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Free tai chi sessions at Market Square

Published on Friday, June 23, 2017

FREE tai chi sessions are being held in Leicester’s new Market Square – and they are open to everyone.

The gentle exercise sessions have been organised by the city council and De Montfort University’s Confucius Institute, which celebrates Chinese culture.

The weekly sessions take place every Tuesday and Saturday and run from 7.45am until 8.30am.

There’s no need to sign up – participants can just turn up and join in.

Tai chi started in China, but is now popular all over the world. Because it involves slow, gentle movements, it’s suitable for all age groups, abilities and fitness levels.

Adam Piotrowski, development officer at Leicester Market, said: “We are very excited to be able to offer people the chance to come down to Market Square and try tai chi for free. This is a great way to get out and exercise this summer and see our brand new square.

“We’ve been running some trial sessions which have already proved very popular, so now we’d like to invite everyone down to come and have a go.”

Mark Charlton, head of public engagement at DMU, said: “We are really pleased that our Confucius Institute can support the tai chi activities in Market Square. We are really keen to share Chinese culture with new audiences and we believe this supports the city by adding something unique for people to enjoy”.