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5555 N Lamar Blvd

Suite L121

Austin, TX 78751

©2020 BY POWER FOR PARKINSON'S®

POWER FOR PARKINSON'S

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP 

DATE AND LOCATION:

Postponed, Austin, TX

COST:

Early bird: $299

After: $320

(2 Continuing Education Credits available through NFPT)

*Breakfast, lunch and snacks included

*Space is limited

Printed Materials: additional $25

Lodging: University of Texas Campus Housing

Join us for a 2 day fitness intensive for fitness professionals and Parkinson’s group leaders to learn best practices for structuring Parkinson's specific exercise classes.

This fun, interactive and informative exercise workshop will enable you to understand and address Parkinson’s disease using the Power for Parkinson’s unique method of symptom directed exercises.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE:

Day 1

5:00 – 6:00pm  Meet & Greet Guest Arrival / Check-in

Day 2

8:00am  Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00am  Welcome and Introduction to Power for Parkinson's

11:30am – 12:30pm  Lunch and bus ride to experience a live class

11:30am – 12:30pm  Move & Shout Class

1:45pm  Return to Campus/Break

2:15pm  Course resumes, learn nuts and bolts of conducting a class

5:00pm  Class adjourns

6:30pm  Optional Tex-mex Dinner

Day 3

8:00am  Breakfast

9:00am – 1:00pm  Interactive Section with direct feedback. Complete Template

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • About Parkinson's disease; general overview, common symptoms, treatments, benefits of exercise

  • Difference between PFP Exercise Classes vs. P.T, O.T. Senior Fit Classes

  • Exercises to address various symptoms of Parkinson's

  • How to design, organize and execute a symptom-driven exercise class

  • Safe and effective teaching methods to include all levels of mobility regardless of progression of the disease

YOU WILL LEAVE WITH:

  • A more comprehensive understanding of Parkinson's disease and how exercise can make a difference

  • Strategies for addressing Parkinson's symptoms through exercise information and skills needed to start a Power for Parkinson's type class in your community

ELIGIBILITY:

The workshop will be open to anyone interested in learning about Parkinson's exercise classes for their community and/or persons wanting to start or improve an exercise class for this target population. Certification in Personal Training and/or Group Exercise and at least 3 years' experience teaching group exercise classes is preferred but not required.

Participants must complete the application to be considered. Applications will be reviewed by PFP staff and accepted or declined within one week.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS:

Nina Mosier, M.D., Co-Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Mosier is a retired Internist with a special interest in geriatric medicine. She received her B.A. at Northwestern University and her medical degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. After a hiatus to raise her children she found her passion was to help improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. Her interest was sparked by her father who was struggling with Parkinson’s. Meshing her medical background with her personal experience with her father, she collaborated with Susan Stahl to establish our  free fitness program for the Austin Parkinson’s community. Over the last 7 years she has helped to develop an  extensive network of classes and home YouTube exercise channel which now has a global audience where patients and Parkinson’s groups exercise regularly and many instructors find inspiration.

Lauren Lewis, Lead Power for Parkinson's Fitness Instructor

Lauren is a N.F.P.T. certified personal instructor who has nearly 35 years experience as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, has an Associate Degree in Exercise from Marymount College, and has served on the Advisory Board of the N.F.P.T. She has been teaching for Power for Parkinson’s for over 6 years and has been instrumental in developing the Move & Shout™ format. She teaches 5 weekly Power for Parkinson’s classes and has an extensive following on our YouTube channel with over 500K views to date.  She’s presented at the World Parkinson’s Congress in Portland, the Davis Phinney event in Austin and will be a part of the upcoming PBS documentary, Empowered By Parkinson’s this year.