Success Story: Christine Broadus – Amazing Progress

 One of our most spectacular success stories here at Penn Hills. Our participant’s name is Christine Broadus. She is 75 years old, and was diagnosed with Anoxic En Syndrome. She was unable to get out of her wheelchair, had tremors and balance issues, and weakened and contracted limbs. When she started the class in May Read More …

Tom Williams

I was one of the first participants when the Foundation exercise program began in Gainesville, Florida in April. My neurologist had always emphasized the importance of exercise, but it is difficult to be motivated when exercising alone and without a program or guidance. The program is challenging, but fun and I appreciate the encouragement I Read More …

Radford & Carol Byerly

My name is Rad Byerly and I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s five years ago. I tried several physical therapy approaches which for some reason or another failed me. One company went bankrupt. Then Carol learned about the “Y” boot camp now known as Gary Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network Foundations Class. I have been coming regularly for Read More …

Gary Sobol

Hi, I am Gary Sobol, founder and CEO of GZSobol’s Parkinson’s Network. Today, January 10th, 2014, is two years to the day that we had the first Parkinson’s exercise class. Since that time we have more than quadrupled the number of class members, quadrupled the number of instructors, quadrupled the number of class types offered Read More …

KB Berman

My name is Kathy Berman. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in February, 2003. I stared attending the Foundations class about 2 years ago. This class has improved my function by helping me improve my handwriting. My handwriting had deteriorated so much that I couldn’t read it and that meant that certainly my friends couldn’t Read More …

Nancy Mayer

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Variant Primary in late summer. The day after I got my diagnosis, I came to Gary Sobol’s Parkinson’s Boot Camp (now called Foundations) and I’ve been happily attending ever since. Gary is an extremely inspirational class leader and the fact that he also has Parkinson’s provides additional motivation for those Read More …

Sandra Honomichl, wife of Larry

My husband (who has Parkinson’s disease) had lost a lot of movement before he started taking Gary’s class two years ago and was discouraged. Attending the Foundations (formerly Boot Camp) class made him realize the importance of regular exercise and it motivated him to keep moving and trying. Now two years later he is fairly Read More …

George Keenen

I have had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for about seven years. Like many a PD-sufferer, I’ve tried many things. That includes Carbidopa made from Mung Beans and powder made from the spores of Chinese red fungus. I have had two deep brain stimulation surgeries (DBS) and I have tried pills in various combinations and strengths. So 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 …