Manage Stress with Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong and Deep Breathing

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Dear Tai Chi-Qigong Friends,

April is Stress Awareness Month:

How often you hear yourself thinking “slow down,” yet you keep the hectic pace with a to do list that never ends? I think Lily Tomlin says it best, “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” Slow, deep breathing combined with gentle and easy Tai Chi and Qigong is just one practice that encourages your heart to beat slower and your muscles relax. What a powerful combo to help heal the body!

Gratitude: Free Daily Tool to Enhance Your Mindset:

Gratitude for healing and better health: http://www.gratefulness.org

Preview Video for my NEW Forever Young Tai Chi DVD: 

Click to view the three-minute preview from filming of the intermediate class in Casa Grande. Forever Young Tai Chi was released earlier this month featuring twenty Tai Chi enthusiasts from this weekly class sponsored by Arizona Priority Care. This 52 minute DVD is comprised of four sections: Posture & Breathing, Qigong, Balance Exercises and Tai Chi Flow, which includes four sequences. To enjoy the entire 52 minute DVD, purchase at any of my classes for $20. Online sales of Forever Young Tai Chi will be available very soon!

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes: click here anytime for my class schedule. 

Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water.

SUN LAKES:

* Easy & Gentle Tai Chi at Sun Lakes Country Club-Mirror Room , Sun Lakes * NEW class, open to the public!

Thursdays, Mixed Level  10:45-11:45am  *New attendees are welcome anytime! NO Class April 28, June 23 & 30  

$5 per class. All ages and abilities can enjoy the practice seated or standing. Drop-in anytime. Parking is available on east side of country club for direct access into Mirror Room.

* Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes (*Residents only)

Tuesdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *

* Homestead Hospice – Nurturing Arts Program

For more information about Tai Chi and various other nurturing services throughout the Phoenix area, contact Chelsea or Eglead at Homestead Hospice at 480 584 3734.

CASA GRANDE & ELOY:

* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Center, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande

Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong

Mondays, Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande

Mondays, Mixed Level: 10:30-11:30am *No charge to the community. Space is limited. Reservations are required – call 520-426-7641.

MESA:

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Mesa **Class open to the public in Mesa! NO Class April 28

Las Palmas Senior Community – Ballroom, 215 N. Power Rd., Mesa  *New area attendees are welcome anytime!

Thursdays, Mixed Level: 1:00-2:00pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You

Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436.

* 24/7 practice – Purchase my DVD’s: www.SafeMovements.com: “Forever Young Tai Chi, Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch.” 

Kim’s Favorite New Products:

– Organic Brussel Sprouts  – 4 individually frozen packages sautéed in olive oil/pepper, microwave 5 minutes, Costco $8.99

– Paratransit Service for Seniors (65+) via Valley Metro System – call to qualify for $3.00 taxi fares throughout the Phoenix area 602 716 2100 for qualification and interview process

Upcoming Events

April: National Parkinson’s Month – click to help increase awareness of this disease

April 20-27: Sprouts 25% off Quarterly Supplement & Beauty Care

April 28: Women’s Exchange – WHY follow a Gluten-free & Organic Lifestyle? by Kim Kubsch RSVP in advance to Sherrian Beagle: [email protected]

April 30: World Tai Chi Day click to find events around the world in 60+ countries

Forever Young Tai Chi with Kim Kubsch

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Forever Young Tai Chi CoverCertified Tai Chi-Qi Gong Instructor, Kim Kubsch releases third DVD!

Loss of balance and agility. We all face it, but how we choose to deal with it is what plays on our health. Kim Kubsch, Certified Tai Chi-Qi Gong Instructor (ATCQA), announces her new DVD, “Forever Young Tai Chi.” Kubsch uses Tai Chi, a low-impact exercise, to teach adults how to enhance overall health, improve balance and coordination, increase flexibility, and replace stress with inner peace.

