They are filling fast – book soon to avoid disappointment.
Book in person at The 55 or on-line at



Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15 – 3:15 pm.
For Squamish residents age 55+.
Heavily subsidized by grants. Rate $3.50/class – no drop-ins, sorry.
You must be preregistered to participate.

Kriszti will begin with a “4-minute fitness” routine to warm up your body, and awaken your soul and spirit with 5 easy exercises to tune into Tai Chi.
Then build on those slowly over the next weeks to 9 “easy to memorize” postures (the Infinite Nine) which are not as complicated as other traditional methods.
Below are some of the benefits of Tai Chi and 4-minute fitness:

Physical benefits
• Increased flexibility – particularly in the often-forgotten spine. Maintenance of flexibility in spinal joints is ‘oh so important’.
• Full range of motion in a lot of your joints – motion is lotion, as they say. Better yet – use it or lose it!
• Increased strength, particularly of the leg muscles
• Better balance, fewer falls
• Improved posture
• Improved immune functioning. (Why? Mental stillness and reduced stress help immune function, as does exercise.)
• Improved, deeper breathing – leading to increased oxygenation and vitality of all tissues, improved immune functioning, deeper relaxation
• Many people have reduced pain – particularly noticed in shoulders, back, legs and knees
• Increased vitality, energy, and life – and an increased awareness of the ever-present ‘chi’.
• Enhanced coordination, and improved fine motor skills.
• Decreased blood pressure
• Decreased breathing and heart rates

Mental benefits
• Reduced stress
• Increased relaxation
• Increased concentration and mental focus
• Improved memory
• Increased sense of happiness, contentedness and inner peace
• Greater ability to ‘be in the moment’, to pull out of the craziness of everyday living
• An often-profound sense of being here, now. (Wherever you go, there you are…) In other words, reducing the tendency to live in the past, or worry about the future.
• A higher level of happiness

5 Responses to Activities

  1. Anonymous says:

    Jesus, wisdom and free sherry too….hell….I’m IN!!

  2. Lail Weeks @ says:

    Is the Centre open for classes tis week?

  3. hvsquamish says:

    The 55 is open. No exercise classes are presently held due to pandemic health department restriction. We expect to learn more soon. For other classes check with Parks and Recreation.

  4. joe Filler says:

    Can I preregistration for tomorrow Tuesday

    • You are probably referring to Tai Chi. The new session to start April 11 was unfortunately cancelled by our Board. If you are referring to a program other than Tai Chi please speak to someone at the Front Desk at The 55.

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