Ann Jenkins

I moved to The Villages, FL in 2010, and soon after had two hip replacements. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and the primary instruction given by my Neurologist was Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! I tried several different Parkinson’s exercise programs offered locally, but did not feel that they were providing any benefit to me. In Read More …

Bob Parmenter

Bob lived in New England for many years and is a life-long enthusiast of winter sports (i.e., downhill skiing, snowboarding).  Spending increasing amounts of the winter in Florida put the brakes on winter snow activity. His time in the Villages, Florida is spent playing golf, walking his dog Anabelle, about 3 miles a day (rain Read More …

Susan Polhemus

Susan’s career has focused on helping seniors and individuals with disabilities, through more than two decades of fitness and wellness activities at senior facilities and YMCAs in New York and Florida. She is certified through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Susan has worked at the Read More …

Kathy Helmuth

Kathy Helmuth is a Registered Nurse and a wellness professional at the Sarasota, Florida YMCA. She developed the Parkinson’s Cycling training course for qualified instructors to coach group, in door cycling to People with Parkinson’s Disease (PWP). Kathy graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She is an experienced, certified fitness instructor and in Read More …

Bill Castelli

I grew up with a love for the outdoors and an active lifestyle which includes running, backpacking, fly fishing and snow skiing. I have always been an avid runner and have competed in marathons, biathlons and mud runs and still run 4 to 5 mornings a week. I recently took up biking and completed a Read More …

Tom Williams

Tom had mostly a sedentary lifestyle when diagnosed with Parkinson’s (PD) in 2008. He was a legal aid attorney at Three River Legal Services in Gainesville, Florida for 30 years. He initially ignored his Neurologist’s frequent admonitions to begin a regular exercise regimen, and only began walking for exercise in 2012. In early 2014, a Read More …

Mike Bleecker

Mike has lead a very active life throughout his 3 careers.  He traveled extensively while in the Navy and when employed by Northrup Grumman.  He moved to Fleming Island Fl. in 2003 from Fairfax Va. and started his own business. He was diagnosed with PD in July 2013 and met Gary Sobol and Paul Watford Read More …

John Zapanta, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

John received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He completed an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program in Arizona and is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2008. John has enjoyed working with people with Parkinson’s in the clinic and in Read More …

Norm Cook

NORM COOK Norm began his career in the fitness industry, to use his passion for fitness to help others.  He has been  a certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association since April 2005. Norm is certified with the YMCA as a Personal Trainer and Group exercise instructor. He does personal training at Read More …

Anna Pergola

Anna Pergola was initially accredited as a Qigong instructor in 1997 and has taught continually since then throughout metropolitan Denver. Some of the current forms she enjoys teaching include, T’ai Chi Chih®, TaijiFITTM, Moving for Better Balance, Coiling Silk Qigong, Five Animal Frolics and Taiji Ruler Qigong. She has shared the wide range of Qigong Read More …

Wendy Christ

Wendy Christ has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years.  She is an enthusiastic and caring teacher who constantly offers modifications so everyone can safely enjoy their experience.  Her intention is to bring joy and a sense of humor to her classes, while offering a non-competitive environment.  Wendy’s certifications include: Experienced Registered Yoga Read More …

Whitney Garcia

Whitney has worked in older adult fitness for over 10 years, and at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder, CO in their Wellness Center for nine years teaching classes, doing personal training, and assisting clients of various levels and abilities in the fitness center.  She became the Director of Physical Fitness and Wellness in August Read More …

Trina Faatz

Masters of Art : University of Northern Colorado, Geriatric Management and Administration Horticulture  Therapist Denver Botanic Gardens Therapy Programs Colorado Certified Geriatric Case Manager Board of Director: Voices for Children/Court Appointed Special Advocate program, Boulder County Employed privately as a Care Manager for elder and disabled clients in Boulder County She is a mother of Read More …

Tracey Long, MPH, ACSM HFS

Tracey is a public health consultant, fitness trainer with a specialty certification in older adult fitness, cancer exercise trainer and fitness instructor. She has worked in health, nutrition and fitness for 22 years. She enjoys teaching a variety of fitness classes, including yoga. Tracey is looking forward to teaching classes for GZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network. Read More …

Viki Psihoyos

Parkinson Dance instructor Viki Psihoyos has trained with the Brooklyn-based Dance for PD program, where retired professional dancers apply their experience and teaching skills to movement classes specially designed for the Parkinson’s community. Viki’s class is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. In chairs, at a bar and moving across the floor, Read More …

Jacqueline Teuscher

Jacqueline Teuscher is a Licensed Massage Therapist in practice for 14 years, Certified in Sports and Orthopedic Massage, and an ACE-certified Personal Trainer. She is passionate about helping People with Parkinson’s and has seen first-hand the powerful and positive change in Parkinson’s symptoms that exercise creates. She, along with Eva Gibbon, teaches GZS Parkinson’s Network Read More …

Eva Gibbon

Eva Gibbon is a Certified Polestar Pilates Instructor, teaching Pilates for 10 years.  Interests and involvement include exercise for people with Parkinson’s, MS and the aging population.  Presently teaching in Steamboat Springs and Hayden Colorado. Contact info: eva57gibbon@gmail.com