August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day  – This day is for recognizing senior citizens for their contributions and raising awareness of the issues affecting them.  The issue I would like to raise is the sitting disease – studies show that sitting less may lead to a longer life. So get off the couch or out of the recliner – it is making you LAZY!  There are numerous indoor summer exercise classes, fitness trainers, plus gyms galore for you to enjoy and socialize too. If you prefer to get moving at home, visit the newly opened 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment store at the northeast corner of 202 & Arizona Avenue, in the Wal-mart shopping center. Another new location is in Ahwatukee.

Why I LOVE Tai Chi-QiGong – A quote by Thich Nhat Hahn shares just one of the many beauties and benefits of Tai Chi-QiGong and why I LOVE sharing it with each of you, whether in class or via one of my DVD’s: “Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling the present moment I know this is a wonderful moment.”

Great news! FREE classes for qualified Silver Sneakers member is back at Cottonwood Country Club in Sun Lakes.

Day/Time: Fridays, 10-11:00am – Intermediate OR 11:30am-12:30pm – Beginner  NO CLASSES on Friday, October 3 

Cost: $5.00 per one hour drop-in class or a series of six for $25.00 or FREE for qualified Silver Sneakers members.

Venue: Cottonwood’s Phoenix Room / A-9 (attached to the ladies fitness center, near the swimming pool)

 Thank you to: Gloria Smith, Casa Grande class for encouraging Bill Coates, reporter for Casa Grande Dispatch to share our Casa Grande class in the Tri Valley Central print and online publication. Scroll down to “Achieving balance, peace” in E-edition lower right column. 

Kim’s Favorite New Products

With the increasing increase in reducing inflammation in the body, I will feature my favorite gluten-free discovery each month. I welcome your favorites and your “thumbs up or thumbs down” if you try it!

Tate’s Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies – great value and flavor, but note 6 g sugar in ONE cookie and NO fiber! Where: Costco – in a box by the crackers & cookies section. Tate’s ginger cookies are delicious too, in a smaller box at HomeGoods, Cost: $9.99 – large box.

Raw Arizona Honey – support the Chandler economy and sweeten your life with RAW honey. Essential for any one with allergies who benefits from locally produced honey! Where: Lynn Becker, 480 710 9577, Cost: $ varies: 4, 8, 16 or 24 oz

Kim Kubsch is a Tai Chi Practitioner certified by the American Tai Chi-Qigong Association. She is also Silver Sneakers®
FLEX Instructor, and is certified to teach PWR! Moves for Parkinsons and Chair Chi. Kim uses easy and gentle Tai Chi to 
teach how to enhance overall health, increase flexibility, improve balance and coordination, and reduce stress, while
building bone strength. As a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and certified Holistic Nutrition Educator, she is
passionate about “active aging for all ages and abilities.”  For more information about classes, workshops and Kim’s DVDs, visit or email