In February 2018, I started contributing to The Parkinson’s Fitness Project.
Here is their mission:
“The Parkinson’s Fitness Project’s mission is developing physical and online training centers to promote ongoing neurologic health in those with Parkinson’s Disease.”
Live classes started in February at their newest location on First Hill in Seattle. Every Monday and Wednesday, we offer a bootcamp style AMP (Amplitude + Mental Agility + Power) class and a ChairFit class. Added to this schedule are one-on-one sessions and taping of classes for TPFP’s Daily Dose™ program. The Daily Dose provides videos on demand so people with Parkinson’s Disease can have access to PD specific exercises from anywhere in the world.
The workouts we film are short and doable. The menu is varied so people can find a class for their level.
I feel that I can finally use what I studied years ago in college. Mix movement to humor to get people motivated. More than working at Swedish Hospital and at Microsoft in the early 90s. More than voiceover work and IT translation. This work is so close to my heart. Every day, it is like writing a love letter to my husband who has Parkinson’s.