POWER FOR PARKINSON'S
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP
DATE AND LOCATION:
Postponed, Austin, TX
Early bird: $299
(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.
5:00 – 6:00pm Meet & Greet Guest Arrival / Check-in
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
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
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.
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.