Project seeking participants for online exercise classes.

Categories: Press Releases Event at ORI

Type: Press Release

Date Published: 03/07/2022

Research shows that exercise is highly beneficial for improving health and overall well-being. While attending community-based exercise classes has been severely restricted by Covid-19, home-based exercise has become an increasingly important option for staying safe and healthy. Therefore, the Exercise & Healthy Aging research team at Oregon Research Institute (a non-profit research institute in Eugene, Oregon) is conducting a National Institutes of Health-funded study to evaluate the effects of THREE different types of exercise, delivered online at home via Zoom, on health-related outcomes among older adults.

Please view the video from the Principal Investigator of this study.


  • Classes start: end of May, 2022 on Tuesdays & Thursdays 
  • Classes meet online (via Zoom): 2 times per week for 60 minutes each
  • Class times (Pacific Time): 9:30 -10:30 am, or 11:00 am -12:00 pm. 
  • Class time will be determined by exercise program assignment.
  • Classes run for: 24 weeks (ending in November 2022)

Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the three exercise programs for the entire 24-week class period:

  • Conventional Tai Ji Quan
  • Mindful stretching exercises
  • Complementary Tai Ji Quan.

Please note that program assignment will dictate class meeting time. During the study, the research team will evaluate your general health, memory and other cognitive abilities, physical activity, and mobility. All assessment will be completed online via Zoom. The process to determine if you qualify takes several steps, so please contact us at your earliest convenience if you are interested in learning more.

If you have concerns about your mobility, balance or cognitive abilities or just want to know more about this project, please contact us at:

541-434-1548 or

855-434-1548 (toll free).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Research staff of the Exercise & Healthy Aging group

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