Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

TAI CHI CHUAN @ WEST END PARK December 21, 2008

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New to the park…


Saturdays @ 8am-Free TAI CHI CHUAN

Starting January 10, 2009

Tai Chi Chuan

The Chinese characters for Tai Chi Chuan can be translated as the ‘Supreme Ultimate Force’. The notion of ‘supreme ultimate’ is often associated with the Chinese concept of yin-yang, the notion that one can see a dynamic duality (male/female, active/passive, dark/light, forceful/yielding, etc.) in all things. ‘Force’ (or, more literally, ‘fist’) can be thought of here as the means or way of achieving this ying-yang, or ‘supreme-ultimate’ discipline. More info:


  • Reduce stress
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve muscle strength and definition
  • Increase energy, stamina and agility
  • Increase feelings of well-being

Free Jump Rope Class! December 19, 2008

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**Free Jump Rope Class in West End Park**

 Saturdays from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Starting in January


Men and women of all ages who are up for a cardio challenge!!!




Bring your own jump rope (if you have one)



For more info email:



What to expect…

-Teaching of basic jump rope skills and form

-Endurance and speed drills

– Friendly competition between friends/neighbors

-A great workout.




  Benefits of Jumping Rope:

An excellent aerobic and anaerobic cross-training workout

  1. An efficient, high intensity, calorie burning activity to improve body composition, comparable to running at 12 to 15 Kcal per minute. 

  2. A total body workout, utilizing the muscles of the calves, gluteus and quads.  The constant turning of the rope also effectively uses the upper body muscles of the chest, back, shoulders, biceps, forearms and triceps. 
  3. Improves the following athletic training skills: Speed, Agility, Power, Endurance, Timing, Coordination, Balance, Rhythm, and Grace. 
  4. A fun and inexpensive workout that is easy to learn, but always remains a constant challenge.