U-Turn Parkinson’s is unique in the Parkinson’s community in Canada .  We empower people living with Parkinson’s in their pursuit of wellness.  We are committed to supporting them through a holistic approach. 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 .  We empower people living with Parkinson’s in their pursuit of wellness.  We are committed to supporting them through a holistic approach. 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 .  We empower people living with Parkinson’s in their pursuit of wellness.  We are committed to supporting them through a holistic approach. 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 inaugural 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 in spite of Parkinson’s. We rely solely on the donations from individuals, foundations and corporations to fund our mission.

Location

Winter/Spring 2019

River Heights Community Club
1370 Grosvenor

Dates: January 15 – April 23

Times: Tuesdays 1:30 pm – 3 pm

Cost: $50 for 15 week session

*includes participant and one (1) care partner

U-Tunes is a singing group for people living with Parkinson’s. Our goal is to provide a fun environment for those who like to sing. Our hope is that singing will prove to have therapeutic benefits in strengthening the muscles associated with speech, breathing and swallowing along with improving facial expressiveness.

You do not have to have experience singing or specific ability! As the old proverb goes we are looking for those willing to make a ‘joyful noise’!

We are very pleased to be working with Ryerson University’s SMART lab in studying the effects of singing on Parkinson’s symptoms.

Our director Heitha Forsyth is a force to be reckoned with, with a voice to match. Learn more about Heitha by clicking her name.

To join U-Tunes click the JOIN NOW button. For more information call 204-510-4869 or email info@UTurnPD.org

U-Tunes is a singing group for people living with Parkinson’s. Our goal is to provide a fun environment for those who like to sing. Our hope is that singing will prove to have therapeutic benefits in strengthening the muscles associated with speech, breathing and swallowing along with improving facial expressiveness.

You do not have to have experience singing or specific ability! As the old proverb goes we are looking for those willing to make a ‘joyful noise’!

We are very pleased to be working with Ryerson University’s SMART lab in studying the effects of singing on Parkinson’s symptoms.

Our director Heitha Forsyth is a force to be reckoned with, with a voice to match. Learn more about Heitha by clicking her name.

To join U-Tunes click the JOIN NOW button. For more information call 204-510-4869 or email info@UTurnPD.org

Location

Winter/Spring 2019

River Heights Community Club
1370 Grosvenor

Dates: January 15 – April 23

Times: Tuesdays 1:30 pm – 3 pm

Cost: $50 for 15 week session

*includes participant and one (1) care partner

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, rigidity 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 professionally trained and understand Parkinson’s. They will help you learn at a pace that is comfortable for you.


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, rigidity 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 professionally trained and understand Parkinson’s. They will help you learn at a pace that is comfortable for you.

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 instruction
  3. Safe, individually tailored, medically guided exercise programs
  4. Fun and friendship
  5. A fighting spirit to live well!

Who We Are?

Rock Steady Boxing Winnipeg (RSBW) is a boxing inspired exercise program offered by U-Turn Parkinson’s. As a part of our holistic approach to living well with Parkinson’s RSBW aims to promote wellness through an active lifestyle. Through the leadership of our coaches, the assistance of our volunteers and oversight of our Medical Advisory Council 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

May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2019 - Movement Disorder Clinic

The Movement Disorder Clinic is presenting a course to help those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease along with families & friends learn what PD is and how to live well with it.

Wednesdays at 1:30-3:30PM | Movement Disorder Clinic – 200 Woodlawn St

For more info or to register, contact Kelly Williams at 204-940-8427 or kwilliams3@mdc-dlc.ca

May 11 2019 - Wingin' It for Parkinson's

Wingin’ It for Parkinson’s is a wing eating relay.  This event was formed out of a desire to create an event which bridged two generations.  Teams of five go through three rounds of wings and a beer (or fizzy drink) to claim the championship.  For more information, to register for or sponsor the event please contact Jordana at https://www.facebook.com/events/369849713597758/ 

June 7, 2019 – Chipping In

Chipping in is a 9 hole, best ball tournament. Teams of four raise sponsorship, the funds go to support those living with Parkinson’s.  The focus of this event is on fun and community; the tournament is therefore open to all skill levels. Those living with Parkinson’s are encouraged to participate.  This year’s name sponsor is Paul Le Hingrat, Senior Wealth Advisor, ScotiaMcleod®, a division of Scotia Capital Inc.   To participate in or to sponsor this event, please contact Jim or Rebecca at chippinginforparkinsons@shaw.ca.

June 26, 2019 – Annual General Meeting

Join us on for our Annual General Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Access Fort Garry (Main Floor Education Room) located at 135 Plaza Drive. 

October 5, 2019 - Annual Fundraising Breakfast

Our first annual fundraising breakfast being held at the Pavilion at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.  Please check back for more details.

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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Saturday, April 27th
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Come out to our Open House!

Saturday, April 27th
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
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#1 - 55 Henlow Bay
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