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Parkinson INSTRUCTOR Training & Certification 

December 10 @ 7:30 am - December 11 @ 5:30 pm


Tuesday & Wednesday Dec 10 & 11, 2019


$550 per person

$525 per person for groups of 2 or more

Early Bird pricing: sign in on the www.pwr4life.org website

Approved for 1.5 CECs:

American Council on Exercise (ACE, CEP39449) American Academy of Sports Medicine (ACSM, 746775) Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA, 12095) National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM, 2007)

Please note that an THERAPIST Training will be offered the previous week, December 5 & 6

Parkinson Wellness Recovery for INSTRUCTORS

Help people with Parkinson disease (PD) get better and stay better with exercise! Learn to teach others to implement PD-specific, research-based exercise programs now!

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Participants will learn a PD-specific approach to skill acquisition called PWR!Moves – a standalone exercise program composed of building blocks for everyday movement  – always performed with large amplitude, high effort, and attention to action in multiple positions (prone, supine, all 4’s, sitting, standing). Participants will learn how to use these foundational exercises to target symptoms that interfere with everyday movement:

  • Rigidity – PWR!Moves are performed slowly, rhythmically, and with sustained effort.
  • Bradykinesia – PWR!Moves are performed as fast as possible with repetitive effort.
  • Incoordination – PWR!Moves are linked together into longer and longer sequences that mimic everyday movement.
  • Automaticity – PWR!Moves are performed in conjunction with everyday motor and cognitive tasks.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in PWR!Moves classes, develop class activities, and teach PWR!Moves while interacting with PWR! faculty and people with Parkinson disease during the workshop.

The goal for individuals with Parkinson disease is that they not only improve their performance in the class, but that they learn to recognize when they need to self-correct their slow/small movements for better movement, posture, and balance in everyday life.

Instructors will learn to use the group class structure, feedback, and a variety of instructional methods to empower and educate class participants. The course will emphasize promoting an environment well-suited to learning that embraces an atmosphere of empowerment, motivation, social enrichment, and fun! 

Eligible Participants: 

Certified Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors, PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, and individuals holding a 2- or 4-year degree in health, exercise science, recreation, or physical activity-related field with at least 2 years of experience.


For more information on course objectives, Training schedule, CECs and Faculty Biographies click here


About graduate student and other discounts for larger groups, email workshops@pwr4life.org



December 10 @ 7:30 am
December 11 @ 5:30 pm
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