Welcome to an archive of our Articles posted to the PWR! Website.

Using Trekking Poles to Safely Get Up and Down from a Curb

Hi, I am Cat from the PWR!GYM. I wanted to share with you today how to use your trekking poles to get up and down off a curb. So, as you know we are huge fans of the pole and that is because it allows you to get extra support and feedback to get that powered-up position.

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Posture and Parkinson disease

Posture is a great excuse to PWR! Up with some antigravity core strengthening! As a newborn, you already did the hard work of developing your postural muscles as you struggled to hold your head up in “tummy time” or to scoot, roll, sit, or stand to get to favorite toys! Unfortunately, our lifestyle (e.g., injuries, bad habits, diet, stress) can take a toll on our musculoskeletal health. And, for PWP, worsening of posture is one of those “axial” symptoms that doesn’t respond robustly or at all

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PWR! Wellness Series: Reiki Breath and Health

Join us as we learn about Reiki from Ann Baldwin, PhD and Reiki Master. She will discuss what Reiki is and:

How it benefits people physically, emotionally and mentally
Why regulating one’s breathing is important in Reiki
How Reiki and attention to breathing help balance the nervous system, reduce anxiety and improve relationships
She will lead us in a practicing breath regulation together and demonstrate how it enhances heart and brain function.

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Jimmy Choi with the Tuck and Roll to Avoid Serious Injury from a Fall

American Ninja Warrior, Jimmy Choi, took our staff and volunteers through the “Tuck and Roll” while we were at the PWR! Retreat in May. As he explained, learning this skill can help save you from a serious injury if a fall should happen. The “Tuck and Roll” teaches you how to fall, so you can tuck, roll, and pop back up! Start with the PWR! Twist in an all 4’s position. While on your hands and knees, reach your dominant arm under your body across to the other side so your dominant shoulder touch

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PWR! Retreat

We are excited to say… We are planning and confirming dates! Yes, we are taking names and emails for those who want to know right away when our PWR! Retreat registration opens. Plus, this year, the first 15 paid attendees will be entered into a drawing to win some GREAT prizes! So submit your registration materials early to have time to work through the interview process, pay your registration fee, and confirm your spot. You won’t want to miss this opportunity!

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Tai Chi Easy for Fall Prevention and Healthy Living

Falls are the most common cause of injury for seniors. Roxanne shares simple tools and solutions to help you live a safer and healthier life. The practice will include Tai Chi Easy, Bu Zheng Qigong, power stances, breathing exercises, mindfulness, foot health with self-massage, and much more! Almost everything in this session can even be done seated

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Calendar Options

We’re here to help you get the most out of your exercise!

With so many options, we know deciding how to move forward can be confusing. To make sure you always know what to do, we put together our suggestions for how to schedule your exercise for a week based on your intensity and live class choice. 

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Use the PWR!Moves to Walk!

Our goal is to make sure you’re always empowered and informed.

We offer handouts, downloads, research updates, Wellness Series talks, retreats with knowledgeable speakers, in-person and virtual wellness consultations, and in-person physical therapy visits. We are here for our PWR! Members every step of the way.

We’re excited to have you participate with us!

Join Jennifer from the PWR!Gym as she shows you to how to use the PWR!Moves to walk big and strong.

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Why is the PWR! Virtual Experience Different?

We know you want exercise that works, and we have it. Before we tell you more about why the PWR! Virtual Experience is so different from other programs, we’d like to tell you how our past supports our present, as well as your future. Since 2010, we’ve been translating PD exercise research into fun and functional exercise for people with Parkinson disease across the world. We’re the creators of the PWR!Moves, a set of research-based, PD-specific exercises that target individual PD symptoms and he

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Early Bird discount PWR!Moves Recert for March

Take advantage of the early bird discount for our March 7th PWR!Moves Recertification Workshop. Register now!

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Our newly created PWR!Moves Certified Instructor course are now available

We have February, March and June dates available. Our February class is almost full and March and June are filling. If you’d like to jump in register early. We are so excited to bring this course back to you!

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Parkinson’s is different for everyone

Parkinson’s is different for everyone. We’ve researched it and pioneered PD-specific treatment. We incorporate everything we know in order to build an effective program for all with PD. Watch Dr. Farley discuss it here: https://exerciseforbrainchange.org/ #parkinson #exercise4brainchange

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PWR!UP and Presents

Cat Printz shows how to pick up presents using the PWR! Up Great posture and set-up make it easier to pick up your presents. Join Cat as she shows you strategies using your favorite – the PWR! Up

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Interested in our Instructor Workshop?

If you are interested in our new PWR!Moves Certified Instructor Workshop, now is the most important time to add your contact info. We will announce the details soon. Sign up here so you will know when registration opens!

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PWR! Retreat 2022

We have PWR! Retreat updates coming. Add your name to our interest list.

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Aligning with the Parkinson’s Foundation guidelines

Did you know our new PWR!Moves Certified Instructor Workshop was developed to align with the Parkinson’s Foundation guidelines. Becky Farley and Jennifer Bazan-Wigle talk about them

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We’ve got new and improved workshop content! We hear you! Since our email last week, we’ve been signing you up and answering great questions. Everyone wants to know to decide whether to take our full two-day certification workshop again or to sign up to recertify. Keep reading to learn more, but either way, we’ve got…

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Introducing our new Retrain Functional Mobility™ framework 

Introducing our new Retrain Functional Mobility™ framework It’s definitely time to recertify. We started offering PWR!Moves workshops over a decade ago and we’ve trained over 5,000 therapists! Virtual PWR!Moves Therapist Recertification Workshops are now open for registration! Learn our new Retrain Functional Mobility™ framework How to implement the PWR!Moves curriculum to deconstruct, rebuild, and retrain…

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A Warm Welcome

We are really excited to welcome back a friendly face in the Department of Rehabilitative and Exercise Therapies! Amy Holthaus, a physical therapist from Ohio, will be joining our physical therapy team in the middle of June. Amy is joining us all the way from the small town of Fort Loramie, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green State…

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New CEO – Kimberly Peute

The Board of Directors of Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly Peute as Chief Executive Officer. During her 6-year tenure at PWR!, Kim has held key positions of responsibility and authority including Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer. She brings to the role a wealth of knowledge about…

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A Mobility Driven Duo

Parkinson Wellness Recovery and Urban Poling: A Mobility Driven Duo Urban Poling offers to PWR! community Click on images to follow us to Urban Poling for these great offers. *offers are subject to change. The above-listed offers were posted on April 20th, 2021, and may adjust on the Urban Poling website.

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Building Strength for Parkinsons Awareness Month

Building Strength for Parkinson’s Awareness Month This month PWR! released the Strength Guided Plan to the PWR! Virtual Experience. Dr. Farley compiled a Research Update for everyone to read regarding strength. To get the most out of your strength-training routines, you need to work at your full cognitive and physical potential. You can get better at…

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April 2021 – Specialty Classes on Fridays

Don’t miss our Friday Specialty classes this month for Live Virtual Classes. For Gold or Platinum Virtual members or PWR!Gym local Tucson members Indoor Walking Poles – Friday, April 2nd at 12:30 pm (Arizona time Join Becky for an indoors PWR! Poles exercise class including warm-up, cardio, balance, strength, overground agility, and cooldown. Stay for…

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