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You were meant to thrive in this lifetime.
However, if you’re living with Parkinson's, sometimes the life you once loved can slowly become the life you now endure.
And that’s no way to live.
As a Parkinson's physical therapist I’ve witnessed countless clients fall into 1 of 2 categories.
Those that allow PD to dictate their lives, OR...
Those that take back control and continue to live a life they love.
So, what's the key?
What I’ve discovered is that the right combination of activity, motivation, support and coaching can transform a life…. YOUR life.
That’s why I created the Parkinson's Booster Program:
To help you reclaim their life, and live a life you really love.
The research continues to pour in:
No matter what stage of your diagnosis, exercise is the most potent and proactive way to continue to play an active part in your daily life.
Built specifically for the Parkinson’s community, this 5-week program has been created to deliver results with long term success.
OUR PROGRAM FOCUSES ON THESE 4 IMPORTANT AREAS
What Sarah has put together is mind-blowing. This program gave me the structure and support that I really needed. The videos are easy to follow along with and Sarah offers options to so I could make things easier or harder, depending on what I needed. I was a little worried about an online program being too “techy” for me since I consider myself a refugee for technology. I’m learning it as a second language. This program doesn’t feel overwhelming at all. Everything has been click-it-and-its-there.
– Cheryl H.
5-Week Online Booster Program
I’m so happy to have energy again and my balance is so much better. We have a little trail behind our house by the woods that I hadn’t walked in a long while because I didn’t have the energy or stamina. Since the Booster, I’ve been back there with my niece and we just took off! I feel confident I can also get back on the boat soon and have the balance to walk around, raise the anchor, and set the sails. I couldn’t do that last year and I’m so happy I can do those types of things again. Plus, I’ve lost 7 pounds!
– Patti M.
HERE'S THE PLAN...
Week 1 - Preparation for the Program
Week 2 - Flexibility Focus
Week 3 - Strength & Stamina Focus
Week 4 - Balance Focus
Week 5 - Coordination Focus
Bonus #1 - Weekly Wellness Tips (PDF)
Bonus #2 - Anti-Freezing Training (Video & PDF)
Bonus #3 - 60-Second Mobility Boosters (PDF)
Bonus #4 - Parkinson's Stretching Routine (Video)
Bonus #5 - Chair and Standing Aerobic Training (2 Videos)
This program is built specifically for the Parkinson's body and ensures long-term success by supporting you, helping you uncover what motivates you, and then coaching you through a fitness program that gets you serious results.
The Booster Program is the first of its kind in the online space, and its exercises and recommendations are consistent with the most successful Parkinson’s exercise programs in the world.
Here are a few of the reasons why our clients succeed with this program:
How do I know the Parkinson's Booster Program is a good fit for me?
The exercises used in the Booster Program will often have you standing, walking, switching directions, lunging, and squatting along with other dynamic movements.
If you have had more than 3 falls in the last 6 months, you would benefit from seeing a skilled physical therapist before starting this program in order to address your individual balance deficits.
As a general rule, if you’re going to be doing this program by yourself, you should be able to do the following:
If you need help finding a Parkinson’s physical therapist in your area, email us and we’ll be glad to recommend someone to you.
I was very pleased with my progress during the program, I saw my balance, my leg strength, and my flexibility improve fairly quickly. During the 1st week of the program I was able to flip my jacket on the way I used to and by the end of the 3rd week I was back on my Wii Fit doing balance games and saw my balance had improved! I’m definitely walking with less drag. In fact, it’s almost invisible so you can barely see my limp at all.
– Eilir H.
After working as a physical therapist for 4+ years, becoming a certified Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) professional, and opening a private practice dedicated to Parkinson’s, I’ve helped hundreds of clients take back control of their lives by showing them the exponential power of exercise.
Within weeks of starting a researched-backed, Parkinson’s-specific exercise program, my clients can make extraordinary gains. They stand taller, walk more fluidly, feel more energized, and return to the things they love but had abandoned like hiking, biking, bowling, traveling, and more.
However, I began to recognize that while they were very consistent with their program during our time together, a majority of my clients struggled once they were back out on their own.
Once the accountability, support, and direction disappeared, it seemed their motivation evaporated. My clients would stop exercising altogether and began reporting their symptoms were creeping back up on them.
In an attempt to give my clients an excellent, PD-specific fitness program along with structure and support while they were out on their own, I created the online Parkinson’s Booster Program.
It's hard for me to follow through on exercise and this Program has helped me quite a bit. Usually when you put me on my own and I’m supposed to follow through I really struggle, but the checklists and plans helped to keep me on track. It’s very structured and I like knowing what’s on the agenda. Having the printable worksheets lets me make a little check-mark which motivates me to be consistent and follow through.
– Sharon Y.
Here's even more from our Booster Graduates:
I love that I have more energy. I actually look forward to the gym. My balance is better and it gives me a feeling of control over how I’m feeling. The program showed me what a difference staying active can make. It’s renewed my commitment to get to the gym and do my exercises. I didn’t know how much better I could feel and I’m sad the program is over!
– Connie T.
I liked that the Booster program is all video-based because it was easier for me to watch and follow along instead of reading things from a book. I would just put on my "Happy Hour" Pandora music station and do my exercises. I found I really enjoyed that combination of music and exercise and it helped me get going and get some momentum.
– Marilyn B.
I travel quite a bit, so I need a program that I can do on-the-go. I put all the Booster program print-outs, instructions, worksheets, and plans into a 3-ring binder so when I travel that binder goes into my suitcase. The Booster Program is designed to be done anywhere on the face of the earth. You don’t have to be in a gym or a fitness center. You can easily do all the exercises in a hotel room or in the hotel gym. That’s one thing that is premier – you can go out anywhere at any time without fancy equipment or bright lights and do this program.
– Roger J.
We start together as a Tribe on Monday.
Will you join us?