If you're a fan of holistic fitness or yoga, our Basingstoke Tai Chi class will add a little variety to your workout routine.
Tai Chi is all about deep breathing, combined with slow, smooth movements. So you'll enjoy a low impact workout that will gently tone the whole body, without feeling over exerted.
Easy to follow and great when shared with friends, our Basingstoke Tai Chi class will leave you feeling revived and refreshed. Find your Chi...
The health benefits of a Tai Chi class go way beyond the toning and strengthening results you'll gain from many other fitness classes.
You'll get them too, plus a bumper crop of other wellness-boosting effects...
The gently nature of our Basingstoke Tai Chi class means you won't work up a huge sweat, though it will help you to tone the body and strengthen muscles. Done on it's own, Tai Chi isn't the top class for weight loss, though when coupled with a slick fat-burning cardio programme, it makes a great supplement to your fat-burning plan.
Through our Tai Chi class in Basingstoke, you'll build more muscle mass, making the body burn more fuel, and ultimately, more fat.
A more toned physique also helps the body to appear slimmer. Win!
Tai Chi consists of gentle physical exercise and stretching, alongside meditation and breathing
techniques. Tai Chi movements are long, slow, sweeping and graceful, without pause between them,
meaning that the body is constantly in motion as it flows from move to move. The movements are
usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully
extended or bent and the connective tissues are not stretched.
There are 5 major styles of Tai Chi, including: Chen, Yang, Wu, Wu Hao and Sun.
Tai Chi training involves 5 elements:
Hand and weapon routines,
Breathing, movement and awareness exercises
With gentle and slow movement, our Basingstoke Tai Chi class is the ideal for beginners, or those looking for a lower impact workout. It's also a great way for gym newcomers to build up to more strenuous or energetic fitness classes and get used to a group fitness environment.
If you're usually bent double or let out a cry when reaching, bending or twisting, our Tai Chi class in Basingstoke can help.
Many members suffering from back aches and pains find that Tai Chi helps to lesson the symptoms.
It's low impact, with gentle stretching movements that will strengthen the back muscles without over-exertion. By improving your flexibility and aligning your spine, you'll relieve pressure on the back and neck, plus walk straighter too.
Thanks to the low impact nature of our Tai Chi class, it's no surprise that it's so popular with our older Basingstoke members.
Easy on the joints, straight forward movements and unlikely to get you too out of breath,our more senior Basingstoke members love a spot of Tai Chi followed by a cuppa tea afterwards in the Pub & Grill!
Great for low back pain sufferers, members with osteoarthitis or weak joints. Plus regular Tai Chi will improve balance, reducing the risk of falling.
Trouble getting forty winks?
If you struggle to get to the land of nod, our Basingstoke Tai Chi class can help you enjoy a better quality of sleep.
The breathing techniques and relaxing positions used in our Tai Chi class will help the body to relax, release tension, and drift off into a deeper sleep.
It will also help to relieve any symptoms of back or knee pain, which can also cause a disruptive night's kip.
Attending our Tai Chi class in Basingstoke on a regular basis can improve the following key areas...
Core – Flowing from move to move engages core muscles helping to strengthen and improve stability.
Arms – Continual arm movements can improve flexibility, coordination and body awareness.
Legs – As all Tai Chi exercises are performed standing up, key leg muscles are engaged throughout.
Glutes – Work your glutes through transitioning through standing and stretching movements.
Back - Regular Tai Chi can lead to improved strength and posture in the upper and lower back.
One of the main focuses of Tai Chi is meditation and breathing exercises.
It is believed that practicing these techniques regularly can have a positive effect on mood-regulating hormones and the nervous system, in turn reducing stress and anxiety.
Our Basingstoke Tai Chi class has been beneficial to members suffering from depression and low self-esteem.
The Tai chi positions used in our Basingstoke fitness class will have you standing, sitting, stretching and twisting. All of which can help to stretch and relax tense muscle tissue.
If you're not feeling so flexible, our Tai Chi classes are ideal for relieving stiffness, tension or repairing injuries.
We'll begin our Tai Chi class with a warm up, including shoulder circles, rocking the head from side to side, plus plenty of reaching and bending. All great (and easy!) ways to improve your body's flexibility.
Our Basingstoke Tai Chi class is ideal for those who want to tone up and sculpt a leaner look.
The exercises used in our Tai Chi class will strengthen the legs, glutes and core, leading to a slimmer more toned body... if you keep it up!
Tai Chi isn't a high energy workout, so it's best enjoyed as an addition to your usual gym workout if you're hoping to tone and tighten the body.
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Our Social Scene
Our Basingstoke members know how to socialise! Make those weekend plans with friends over a light bite in the Village Pub & Grill or a smoothie in Starbucks. The perfect way to wind down after your workout and enjoy our member's social scene.