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July 16, 1999

Chambersburg Hospital to offer tai chi course

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Hospital is offering a six-part tai chi course Tuesdays, July 27 to Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Classes are in the physical therapy gym within the physical medicine department on the ground floor of the hospital. Tai chi is a combination of low-impact Chinese relaxation exercises.

Its benefits include improved balance and coordination, endurance, breathing awareness, strength and flexibility. It can lower tension, stress and pain.

The cost is $42 per person for the six-week series.

To register, call 1-888-451-2010.

Challenge Ride to raise money for center

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Jimmie Heuga's Mountain Challenge Ride is coming to Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg Sunday, Aug. 8, at 8 a.m.

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Riders choose between 12-, 24- and 36-mile off-road loops at Whitetail.

The cost is $40 in advance and $50 on race day.

The race benefits The Jimmie Heuga Center, a nonprofit rehabilitation and wellness facility dedicated to improving the lives of people with multiple sclerosis.

The center has held more than 80 five-day wellness programs in various cities.

For information on the ride, call Bruce Valentine at The Jimmie Heuga Center at 1-888-DOIT4MS or locally, call Mark Clem at 1-301-696-2849 or Lori Hines at 1-717-328-9400, ext. 255.

Fitness workshops set for August

Three fitness workshops will be offered at Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Athletic Recreation and Community Center in Hagerstown:

* Aerobic certification

Saturday, Aug. 14, 8:30 a.m. Fitness instructors will learn basic academic and practical application of teaching group exercise. No college, science or teaching background is required. Workshop registration includes a full-day review, written exam, two-year certificate and membership.

* Aerobic choreography 101

Sunday, Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m. This is designed to enhance choreography and cueing skills by learning how to develop and breakdown choreography.

* Kickboxing

Sunday, Aug. 15, 12:30 p.m. Introduction to kickboxing principles and technique. Learn the moves that make up the hottest new fitness craze.

For information, call Stacy McLeran at 301-791-3187. To register, call 1-800-aerobic (237-6242).

Space is limited.

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