Delay the Disease
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Thursday 11:30am – 12:30pm
Instructor: Jeannine Hartman CPT, ACE
Delay the Disease™ is a group exercise program designed to empower people living with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms. Classes are open to all fitness levels and will focus on improving balance, strength, cardiovascular endurance, and mobility.
As a single mother and grandmother, I have always realized the importance of having a healthy lifestyle to perseverethrough life’s daily challenges. In 2002 I turned my passion for healthy living and fitness into my career, becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. By 2007, I began managing AmeriFit, a health facility in Mt. Lebanon PA, while regularly training a full-time schedule of private clients. As a Personal Trainer, not only do I design strength and cardio workouts to fit client’s individual needs, I am also able to personalize nutritional plans to fit their lifestyle.
My experience also includes rehabilitating clients from injuries, working closely with physical therapists and medical teams to achieve the correct regimen and training program for success. When designing a program, I primarily focus on exerting muscles to become fit, strengthening the circulatory system aerobically, building muscles through tension and resistance training, improving flexibility, and incorporating body exercises that promote balance. In 2010 I extended my experience to working with Special Populations, including clients that have Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, Osteoporosis and the Intellectually Disabled.
Since 2018, I have taken my Personal Training experience in a more focused direction. I am a certified and licensed instructor for Delay The DiseaseTM, an evidence-based fitness program designed to optimize physical function and help delay the progression of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Focusing on this area of general health and fitness, I have developed additional classes and now offer a variety of Delay the DiseaseTM, balance, brain
training, yoga, and personal fitness classes each week, including both live classes and virtual classes using Zoom.
In the next chapter of my journey, I want to reach as many people as I can to help them to “Be Balanced. Be Safe.”