Strength

Strength

27 Episodes

Strengthening is important for all of us! For people with Parkinson's, there may be certain types of exercises or muscles you want to focus on the most, so that's what we incorporate into these classes! Weights are great, but there is so much you can do to strengthen with minimal equipment!

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Strength
  • 3-18-20 Strength

    Episode 1

    This is one of our Strength classes. The format is a Yoga warm up (specific yoga exercises shown to be beneficial for bone density), 6 strengthening exercises which we rotate through 2-3 times and we end with a guided meditation!

    We do the same strengthening exercises for 2 months at a time so w...

  • 6-1-20 Strength

    Episode 2

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we focus on functional mobility and position changes!

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening than on general weights or machines. We also want to focus more on strengthening the extensor m...

  • 6-8-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we focus on hip strength and utilize a chair for some of our exercises!

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening than on general weights or machines. We also want to focus more on strengthen...

  • 6-15-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we focused on side body work and balancing in different positions!

    Today we focus on hip strength and utilize a chair for some of our exercises!

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening tha...

  • 6-22-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we focused on lifting our own body weight against gravity!

    Today we focus on hip strength and utilize a chair for some of our exercises!

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening than on gen...

  • 6-29-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we focused on changes in position, up and down!

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening than on general weights or machines. We also want to focus more on strengthening the extensor muscles...

  • 7-6-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we did hamstring curls with punch and got those obliques activated! Lots of other great exercises too with a focus on reciprocal training!

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening than on ge...

  • 7-13-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we focused on doing our strength activities while on one leg! Extra challenge for that leg!!

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening than on general weights or machines. We also want to foc...

  • 7-20-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    We are mixing things up today by adding hand weights. If you have them, grab them and keep them light. We will see how heavy those 1-3lbs can feel after all these repetitions! If you don’t have weights, try water bottles, canned goods, or any light ...

  • 7-27-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we are going to add just one weight. This weight should be heavier than your light hand weights but still one you can easily move around. I will be using one 10lb weight but you can use any item around your home. A gallon of liquid weighs abou...

  • 8-3-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today’s class will be alternating between upper and lower body. They are simple moves that pack a big punch. Get ready to push up from all different positions and enjoy that full body burn!

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focu...

  • 8-10-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    We are going to be getting active in our chairs today. Make sure to have a strong, stable chair as we use it in multiple ways and for each round of exercise.

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthen...

  • 8-17-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we will be spending all of our time down on the mat. This matwork is full body strengthening with specific emphasis on stability. Sometimes we care about power, but today is all about control.

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we wa...

  • 8-24-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    We will again be focusing on the muscles of our side body, but this time we will stay standing. This class will be pushing those balance limits so you may want to grab a chair for extra support. Reaching, stepping, kicking and holding our weight fro...

  • 8-31-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we are working our “trios”. We will be doing each exercise three different ways to emphasis different muscles in all three planes of motion. Our bodies rarely move in just one plane during our daily activities, so let’s make sure to not only e...

  • 10-5-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today our focus is Speed training! Get ready to move through these exercises at different speeds to determine how it changes the intensity. What do you think will be harder- moving fast or slow? You’ll know your answer by the time class is through!
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  • 10-12-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today is an upper body focused workout! We will be relying on all those muscles of our arms, back, chest and core as we move through various positions.

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening th...

  • 10-19-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening than on general weights or machines.

    We also want to focus more on strengthening the extensor muscles, than the flexors! We also want to incorporate postu...

  • 10-26-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today is an upper body focused workout! We will be relying on all those muscles of our arms, back, chest and core as we move through various positions.

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening th...

  • 11-2-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today is an upper body focused workout! We will be relying on all those muscles of our arms, back, chest and core as we move through various positions.

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strengthening th...

  • 11-9-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    We will be doing our beloved PWR! Moves today but with the emphasis on how to focus on the strength aspect. PWR! Moves are great because they can improve our flexibility, balance, cardiovascular endurance, coordination and strength to name a few. Bu...

  • 11-16-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    We are getting those steps in today! But in all different ways. We will be doing EIGHT different types of “walking”, make sure you have those walking shoes on.

    To be as Parkinson's specific as possible, we want to focus more on functional strength...

  • 11-30-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    We are going to continue strengthening specific parts of our body. Today’s focus is upper back. These muscles are huge for posture and our overall shoulder health. We will be using hand weights or something similar so be sure to grab them before you...

  • 12-7-20 Strength

    Strength Training is important for all of us!

    Today we are back to our strength combinations. Working specific upper body muscles while strengthening the muscles of our lower body. For the upper body additions we will again be using a set of hand weights. Working the combinations of upper and l...