Interested in Tai Chi? You’re in luck! The practice is offered at PWC with instructor Buddy Jett, the lead instructor for Floating Cloud Tai Chi in Orange. Buddy teaches Chen Man Ching’s 37-posture Yang Style of Tai Chi combining relaxation with precision of movement. Depending on personal health goals and interests, Tai Chi may serve as a standalone practice, or added as a complement to other fitness pursuits.

Tai Chi instructor Buddy Jett

The Floating Cloud website describes Tai Chi as “a graceful, slow moving form of exercise that has ancient roots tracing back into the depths of Chinese culture and philosophy of centuries past. A beneficial daily practice embraced by both young and old alike, its benefits will include increased flexibility and more joint mobility, increased lung capacity, and greater leg and hip strength with an enhanced sense of balance.” Visit for a wealth of information about the practice.



Program options at PWC:

A Taste of Tai Chi

This is a one-hour “taste test” for participants to experience the basic warm ups of the Yang Style Form. This introduction will allow you to sample Tai Chi and consider whether the program below might serve your needs.

A Taste of Tai Chi was held in March. Please stay tuned for any future sessions.

Fundamentals of Tai Chi

This is an 8-week program to learn & develop 18 postures of the Yang-37 Form. Participants will build knowledge each week to grow their Tai Chi practice. Program fee: $90/members, $165/non-members. Please stay tuned for future sessions.

Please register for programs via your member portal or by stopping or calling the Front Desk (540-445-5406). Haven’t built your member account? Please see directions here.

The transition, or flow, into “single whip” posture

According to, a health information website for the medical school at Harvard University, “Tai Chi can easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery. … A growing body of carefully conducted research is building a compelling case for Tai Chi as an adjunct to standard medical treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many conditions commonly associated with age.” For the full article, see “The Health Benefits of Tai Chi.”