PWR! Moves Class
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30am
- 1 hr1 hour
- West End Gold's Gym|Gayton Road Gold's Gym
Mondays at 10:30am at Gold's Gym (8904 W. Broad Street, Henrico) Tuesdays at 10:30am at Gold's Gym (8904 W. Broad Street, Henrico) Thursdays at 10:30am at Gold's Gym (9782 Gayton Rd, Henrico) WHY “One study showed that people with PD who exercised regularly for 2.5 hours a week had a smaller decline in mobility and quality of life over two years. Research is ongoing to discover therapies that will change the course of the disease.” -Parkinson’s Foundation The PWR!Moves class are meant to be complementary to our core HEAT exercise program. This class will be taught by Valerie Johnson, PWR!Moves certified therapist. This Parkinson-specific exercise class will teach you how to move bigger and faster in everyday life and counteract PD symptoms! As you learn these PD-specific skills, you will be challenged physically and cognitively to do more than you think you can in a fun, supportive environment! PWR!Moves (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Moves) is a Parkinson’s-specific training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements. PWR!Moves are performed with large, whole body movements, maximum effort, and intentional action in multiple postures (floor, all 4’s, sitting, and standing). These Parkinson’s exercise classes specifically target “4” skills shown by research to target mobility in people with PD (muscle strength for upright posture, weight shifting, spine flexibility, and transitional movements). As a result, persons with PD gain body awareness and maintain functional movements.