Br. Ray

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  • B.A. English Literature, University of Notre Dame, 1957
  • M.A. English Literature, De Paul Chicago, 1959

Start date with RecSports

Fall of 1994

Fitness Philosophy

St Iraneaus said the glory of God is man (woman) fully alive. Good health and keeping oneself as fit as possible is a major part of being fully alive. Not taking care of oneself is an abuse of the gift given by God.

Fitness Interests & Other Hobbies

  • I practice Tai Chi every day
  • Play tennis twice a week
  • Three afternoons a week in a fitness room exercising

Why My Class?

If they wish to adopt an exercise they can use for the rest of their lives--take Tai Chi. It is an internal martial art that help one center himself/herself. It can and does help one to become more centered and "at one" with oneself in an increasingly chaotic world.

How do you motivate participants?

I am 82 years old and still able to do pretty much anything I want to do. This is a significant motivation for my students. Also, the women and men who come to my class are looking for something that is different, a more internal, focused way to approach life.