PMD Alliance has the privilege to partner with similarly inspired organizations and Movement Disorder Specialists to join efforts and provide special opportunities to our community, so they may live healthier and more fulfilled lives. One such partnership has recently been formed with an online health and wellness program called BurnAlong.
We all know how important exercise is for the well-being of those impacted by Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. This new partnership allows those in the PMD Alliance community to try out an engaging online exercise platform at no charge for 30 days, and then receive a 50% discount if the choice is made to continue a membership with BurnAlong at only $7.99 a month!
You can access BurnAlong on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and, uniquely, you can invite friends and family to join you in live private sessions. Whomever you invite will be able to see and hear you on their screen, and you will be able to see and hear them in addition to viewing the class. There are 45+ wellness categories of classes on BurnAlong, including Fit over 50, Nutrition, and a Parkinson’s specific channel full of dance, Rock Steady, Tai Chi/QiGong, Total Body Conditioning, Weight Training, and Yoga classes specially geared toward those living with movement disorders. As a member, you are also able to join a community of other members to share stories, ask for advice, and connect with others.
To sign up for your free 30-day trial of BurnAlong, start by clicking on this LINK: https://fit.burnalong.com/parkinsons-awareness-month/ – the instructions for registering are clearly outlined on this page. By using the special coupon code “EndingPD” offered to the PMD Alliance community, you will receive a 50% discount on subsequent months if you decide to continue as a member for only $7.99/month, which is a great deal for unlimited access to fitness and wellness classes!
The registration process is simple and quick, and you have the choice to update your profile as much as you’d like to create a more personalized experience. You can specify your wellness goals, what kinds of classes you enjoy, what medical conditions you’re interested in, and you have the ability to track your progress by entering your age, height, and weight, if you choose to do so. What I love about this platform is that you can invite your family and friends to participate in on-demand classes with you in REAL TIME, so you can hear and see each other as you take the class together! What better motivation is there than to have your loved ones on the health and wellness ride with you?
Sign up for your free trial of BurnAlong before Parkinson’s Awareness Month ends, and see if it’s the right fitness fit for you!
Shannon Elliott earned her Master’s in dance from York University and famously trod the boards and regaled audiences of the professional dance world for more than 20 years. Her career was and is storied. Always up for expanding her horizons, Shannon executed a full-on career pivot at the opportune moment and applied her artistry to the field of health and wellness. Someone should write a book about this. A teacher at heart, Shannon earned her personal training and group fitness certifications and began teaching Dance for PD® classes for seniors and those living with Parkinson disease. As the PMD Alliance In Sync Network Manager, she expertly blends elements of dance and movement with the opportunity to help support group leaders expand their roles and deepen their engagement in the movement disorder communities.