Programs and Resources

The Programs and Resources listed here and elsewhere on our website have been provided to us by various sources and are being passed along for informational purposes only and not as an endorsement of any program, product, study opportunity, or service. Should you have any question about the suitability of any exercise or other program or activity, we recommend you consult your physician or appropriate health care provider.

Alec Langstein is a personal trainer who works exclusively with those with Parkinson’s disease. He owns and runs the Rock Steady Boxing locations in Tysons and Sterling, and also provides in-home personal training. He has started a Women-Only Rock Steady Boxing Class on Sundays at 10am in Tysons taught by their female coach. In addition, he recently created a Virtual Parkinson’s Video Library categorized by levels, symptom specific workouts, and class length so that anyone can get a PD-specific workout in. Videos are updated daily/weekly and there is a 7-day free trial. More information at http://nova.rsbaffiliate.com and Rocksteadynova.com and MyParkinsonsGym.com or contact Alec Langstein at 571-730-8553.

Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) offers many activities and exercise classes via Zoom. Registration required. For more information on the classes held, including the Book Club on Mondays at 4:00 that several of us participate in, go to https://parkinsonfoundation.org and click on Live Online Class Schedule  There are also links to videos of recorded classes and also to join their mailing list to keep up-to-date on all their offerings. 

LSVT Global is helping Google recruit people with speech disorders, including people with Parkinson’s, to record phrases provided online from the comfort of your home. Offering a $60 gift card for participation. Click here for PDF Flyer with more information.  

Melanie Dorn, who was our guest speaker and led a Vocal Yoga class at our meeting on December 2, 2020, is again hosting an LSVT/LOUD training for her graduate students at GWU on Saturday, April 2nd. She’s looking for real life “practice” clients for her students to interact with in-person, trying out their newly learned skills. It would require about 2 hours of your time at their on-campus clinic in Foggy Bottom Washington DC. She writes: “This is your chance to give back to the profession that has helped you maintain your voice or if you have not had LSVT/LOUD therapy before, this would be your chance to learn about it.” Here is a website with more information about the therapy technique. https://www.lsvtglobal.com/  Here is the link for the website for their clinic:  Melanie adds: “The man on the front page is receiving LSVT/LOUD therapy from one of our graduate student clinicians! Certainly reach out to me for any questions, if you need a ride or just to tell me how you are.” She is looking into getting an honorarium to volunteers for their time. Melanie can be contacted at melanie.dorn@verizon.net

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Northwest Chapter offers a Create Joy Series via Zoom. Classes are free and the series begins February 16. Offerings include Poetry, Theater for Voice, Body and Beats (drumming), Laughter Yoga, and Painting. Posted class times are Pacific Time. Information at https://www.apdaparkinson.org/community/northwest/upcoming-events-3/create-joy-series/

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Virginia Beach Chapter  offers movement classes, such as Tai Chi, Yoga and Yoga Dance, as well as Sing Loud for PD on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. that one of our members participates in and highly recommends. Calendar of Events for all their programs and sign up at https://www.apdaparkinson.org/upcoming-events/

Parkinson’s Foundation  in Miami, Florida, offers an array of programs via Zoom, including Mindfulness Mondays, an interactive session of relaxation and mindfulness practices to boost brain power. 1:00 pm on Monday each week for 30 minutes. Other programs and online activities are also offered, which can be found at https://www.parkinson.org/Living-with-Parkinsons/Resources-and-Support/PD-Health-at-Home#upcoming

Poe Wellness Solutions offers free Dance and Pilate Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes via Zoom. Pilates for Parkinson’s is offered on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:15 and Dance for Parkinson’s on Sundays and Fridays from 3:00-4:15. More information as well as a link to recorded classes on YouTube can be found at https://poewellnesssolutions.com/parkinsons/movement/

DPI Adaptive Fitness Training Center (located at the corner of Chain Bridge Road and Eaton Place in Fairfax) offers  in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes, including a Rock Steady Boxing Parkinson’s program. Various membership options, as well as one-on-one training. Advanced sign-up is required. Sign up on their website. For more information, call 877-264-5836 or email DPIadaptivefitness@gmail.com 

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