Volunteer at our PWR! Retreat

Volunteering at the PWR! Retreat is a great opportunity to:

Collaborate with other PD-specialized professionals,Practice new techniques and interventions,Learn from leaders in the fields of PD research and clinical practice,Give back to the Parkinson’s community, andHave fun – oh yeah, we have a great time, too!

The application process for PWR! Retreat Volunteers is now open!

Visit our website to read about the Volunteer

criteria and timelines for the 2023 PWR! Retreat.

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PWR! Boxing

We offer a wide range of boxing classes designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s.  They’re some of our most popular classes–they’re fun, high energy, and train skills that will help you combat PD symptoms! Read more here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/have-you-tried-our-parkinson-specific-boxing/

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PWR!Moves Instructor Certification Workshop on February 11 & 12

Time is running out to attend our PWR!Moves Instructor Certification Workshop on February 11th & 12th! Sign up now!

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-workshops/pwr-instructor/upcoming-pwr-instructor-workshops/

#pwr4life #parkinson #physicaltherapists #occupationaltherapists #fitnessinstructors

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PWR! Retreat 2023

The PWR! Retreat 2023 will take place at The Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, from Sunday, June 4th to Saturday, June 10th. Are you on our interest list? Sign up here:

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-retreat/

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PWR! Guided Plans

As a member of our PWR! Virtual Experience, you’ll have access to all of our Guided Plans! Join us now and save 50% off of the first three months with the coupon code PWRbalance

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/guided-plans-for-members/

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TAI CHI EASY FOR FALL PREVENTION AND HEALTHY LIVING

Fall prevention is always important! Revisit our PWR! Wellness Series on Tai Chi Easy for Fall Prevention and Healthy Living today here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/tai-chi-easy-for-fall-prevention-and-healthy-living-with-roxanne-reynolds/

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Balance and Parkinson’s

The process of balance control is complex and dysfunction can interfere with our ability to remain upright and steady. For people with Parkinson disease, the motor and nonmotor symptoms and the side effects of medications and deep brain stimulation can further contribute to poor balance control and lead to negative psychological effects and reduced mobility and participation in life. Learn more from Jennifer, our Parkinson’s expert, talk about balance!

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/bal

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PWR! Board

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with prior board or organizational leadership experience who share an interest in our mission. Read more here:

https://www.pwr4life.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/PWR-Board-Announcement_12.14.2022.pdf

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Balance Guided Plan Expanded!

We have added more exercise videos and a second Calendar to the original Balance Guided Plan. Balance helps you to walk, stand, reach, eat, and play with Parkinson’s. Now is the time to use a Balance Guided Plan to improve how you balance in your life. 

We suggest you practice the Guided Plan program for 2 months straight by repeating our first calendar plan twice OR or working through our first calendar and then adding the second calendar for the 2nd month.  Doing both calendars will give you

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January 28th & 29th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop

There’s still time to attend our January 28th & 29th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop but time is running out. Sign up now!

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-workshops/therapist-registration/

#pwr4life#physicaltherapists#occupationaltherapists#pwrvirtualworkshops

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PWR! Wellness Series: Recharge

Don’t forget our PWR! Wellness Series: Recharge  is on January 18th at 4:30PM AZ time! Sign up here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/recharge-2023/

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PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop on March 11 & 12

Mark your calendars for our PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop on March 11th & 12th! Sign up here:

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-workshops/therapist-registration/

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Do You Have Tremor?

If you have tremor or know someone who does, check out this article written by Catherine D. Printz, DPT:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/do-you-have-tremor/

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February 25th & 26th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop

Don’t forget to register for our February 25th & 26th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop!

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-workshops/therapist-registration/

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Posture

To understand more about how PD-related posture changes affect you and what rehabilitation and exercise interventions may help, read this:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/posture-and-parkinson-research-and-education/

#posture #parkinson #exercise4brainchange #pwr4life #pwrmoves

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PWR! Virtual Experience

The PWR! Virtual Experience has so much to offer! Check out some of our classes here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/classes-offered-in-the-pwr-virtual-experience/

then join us! You won’t regret it

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PWR! Wellness Series: Recharge

We can’t wait to see you at our PWR! Wellness Series: Recharge  on January 18th at 4:30PM AZ time! Sign up here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/recharge-2023/

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January 14th & 15th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop

Time is running out to attend our January 14th & 15th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop!

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-workshops/therapist-registration/

#pwr4life #physicaltherapists #occupationaltherapists #pwrvirtualworkshops #parkinson

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PWR!Moves Workshops

Have you checked out our PWR!Moves Workshops lately? We have several coming up soon and are always adding more!

https://www.pwr4life.org/

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PWR! Virtual Experience Holiday Classes

While the PWR!Gym is physically closed for the holidays until January 3, we are open virtually and want to make sure that our PWR! Virtual Experience members are able to exercise during our closure.

Here is a special collection of full-length recordings of our 60-minute Zoom exercise classes to keep you moving (while also allowing your favorite instructors some well-deserved time off):

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/special-holiday-live-class-collection/

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PWR! Wellness Series 2022 Wrap Up

As 2023 draws near, we have gathered together a wrap-up of our 2022 PWR! Wellness Series and, for our PWR! Virtual Gym Members, a fun holiday collection of exercise videos you may like. Enjoy!

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/wellness-series-2022-wrap-up/

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PWR! Board Announcement

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with prior board or organizational leadership experience who share an interest in our mission “to enhance access to and awareness of research driven exercise that improves quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease.” Read more here:

https://www.pwr4life.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/PWR-Board-Announcement_12.14.2022.pdf

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PWR!Gym Holiday Hours

We wish everyone Happy Holidays!

