To celebrate World Parkinson’s Day, the legendary fitness instructor is using his free Wednesday Fizzical online class as a platform to get people talking about Parkinson’s.
Mr Motivator will dedicate his free weekly online fitness class on 13 April to Parkinson’s, to help increase understanding of the condition and highlight the importance of physical activity for helping people with Parkinson’s live well with their symptoms.
Mr Motivator’s Motivation Club runs free classes every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. The classes are 30 minutes long and designed to be accessible to people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
Mr Motivator says:
"I’m very happy to be supporting Parkinson's UK, World Parkinson's Day and the Parkinson's community through my Wednesday Fizzical, and to help raise awareness of the condition and inspire the community to get moving.
"Physical activity is good for everyone, but you've got to make it safe, effective, fun, varied and social! That's why my class is always different and fully inclusive for everyone, no matter your age, fitness or ability, and why people keep coming back for more. Everybody say yeah!"
Tim Morton, Physical Activity Programme Manager at Parkinson’s UK, says:
"We all know how important it is to be active. It's great for your physical and mental wellbeing, and it's especially important for people with Parkinson's. The more physically active people with Parkinson's are, the easier it is to live well and manage the complexities of the condition.
"Mixing up activities and doing what you enjoy really helps people to stay active, and the Mr Motivator classes are an easy way of trying something new, or adding a great workout to what you already do. There'll be something for everyone in the class, and Mr Motivator will be helping to raise activity intensity levels, which will really help everyone to feel fitter in mind and body.
"We are delighted that Mr Motivator will be highlighting the condition and the benefits of being active."