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Senior Fitness

Four adult seniors in exercise clothing holding hand weights, water bottles, etc.

Contact Information

June Puett
Extension Agent
Phone: (423) 855-6113
Email: jpuett1@utk.edu

The Hamilton County Extension Office offers Tai Chi classes for a range of fitness levels and also a program called a Matter of Balance for those at risk of falls.

Tai Chi is appropriate for all fitness levels and can also be beneficial to those in wheelchairs. It can help improve the quality of life for people with arthritis and can also help prevent falls. It includes agile steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. The movements have higher stances, which make it easier and more comfortable to learn.

The purpose of a Matter of Balance Class is to help manage falls using practical strategies and to increase participants’ activity level. We talk about making changes to reduce fall risks, and we learn exercises to increase strength and balance.

To be added to the interest list for the next series of classes, please call the Extension Office at (423) 855-6113 or email Agent June Puett at jpuett1@utk.edu.

Information will also be posted here as soon as it becomes available.