Learn why people from around the world are signing up for the Power Through Project and what the Brian Grant Foundation has on the books for 2018! We’re only a few weeks in, and you’re already showing 2018 who’s boss. Good work! This year is proving to be your year for achieving your fitness goals. You joined the Power Through Project. Your workout game is going strong. And you’ve got the badges to prove it. Now it’s time to power through to the next level. For those of you who haven’t signed up for the Power Through Project yet, do yourselves a favor and sign up today. See why people around the world are joining the only social media network that tracks your workouts, rewards you for your efforts and shows you how certain exercises can improve Parkinson’s symptoms. You can also search for Parkinson’s-friendly fitness classes in your area and connect with others who are going through the same struggle. It’s like having your own personal cheerleading squad motivating you from the sidelines. How awesome is that? All you have to do to win this game is get up and move! Choose an exercise in the exercise tracker on the Power Through Project website, plug the amount of time you moved and the level of intensity you did that exercise, and voila! You just earned a badge. Enter an exercise five times on the exercise tracker, and you’ve earned the Rookie badge. Enter it 10 times and you’ve gained Veteran status. Enter it 25 times and you’ll nab the All-Star badge. For ultimate bragging points, enter an exercise 50 times and you are officially an MVP. During the first four weeks of January, we posted a new article on the BGF Blog explaining how walking, Pilates, boxing and high intensity interval training (HIIT), helps improve Parkinson’s symptoms, such as stiffness, rigidity and freezing episodes. It’s never too late to join the fun! Throughout the year, we’re going to keep posting articles that explain how certain exercises can help your balance, posture, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. We’ll give you plenty of reasons why you should swim that extra lap, get your groove on, and learn why so many people are jumping on the Tai Chi bandwagon. Join Brian Grant and countless others from around the world who are using the Power Through Project to take control of their Parkinson’s Disease. We’re going to make 2018 our most powerful year yet! Here’s what’s coming up at the Brian Grant Foundation: Parkinson’s Nutrition Classes Our first nutrition class is coming up on Friday, February 2 from 5:30-7:30m at Market of Choice in Eugene. Space is limited to participate in this nutrition class and recipe tasting. Learn more on our event registration page. And make sure to sign up to get notified of new classes and new online resources. We have a lot coming in 2018! Bowl With BGF Join us on March 18, 2018 from 4-7pm at Big Al’s in Beaverton to bowl with BGF. Space is limited so reserve today! Pints for Parkinson’s Kick Off Party We’re kicking one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, Pints for Parkinson’s, on March 28, 2018 from 6-9pm at Urban Studio in Portland’s Pearl District. Early bird discounts are available until March 1, 2018 so get your tickets today. Exercise Instructor Trainings We’re busy planning away for our Parkinson’s exercise instructor trainings in 2018. Our next training in Portland will be held on July 14 from 8:30am-4:00pm at Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. If you’re a physical therapist or exercise professional interested in attending our training, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.