Today's Transitions Spring 2018

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By Torie Temple / Photos Melissa Donald

Get Fit to Fight Parkinson's Disease


taying active while living with Parkinson’s disease is made easier for the participants of the Fight Back With Fitness class. This high-intensity workout helps active adults with PD maintain an independent lifestyle through the use of equipment such as a medicine ball, dumbells, and weights.

“Everything is provided,” says fitness instructor Eric Richardson, “and even though it’s an intense workout, we only do what each person can handle. This type of intense workout can help those with Parkinson’s stave off the disease and help with coordination and balance.” This free class invites caregivers to join in and is currently looking for new members. Classes are held on Mondays, 6:30pm and Thursdays, 6pm at the Parkinson Support Center located at

315 Townepark Circle, Suite 100. The center is a non-profit that has been dedicated since 1999 to supporting those with PD, allowing them to receive the care and education that is needed. For more on the Parkinson Support Center, go to Space is limited, so those interested in the Fight Back With Fitness class should sign up by contacting Eric Richardson at 502.550.2754 or email

Looking for more classes in your area? Check out the list below. Move It or Lose It


Aqua Class

Flow With Grace

This Horseshoe Foundation-sponsored class brings yoga, dance, and Pilates together to help those with PD improve their mobility.

This intensive outpatient exercise program is designed to give individuals with PD improved mobility in daily life.

This class is taught by a licensed physical therapist and is designed to help with posture and strength.

This is a gentle Vinyasa yoga class that is taught in a comfortable 75-degree studio for optimal movement.

WHEN: Mondays, 9:30am WHERE: Motion Studio,

WHEN: Thursdays,

WHEN: Wednesdays, 10am WHERE: Home of the

WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11am WHERE: 502 Power Yoga Studio, 2210 Dundee Rd #203, Louisville, KY COST: Membership starting at $42 a month

3211 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, IN COST: Free TO REGISTER: Amy Robinson, 812.207.4434 or motionstudioinfo@


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12pm-12:45pm WHERE: The outpatient gym at Southern Indiana Rehab, 3104 Blackiston Blvd, New Albany, IN COST: $50 for a 12-week session TO REGISTER: Jen Robinson at 812.941.6153

Innocents, 1100 E. Market St., Louisville COST: $7 per class TO REGISTER: Contact Benjamin Snyder at 502.596.1141 or bsnyder@

TO REGISTER: or 502.208.1012