Forever Young Tai Chi” is filmed in Casa Grande Arizona at her intermediate class of easy and gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong. The DVD promotes feeling calm, relaxed and empowered. It is a routine suitable for all ages and fitness levels as it is a low impact martial arts exercise which uses no equipment and can be practiced anywhere, including in the comfort of one’s living room or back yard. While the 52 minute practice is done standing, it can be modified by the viewer in a seated position.

“My goal in creating this DVD was to help people everywhere let go of expectations, negativity and blockage in their mind and body,” said Kubsch, who lived and worked in Asia for 10 years. “With regular practice, we learn to approach stressful situations by incorporating these rejuvenating movements; turning off the verbal mind and focusing on pleasure is a skill we can all learn to incorporate into our everyday wellness routine.”

This 52-minute program covers four sections: posture & deep breathing, qigong, balance exercises and easy and gentle tai chi flow to soothe stressed bodies and active minds. Easy Qi Gong movements nourish and heal, while continually flowing Tai Chi restores health, balance and harmony. Kubsch’s first DVD, “Practice Easy Tai Chi-Qi Gong with Kim Kubsch,” showed the versatility of the exercise to be done absolutely anywhere, the second DVD, “Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress” takes it a step further with a wonderful journey to a peaceful, welcoming garden setting to help transform the mindset and this third DVD, “Forever Young Tai Chi” addresses more balance movements and complex, flowing sequences.

The video features real people from all walks of life and experience, giving everyone in the audience someone to whom they can relate, from age 65 to 85. All ages and abilities can reap the benefits of this form of exercise. Kim’s frequent reminder is to modify for YOUR safety and comfort – customize the movements by listening to your body.

“Forever Young Tai Chi” retails for $20 and can be purchased at www.safemovements.com or any class. For more information email [email protected] or call (480) 392-3436.

Expand your practice with “Forever Young Tai Chi” with Kim Kubsch

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Dear Tai Chi & Culinary Chi Friends,

March is National Nutrition Month:

Is it time to provide your body more fuel? Want to learn more about nutrients that the older adult body is in need of?  Celebrate your nutrition this month by exploring this resource of eatright.org – click here to expand your Nutrition IQ.  

March 8th Release of Forever Young Tai Chi DVD: 

Filmed at the intermediate class in Casa Grande, Forever Young Tai Chi will be released on March 8, 2016. Twenty Tai Chi enthusiasts from this weekly class sponsored by Arizona Priority Care filmed this 52 minute DVD with me. It is comprised of four sections: Posture & Breathing, Qigong, Balance Exercises and Tai Chi Flow, which includes four sequences. Practice at your convenience with my third DVD using your television/DVD player or computer. It will be available at any of my classes or on my website for $20 starting March 8th. A HUGE thank you to Cindy, Ellie, Dianne, Robert, Jackie, Susy, Randy, Kathy, Diane, Bernadette, Bev, Barbara, Bridget, Roberta, Tom, Gloria, Becky, Diana, Ursula and Candi for creating this flowing and balancing practice!

2016.2.26 Tai Chi Forever Cover photo 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthritis Resource Finder: Created by the Arthritis Foundation, www. ArthritisResourceFinder.org is a one-stop search tool for the local providers and resources you need right in your community. Interested in an herbal remedy for arthritis? Click to read about nine natural herbs to consider. Food for thought…..gentle tai chi and yoga are frequently suggested for those with arthritis.

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes: click here anytime for my class schedule. 

Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water.

SUN LAKES:

* Easy & Gentle Tai Chi at Sun Lakes Country Club-Mirror Room , Sun Lakes * NEW class, open to the public!

Thursdays, Mixed Level  10:45-11:45am  *New attendees are welcome anytime!

$5 per class. All ages and abilities can enjoy the practice seated or standing. Drop-in anytime. Parking is available on east side of country club for direct access into Mirror Room.

* Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes (*Residents only)

Tuesdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *

* Homestead Hospice – Nurturing Arts Program

For more information about Tai Chi and various other nurturing services throughout the Phoenix area, contact Chelsea or Eglead at Homestead Hospice at 480 584 3734.

