Dear Tai Chi and Culinary Chi Friends,

October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) and October 7 is National Qigong Day

Tai Chi that translates into physical therapy (PT) is relaxation. Physical therapy exercises and sessions are more effective when the participant is relaxed and his or her muscles are “loose.” With Tai Chi and PT, participants relax, maintain the correct posture and then use breathing techniques plus mind-body coordination. Their awareness focuses on increasing flexibility as well as strength. The results of this study showed that both Tai Chi and PT improved the outcome of falls but only Tai Chi was successful in reducing the incidence of falls. Both activities can improve balance, gait, and fear of falling. So check out our Tai Chi-Qigong for mature adults – drop-in class anytime convenient to you!  View class schedule.


Culinary Chi Workshop by Kim: The PALEO Way 

Would you like to  create a path to let your body start thriving instead of just surviving? Why just feel okay when you can feel great? The whole idea of paleo is quite simple – eat foods that nourish your body and allow chronic inflammation to subside and heal. To learn more and taste affordable foods that should be on your shopping and recipe list, join me at my home in Sun Lakes on Wednesday, October 25 from 1:30-3:30pm. RSVP via email or phone, well in advance – limited to 5 participants, cost $40 per person. BTW, dark chocolate, vodka and tequila is allowed in moderation!


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

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


* Easy & Gentle Tai Chi at Sun Lakes Country Club-Mirror Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes

Thursdays, Mixed Level  10:45-11:45am  *New attendees are welcome anytime!  Open to the public!  ** NO class November 23 

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

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

Tuesdays, Beginner 9:15-10:10am *9504 – Assisted Living Building

Tuesdays, Beginner 10:15-11:15am *9508 – Independent Building



* Arizona Priority Care – Senior Advantage Club, Casa Grande St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Community Ctr, 201 S. Picacho St, Casa Grande ** NO class  December 25 & 31

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 class December 25 & 31

Open to the public. Donations appreciated. Space is very limited, reservations well in advance  are required – call 520-426-7641.



* Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, Mesa ** Open to the public!  ** NO class November 23 

Las Palmas Senior Community – Ballroom, 215 N. Power Rd., Mesa

Thursdays, Mixed Level: 1:30-2:30pm * Open to the public – area residents are welcome anytime!


* Homestead Hospice:

The Volunteer Coordinator at Homestead Hospice arranges classes for Homestead hospice patients to enjoy easy and gentle Tai Chi-Qigong classes throughout the southeast valley. For information, call Jim at 602 283 7474.


* 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 one of my three DVD’s at any class or via For intermediate levels,  Forever Young Tai Chi, for beginner levels, Hello Tai Chi, Goodbye Stress or Practice Easy Tai Chi–QiGong with Kim Kubsch and for everyone, my new DVD, Make Your Balance Great Again.

Kim’s Favorite Finds:

Pumpkin Spice Pepitas: At Sprouts, enjoy excellent taste and nutrients for $2.99/5 ounce bag.

New Zealand Wild Hito Fish: Costco freezer case-$14.99 bag of 12-14 pieces. At less than $2.00 per piece, enjoy 15+ grams of protein.

Upcoming October Events:

October 7: National Qigong Day – Click for events around the United States.

October 18-25: Quarterly 25% off all supplements & beauty care products

October 19, 10am-1pm: FREE Senior Health Conference – With 17 vendors, this event will familiarize elder residents of Sun Lakes with a variety of health services available. Sun Lakes Country Club – room to be announced. Limited to 200.

October 25, 1:30-3:30pm: Paleo Food Lifestyle Workshop with Kim. Limited to 5 people, rsvp early to assure your seat in Kim’s Sun Lakes dining room and kitchen.  Bring your taste buds and $40 for this detailed plan to improve your relationship with food!

Cheers to rejuvenating, healing movements,

Kim Kubsch 

Certified Tai Chi-Qi Gong Instructor and Fall Prevention Specialist

View Tai Chi by Kim Kubsch Class Schedule