September 25th, BYSC 9am at The Parkinson’s Fitness Project Lakeside Ave. office
An endurance challenge for PWP!
Hosted by of Nate Coomer’s team at The Parkinson’s Fitness Project team. This is a set-your-own-goal endurance challenge, NOT a race or competition. The event will be offered to PWP from SEAYOPD & TPFP and capped at 25 PWP participants. The goals you set for yourself will encompass 3 roughly 30-minute periods of exercise targeted at improving function in areas where PWP tend to struggle the most; Cardio, Strength, and Cognitive & Amplitude. Groups of 5 will rotate around the stations, under the instruction and watchful eyes of TPFP professionals. We will each try our best to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. No one will be judging your abilities or gracefulness. Everyone involved is there to help promote a positive, supportive environment.
As an endurance-type event, you’ll need to set your own goals and do your best to work on improving your abilities in the months leading up to the big day. If over time you feel the need to adjust these goals (up or down), you will have an opportunity to do so.
We all have been told that exercise and eating right is the #1 thing we can do to ease our symptoms. Personally, I struggle with the slow movements, dizziness, cramping, and emotional stability symptoms. These symptoms always feel less prominent when I exercise regularly. If during any of the exercises you need to catch your breath, shake out a cramp or stop to hold on to something for a few seconds, you will be able to. There will be trained professionals on hand to help us through those moments. Like in life with PD, the idea is to take a break when you need to then head up and KEEP GOING!
Here’s a link to private Facebook group created to help encourage and energize you and our fellow participants.
There is a $20 registration fee to help cover costs of the event and provide each participant with a highly prized 1st Annual event T-shirt. SEAYOPD & TPFP has a liability waiver we’ll all need to sign.
Ready to start kicking those pesky symptoms. Then follow the 3 easy steps below.
Step 1: Commit to a healthy way of living, so you can keep on living a healthy lifestyle with PD longer. Begin to treat yourself to a reduction in symptoms through movement & exercise on a daily basis.
Step 2: Sign up by filling out the Survey Monkey questionnaire with the link provided below.
Step 3: Show up at TPFP on the day and prove to yourself that even with YOPD you CAN live a high-quality, physically active life for years to come!
Send your event ideas, thoughts, complaints or compliments to SEAYOPD@gmail.com.