CASA GRANDE & ELOY:

* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Center, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande

Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong

Mondays, Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande

Mondays, Mixed Level: 9:15-10:15 OR 10:30-11:30am *No charge to the community. Space is limited. Reservations are required – call 520-426-7641.

MESA:

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Mesa **Class open to the public in Mesa!

Las Palmas Senior Community – Ballroom, 215 N. Power Rd., Mesa  *New area attendees are welcome anytime!

Thursdays, Mixed Level: 1:00-2:00pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You

Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436.

* 24/7 practice – Purchase my DVD’s: www.SafeMovements.com: “Forever Young Tai Chi, Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch.” 

 

Kim’s Favorite New Products:

– Organic Chicken Bone Broth, 6 cartons at 32 oz/1 qt each for $16.99 at Costco

– Lima Beans for Protein: 7.3 g per ½-cup serving (cooked) – freezer case at Fry’s Supermarket.

Good news: In addition to filling protein, lima beans contain the amino acid leucine, which may play a big role in healthy muscle synthesis among older adults.

Walker Alarm, created by our Tai Chi friend, Bill Trout for his wife Judy who manages very effectively with her Parkinson’s. More info at www.WalkerAlarm.com

 

Sending Healing Energy to:

Randy Wortman  – looking forward to seeing you back on your feet and at class soon in Casa Grande.

 

Upcoming Events

March 3: Kim’s NEW easy & gentle Tai Chi-QiGong class starts at Sun Lakes Country Club-Mirror Room. Drop in for $5 class from 10:45-11:45am any Thursday.

March 8: Release date of NEW Video: Forever Young Tai Chi. Click for more details featuring Kim & the Intermediate Class in Casa Grande!

April 28: Women’s Exchange – WHY Gluten-free & Organic Lifestyle by Kim Kubsch

April 30: World Tai Chi Day – Click to find events around the world in 60+ countries

 

Wishing you a nutritious and delicious month of March, Kim

Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong for Healthy & Happy Hearts

Friday, February 5th, 2016

February 2016

Open hearts and minds and willingness to embrace your vision create a joyful  environment. To nourish your heart, try a new exercise or activity and let the beauty of what you love, be what you do!

The Power of “I Can”

JESSICA COX has famously eliminated the words “I can’t” from her vocabulary. Although born without arms as the result of a birth defect (born differently able), she has never allowed that to be a limiting factor.

While she suffered from self-esteem issues early on and physical challenges throughout her life, Jessica managed to overcome and achieve. She earned a college degree in psychology, was a State Champion  and Taekwondo black belt, learned to drive a car with her feet, type with her toes, and in 2008 fly an airplane! That feat landed her in the Guinness Book of World Records and led to an audience with the Pope, meetings with heads of state, and a great deal of media attention. Learn more at www.Rightfooted.com or www.RightfootedMovie.com and think of Jessica the next time you say, I Can’t.”

Contributing to Forever Young Tai Chi Video

In response to your frequent requests during the past five years for an “intermediate” video of new movements (since it has been awhile since my second video was released in January 2013), preparation is now underway! For this Intermediate lesson titled, Forever Young Tai Chi, I would love to hear from you if you have talent/skills in graphic design, photography or playing piano or flute! Stay tuned for release info!!

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes: click here anytime for my class schedule. 

Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water.

SUN LAKES:

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Sun Lakes  – drop-in anytime & please park in church lot just west of library and take 7-step staircase. For those unable to climb stairs, park in library lot.

Maricopa County Library Ed Robson Branch – Lecky Room, 9330 E. Riggs Rd.

Wednesdays, Beginner 1-2:00pm  *New attendees are welcome anytime!

Wednesdays, Intermediate: 2:15-3:15pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong

* Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes (*Residents only)

Tuesdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *

* Homestead Hospice – Nurturing Arts Program

For more information about Tai Chi and various other nurturing services throughout the Phoenix area, contact Chelsea or Eglead at Homestead Hospice at 480 584 3734.

CASA GRANDE & ELOY:

* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Center, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande

Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong

Mondays, Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande

Mondays, Mixed Level: 10:30-11:30am *No charge to the community. Space is limited. Reservations are required –call 520-426-7641.

