Zumba Gold (Virtual) Class for Parkinson’s
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Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Josefa Domingos – Zumba® Gold Licensed Instructor since 2014 & Parkinson’s specialist since 2004
Purpose: To promote physical, emotional & cognitive well-being for people with Parkinson’s and their families and friends. Prior dance experience is not required.
Target Audience: People with PD, care partners, family, and friends of people living with Parkinson’s.
Description: If you love to move and groove, then join us for a fun-filled Zumba Gold dance class for Parkinson’s! Dance has clinically meaningful benefits for Parkinson’s compared to no intervention or other exercise-based interventions. This class will explore a variety of PD-specific amplitude and speed movements with different rhythms, from salsa to country, tango, cumbia, mambo, flamenco, and more. We promise you’ll have a blast as you learn new moves, forget your Parkinson’s, and get a great workout in the process.
The class is designed for all skill levels, so whether you’re a movement pro or just looking to try something new, this class is the perfect opportunity to let loose and have a great time.
Here is an example of a class: Zumba Gold Preview
About the Instructor:
Josefa M Domingos serves as the national healthcare coordinator for the Portuguese Parkinson’s Association(APDPk) and is cofounder and board member for Young Parkies Portugal, the first young onset Parkinson’s advocacy organization in the country. She is also a board member for Parkinson’s Europe and active within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society, serving on a number of committees and as faculty for educational events funded by the organization. She is also a doctoral candidate, pursuing a PhD with Prof Bastiaan Bloem at Radboud University in the Netherlands.
She has been working exclusively with people living with Parkinson’s since 2004 with an extensive clinical practice in Lisbon that includes a number of grant funded initiatives and collaboration with the University of Egas Moniz (also in Lisbon).