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.

Tai Chi in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Virginia Kendall, Ledges Shelter
July 2, 9, 16 & 23; 7-8:00 p.m.
Free program
Tai Chi in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Virginia Kendall, Ledges Shelter
July 2, 9, 16 & 23; 7-8:00 p.m.
Free program

Address: 701 Truxell/Virginia Kendall Park Road, Peninsula

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... from the exercise novice to the professional athlete.

Come to one, come to all.

Hiking Stick Exercises for Health & Self-defense

Fairlawn Community Center
July 6, 13, 20 & 27; 7:15-8:00 p.m.
$10/class (reduced fee for NGE students)
Hiking Stick Exercises for Health & Self-defense
Fairlawn Community Center
July 6, 13, 20 & 27; 7:15-8:00 p.m.
$10/class (reduced fee for NGE students)

Address: 3486 S. Smith Road, Fairlawn
(outdoors if weather permits, lower level otherwise)

Learn stretches and movements that can improve your posture, core strength, balance and coordination. And also practice two-person techniques with self-defense applications. (A few hiking sticks will be available for use.)

Come to one, come to all.

"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