Boot Camp Instructor Training

BGF’s Power Forward Boot Camp was developed as a high-intensity exercise for people in the early stages of Parkinson’s. The aim is to get people with Parkinson’s exercising at their highest intensity, at the earliest stage of diagnosis, using movements that can help counteract the loss of specific motor functions. This program is based […]

Huskies Night for BGF

Hey Huskies fans! BGF is coming to Seattle for a game night at the University of Washington. Come out, enjoy a night of hoops, and learn more about how to get involved in our work. Suggested donations support our programs for Parkinson’s. We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 5pm
Where: […]

Ask the Expert: Dr. Fay Horak

Balance problems are a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease. Few people know more about the topic than Fay Horak, PhD, PT, director of the Balance Disorders Laboratory and Professor of Neurology at OHSU. Dr. Horak and her team have conducted numerous studies on balance and walking, including the research behind BGF’s Power Forward Boot […]

Four Tips for Improving Balance

Balance problems are a common symptom of Parkinson’s. If you’re looking for ways to get back in balance, read our expert advice from Fay Horak, PhD, PT, director of the Balance Disorders Laboratory and professor of neurology at OHSU.

1. Check in with a movement disorders specialist.

If you’re trying to improve your balance through exercise, […]

Boot Camp Webinar

BGF’s Power Forward Boot Camp is a high-intensity exercise program for people in the early stages of Parkinson’s. The aim is to get people with Parkinson’s exercising at their highest intensity, at the earliest stage of diagnosis, using movements that can help counteract the loss of specific motor functions.

The BGF Boot Camp is […]

Outdoor Mob Workout

We’re kicking off a week of activities for the World Parkinson Congress with an outdoor “mob” workout on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10:30am-12:00pm. We’re excited to bring Parkinson’s exercise experts Nancy Nelson and Indu Subramanian to lead this fun event and celebrate our community! Register at: www.mobworkout.eventbrite.com.

LOCATION
Rose Quarter Commons (Memorial Coliseum)
300 North […]

Exercise as Medicine

For many years, we all have known that exercise is an important part of living a healthy, balanced life. Exercise has proven to keep people well from a cardiac, pulmonary, mental and physical standpoint. Over time, the benefit of exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has grown with researchers closely studying exactly what […]

Powering Through

By Jean Burns

I was diagnosed in 2003, and I’ve long been a proponent of exercise – even when I didn’t actually exercise myself (go figure!), I was a cheerleader for it. That has changed, and I do exercise every day – either PWR! exercises or cycling on my recumbent tricycle. I am looking forward […]

Empower yourself through exercise

By Sheryl Jedlinski

I was 10 years old when President John F. Kennedy called Americans’ “growing softness and increasing lack of physical fitness a menace to our security.” It was as if he had pointed his finger directly at me through our tv and called me an enemy of the state. I knew he didn’t […]

Fight For Air Climb

When Jeff Lasley’s employer organized a team to participate in the American Lung Association’s stair climb at the US Bancorp Tower in Portland, Oregon, he wanted to participate in honor of his many loved ones who have been affected by lung disease. As a regular participant in BGF’s Powering Forward Boot Camp, Jeff was […]