New exercise program for people living with Parkinson’s to launch in New West

A love for boxing brought Robyn Murrell to fitness.

Now the New Westminster personal trainer is planning to use some of that sport’s training techniques to help people living with Parkinson’s stay active and fit.

Parkinson’s is a progressive brain disease that robs sufferers of their fine motor skills, their mobility and sometimes even their ability to communicate. It often strikes when people are about to retire and enjoy the fruits of their life’s toil, but younger people aren’t immune from its symptoms.

Nobody knows what causes Parkinson’s, but some of its more famous sufferers include former boxers like Muhammed Ali, perhaps paying the price for years of blows to the head.

It’s that connection to her beloved sport that lit a bulb over Murrell’s head. Continue reading “New exercise program for people living with Parkinson’s to launch in New West”