Health. Balance. Strength.

Ongoing Classes & Special Programs

Tai Chi / Senior Wellness

Rockynol Retirement Community
Mondays, 11 to Noon
Free for residents; $5 per class for non-residents
Tai Chi / Senior Wellness
Rockynol Retirement Community
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: 1150 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313
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
$55 for each 5-week session.
Tai Chi... Meditation in Motion
Fairlawn Community Center
Mondays, 6 to 7:15 PM
$55 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.

Ask about special discounts.

Tai Chi Fit... the Martial within the Art

"Build A Body" in Green
Tuesdays, 6 to 7:15 PM
$55 for each 5-week session.
Tai Chi Fit... the Martial within the Art
"Build A Body" in Green
Tuesdays, 6 to 7:15 PM
$55 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.

Ask about special discounts.

Tai Chi... Meditation in Motion

"Build A Body" in Green
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:45 PM
$55 for each 5-week session.
Tai Chi... Meditation in Motion
"Build A Body" in Green
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:45 PM
$55 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.

Ask about special discounts.

Mindful Living Workshop Series (Bath)

Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Rd., Bath
Saturday, August 6 (see add'l dates), 9:30-11:00 a.m.
$15 per session
Mindful Living Workshop Series (Bath)
Crown Point Ecology Center, 3220 Ira Rd., Bath
Saturday, August 6 (see add'l dates), 9:30-11:00 a.m.
$15 per session

Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. All aspects of life need to be in balance for us to 
have true health. This work is about tools that can help us find and re-find that balance. Each workshop will focus on one of the eight phases of the moon and its significance in lunar, solar and life/phase-age cycles. Each session also will include a movement segment (weather-permitting, outdoor Medicine Wheel at CP; Labyrinth at MH). Phases are presented in relationship to each other, so join us whether or not you've attended previous workshops.

SAVE THE DATES: Sep 25, Nov 5, Dec 18

Please register at nancyg@ngenergy.us or 330-945-5533. (Provide name, phone and email.)

Mindful Living Workshop Series (Canton)

Merging Hearts Holistic Center, 3751 Burrshire Dr. N.W.
Sunday, August 7 (see add'l dates), 1-2:30 p.m.
$15 per session
Mindful Living Workshop Series (Canton)
Merging Hearts Holistic Center, 3751 Burrshire Dr. N.W.
Sunday, August 7 (see add'l dates), 1-2:30 p.m.
$15 per session

Same great series as above, different location. Download flyer for additional information.

SAVE THE DATES: Sep 25, Nov 6, Dec 18

Please register at www.merginghearts.org (go to calendar, click on session date).

Rescheduled: Elixir Light Healing Qigong Workshop

Merging Hearts Holistic Center, 3751 Burrshire Dr., NW, Canton
Sunday, July 17, 1-2:30 p.m.
$20
Rescheduled: Elixir Light Healing Qigong Workshop
Merging Hearts Holistic Center, 3751 Burrshire Dr., NW, Canton
Sunday, July 17, 1-2:30 p.m.
$20

Come learn the “Four Golden Wheels” – gentle movements, self-massage, breathing techniques and meditation. Designed to activate and balance the primary energy centers, this Qigong practice can influence every aspect of your life in a positive way.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  merginghearts.org/calendar/elixir-light-healing-qigong-workshop/

"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