Tai Cheng Thursday!

UPDATE: Beachbody has a habit of doing this. 🙂 It’s out NOW! Get your copy before they run out! But you must order through our special link to get in on this early release shipment: www.chrisbyrnes.com/taicheng [<– Click that link]


That’s right, it’s here! Tomorrow is March 22nd and Tai Cheng will be available exclusively from www.chrisbyrnes.com/taicheng. As a certified Team Beachbody Coach we get first dibs. In fact, those on our waiting list get the real first dibs. So why aren’t you on that list?! Email waitinglist@chrisbyrnes.com and mention Tai Cheng. We’ll get you on the red carpet.

Actually the first step is to become a member of our team. It’s free and there’s no catch. It allows us to provide you with heads-up like this and also help you reach your fitness and nutrition goals. Simply click here and complete the free sign-up.

What is Tai Cheng all about?

Many of you heard us talk about one of the developmental programs that Beachbody was coming out with called “Tai Cheng“. Tai Cheng is a Tai-Chi based workout that is meant to help you balance out your body using the ancient martial art of Tai-Chi. Based on the movements, concepts, and theories of traditional Yang style Tai-Chi, the Beachbody Tai Cheng workout program is named after its creator, Dr. Mark Cheng.

The Mandarin Chinese translation of Tai Cheng is the “Supreme Accomplishment” in whole body health, which seems to work nicely…doesn’t it?   The Tai Cheng workout is based on classical Tai-Chi techniques, ancient Chi Kung practices, and modern corrective exercise patterns that both rehab and prehab the body, improving the body’s metabolism, joint function, stress management, and athletic performance! Which to me sounds pretty cool. Check out the latest video below!

What is the Tai Cheng Program Like?

Tai Cheng is a 13 week regimen that delivers tremendous benefits, whether you’re doing the first level moves and using the support of a wall or you’re an elite athlete who is looking to improve your athletic performance in safer, more holistic ways.   Every day, Tai Cheng takes you through a gentle energizing warm up and teaches you a new Tai-Chi move. These workouts are designed to improve balance, awaken dormant energy sources, tone and strengthen your muscles, soothe stiffness, and increase your range of motion.

Is the Tai Cheng For You?

Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

  • Are you ready to improve your metabolism and physical stamina?
  • Have you been trying to figure out how to begin exercising after a long layoff?
  • Do you want to improve your body’s ranges of motion, balance, and neuromuscular control?
  • Are you tired of doing workouts that leave you unable to function the next day due to pain or injury?
  • Are you interested in martial arts but not eager to show up to work with a black eye, busted lip, or twisted ankle?

Who is Dr. Mark Cheng?

Mark Cheng became fascinated by Chinese martial arts early in childhood, gaining his first exposure to Tai-Chi from his father. He later went on to study acupuncture and other forms of Chinese medicine, specializing in orthopedics, eventually earning licensure to practice acupuncture in the State of California and a Ph.D. in Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

Through his involvement with Chinese medicine, he also became fascinated with strength and conditioning training, studying closely with Russian Kettlebell Challenge founder, Pavel Tsatsouline. Under Tsatsouline, Dr. Cheng met Functional Movement Systems founder and physical therapy guru, Gray Cook. While studying with Cook, Dr. Cheng became increasingly fascinated with Tai-Chi as a means of functional movement training and injury rehabilitation.

Few, if any, instructors bring together the rare mix of martial arts mastery, strength and conditioning authority, Chinese medicine knowledge, and functional movement training expertise to fitness like Dr. Cheng does.

When will Tai Cheng Be Released?

Holy crap, it’s almost here! Tomorrow, Thursday March 22nd. Beachbody previously kept this a very tight secret, but the word is out now. Again, to stay in the loop about the Tai Cheng workout and other Beachbody News be sure to Sign Up For Our Free Coaching Here!

Does this look like a program that you would like to try? What do you think of this overall concept for a workout program? Comment below!

3 thoughts on “Tai Cheng Thursday!

  • March 22, 2012 at 8:10 am

    It is interesting. Why would tai chi need to be modified for rehab?

    With all that tai chi has to offer, what real improvements do you think you will make?


    • March 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      That’s a great question, Dennis.

      Tai Cheng is specifically geared to re-training your body to move without pain. It uses specific Tai Chi movements in combination with modifications learned through Dr. Cheng’s many years of study in other medicinal, spiritual, and homeopathic areas.

      The secret is what’s being called Dynamic Motion Control. The Tai Cheng workout helps you master the included 18 key healing movements in just 90 days.

      But as with Tai Chi, you won’t have to wait 90 days to feel the benefits. From your very first workout, you can be on your way to a more active life with less pain. And with more activity comes better overall health! This can all be done in your living room with no existing equipment or experience required.

  • March 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I used your link to order my copy tonight thanks!

    My mom had knee surgery. She actually has fought me on doing home videos, but I told her I am starting Tai Cheng & she said she wants it!

    LOL She is Yoga certified (at over 65) and goes to exercise classes & personal trainers 6 days a week. I told her home videos will save $ & get her in shape like she wants!

    She is excited that it will help her with her knee pain! & that is coming from a Yogi, super Pilates go-getter, and exercise junkie overall.

    I’m ranting!


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