MetroWest YMCA

280 Old Connecticut Path
Framingham, MA 01701

Two classes are held at the MetroWest Y
Thursdays 11:45 – 12:45 – T’ai Chi for Healthy Aging
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 – Moving for Better Balance Maintenance Class


T’ai Chi for Healthy Living – Thursdays 11:45 – 12:45

This is a T’ai Chi for Balance program.

Start Date: New Session begins January 4th and runs for 7 weeks through February 15th.
Class Location: MetroWest YMCA in the Spirit Mind Body room
To Register: go to MetroWest YMCA registration page.
Cost: Cost for upcoming session is free for members and $132 for non-members
Experience Level: This class is open to all levels.

About The Class
In the T’ai Chi for Healthy Aging class, we proceed through a series of T’ai Chi movements with the aim of improving our balance. These are movements that are taken from more traditional styles of T’ai Chi and simplified. This allows participants to follow along more easily so that we can focus on the aspects of these moves that help with our balance.

While not required, it is helpful to practice these moves between classes. More frequent practice at home will show greater benefits in improving balance.

This class has a mix of long-time students as well as new students of all abilities. Classes these days have grown and are medium to larger sized classes.


Moving for Better Balance – Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00

This is a T’ai Chi for Balance program.

Start Date: This is an ongoing program
Class Location:MetroWest YMCA in the Aerobics Room
To Register: Registration is limited to those who have completed the 16-week Moving For Better Balance program through the MetroWest YMCA. For more information about this program or to inquire about registering, please contact Laura Gilbert at the YMCA by phone at 508-879-4420 or by email at

About The Class
Moving for Better Balance helps improve balance and increase confidence in doing everyday activities using movements developed from T’ai Chi. This program starts as a 12 week class that meets for 1 hour, two times a week. The Thursday session listed here is an ongoing class for those who have completed the initial 12 week program.

This is a class that the MetroWest YMCA is offering to help older adults improve their health and wellness. This and other programs are offered through the MetroWest Prevention & Wellness Partnership.