It’s the final episode in our second podcast limited-run series and we continue to take the deep dive with a personal trainer and Parkinson’s and Neurological Disease Specialist, Heidi Weinberg. In this series, we are interviewing 4 of her clients that she is working with on their personal journey with Parkinson’s. You won’t want to miss this series, which is incredibly insightful and inspiring, hearing from folks whose lives have shifted due to a diagnosis beyond their control, and how they are taking back their lives.
In today’s episode, we are chatting with Heidi and guest Lynn Zamansky, a client who has been working with Heidi for a few years now. Lynn observed some of the early signs of Parkinson’s, which helped her to get help early, allowing for early intervention. You can listen in to the journey of Lynn and Heidi finding each other and the path they have taken together. We also dive more specifically into various tools for improving your abilities while having Parkinson’s, which leads to a truly fascinating conversation about blending exercises for both your physical and cognitive health. Curious about improving your cognitive health? Heidi recommends “open-chain” exercises, vs. close chain exercises. And for the physical side of maintaining Lynn’s health, Heidi focuses on various exercises that don’t feel like exercises! Pickle-ball, anyone? Tune in, as their journey may help you or others you know!