Introducing Pilates For Parkinson’s At Cincinnati Sports Club
Classes For Members and Non-Members Begin Sept. 11
Cincinnati Sports Club introduces a new initiative - Pilates For Parkinson’s led by Club Certified Pilates Trainer Mary Wahrer, who has also worked as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Mary has a long history of helping people cope with Parkinson’s and other physical and mental issues through Pilates.
Cincinnati Sports Club will begin offering Pilates For Parkinson’s classes every Wednesday at 3pm beginning September 11. Classes are open to both members and non-members.
According to Mary, “Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting 1% of people over the age of 65, PD is a progressive disease which causes a gradual reduction in dopamine, an important neurotransmitter produced in the brain, which plays a vital role in both movement and mood. This loss of dopamine is characterized by symptoms such as slow movement, rigid muscles, impaired coordination, postural instability, and oftentimes depression. Current research shows that frequent exercise that focuses on improving flexibility as well as strength training are essential in helping slow down the progression of PD.
Pilates is especially effective at helping people connect a mental workout with a physical routine; its core tenets being Concentration, Control, Centering, Flowing Movement, and Precision/Breathing, all of which are crucial to help those with any form of mental deterioration live a better life. In short, it can help those with PD improve their balance, flexibility, posture, reduce their pain levels and improve their overall quality of life
I encourage those whose lives have been impacted by Parkinson’s – including patients, families, friends and caregivers to attend this free event and learn about the philosophy and power of Pilates, and how to put its healing power into action.”
The cost per class will be $22 per members and $30 for non-members. For registration information, contact either Phil Norton, Pilates Scheduling Coordinator at 513-527-4000, or instructor Mary Wahrer directly at 937-672-0930.