CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Our extraordinary instructors are certified experts in their field adapting every class to assure that participants benefit on every level

Parkinson Place Center is proud to offer a variety of programs that have been proven to improve motor and non-motor symptoms of all Movement Disorders. Our instructors make every class fun, interactive, and rewarding.

Manny Arce

Manny Arce

American Medical Association Recognized; Rock Steady Boxing Certified Parkinson’s Disease Fitness Instructor

ROCK STEADY BOXING

Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact boxing-inspired fitness program that anyone can participate in no matter what their age or condition.

ABOUT MANNY

Manny was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He moved to Miami, Florida at the age of 12. Manny loves boxing and wants to show people how beautiful and meaningful the combat sport can be.

Manny’s passion is for helping others, showing them there’s always room for improvement, always room to become the best version of yourself in all aspects, and he believes that is worth fighting for!

 

Please Visit: Title Boxing Club

Xiao-Xuan Yang Dancigers

Xiao-Xuan Yang Dancigers

DANCE FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Dance for Movement Disorders with Sarasota Contemporary Dance uses expressive movement exercises to a live drum beat that can be performed standing or sitting in a chair.

ABOUT XUAN

Xuan was nominated for Best Female Dancer in Australia in 2009 and has performed throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, and the United States with the Australian Dance Theater and Cloudgate 2.

She has danced with and choreographed for Sarasota Contemporary Dance since 2012.

She has had the opportunity to assist and help build the Dance for Movement Disorders program alongside Director of Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Leymis Bolanos Wilmott.

Please Visit: Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown

A.S.F.A Group: Aerobics, Water Aerobics, Spinning Hydro Ryder American Heart Association: CPR/AED

FUN FITNESS

Fun Fitness is like, pulling out the spatula and lifting our bodies into action! Our movements are fun, energetic and will provide excise for standing and sitting aerobics.  Here you can tone, balance and increase endurance while moving to music.

ABOUT CAROLYN

Exercise is a way of life! that is, for 19 years I worked out at the YMCA doing exercises that ranged from Swiming, Spinning, Yoga, Pilates, Weights, and various floor aerobics exercises.  I decided that with all this training that I could share the energy with people who wanted to improve their health. 

Lynn Burgess

Lynn Burgess

RYT 500, E-RYT 500

 

GENTLE YOGA

Meditation, breathing and ability based poses that unite body, mind and spirit for a sense of mental and spiritual well-being.

Lynn is the founder and director of Sarasota’s most established studio, Yoga from the Heart. She is registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest possible levels as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 500 and E-RYT 500 instructor. Lynn has trained, graduated, and certified dozens of local instructors. She is known for her inspiration in relating the philosophy of yoga, revealing to her students how yoga can infuse everyday life with meaning and purpose. Lynn has adapted her Gentle Yoga class to assure that everyone can participate no matter what their age or condition.

Please Visit: Yoga from the Heart

Michelle Del Giorno

Michelle Del Giorno

Owner and head coach/instructor at Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor, New York

WARRIOR WORKOUT FOR

MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Warrior Workout is a non-contact fighting inspired fitness program that anyone can participate in no matter what their age or condition.

ABOUT MICHELLE

Michelle Del Giorno is the owner and head coach/instructor at Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor, New York, home to Rock Steady Boxing Sag Harbor. A 35 year veteran of teaching and training, she specializes in teaching self-defense, martial arts, boxing and kickboxing to men, women and children of all ages.  In addition to teaching Martial Arts and Rock Steady Boxing, she is a personal fitness trainer, serving clients in and around the Hamptons, Long Island.

Michelle has a long, successful and competitive career in Sport Karate with many National and World titles. Her greatest accomplishment however is working with her Parkinson’s Warriors. Their relentless courage and determination to fight back is truly inspiring!

Robin Mandel

Robin Mandel

American Medical Association Recognized; Rock Steady Boxing Certified Parkinson’s Disease Fitness Instructor

DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES

Improve gait and balance, boost your mood, and stimulate cognitive function.

ABOUT ROBIN

Robin Mandel is an International master-level fitness guru from NYC, NY. She holds certificates as a Life coach, Law of Attraction coach, AFFA GF, SCW aquatics, Pre/Postnatal, Parkinson’s, cycling, rebounding, and foam rolling.

Stephanie Lomazov

Stephanie Lomazov

Certified Speech-Language Pathologist Owner and Founder of Neuro Speech Therapy LLC.

KEEP YOUR BRAIN STRONGER LONGER

 A cognitively stimulating class designed to engage your brain with fun activities and helpful tips! Learn strategies to strengthen your language, memory, and cognition.

ABOUT STEPHANIE

Stephanie Lomazov is a bilingual Medical Speech-Language Pathologist and owner of Neuro Speech Therapy LLC in Sarasota, Florida.

Stephanie holds a Clinical Master’s degree from Northwestern University and has practiced in both Chicago and Florida in a variety of medical settings. She is a specialist in working with adults with neurogenic conditions including post-stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and traumatic brain injury, and helps individuals with their cognition, speech, language, and swallowing. Stephanie is on the Board of Directors for the Aphasia Community Center where she spreads awareness and works with individuals and their families who have aphasia. She has a passion for working with adults and their families and is a firm believer in connecting with others to solve their challenges and improve their communication and quality of life.

Please Visit: Neuro Speech Therapy

Alisha Laps

Alisha Laps

PEDALING FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Flora Kirwan

Flora Kirwan

AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Aerobics, Conditioning, Spin American Heart Association:CPR/AED

FUN FITNESS

Pam Polowski

Pam Polowski

CAREGIVERS ONLY CLUB

Renee Dorn

Renee Dorn

TAI CHI FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Maggie Donaker

Maggie Donaker

SAY IT LOUD & CLEAR

Lauren Vines

Lauren Vines

PEDALING FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown

A.S.F.A Group: Aerobics, Water Aerobics, Spinning Hydro Ryder American Heart Association: CPR/AED

BRAINS & BALANCE

Stretching muscles can support  flexibility, thereby improving movement.  A stretch band is used to aide in limbering up the muscles.  Weights are used to enhance muscle movement.  In addition to muscle movement, we play trivia for laughter and fun.  This class supports sitting and standing exercise that can improve your daily movement and test your laughter skills!

ABOUT CAROLYN

Exercise is a way of life! that is, for 19 years I worked out at the YMCA doing exercises that ranged from Swiming, Spinning, Yoga, Pilates, Weights, and various floor aerobics exercises.  I decided that with all this training that I could share the energy with people who wanted to improve their health. 

Leymis Bolanos Wilmott

Leymis Bolanos Wilmott

Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Sarasota Contemporary Dance and Adjunct Professor of Dance at New College of Florida

DANCE FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Expressive movement exercises to live drum beat that can be performed standing or sitting in a chair.

Leymis was the first in the state to receive a certificate in “Dance and Healing” from the University of Florida and has a Master of Fine Arts in Performance/Choreography from Florida State University.  Her deep love for education and community building continues as she advocates for dance as a Teaching Artist through the Sarasota Arts Council, Manatee Arts Council and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center.  Ms. Wilmott is a certified “Dance for PD” instructor trained by the Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn, NY.

Please Visit: Sarasota Contemporary Dance