31 05, 2016

How Tai Chi Helps Conquer Fear of Falling as We Age

By |2016-05-31T14:04:34+00:00May 31st, 2016|

How Tai Chi Helps Conquer Fear of Falling as We Age: Residents who are 55+in Parker Arizona have been taking Tai Chi classes to help conquer their fear of falling. The benefits of this slow, gentle, flowing exercise were cited in a Wall Street Journal article dated May 24, 2016. Click to read more. See for yourself by attending one of my classes listed below.   Hydrate for YOUR Body Weight: Check out this easy hydration calculator to determine how [...]

24 04, 2016

Celebrate your health & fitness with Tai Chi-Qigong

By |2016-04-24T22:10:54+00:00April 24th, 2016|

May  is time for  the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day: Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held the last Wednesday in May. That week and every week, celebrate your health and fitness with a variety of mature adult-friendly activities – maybe water exercises (improve your  balance and relax your  back by walking BACKWARDS in a 3 foot deep pool), line or ballroom dancing,  or our Tai Chi class!. For more information about the National Senior Health [...]

10 04, 2016

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

By |2016-04-10T15:42:49+00:00April 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 [...]

28 02, 2016

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

By |2016-02-28T13:37:54+00:00February 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 [...]

9 07, 2015

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

By |2015-07-09T14:23:15+00:00July 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 [...]

28 05, 2015

Smile and practice Tai Chi-QiGong to reduce stress!

By |2015-05-28T02:38:27+00:00May 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 [...]

27 04, 2015

Keep moving with Tai Chi to make strong bones

By |2015-04-27T17:56:36+00:00April 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 [...]

6 04, 2015

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

By |2015-04-06T00:52:16+00:00April 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 [...]

19 02, 2015

New Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Class in Sun Lakes Arizona

By |2015-02-19T01:49:02+00:00February 19th, 2015|

A new easy & gentle Tai Chi-QiGong class taught by Kim Kubsch will start on March 4th.   Sponsored by Arizona Priority Care (AZPC) Senior Advantage Club, this class will be held on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30pm in Sun Lakes at the Maricopa County Library Ed Robson Branch - Lecky Room. 9330 E. Riggs Road. The slow, continually-flowing movements of Tai Chi-QiGong are ideal for all ages and abilities or those with chronic diseases or physical challenges. Kim’s practice is targeted to [...]

6 02, 2015

February is National Heart Month

By |2015-02-06T15:05:57+00:00February 6th, 2015|

February is National Heart Month Three ingredients for a healthy HEART all year long are dark chocolate, deep & slow belly breathing and daily exercise. Studies have shown that Tai Chi-QiGong, deep breathing AND the antioxidants found in dark chocolate can improve blood flow, reduce blood pressure, maintain healthy arteries, and lower your risk of heart disease. UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi-QiGong Classes Note: click here anytime for my class schedule. Reminder: ALL venues and classes are [...]