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A brand-new fitness program will begin at Capital Ritz Dance and Banquet Center at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21, and the first class is absolutely free to attend.

Zen Fit is a unique fusion of peaceful yet powerful, traditional tai chi movements and light cardio training set to motivating music.

Is your mind full all the time?

Do you need a break to recharge?

Yes, we all do.

A short break can reset your energy and guide you in the right direction in your work or life.

Zen Fit was created by local martial arts instructor, Hu Cheng, who drew inspiration from Jet Li’s program ‘Tai Chi Fit,’ traditional, yang-style tai chi and cardio fitness classes he has taken since moving to the United States in 2014.

In October 2019, Cheng demoed this program for the first time and is excited for the positive feedback and opportunity to teach it regularly in Jefferson City.

This class was intended to fuse together what he has learned about American fitness classes and what he learned in a traditional setting in China, and is suitable for ages 10 and older. It is easily modified for all levels of experience.

Find out more about the Zen Fit event by finding it on Facebook. Check out the Shifu Martial Arts Center at Facebook.com/shifumartialarts. You can also check out the Tai Chi of Holts Summit Lions Club page on Faceboook for more information, or email [email protected]

Hu Cheng spent five years learning martial arts at The Shaolin Temple in China before competing internationally. He held the lead role of ‘Chun Yi’ in The Legend of Kung Fu show, now permanently homed in Beijing, China, at The Red Theatre. Cheng has been teaching tai chi locally for four years at the Holts Summit Lion’s Club every Tuesday evening and also offers individual shaolin kung fu lessons. Email [email protected] for full details or visit Shifu Martial Arts Center page on Facebook.

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