Health. Balance. Strength.

Ongoing Classes & Special Programs

Tai Chi / Senior Wellness

Ohio Living Rockynol
Mondays, 11 to Noon
Free for residents; $5 per class for non-residents
Tai Chi / Senior Wellness
Ohio Living Rockynol
Mondays, 11 to Noon
Free for residents; $5 per class for non-residents

Tai Chi is a low-impact, weight-bearing form of exercise practiced for its many health benefits. The movements are slow and deliberate, and are coordinated with specific breathing patterns. Open to the public, this class is geared to the senior population.

Tai Chi has been shown to improve cardiopulmonary fitness, bone health, endurance and coordination. It also can be “played” to relax and re-energize. And, it's good for the brain!

Regular practice can provide:


  • Increased leg strength

  • Improved balance and a lower risk for falls
  • Increased range of motion in the joints

  • Improved breathing

  • Reduced pain and stiffness

Studies also show promise that Tai Chi practice may be beneficial in treating hypertension, osteoarthritis, Parkinson's, fibromyalgia and sleep problems.

Address: 1275 W. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44313
Room: Carrell Center
Sessions: Start any time
Registration: Appreciated. Call 330-945-5533 or email nancyg@ngenergy.us.
Note: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Bring water.

Tai Chi... Meditation in Motion

Fairlawn Community Center
Mondays, 6 to 7:15 PM
$60 for each 5-week session.
Tai Chi... Meditation in Motion
Fairlawn Community Center
Mondays, 6 to 7:15 PM
$60 for each 5-week session.

Tai Chi is an “internal” Chinese martial art, practiced for its many health benefits. The movements are slow and deliberate, and are coordinated with specific breathing patterns. Tai Chi is a great exercise program for people of all ages and physical abilities; a great cross-training program for athletes.

A low-impact, weight-bearing exercise, Tai Chi has been shown to improve cardiopulmonary fitness, bone health, endurance and coordination. It also can be “played” to relax and re-energize. And, it's good for the brain!

Regular practice can provide:


  • Improved physical conditioning, muscle strength, coordination and flexibility
  • Improved balance and a lower risk for falls, especially in elderly people

  • Increased range of motion in the joints

  • Improved breathing

  • Reduced pain and stiffness

Studies also show promise that Tai Chi practice may be beneficial in treating hypertension, osteoarthritis, Parkinson's, fibromyalgia and sleep problems.

Address: 3486 S. Smith Rd., Fairlawn, OH 44333
Sessions: New sessions begin every five weeks. Call 330-945-5533 or email nancyg@ngenergy.us
 for next start date.
Registration: Arrive 10 minutes early the first week.
Note: Classes held outdoors as the weather allows. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Bring water.

Tai Chi Fit... the Martial within the Art

"Build A Body" in Green
Tuesdays, 6 to 7:15 PM
$60 for each 5-week session.
Tai Chi Fit... the Martial within the Art
"Build A Body" in Green
Tuesdays, 6 to 7:15 PM
$60 for each 5-week session.

Tai Chi Fit combines techniques from Tai Chi and Kung Fu, weapons work and weight training with various healing modalities, Qigong (pronounced "chee gung") and stretching. This unique, high-energy class can be a great stand-alone fitness program, a complement to Tai Chi practice or an effective cross-training workout.

Regular practice can provide:


  • Improved core strength
  • Improved aerobic capacity
  • Improved flexibility and balance
  • Increased range of motion in the joints
  • Improved body alignment
  • Improved left/right brain integration

Classes include:


  • Stance training, kicks and punches
  • Unique weight training exercises

  • Short- and long-stick work with self-defense applications
  • Qigong exercises

  • Solo and partner stretching

Address: 3339 Miller Park Rd., Akron (Green), OH 44312
Sessions: New sessions begin every five weeks. Call 330-945-5533 or email nancyg@ngenergy.us
 for next start date.
Registration: Arrive 10 minutes early the first week.
Note: Classes held outdoors as the weather allows. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Bring water.

Tai Chi... Meditation in Motion

"Build A Body" in Green
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:45 PM
$60 for each 5-week session.
Tai Chi... Meditation in Motion
"Build A Body" in Green
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:45 PM
$60 for each 5-week session.

Tai Chi is an “internal” Chinese martial art, practiced for its many health benefits. The movements are slow and deliberate, and are coordinated with specific breathing patterns. Tai Chi is a great exercise program for people of all ages and physical abilities; a great cross-training program for athletes.

A low-impact, weight-bearing exercise, Tai Chi has been shown to improve cardiopulmonary fitness, bone health, endurance and coordination. It also can be “played” to relax and re-energize. And, it's good for the brain!

Regular practice can provide:


  • Improved physical conditioning, muscle strength, coordination and flexibility
  • Improved balance and a lower risk for falls, especially in elderly people

  • Increased range of motion in the joints

  • Improved breathing

  • Reduced pain and stiffness

Studies also show promise that Tai Chi practice may be beneficial in treating hypertension, osteoarthritis, Parkinson's, fibromyalgia and sleep problems.

Address: 3339 Miller Park Rd., Akron (Green), OH 44312
Sessions: New sessions begin every five weeks. Call 330-945-5533 or email nancyg@ngenergy.us
 for next start date.
Registration: Arrive 10 minutes early the first week.
Note: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Bring water.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebration

Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High Street
Saturday, April 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Free Program
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Celebration
Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High Street
Saturday, April 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Free Program

Join us in Akron’s observance of this annual event to promote health and healing in individuals, communities and nations. Together we can make a difference.

Come “play” and learn how Tai Chi and Qigong can boost your energy, improve your balance and help you reduce and manage stress. Program will feature demonstrations, audience participation and a special segment for kids. Bring a lawn chair and gather in the garden. In case of rain, meet in the lobby.

QIGONG... Working with Your Life Force

Northwest Branch Library, 1720 Shatto Avenue, Akron
Thursday, May 3, 6:30-730 p.m.
Free Program
QIGONG... Working with Your Life Force
Northwest Branch Library, 1720 Shatto Avenue, Akron
Thursday, May 3, 6:30-730 p.m.
Free Program

Qigong (pronounced "chee gung") focuses on movements and breathing that build and circulate Qi, the life-force energy that flows through us and all living things. Qigong can help you deal effectively with stress, keep your body relaxed and supple, and improve the quality and flow of your Qi.

Lunchtime TAI CHI at Main Library, Downtown Akron

Main Library Park, corner Main and Mill Streets
Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13 & 20; 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Free Program
Lunchtime TAI CHI at Main Library, Downtown Akron
Main Library Park, corner Main and Mill Streets
Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13 & 20; 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Free Program

Come relax and re-energize with Tai Chi... an "internal" Chinese martial art, most often practiced for its many health benefits and mind/body connections. The slow movements and mindful breathing make Tai Chi the perfect exercise for people of all ages and physical abilities.

Part of Integrative Medicine, Tai Chi practice has been shown to improve cardiorespiratory function, strength, balance, flexibility, circulation, left/right brain integration and more!

Meet indoors if inclement weather.

"Nancy is professional, informative, captivating, motivating and helpful. She is a very caring and knowledgeable leader all-around. And when it comes to fitness and de-stressing, Nancy is an expert facilitator and role model."

Mary Lynne Zahler, MA, MCHES, CWP, LSW, CCLS, CFLE
Wellness Manager, Akron Children's Hospital