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 …

Mike Eikenberry

I have had Parkinson’s for 20 years and DBS for 9 years. I have found Gary’s fitness classes to be a serious and professional program, but also always upbeat and positive. Gary takes it upon himself to learn and use the 30-40 names of people in each class. The participants in the program vary from Read More …

Sue Haran

Hi, my name is Sue. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2008. My neurologist told me early on that exercise is being found to be as useful to the Parky person as medication are. Lucky me! I love to exercise and Richard Pagel, a trainer at Boulder’s YMCA was interested in working with individuals Read More …

Sandy Rothman

Hello, my name is Sandy Rothman. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2012. I started attending the Foundation’s Class about nine months ago. This class has been amazing at improving my balance, my agility and my strength. I had been on a cane for some time when I came into this class, even before Read More …

Gary Flebbe

My name is Gary Flebbe. The major changes I have noticed are that I am more aware of my body posture and can feel myself becoming stronger overall. I also look forward to the camaraderie of the instructors and members of the class. Even though I am tired after class I am energized overall. My 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 …

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 …

Connie Callahan

I started this program in October after much prompting from my sons. By Christmas I felt like a new person. I had been invited to a Christmas party. Everyone commented on my appearance and attitude (much more positive) and overall my “happy face”. I believe all the Parkinson people have been truly helped by taking Read More …

Nancy McCarthy

I have taken classes with Gail Borden for the past year. I never missed a class! The exercises are basic but they have a direct relationship to establishing new pathways in the brain. An extra bonus is the relationships I’ve formed with my fellow mates.

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 …