MESA:

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Mesa **NEW class open to the public in Mesa!

Las Palmas Senior Community, 215 N. Power Rd., Mesa in the Ballroom *New attendees are welcome anytime!

Thursdays, Mixed Level: 1:00-2:00pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You

Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436.

* 24/7 practice – Purchase my DVD’s: www.SafeMovements.com: “Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch.” 

Kim’s Favorite New Products:

– Voice of Veterans “In Their Words” Video by Sun Lakes Vets – support the Sun Lakes Vets by ordering this video: wwww.sunlakesvets.com or call Tom Adamson 480 895 8545.

– Udi’s Gluten-free Bread – these fresh loaves are now available in the bakery section of the Chandler/101 Costco! These new “commercial line” loaves are different from the frozen loaves at Costco.

NOTE: Trader Joes RECALL on its cashew pieces – click for details

Upcoming Events

February: National Heart Month

February 6: Walk the Fight & Run the Distance for Parkinson’s Disease, Tempe Beach Park. Click here for details.

February 8: Chinese New Year welcomes the Year of the Monkey! People born in Monkey years were born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.

February 14: Valentine’s Day – All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!

Tai Chi is a gentle stress reliever

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

November 4th is National Stress Awareness Day and November is National Osteoporosis Month:

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress AND strengthen bones, consider Tai Chi. Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Combining strong bones with humor to reduce stress, Reba McIntyre suggests, “To thrive in life, you need three bones – a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone!”

STRESS LESS & Save $ During the month of November, by purchasing my DVD, Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress, for $15, you enjoy a savings of $5. DVD’s are available at each of my classes or email me to purchase for free delivery within Sun Lakes or Casa Grande area. Convenient to use with a DVD player or computer, anywhere, anytime! This DVD filmed at the tranquil, serene Japanese Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

Helpful Hint to Reduce Stress on Your Eyes Technology has introduced a new threat: digital eyestrain. Dr. Oz reports that studies show that we normally blink 15-20 times per minute, but when we’re using digital devices, that rate can be cut on half. Take a break and blink more to reduce stress on your eyes and avoid dry eyes!

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes NOTE: Class changes/exceptions are shown in RED below. click here anytime for my class schedule. Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water

SUN LAKES:

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Sun Lakes Maricopa County Library Ed Robson Branch-Lecky Room, 9330 E. Riggs Rd. Wednesday, Beginner 1-2:00pm Wednesday, Intermediate: 2:15-3:15pm

* Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes (*Residents only) Tuesdays & Thursdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *

* Homestead Hospice – Nurturing Arts Program For more information about Tai Chi and various other nurturing services throughout the Phoenix area, contact Chelsea or Eglead at Homestead Hospice at 480 584 3734.

CASA GRANDE & ELOY:

* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande – St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Center, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong Mondays, Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande: Mondays, Mixed Level: 10:30-11:30am *No charge to the community. Space is limited. Reservations are required: 520-426-7641

* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436. * 24/7 practice – Purchase my DVD’s: www.SafeMovements.com: “Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch.”

Kim’s Favorite New Products: S’well Insulated Water Bottle – This stylish water bottle keeps beverages cool – it is worth every penny of the price and is easy to clean! Click to view various sizes and colors on Amazon.com Trader Joe’s Pumpkin-spiced Pumpkin Seeds – Trader Joe’s 8 oz bag $2.99

Upcoming Events:

November 4: National Stress Awareness Day

November 7: SAGA Seniors hosts “Aging Isn’t for Sissies,” Ahwatukee, 8:30am-1:30pm. Info: 623 565 8853 or www.sagaseniors.org

November 16: National COPD Day

Cheers to a“stress-less” month of November!

ai Chi-QiGong for Fall Prevention & Active Aging

Friday, September 4th, 2015

September 23 is National Fall Prevention Day & September 27-Oct 3 is Active Aging Week
Have you asked your family doctor for a prescription to “get active?” Most medical practitioners encourage exercise to provide you with longevity tools of agility, coordination, endurance, balance and strength. When starting new physical fitness activities, safety is always the priority. At my easy and gentle Tai Chi-QiGong classes for older adults, safety requires listening to your body. YOU decide if you want to stand or sit and if you want to hold on to the chair or not when doing balance exercises. Modifying all slow, relaxed and flowing movements for YOUR body is the priority!

