About the Program
The Program
 
MoveIT! classes started in Olympia when a physical therapist, a recreational therapist, and a fitness specialist/educator combined their skills to develop a program for individuals living with Parkinson's Disease that was accessible, affordable, and would positively impact the quality of life of it's participants. With the support of the Olympia Senior Center, the program began with classes at Lacey Senior Center once a week.
Today we offer two levels of classes- PDMoveIT! and PD PowerUP!, with four classes per week at three different sites.
 
 
                                           
                                                 Class Details
 
     Cost Classes run in 8-week sessions. The cost is $40 for 8 weeks.  Preregistration is required.

     Times and Locations:
 
    PD MoveIT!   Tuesdays 11am- 12 Noon  Lacey Senior Center, Lacey, WA, 6757 Pacific Avenue SE,  (360-407-3967 to register)
       Seated Class  Thursdays 12:05pm-1pm First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way  (360-688-1865 or   
                                                                                                                                                                                pdmovesme@yahoo.com to register)                    
    PD PowerUP!   Tuesdays 4-5pm, Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St (360-586-6181 to register)
                                Thursdays 11am-12 Noon, First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way (360-688-1865 or email
                                                                                                                                                                                pdmovesme@yahoo.com to register)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
   * Participants must have a referral from their healthcare provider clearing them for participation in the exercise class.

  

 Our Team

 Coordinator & Class leader- Lahni Allen BScKin, EdM
 
Lahni has been an exercise consultant, coach, & educator for over 30 years. Her background in exercise science, education, and certification in gerontology from Temple University School of Medicine inform her philosophy and keep her focus on helping individuals to find the best life experience through improved movement, fitness, education and attitude.  Lahni has had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of individuals, from preschool and special needs kids through to Olympic-bound athletes, but she finds a special joy working with individuals and families dealing with Parkinson's Disease. Lahni is a Parkinson's Wellness RecoveryTM exercise professional, and a Rock Steady Boxing coach. She loves hiking, kayaking, family time, & has a special fondness for old dogs.
 
 
 
Consulting Physical Therapist- Ken Schnell, DPT
 
Ken has been practicing since 2010 in Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation at St. Peter Hospital.  He has an interest in movement disorders including Parkinson's Disease which stemmed from working with Valerie Carter and Kay Wing while attending Northern Arizona University, and is a Parkinson's Wellness RecoveryTM Therapist.   Ken likes to spend time with his family and play drums/percussion in his spare time.