Coors Core Fitness is adding an additional PD Basic class in Anderson. This class will run in 6 week sessions at noon on Thursdays starting May 16th.
This class is similar to the PD Basic class on Tuesday but will offer the caregivers a better chance to participate. Some classes will be driven towards partner involvement and practicing skills for at-home exercise routines. A portion of every class will be devoted to group discussion. This will be a valuable opportunity for class participants as well as caregivers to share concerns as well as success stories during the week.
As a group we can help each other gain strength and positive attitudes!
We’re thrilled to announce the Chapter’s involvement in the 2013 Flying Pig Marathon! It’s a big year for the Pig and they’re celebrating with more options to get involved than ever before.
Mark your calendars for the Flying Pig! May 3-5, 2013.
We will be participating in several ways: as a Partner Charity raising money through runners and walkers on Team Steady Strides, as a Volunteer Charity at the Finish Lines, and through the Piggest Raffle Ever.
There is a way for everyone to get involved, and we truly hope you do! The Flying Pig is one of the biggest events in Cincinnati each year; it’s a chance to explore our community and connect with the diverse people in it.
Runners and Walkers
You have all the traditional options available– the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 10K and 5K Races– plus two new additions, the 3-way and the 4-way.
The 3-Way includes finishing the Toyota 10K and Flying Pig 5K on Saturday, then the Border Energy Half Marathon on Sunday. The 4-Way will include the Toyota 10K and Flying Pig 5K on Saturday and the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday. Those who do the challenge events will receive additional finishers’ recognition, besides the regular finishers’ medals.
Just by using our Charity Promotional Code, the Chapter gets 10% of your registration fee. Please contact the office at (513)558-0113 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive that code.
We’ll be organizing Team Steady Strides to raise money and awareness for the Chapter. More details on that to come!
If you would like to help Team Steady Strides reach our goal of $5,000, please visit the Flying Pig donations page. Thank you in advance for every single cent!
This year we’re greeting runners at the finish line. One of the best parts of running or walking any of the Flying Pig races are all the smiling and cheering faces you see along the way. If you’re interested in being a ‘Grunt’ with us and spreading some cheer the weekend of May 3-5, 2013, email Dawn Backus.
Piggest Raffle Ever
100% of the money we raise through the raffle stays with our Chapter. And better yet, you have a chance to win BIG through the Pig Drop. Pigs will fly as part of the pig drop, or rather, they’ll fall. From a crane onto a landing pad, specifically. The owner of the pig closest to the bullseye will win a 2-year lease on a 2012 Toyota Prius, and several more pigs will be chosen for additional prizes.
This class is appropriate for active and independent Parkinson’s patients. All participants are REQUIRED to bring a caregiver, spouse, and/or friend to assist them. Participants will experience exercises specific to their PD symptoms but that also increase overall fitness. Exercises used involve balance, walking drills, core training, flexibility, cardiovascular and strength training.
Would you like to do yoga but can’t get down on a mat? Then Chair Yoga is for you! Yoga empowers your minds and strengthens your body as you move through a series of poses. Sitting in a Chair, Certified Yoga Teacher April Aloisio will lead you through breathing and stretching exercises to improve circulation, flexibility, focus, coordination and strength. At the end of each class, we will practice relaxation and mediation techniques to help release all the “busyness” from our lives.
Certified Yoga Teacher April Aloisio has been practicing yoga for 17 years, and completed training specific to Chair Yoga through the Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga program in 2010.
WHERE: The Centennial Barn
110 Compton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215
WHEN: Fridays, 2:15 – 3:15 PM, starting February 22
This 1-hour group exercise class targets PD-specific movement challenges, improves function, mobility, mood, quality of life and reduces the risk of falls. This class emphasizes an environment for learning and exercise that provides the participants with empowerment, motivation, camaraderie and FUN.
The class is part of the Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery (PWR! MOVES™) national standardized exercise program for individuals with PD, developed by Dr. Becky Farley, a leading expert in the field of exercise and PD. foreverfitness is the only company in the Tri-State area whose staff is trained to use this exercise program.
WHERE: Mercy Health-West Park
2950 West Park Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45238
WHEN: Thursdays, 5:45 – 6:45 PM, January 31- April 25