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Groundhog, Polar Vortex & Winter Updates…Oh my!

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Hello TaijiFit Community in Chicagoland-

If the weather had you looking for your ruby red slippers while chanting -there’s no place like home…there’s no place like home…there’s no place like home…you were not alone-especially this week!
With the cancellation of classes this week, let me just begin by saying thank you for going with the flow. Your patience and understanding has been appreciated as Mother Nature does the temperature tango. It is time to toss this lady a rose and get her a new partner to dance with. I heard a groundhog would like the next dance. Yes. Today is Feb. 2nd. Can you believe it? Today is Groundhog’s Day and Phil did not see his shadow! Perhaps Phil could set his gaze upon this chilly lady-take her for a lovely spin around the dance floor and warm things up-waltz right into an early Spring this year!

Quick Reminders-
We are currently in the middle of our Winter Calendar .
Spring Calendar will be released the last week in February.
Spring Calendar-Week 1 Begins M 3/11.

Schedule Changes-
StudioTaijiFit.com – Studio TaijiFit On-line Live Classes and On-Demand Recorded Classes!
Enjoy class with Dawn from the comfort of your home, office or hotel room!
TH 6AM Pacific TaijiFit to Go-FREE Morning Flow On-line 15 Mins of Movement & 10 Mins of Positivity to get your day started!
TU 4PM Pacific Fire Fusion Beginning in February this weekly class has a new time and name!
TU 9:30AM Pacific Flow Fusion will now have the flexibility to offer all of our TaijiFit Fusion Formats:
Iron Fusion, Bamboo Fusion & Fire Fusion!

Welcome to our newest TaijiFit participants-
Carillion Club 55+ Active Adult Community-Naperville, IL South Naperville-95th St. & 248th Ave.
Participants in our 3 NEW Weekly Classes!
TU 2PM Central TaijiFit 24 Form (Development of Beginning Tai Chi Fundamentals & Instruction for the most popular Tai Chi Form in the world! )
TU 3PM Central TaijiFit Flow (Continuous Movement Experience for the Group Fitness Setting)
F 11:45AM-12:30PM Central TaijiFit Flow (Continuous Movement Experience for the Group Fitness Setting)

Fry Family YMCA- Naperville, IL
Participants in the NEW Wed. Evening Class!
W 7:30-8:25PM Central TaijiFit Flow (Continuous Movement Experience for the Group Fitness Setting)

AAUW American Association of University Women-Naperville, IL Chapter
Participants of the January 12th, 2 Hour Mini Workshop w/ Dawn at the Naperville Municipal Center- An Introduction to Tai Chi through TaijiFit

Joliet Junior College-Romeoville Campus is currently in the process of scheduling a demo class for the JCC instructors and staff in February!

Shout Outs-
The seeds of TaijiFit continue to be planted in communities across Chicagoland and are now taking root. As word continues to spread, growth is anticipated this Spring with excitement!
Thank you to Metro-Chicago YMCA’s Fry Y Participants-Ms. Miller Chow, Norma and Mitch Okada and Mike Nishimura-Fitness Director at Fry Y for connecting TaijiFit to these amazing communities!

Q&A-

I do not live in the Carillion Club Gated Community. May I attend classes at that location?
Currently, the classes at the Carillion Club are not open to public participation. You must live in the community or be a guest of a community member.
If you are interested in Tai Chi, please look into the weekly TaijiFit offerings at the Metro Chicago YMCA’s in Naperville or Dawn’s Weekly TU/TH Meetup Group in Clarendon Hills, IL.

Fry Family Y-South Naperville-95th Street & Book Rd.
M 10:25-11:05AM Central TaijiFit Flow (Continuous Movement Experience for the Group Fitness Setting)
W 7:30-8:25PM Central TaijiFit Flow (Continuous Movement Experience for the Group Fitness Setting)
F 10:30-11:15AM Central TaijiFit 24 Form (Development of Beginning Tai Chi Fundamentals & Instruction for the most popular Tai Chi Form in the world! )

Kroehler Family Y-Downtown Naperville-37 S. Washington St.
F 8:45-9:30AM Central TaijiFit Flow (Continuous Movement Experience for the Group Fitness Setting)

Weekly Meetup Group-Dawn’s Home Studio-Clarendon Hills, IL (Winter) & Ty Warner Park-Westmont, IL (Spring, Summer, Fall)
TU/TH 10:00-11:00AM Central Time

My schedule is not consistent due to travel. May I still participate in the TU / TH Meetup Group when I am in town?
Yes, you are always welcome to join us for our TU/TH 10AM TaijiFit Meetup Group.
That is the beauty of TaijiFit! Come as often as your schedule allows and never get behind. Enjoy a movement experience that is stress free and flexible enough to meet your individual needs. Bring the body you have today and let’s fall in love with the moment we are in. Currently, our group is gathering at Dawn’s Home Studio in Clarendon Hills, IL. It’s just like a weekly book club for people who want a gentle way to exercise and are interested in exploring basic movements found in Yang Style Tai Chi & Qigong through the concept of FLOW.
Participants have agreed to donate/contribute $5 per Meetup (Pay As You Go) to defray a small portion of the costs associated with hosting the weekly meetups. If your attendance is not consistent from week to week, please let me know you are coming the night before-you can email or text.

Coming Soon-
As the weather becomes favorable the TU/TH 10 AM TaijiFit Meetup Group will begin to meet at Ty Warner Park in Westmont, IL!
Located 2 Blks. N. Of of Ogden on Plaza Dr. / Between Cass Ave. & Blackhawk Dr. Dawn will send out an email by 9AM to let you know ONLY when we are meeting at the park. You are always welcome to email or text the morning of to confirm the location. When we meet at the park here’s what you can expect: Participants Arrive by 10 AM – Gather towards the Flag Pole at the MAIN ENTRANCE parking lot located on Plaza Dr. Walking around the perimeter of the park begins by 10:05 AM. If you love to walk and would like to get more steps in please let me know- some of our participants choose to arrive early to start walking before everyone arrives at 10 AM. TaijiFit begins at 10:30 AM at the fountain in the CENTER of the park. Please let me know if you will be joining us for walking or just TaijiFit-we don’t want to leave the parking lot w/o you! You always have the option to skip the walk and go to the fountain for meditation or quiet conversation.

I look forward to flowing with you soon. Bring a friend!

Best Regards,

Dawn Nader
dnader01@mac.com (email)
408-204-1229 (Texts Only-Let me know who you are when you text me the first time.)
dawnnadertaijifit.me (website)
Dawn Nader Certified TaijiFit Instructor (Facebook)

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