Stretch out your fitness repertoire with Tai Chi in the Park every Wednesday


With summer weather upon us, it’s a great time to get outside and stretch your legs. But if they’re feeling a little stiff from two pandemic years curled up on the couch, the perfect solution has arrived.

Tai Chi in the Park is returning, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6 in Lions Park. Starting at 11 a.m., the program is open to everyone – young and old, beginner to expert.

Organizer Carole Mackintosh notes that Tai Chi is a great way to build flexibility, strength and mindfulness.

According to Harvard University, Tai Chi, with its slow, fluid movements, may look gentle, but packs many powerful benefits. Based in Chinese martial arts, it can improve balance, loosen tight joints and build core muscles, to build strength and flexibility, while protecting the body from injury. It can be adapted to any level of ability, they said.

The group will meet each Wednesday morning, and is free for all to attend. According to Mackintosh, in the event of rain, the group will be meeting in the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, across the street from the park.