PWR!Gym holiday hours:

The PWR!Gym will be closed starting December 24th – and will reopen January 3rd. There will be no live classes; however, we’ll be open virtually for our members so you can still exercise here:

https://exerciseforbrainchange.org/

#happyholidays #holidayhours #exercise4brainchange #pwrvirtualexperience

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PWR! Wellness Series: Recharge!

Mark your calendars for our PWR! Wellness Series: Recharge on January 18th at 4:30PM AZ time! Sign up here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/recharge-2023/

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Using PWR!Up to Pick up Presents

With the holidays upon us, Cat from the PWR!GYM shows you how to pick up those presents off the ground when you are celebrating with your family here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/using-pwrup-to-pick-up-presents/

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PWR!Moves Instructor Certification Workshop on February 11th & 12th

There’s still time to attend our PWR!Moves Instructor Certification Workshop on February 11th & 12th! Sign up now!

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-workshops/pwr-instructor/upcoming-pwr-instructor-workshops/

#pwr4life #parkinson #physicaltherapists #occupationaltherapists #fitnessinstructors

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Ways to Help

If you believe in the difference we’re making in the Parkinson’s community, we invite you to be inspired and make a difference with us!

Give online through our website – www.pwr4life.org/giving-challengeMail a gift (4343 N Oracle Rd Ste 173, Tucson, AZ 85705)Arrange for a Qualified Charitable Distribution gift directly from an IRA (which may reduce your taxable income if you’re 70.5 or older)Donate stock from your investment portfolioArizona residents – your gift to Qualified Charitable Organiz

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PWR!Move Lights

This fun PWR!Move includes a pair of great lighted gloves to emphasize your movements. The music and the spirit just add to the fun! We encourage you to have fun and try new things when it comes to your PWR!Moves

https://www.pwr4life.org/happy-holiday-lights-pwrmove/

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PWR! Giving Challenge Extended!

Thank you to everyone who has joined us in the Giving Challenge so far! With your help, we have raised nearly $128,000. Since we’re so close, and because many of you prefer to make charitable contributions in December, we have decided to extend the Giving Challenge through December and raise our goal to $150,000. If you haven’t yet donated, it’s not too late!

https://www.pwr4life.org/giving-challenge/

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January 28th & 29th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop

Don’t forget to sign up for our January 28th & 29th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop! 

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-workshops/therapist-registration/

#pwr4life#physicaltherapists#occupationaltherapists#pwrvirtualworkshops

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February 25th & 26th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop

Register now for our February 25th & 26th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop to save money!

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-workshops/therapist-registration/

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Using your PWR!Up to help you lift your children/grandchildren during the holidays

This season, you may get the opportunity to spend time with your children and grandchildren. As we all know, when you lift babies and toddlers off of the floor, it can be quite heavy and can potentially throw you off balance. This video demonstrates how you can practice basic PWR! Up and hip hinge movements to lift your children or grandchildren up safely, without losing your balance

pwr4life.org/pwrup-for-the-pwrmove-of-the-month/

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Service Dogs for People with Parkinson’s

If you would like to revisit our PWR! Wellness Series on Service Dogs for People with Parkinson’s, it is available here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/service-dogs-for-parkinsons/

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PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop Jan 14-15

Don’t forget to register for our January 14th & 15th PWR!Moves Certified Therapist Workshop!

https://www.pwr4life.org/pwr-workshops/therapist-registration/

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How PWR! Helps with Parkinson

“Physical activity is an important aspect of overall health and disease prevention, and it’s especially vital for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Regular exercise can help improve balance, mobility, and the ability to navigate everyday life, and there is also research to indicate that it can actually improve many Parkinson’s symptoms. 

According to Stanford Medicine, for people with PD, exercise is just as important as taking your medications on . . .”

https://www.everydayhealth.com/park

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PWR!ful Giving Tuesday

We need your support to:

Further research efforts in the PWR!Gym that broaden and improve Parkinson’s-focused programming

Expand educational training programs for therapy and fitness professionals

Increase access for people with PD to specialized exercise programs, and

Reach people with Parkinson’s in underserved communities

Will you join us?

https://www.pwr4life.org/giving/

#givingtuesday #parkinson #pwr4life #pwrfulgivingtuesday #supportpwr

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Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson Disease

You can revisit our PWR! Wellness Series on Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson Disease here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/deep-brain-stimulation-and-parkinsons-disease/

#pwr4life #pwrwellnessseries #parkinson #deepbrainstimulation

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Support PWR! While You Shop

While you shop online this long week-end, please consider helping PWR! It does not cost you anything yet, it helps us a great deal

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#pwr4life #parkinson #exercise4brainchange #amazonsmile #donatewhileyoushop #everylittlebithelps

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from PWR!

We are closed today and tomorrow but our videos are available to all our PWR! Virtual Experience members here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/

#pwr4life #exercise4brainchange #thanksgiving #pwrvirtualexperience

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Use your PWR! Step and PWR! Rock to make steady turns

We spend a lot of time turning when cooking in the kitchen in November and December. Sometimes turning can be hard when you have Parkinson disease. But did you know that you can use your PWR!Moves to help you turn safely and with good balance? Watch as Cat Printz from the PWR!Gym demonstrates how to use your PWR! Step and PWR! Rock to turn safely. Learn more here:

https://www.exerciseforbrainchange.org/turning-in-the-kitchen-with-the-pwrstep/

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