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes NOTE: Summer breaks and class changes are shown in RED below.
click here anytime for my class schedule. Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water
SUN LAKES:
* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Sun Lakes
Maricopa County Library Ed Robson Branch-Lecky Room, 9330 E. Riggs Rd.
Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 1:30-2:30pm. Drop-in class $2. No charge for AZPC members. RSVP: 480 336 7405
NOTE Schedule Change effective October 7: Wednesdays, Beginner: 1:00-2:00pm AND Intermediate: 2:15-3:15pm
* Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes (*Residents only)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *
* Homestead Hospice – Nurturing Arts Program
For more information about Tai Chi and various other nurturing services throughout the Phoenix area, contact Chelsea at Homestead Hospice at 480 584 3734.
CASA GRANDE & ELOY:
* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande (call 480 499 8718 for FREE class) *NO classes September 28.
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Center, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande
Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong
Mondays, Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!
* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande **Classes resume Monday, October 5
Mondays, Mixed Levels: 10:30-11:30am *No charge to the community. Space is limited. Reservations are required: Karen Lloyd at 520-426-7641 or [email protected]
* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You
Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436.
* 24/7 practice – Purchase my DVD’s: www.SafeMovements.com: “Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch.”

Tai Chi & QiGong to stay INDEPENDENT through the golden years!

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

July 4th is Independence Day

In a June 2015 report by Consumer Reports, keeping your balance is one of five activities to live independently and enjoy healthy aging into your 80s and beyond. The report stated, “One of the simplest exercises is to practice standing on one leg. Also consider tai chi, which numerous studies have shown improves balance and reduces the risk of falls.” Find classes wherever you live or travel to by searching “tai chi – qigong” followed by  the name of your city. You can add ”easy & gentle tai chi with city name” for a class similar to those I teach.  If you don’t find a class near you, try my DVD’s and celebrate your independence every day! They can be played on your computer or via a DVD player with your television. Click to order my DVD’s or to click to read the other four activities for independent and healthy aging.

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes  NOTE: Summer breaks are shown in red below.

click here anytime for my class schedule. Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water

SUN LAKES:

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Sun Lakes

Maricopa County Library Ed Robson Branch-Lecky Room, 9330 E. Riggs Rd.

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 1:30-2:30pm. NO CLASS July 29.

Drop-in class $2. No charge for AZPC members. RSVP: 480 336 7405  

* Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes (*Residents only)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *

* Homestead Hospice – Nurturing Arts Program

For more information about Tai Chi and various other nurturing services throughout the Phoenix area, contact Chelsea at Homestead Hospice at 480 584 3734.

CASA GRANDE & ELOY:

* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande (call 480 499 8718 for FREE class)

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Center, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande

Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong

Mondays, Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande (**Summer break May 6-September 1)

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 11am-Noon *No charge to the community. Space is limited. Reservations are required: Karen Lloyd at 520-426-7641 or [email protected]

**NEW! * Robson Ranch Sports Club, Eloy (**Summer break May 6-September 1)

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 9:30am-10:30am *$5 per drop-in class, for residents only.

* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You

Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436.

* 24/7 practice – Purchase my DVD’s: www.SafeMovements.com: “Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch.” 

Smile and practice Tai Chi-QiGong to reduce stress!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

June is National Smile Month

Smiles are the second best thing to do with your lips! While some may promote good dental health during this National Smile Month, I encourage you to support more frequent smiling for stress reduction! The energy required to smile is two-thirds less than to frown. Plus stress-busting smiles often generate more positive connections with others. Try this easy exercise: Hold either chopsticks or a clean, new pencil in your mouth. Doing this activates the same muscles we use for smiling. Read more about smiling to reduce stress. Join our easy & gentle Tai Chi-QiGong, and you too will smile inside and out!

