Sign up to Nordic walking and beach fitness at Parkinson’s bootcamp

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Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 28 April 2016

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Nordic walking, Latin dancing and hydrotherapy are among the Parkinson’s fitness activities organised by specialist neurological research centre in Portugal


Spaces are now available for a summer bootcamp specially developed by Campus Neurológico Sénior that takes place 12-18 June. It includes seven days of intensive training and exercise sessions supplemented by educational workshops and social patient/family interaction.

The rehabilitative course promises a positive and energised environment for individuals with Parkinson’s, families and carers to network and access creative training.

Beginning with a fitness assessment, participants will then be put through their paces with physical training sessions and interactive educational discussions.

Planned activities:

  • Agility training
  • Nordic walking
  • Boxing
  • Latin dancing
  • Fitness at the beach
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Educational classes
Nordic walking

Fitness campers on a Nordic walk

The educational classes will deal with frequently asked questions and focus on solutions and strategies for better management of many common issues associated with Parkinson’s disease.

There will also be the chance for socialising outside of the training regime, with a social programme including sightseeing of the local city in Torres Vedras and gait training on the beach.

Carers are welcome to be part of the training sessions and the course will be given in English.

About Campus Neurológico Sénior (CNS)

Campus Neurológico Sénior was created to provide a location where patients, relatives, carers and other users, can find an interdisciplinary and specialised approach for their health problems in the field of neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, other movement disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.

The CNS clinical activity looks to combine quality care with the promotion of research projects and training of health professionals in the fields where medical assistance activity advances.


For full information, costs and how to sign up, visit the CNS website

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