Meet Bob. I’ve been strength training with Bob Faber (who has Parkinson’s) for several years now. And here’s what he’s had to say about it:
“Since starting strength training, my flexibility, mobility and strength have greatly improved. It takes a personal commitment with a knowledgeable trainer like Sumi.”
And here’s what he looks like in action.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLlaJ8OHKTM
Because of the Parkinson’s we generally stick to machines and cable stacks, as balance is a big issue and some days are better than others.
I consider myself incredibly lucky, blessed with honor of working with two very hard-working men who both happen to have Parkinson’s. In addition to Bob, I also train another client Al, who I’ve written about here. And although two is hardly a large sample size, the progress in both Al and Bob that I’ve seen over the course of several years has been nothing short of impressive and inspirational.