U-Turn Parkinsons Classes

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U-Turn Parkinson’s is unique in the Parkinson’s community in Canada. Our mission is ‘To help people living with Parkinson’s live their best through the practice of wellness.’

We are committed to supporting individuals impacted by Parkinson’s through a holistic approach to wellness. We see wellness as an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.

U-Turn Parkinson’s is unique in the Parkinson’s community in Canada. Our mission is ‘To help people living with Parkinson’s live their best through the practice of wellness.’

We are committed to supporting individuals impacted by Parkinson’s through a holistic approach to wellness. We see wellness as an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

THE BACK STORY. WELCOME!

DEFINITION OF U-TURN

The name is taken from the founder, Tim Hague Sr and his son, Tim Hague Jr‘s experience in winning The Amazing Race Canada. During the show, competitors are given the opportunity to u-turn other racers with the intent of either slowing them down or eliminating them from the race. At U-Turn Parkinson’s it is our desire to slow the disease and ultimately eliminate it from life.

HOW WE HELP.

U-Turn Parkinson’s is unique in the Parkinson’s community in Canada. Our mission is ‘To help people living with Parkinson’s live their best through the practice of wellness.’

We are committed to supporting individuals impacted by Parkinson’s through a holistic approach to wellness. We see wellness as an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.

We aim to inspire, inform and provide the tools needed to improve one’s quality of life.

U-Turn Parkinson’s was founded in 2016 by Tim Hague Sr. who along with his son Tim Hague Jr. won the innaugral season of The Amazing Race Canada. Tim Sr. ran and won the race after having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011 at the age of 46. Today Tim Sr. is an internationally sought after speaker and Parkinson’s advocate.

U-Turn Parkinson’s is a Canadian charity committed to helping individuals live their best inspite of Parkinson’s. We operate without an endowment and rely on the support of individuals, foundations and corporation to fund our mission.

Yoga Parkinson’s is a tailor made program for the individual living with Parkinson’s. Why yoga? Consider the symptoms that many of us with this disease face every day; tremor, ragidity or stiffness, slowness and loss of balance. Based on research done by the Michael J Fox foundation yoga is seen to likely help address the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

The founder of U-Turn Parkinson’s, Tim Hague Sr, has practiced yoga for many years and has this to say, ‘Yoga has been one of the best things I do regularly that helps control my Parkinson’s symptoms. I walk better, I move my arms better and I generally have less stiffness and better balance. I believe a targeted stretching and strengthening routine is essential for anyone who wants to live their best with Parkinson’s disease.’

If you have never done yoga you need not worry. This is a class for people just like you. People who have Parkinson’s, who may have never done yoga and, honestly, may have never thought they would.

Our instructors are professionaly trained and understand Parkinson’s. They will help you learn at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Our Lead Instructor is Sam Squire. Sam has been a volunteer with Rock Steady Boxing Winnipeg and is excited to be leading Yoga Parkinson’s. Sam is a Manitoba Fitness Council certified instructor who has been teaching for a number of years. Learn more about Sam by clicking her name.

What’s a class like?

Training classes, taught by Professional Trainers, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, core work, and circuit weight training. No boxing experience is necessary. Boxers, both male and female and of all ages and abilities, are invited to participate. All our classes are given oversight by our Medical Advisory Council made up of Doctors, Physiotherapists, Nurses and Personal Trainers.

What’s a class like?

Training classes, taught by Professional Trainers, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, core work, and circuit weight training. No boxing experience is necessary. Boxers, both male and female and of all ages and abilities, are invited to participate. All our classes are given oversight by our Medical Advisory Council made up of Doctors, Physiotherapists, Nurses and Personal Trainers.

In This Corner, Hope.

Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s

For more information, please contact:

204.510.4869 | rocksteadywinnipeg@uturnpd.org

What We Offer?

  1. Multiple Class Times Throughout the Week
  2. Professional Instructions
  3. Safe, Individually Tailored, Medically Guided Exercise Programs
  4. Fun & Friendship
  5. A Fighting Spirit to Live Well!

Who We Are?

Rock Steady Boxing Winnipeg (RBSW) is a boxing inspired exercise program offered by U-Turn Parkinson’s. As a part of our holistic approach to living well with Parksinson’s RSBW aims to promote wellness through an active lifestyle. Through the coaching leadership of our head coach Brandt Butt, the medical oversight of our Medical Advisory Council, and the leadership of Tim Hague Sr, U-Turn Parkinson’s offers an unparalleled exercise program to the community.

What We Do?

RBSW empowers people with Parkinson’s to fight back against the disease by providing a non-contact boxing-style exercise program that helps improve quality of life. Studies suggest that intense exercise may be “neuro-protective” actually working to delay the progression of symptoms. Our staff provide encouragement through a “tough love” approach, inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. It is our goal to help people living with Parkinson’s live their best through the practice of wellness. We believe that RSBW classes will help anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, manage their symptoms and lead a healthier, happier life.

Parkinson’s Resources

The Every Victory Counts manual created by the Davis Phinney Foundation is the gold standard in Parkinson’s education. Not only is it one of the most comprehensive documents it is extremely easy to read and use…and it is Free. The Davis Phinney Foundation is dedicated to helping you live well with Parkinson’s thus makes this resource available at no cost. We at U-Turn Parkinson’s heartily endorse this excellent manual because we believe sound knowledge will help you live your best!.

Upcoming Events

April 7, 2018

The Victory Summit Winnipeg is an incredible day of education and inspiration put on by The Davis Phinney Foundation and hosted in part by U-Turn Parkinson’s. Don’t miss out on this No Charge day that will empower you to live your best with Parkinson’s!

Register Today!

April 28, 2018

WHAT IS WINGIN’ IT?
IT’S A WING EATING RELAY!!
Empowering Parkinson’s fighters; one day, one event at a time.
Wingin’ it for Parkinson’s was formed out of a desire to create an event which bridged two generations. We wanted to create something that would attract a younger audience while encouraging an older one.
The event itself is simple: Teams of five go through three round of wings and beer to claim The Wingin’ it for Parkinson’s relay championship.

Register a Team |  Sponsor a Team | Donate to Wingin’ It Now

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June 8, 2018

Hosted at Bridges golf course on June 8, 2018 Chipping In for Parkinson’s is a 9 hole, best ball tournament. The proceeds of the tournament will go to support the services of U-Turn Parkinson’s whose mission is to ‘Help people living with Parkinson’s live their best through the practice of wellness’.

Register a Team |  Sponsor a Team | Donate to Chipping In Now

Sign up or Donate Here

September 5, 2018

Rock Steady Boxing International Coaches Conference  Mark your calendar and watch for additional details to follow here.

DONATE TO U-TURN

U-Turn Parkinson’s is committed to helping individuals live their best inspite of the overwhelming challenges of Parkinson’s. We are able to provide these services because of the generous support of our community of individuals, foundations and corporations. We are so grateful to all those who have chosen to donate to our work. Your donation today will help us to inspire, motivate and ultimately #UTurnPD! Thank you in advance for your generous support.

U-Turn Parkinson’s is a registered charitable organization and will issue tax receipts for all donations over $20.00.  Charitable Registration No. 775822927RR0001

GET IN TOUCH

Office Phone: 204-510-4869

Get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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