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Power Up Fitness

About This Event

Power Up is a fitness class designed specifically for people with Parkinson's Disease (although partners and friends are welcome to join). The class focuses on traditional strength exercises to promote overall fitness and health as well as LSVT Big and Loud exercises.* The class will be taught by Speech Therapist, Chris Smithwick M.A, CCC-SLP and Physical Therapy Assistant, Kim Armington.

Next 6-week session of Power Up Fitness starts Tuesday, March 30th at 11:00 am!  Classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am - 12 pm on Zoom.  Join other Teton Parkies for a fun workout incorporating fitness and voice exercises!  Everyone is welcome! Help us spread the word!

Meet Your Instructors

Chris Smithwick is a Speech Therapist at Teton Physical Therapy.  He received his Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also certified in VitalStim® swallow therapy, and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment LOUD (LSVT LOUD)® and Speak Out! voice treatments for Parkinson’s.  When not at work, his loving Australian shepherd and cat occupy his time. He also races with a local cycling team and does dog agility.

Kim Armington has taught fitness classes for all ages for over 25 years!  She has also worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 13 years, specializing in Men’s and Women’s Health. Kim is a comprehensively trained Pilates instructor as well as Master Teacher Trainer. She has taken hours of continuing education from educators all over the world focused on Parkinson’s Disease, chronic pain, Breast Cancer Recovery, shoulder mechanics and Scoliosis. Her desire to make a difference in peoples' lives comes from her own personal journey to recover mentally and physically from 4 years of constant pain. This journey gives her the ability to come into each person’s life with compassion for their individual story and desire to make change in their life.

Registration
  • Price: $120.00
  • Registration Instructions: Advanced registration is required. Email Hannah Sell, TP Admin Assistant to sign up: hannahsell7@gmail.com! $120 for the 6-week session. Financial Assistance is available to those that need it.