Fresh air, exercise, lake views
A Tai Chi practice group meets at Huntington Beach in Bay Village, just west of the water tower and ice cream shop, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Pat Heinke leads the group first in an opening exercise, a break, then the Wu style Tai Chi often called Qigong, the short form (24 steps); another break and then some people stay for the long form (108 steps).
Many of the participants have taken some formal classes before, but experience is not necessary to participate in the Huntington Beach sessions.
While these exercises stemmed from martial arts, they are widely acclaimed as an exercise to help balance and overall health. They coordinate the mind and the body in synchronized movements that move energy through your body. The informal group always welcomes new people of all ages to participate in these free exercises.