Congratulations to the city of Willmar for becoming the most recent community to be recognized as a Parkinson’s Friendly City in Minnesota. It makes a big difference for those living with Parkinson’s and their family to have better understanding and support in the community.
Many of the fitness programs in Willmar are leading exercise classes and activities that are easier for persons living with Parkinson’s to enjoy. I am excited to be working with the Community Ed program to lead a special Taste of Nordic Walking for Parkinson’s on Tuesday September 20, 3-4:30 pm. Nordic Walking adds balance, improves posture and encourages the symmetry of moving your whole body while walking. It’s a great way to apply the Big Movements recognized to help with the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
This class is also appropriate for seniors or others with mobility limitations that would like a slower paced class. Registration is now open, the fee is $3.
As always poles will be available for use during the class, dress for the weather as we will be going outside, and come prepared for lots of fun and the joy of learning something new.