stand and shrug your shoulders, you can do tai chi.”

The fee for the eight-week series is $75 and pre-registration is required at TheAndoverHub@nullgmail.com or by calling Susan Chase at 735-5135.  The Hub is located at 157 Main Street.