Four or Eight Weeks of Taiji (Tai Chi)Classes at Taiji Center (Up to 62% Off)

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Martial artists typically only fight when they're struck first, and even then they hold off if the attack came from an endangered bird. Hone your fight-or-flight response with this Groupon.

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  • $49 for eight weeks of taiji (Tai Chi) classes ($130 value)
  • $29 for four weeks of taiji (Tai Chi) classes ($70 value)<p>

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In all of weight loss, there may be no concept less aptly named than the calorie. That's because a calorie is a unit of scientific measure—specifically, a measure of the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius. Though the calorie unit we associate with food actually refers to kilo calories—meaning when we say, “2,000 calories a day,” we actually mean 2,000,000. And if the number of calories we ingest is bad news, the upside is that we are burning them all the time.

A certain amount of calories—about 60–75 percent of the calories you burn each day—are needed to sustain the body's unconscious functions, such as breathing and circulation. Known as basal metabolic rate, the specific percentage depends on factors such as size and body composition, gender, and age (typically, as people get older, fat makes up a larger portion of body weight, causing calories to burn more slowly). Digestion makes up about another 10 percent of the calories burned, leaving physical activity to account for the rest.

During exercise, the muscles contract, causing the body's adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules to break down as the heart continues to pump faster and faster—increasing the body’s demand for more energy. Once the muscles have depleted the day’s caloric intake, they turn to other calorie sources to fuel the fire—making weight loss possible as the body begins to sacrifice fat cells to the god of the treadmill.

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    Port Richey

    9743 U.S. 19

    Port Richey, Florida 34668

    727-859-8355

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    Spring Hill

    4251 Mariner Boulevard

    Mariner Blvd & Northcliff

    Spring Hill, Florida 34609

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    Tampa

    14457 Dale Mabry Highway

    Tampa, Florida 33618

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In a Nutshell

Seasoned trainer leads tai chi classes in which students gain self-defense skills, discipline, and improved fitness levels

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit of 2 classes per week. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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