What are we looking at when we consider when to re-open the gym for in-person classes?
Space restrictions - the church is not open to outside groups at the moment and currently, indoor exercise facilities are encouraged to fill only to 25% of capacity - this means we could only have 5 or so people in a class
Comfort - currently, you would need a mask to work out. This is not ideal for intense exercise.
New Case reports - we want to see the number of new cases of Covid-19 consistently decline before we re-open. This is especially important because people with PD have a more difficult time clearing respiratory problems from their system. More on that here - https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/
Mathematical modeling from the experts - we are regularly monitoring updates from the models derived by the team at UT Southwestern Medical Center (home of 6 Nobel Laureates) to get an idea of how things look in DFW. We look at the forecasts here - https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/
CDC Guidelines - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
I know it is not easy to adhere to social distancing protocols, but encourage each of you to play this thing smartly! Please wear a mask when you are out and about. Please stay at least 6 feet from others when you are out and about. If at all possible, PLEASE STAY HOME, BUT STAY PHYSICALLY ACTIVE!
PLEASE WEAR A MASK!
South Paws Boxing Club is a research-based, non-contact boxing program designed by physical therapists. specifically intended to use principles of neuroplasticity and postural contral in an effort to improve or maintain function and quality of life for persons with Parkinson Disease.
TAI CHI CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art. Focused on slow and meditative forms, Tai Chi is known for its healthful benefits. Each class is instruced by the board certified PT and black sash instructor of Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu and Internal Arts Dr. Michael Braitsch.
Balance, Core, & More
A 60 minute, moderate-intensity class, modified to suit all fitness levels. This class will work on strengthening your core and improving your balance through functional movements.
The Peak Performers are back! A group put together by Dr. Michael Braitsch, Peak Performers train for and hike the highest peak in Texas, the Guadelupe Peak. Find out more about the next hike and join the Peak Performers.
Dr. Michael Braitsch PT, DPT teaches the ancient Chinese martial art Kung-Fu. Kung-Fu has been shown to improve agility, flexibility, strength, confidence, and much more. Open to all ages, starting at 8yr, find out more about classes dates and start times by clicking the more info button below.