Lead Instructor of Power for Parkinson's Fitness

Lauren has nearly 30 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, plus certification in Personal Training by the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) where she served on the Advisory Board.

Lauren instructs a wide variety of fitness classes designed for beginners through elite athletes. With fitness being her passion, she has performed a broad range of training activities that include facilitating master workshops (training other trainers), conditioning high school football teams during their off season, and conducting classes for a variety of special needs populations such as people with arthritis, weight lifting for seniors, an Alzheimer’s Respite class, and most recently a fitness class for the Power for Parkinson’s. Lauren also provides personal, in-home training for clients of all ages and athletic ability.


Power for Parkinson's Fitness Instructor

Debbie Rosenberg grew up in Miami Beach, Fl. A full gymnastics scholarship brought her to the U. of Texas where she received a BBA in Finance. She is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal trainer, Life Coach and Professional Organizer with 35 years of experience in the fitness industry. Debbie's passions include spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, reading and yoga.


Lead Instructor of Power for Parkinson's Dance

Nancy received her Master’s degree in Dance Education from New York University. She has taught dance for over 35 years. Not only has she performed with several modern dance companies in New York, but directed her own professional company for 13 years before moving to Austin.

Nancy has taught fitness to seniors for the past 7 years including many participants with Parkinson’s disease. She has her National certification in Older Adult Exercise from Healthways and has been a Silver Sneakers and PACE (arthritis-based) instructor.

In October 2012, she began her training in Dance for PD at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY with the intention of bringing the program to Austin and Central Texas.


Power for Parkinson's Fitness Instructor

Polly recently moved to the Lakeway area from Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana, with a B.S. degree in Health and Safety Education/Community Health, and has been a group fitness instructor for more than 30 years. Polly is a certified Group Fitness Instructor with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Additionally, she has certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (Health and Fitness Instructor) and Healthways Instructor Accreditation for Older Adult Exercise (SilverSneakers).

Polly says, "I have witnessed firsthand--and experienced myself--the beautiful, dramatic and positive effects that regular exercise can have on physical and emotional health. My goal is to continue teaching classes that are safe, fun, encouraging and effective."


Power for Parkinson's Fitness Instructor

Mary has over 30 yrs experience in the fitness field industry. As a certified instructor her passion is teaching her weekly Power for Parkinson’s class.  Mary teaches Aqua, Pilates, Silver Sneakers for seniors, classes for Muscular Sclerosis and personal trains. Her certification includes, AFAA,  AEA, Aqua Stretch, Balance Body University, CPR-AED. Additionally, she is  certified as an Aqua Stretch Facilitator, a hands on, holistic, myofascial release technique.


Mary’s motto has always and will always be “Exercise is the best medicine” with unlimited refills…


Power for Parkinson's YOPD Circuit Training Instructor


Powerful Pipes Singing Group Leader

Maggie is a native Austinite. She is a graduate of McCallum High School's Fine Arts Academy and holds a Bachelor's degree in Theatre & Dance from The University of Texas at Austin where she performed with and choreographed for the university's show choir, Longhorn Singers. Maggie wholeheartedly believes that everyone is a singer and focuses the Powerful Pipes Singing Group not on vocal prowess or technique but rather on the joy that music and singing can bring! The physical and neurological benefits are a wonderful bonus for those with Parkinson's. Maggie is also the Program Coordinator for Power for Parkinson's.


Power for Parkinson's YOPD Circuit Training Instructor

Coach Mo, the owner and operator of Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness, was destined to be in the fitness industry. A former Texas A&M Aggie football player, Coach Mo has been involved with athletics and fitness his entire life. He began personal training and providing motivation for lifestyle changes fifteen years ago.

Coach Mo goes beyond his title of personal trainer by touching the lives of those he works with, always forming a special bond and leaving a positive impression. His goal is to take personal training to a higher level through personal commitment, loyalty, and caring. Coach Mo provides his expertise to all age levels and fitness experience.  He generously has donated his gym to host the YOPD circuit training class.



These are the talented women who are responsible for enabling the progress that our participants see over a period of time. Our instructors are the face of our organization and we couldn't have impacted so many lives without their help and support.

Office Address

By Appointment Only

No Regular Office Hours

5555 N Lamar Blvd

Suite L121

Austin, TX 78751




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