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes NOTE: Changes & summer breaks shown in red below.

click here anytime for my class schedule. Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water

SUN LAKES:

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Sun Lakes

Maricopa County Library Ed Robson Branch-Lecky Room, 9330 E. Riggs Rd.

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 1:30-2:30pm.

Drop-in class $2. No charge for AZPC members. RSVP: 480 336 7405  

* Tai Chi at Cottonwood Clubhouse – CLASSES ARE NO LONGER HELD HERE. Hope to see you at my Robson Library, Wednesday class listed above

* Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes(*Residents only)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *

CASA GRANDE & ELOY:

* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande (call 480 499 8718 for FREE class)

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Center, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande

Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong

Mondays, Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande (**Summer break May 6-September 1)

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 11am-Noon *No charge to the community. Space is limited. Reservations are required: Karen Lloyd at 520-426-7641 or [email protected]

**NEW! * Robson Ranch Sports Club, Eloy (**Summer break May 6-September 1)

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 9:30am-10:30am *$5 per drop-in class, for residents only.

* Palm Creek Golf Resort – Ocotillo Room, Casa Grande (November – April) (**Currently on Summer break)

Mondays, Mixed Levels: 3-4:00pm *Residents only: Drop-in class $5 – no rsvp necessary

* Homestead Hospice – Nurturing Arts Program

For more information about this nurturing service, contact Chelsea at Homestead Hospice at 480 584 3734.

* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You

Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436.

* 24/7 practice – Purchase my DVD’s: www.SafeMovements.com: “Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch.” 

Kim’s Favorite New Products

Stabilyze Energy Low Glycemic Nutrition Bars:  Dark Chocolate Coconut Cashew  (blue box) or Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie (green box). Sold at Costco by the pharmacy.

Shoe Sale Site: http://www.6pm.com/

THRIVE Community Education by Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM): register to learn about upcoming movement, nourishment and empowerment community education classes: www.scnm.edu/thrive or call 480 222 9620.

Keep moving with Tai Chi to make strong bones

Monday, April 27th, 2015

 

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Osteoporosis is often considered a women’s disease, yet it affects about one in four men over 50. The report stated that women over 50 are three times as likely as men to be tested using a bone-density test after suffering a fracture or broken bone. Do you know any men who benefit from Tai Chi-QiGong for their bone health, balance or flexibility? Bring them to class with you or “plant the seed that everyone needs strong bones after 50!”

 

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes NOTE: Changes & summer breaks shown in red below.

click here anytime for my class schedule. Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water

SUN LAKES:

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage ClubSun Lakes

Maricopa County Library Ed Robson Branch-Lecky Room, 9330 E. Riggs Rd.

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 1:30-2:30pm. **NO class May 13 & 20

Drop-in class $2. No charge for AZPC members. RSVP: 480 336 7405  

Tai Chi at Cottonwood Clubhouse – CLASSES ARE NO LONGER HELD HERE. Hope to see you at my Robson Library, Wednesday class listed above

Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes (*Residents only)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *

CASA GRANDE & ELOY:

* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande (call 480 499 8718 for FREE class)

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Center, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande **NO classes on May 18 & 25

Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong

Mondays, Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Palm Creek Golf Resort – Ocotillo Room, Casa Grande (November – April)

Mondays, Mixed Levels: 3-4:00pm *Residents only: Drop-in class $5 – no rsvp necessary

* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande (**Summer break May 6- September 1)

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 11am-Noon *No charge to the community. Space is limited. Reservations are required: Karen Lloyd at 520-426-7641 or [email protected]

**NEW! * Robson Ranch Sports Club, Eloy (**Summer break May 6- September 1)

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 9:30am-10:30am *$5 per drop-in class, for residents only.

* Homestead Hospice – Nurturing Arts Program

For more information about this nurturing service, contact Chelsea at Homestead Hospice at 480 584 3734.

* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You

Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436.

* 24/7 practice – Purchase Kim’s DVD’s @ www.SafeMovements.com: “Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch.” 

Feed your mind, body & balance with Tai Chi-QiGong!

