Sweat Therapy Fitness offers seminar on Parkinson's Disease

Posted: 6:38 AM, Feb 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-13 01:40:45-05
Sweat Therapy Fitness offers seminar on Parkinson's Disease
Sweat Therapy Fitness offers seminar on Parkinson's Disease

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - One locally owned gym is working to provide care and support to those with Parkinson's Disease.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Wednesday morning with details on why the gym is inviting those with Parkinson's to hear more about how they're helping.

Sweat Therapy is hosting a seminar about Parkinson's Disease and how being active is important for those affected by it.

Sweat hosts these seminars twice a year to reach out to those who are either not seeking treatment or looking for more ways to get ahead of the disease.

Their Thriving with Parkinson's Disease seminar features experts from the UF Health Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases and the Michael J Fox Foundation.

In addition to the seminars, the gym has a boxing class for people with the neurological disease as a way to keep it from progressing.

Kim Bibeau is the Sweat therapy fitness founder.

"We want people to thrive with this disease, not to go home and sit down on thee recliner and just wait for it to progress," Bibeau said. "Research shows over and over again that we must move our bodies to help slow this disease down. So whatever stage you are in this disease, it's important that you move your body."

Wednesday's seminar takes place at the Holiday Inn Tallahassee East Capitol.

It starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 3:30 p.m.

To join, you have to RSVP :email