2606 – Ai Chi Balance and Trunk Stabilization

Intermediate / 4-hour Workshop


Faculty: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC



Using Ai Chi with some Pilates concepts, this session will apply core stability and fall prevention techniques to develop balance and lumbar stabilization for your clients. The focus of this Ai Chi class will be on deep, rather than superficial, muscles. Learn to use the trunk muscles to initiate movement in the extremities. Balance, mobility and stability, all in one program!



1)  Analyze the body efforts used to move proximal to distal.

2)  Experience movement initiated in the core rather than in the extremities.

3)  Feel deep tissue trunk and abdominal muscles engage for balance and stability.

4)  Recruit muscle tissue in an efficient, effective progression.   


FACULTY: Ruth Sova, MS, ATRIC, founder/president of ATRI, is an internationally known speaker, author and consultant. She is the founder of six different businesses including the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, the Aquatic Exercise Association, Living Right Magazine, America’s Certification Trainers, Armchair Aerobics Inc., and the Fitness Firm. A leader in the health and wellness industry, she also draws on her vast experience as an entrepreneur to teach others what it takes to assume the risk of business and enterprise. Ruth is the author of numerous articles and 15 books on her specialties of wellness and business. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Sevier-McCahill Disability International Foundation Award; and the John Williams, Jr. International Swimming Hall of Fame Adapted Aquatics Award. Known for her high energy and practical teaching approaches, Ruth has brought thousands of people over the years to understand the benefits of water exercise.