Health Education

The Benefits of Tai Chi and Pilates

Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Services Seminar

Cost

  • Free Free

Registration

No Registration Required

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host a free community-education seminar on the benefits of Tai Chi and Pilates on Friday, Mar. 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Somerby Assisted Living 2nd Floor Conference Rm. located at 164 W. Hewett Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

Guest speakers, Barbara Rezmer, Tai Chi Instructor and Olga Markulin, Pilates Instructor, will lead attendees in a free demonstration of various poses and exercises.

Leslie Moskal, Doctor of Physical Therapy, will be explaining the benefits of Tai Chi and Pilates and how it relates to reduction of fall risk and improved physical functioning. Tai Chi is a low impact Chinese martial art of flowing movements and postures that improves balance, relaxation, flexibility and mental focus while Pilates focuses on trying to relax muscles which are tense and provide strengthening of the numerous muscles of the body. Both exercise forms improve cardiovascular functions while reducing pain and fall risk.

To register please go online to healthcare.ascension.org/Events or call (850) 278-3600.

Facilitators

  • Laura Moskal , Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Olga Markulin , Pilates Instructor

**If your class required payment, refunds will be given if a cancellation request is received 2 business days (48 hours) prior to the start of the class/program.  A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.