Ancient martial arts exercise set to improve quality of life

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’ Lifelong Recreation is offering a Tai Chi class for those looking to improve their health.

Tai Chi for Health is designed to improve the health and quality of life for everyone. Participants may stand or sit throughout the duration of the class. Class is being held 11:15 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 25, at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St., and 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 25, at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St. Cost is $55 per person.

The Arthritis Foundation of America, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administration on Aging each recommend this program as meeting their standards for health programming.

To register online, visit: or stop by any Parks and Recreation facility including: the Community Building 115 West 11th St.; Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St.; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information contact Gayle Sigurdson, recreation programmer, at (785) 832-7920.