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5/14/13 1:42 P

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I joined Fitness 19 in Victorville this weekend. I met with their trainer (Jon/John) and he took measurements let me know that my BMI was 41%+ . He said "come back on Wednesday ready to work out." I let him know that I was walking and that my goal was to drop 100 lb. and get to a healthier build which would allow me to have quality of life for the next 33 years. He was impressed over my breakfast and lunch time eating habits (as long as I follow my plan.) I paid for three training sessions two a week. They had a special 3 sessions 25 minutes for $19.00 or $59.00 all other lessons are billable at $28.00 per 25 minute sessions. I'll let you know how this works out in my blog.

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2/9/13 6:27 P

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This forum is to assist others in the High Desert locate Health and Fitness opportunities and share their experiences good or bad. It is not intended to promote or advertise any business.

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I am Richard and have lived in Victorville California since 1989. When I was stationed in San Diego 40 years ago, I use to watch large groups of people doing Tai Chi. My ignorance led me to believe that they were doing some sort of Kung Fu. This is also the name of a television series that stared David Caridine. It brings new meaning to the word ASSUME.

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.

In the early 90's I found a teacher at a local community recreation center and enrolled in her class for the month. It was in the morning and I was unemployed. The word synchronicity comes to mind. Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner.**When I can not remember what a word is or how to spell it correctly, I use the cut and paste method on the internet. It's fast.

I did not enjoy it because the instructor ended the class with a word that personally seemed in- appropriate for a marshall arts/fitness class. It doesn't matter what the word is due to the fact that I've grown up some and really understand that there are no black and white only shades of gray.

Back to my story, I attempted to find an available Tai Chi here in the High Desert without ant positive outcome. I finally asked Jack, we work together, and he said sure his wife knew somebody. She raved about this instructor and said all the women had crushes on him. Jack pointed out that Chris's wife was also cute. Priorities you know..LOL. The instructor is the same that Margaret, my better half, discovered by accident.

I've recently discovered that Margaret enrolled in a Tai Chi class as part of a Medicare sign up program. She enrolled in the class and has no intention of joining this health group. I hope she left her checkbook at home. LOL. Her experience with this teacher/guru/instructor was very positive. She heard somebody from class ask if he taught anywhere else. She did not hear the rest but with a name and the ever trusty internet we discovered that he taught at two places locally. www.namasteyogastudio.org/packages.h
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I hope this does not violate any rule but I feel this will give and idea as to how we may share we each other.

Please note that I would not have recommended the first instructor but feel confident that you would enjoy Tai Chi taught by Chris.

I wonder what FBIMAG a.k.a. Passion Peggy thinks?

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