When joint pain knocked on Raymond Tsu’s door, he decided to make some lifestyle changes. Starting small, he began with walks from his condo on the other side of the pond to Vivo’s Indoor Park.
Walking proved to be a bit of a pain, quite literally. In response, Raymond embraced the slow and deliberate movements of Tai Chi in his walks. What would normally be a quick 15-minute stroll transformed into a slow and meditative journey of more than an hour.
“Sure, I may have looked a bit silly to some,” admits Raymond with a grin, “but that Tai Chi style walking worked wonders for me.”
In the weeks that followed, Raymond’s commitment to this unique exercise regimen paid off. The consistent exercise extended his pain-free intervals.
Today, Raymond has become a regular at Vivo. He has traded his walks for what he playfully dubs ‘Tai Chi Running’—a gentle jog infused with the flowing movements of Tai Chi. The climate controlled Indoor Park is perfect for him to continue his practice during the snowy season without worrying about slipping or having the cold air antagonize his joints.
At Vivo, we’re cultivating healthier generations by encouraging many different paths to healthy, be they gentle or intense, conventional or unconventional. When you donate to our Everybody Plays Program, your generosity ensures absolutely everyone has access to their version of healthy.