Monday, April 6th, 2015

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness & National Stress Awareness Month

Regardless of age, ability, chronic disease or physical challenge, my mission statement, “to bring comfort and ease into people’s daily lives by teaching methods to improve breathing, posture, balance, and relaxation – in a fun and caring atmosphere,” is universal to all of us! Attend my easy & gentle Tai Chi-QiGong class anytime; no series, no experience required. Just drop-in!

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes – NOTE: Changes & summer breaks shown in red below.

Note: click here anytime for my class schedule. Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed, just rubber-soled shoes and water

SUN LAKES:

* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Sun Lakes

Maricopa County Library Ed Robson Branch-Lecky Room, 9330 E. Riggs Rd.

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 1:30-2:30pm. NO class May 13 & 20

Drop-in class $2. No charge for AZPC members. RSVP: 480 336 7405  

* Tai Chi at Cottonwood Clubhouse, Phoenix Room, Sun Lakes

Fridays, Intermediate/Beginner: 10:00-11:00am  ** Final class on April 24.

Fridays, Beginner: 11:30am-12:30pm (ideal for those who wish to stand or sit)                                 

$5 per drop-in class, FREE classes for qualified Silver Sneakers members

* Renaissance Luxury Retirement Living, Sun Lakes

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *Residents only

CASA GRANDE & ELOY:

* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande (call 480 499 8718 for FREE class)

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Center, 150 N. Drylake St, Casa Grande NO class May 18 & 25

Mondays, Intermediate: 12-1:00pm *For those experienced in Tai Chi-Qigong

Beginner: 1:15-2:15pm * New attendees are welcome anytime!

* Cancer Support Center, 1890 E. Florence Blvd Suite 3, Casa Grande

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 11am-Noon *No charge to the community. Space is limited,  rsvp to Karen is required: 520-426-7641 or [email protected] ** Summer break starts May 6

* Robson Ranch Sports Club, Eloy 

Wednesday, Mixed Levels: 9:30am-10:30am *$5 per drop-in class, residents only. ** Summer break starts May 6

* Palm Creek Golf Resort – Ocotillo Room, Casa Grande ** Summer break in progress

Mondays, Mixed Levels: 3-4:00pm *Residents only: Drop-in class $5 – no rsvp necessary

* Homestead Hospice – Nurturing Arts Program

Easy & gentle tai chi for patients of Homestead Hospice. Contact Chelsea for more info: 480 584 3734

* Private Tai Chi Instruction – Personalized for You

Schedule a private class in the comfort of your own home. Contact Kim via email or call 480 392 3436.

* 24/7 practice – Purchase Kim’s DVD’s at www.SafeMovements.com: “Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch.” 

Kim’s Favorite New Products

The Breathing Book by Dr. Belisa Vranich – learn how to breathe with your diaphragm and breathe to thrive, not just survive!

Amazon, $11.66 (free shipping with Prime)

Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds – Vegan, Non-GMO – this superfood has 5 g fiber, 3g protein and 2.5g Omega-3 per serving. Easy to add to oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, soups, etc.

Costco. Other brands are at any supermarket – sometimes in food or in pharmacy. (Sprouts & Whole Foods, check the bulk bins).

Nourish Restaurant – newly opened at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe. Dishes are ALWAYS 100% free from gluten, soy, peanuts, and nonsense. Click to view.  

Happy and Healing Wishes to: 

-Happy 97th birthday to Clare Werner! Clare has been enjoying my classes twice a week at Renaissance for over three years.

-Healing recovery wishes to Karen P, Casa Grande following her heart surgery.

Kim Kubsch teaches classes five days each week in fitness centers, 55+ communities, assisted living centers, private homes, churches in Sun Lakes, Casa Grande, Eloy and throughout the southeast valley of Phoenix, Arizona. Click to view Kim’s ongoing class schedule. She is a Certified Tai Chi Practitioner by The American Tai Chi and Qigong Association (ATCQA). She is insured, CPR-certified and continually attends training with professionals in the martial arts and wellness fields.