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What is SuperWalk: The Movement?

The Movement is a new summer campaign is focused on keeping you and other Canadians moving - we’ve set a goal of encouraging 150 minutes of activity per week, following CSEP guidelines for good health.

You can participate in a new challenge each month, or you can stick to the activity that you enjoy the most. Just check in with your activities (at least) once a week and take a simple campaign action to earn one entry per week in our monthly prize draws.

Log your minutes exercised in your fundraising centre to track progress toward your goal.

While we can't be together in person right now, you can connect, share and inspire others. As you are doing your weekly activities, be sure to tag @ParkinsonSuperWalk.ca on a Facebook post so your picture can scroll on our Social Wall on the main page of SuperWalk.ca.

Runners and Walkers. If you're already using Strava to track your times, join our nationwide Parkinson Canada SuperWalk Runner and Walker Clubs

The resources that follow are designed to help inspire and encourage physical and social activity. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you. Parkinson Canada has a thorough action plan and collection of resources focused specifically on managing Parkinson's during this period.

SuperWalk: The Movement. August Challenge.

100,000 Step Challenge

The countdown is on. Saturday, September 12th's National Opening Ceremony is approaching quickly. While you're counting down alongside SuperWalkers across the country we invite you to make your steps count, too. Your August challenge is to take one step for every Canadian living with Parkinson's.

Our SuperWalk: The Movement activities have kept Canadians moving all summer and have afforded winners in Ontario and Nova Scotia some serious prizes, along with the opportunity to participate in an exclusive town hall.

Your August challenge is here: walk 100,000 steps for 100,000 Canadians with Parkinson's. For some, that will be a month-long project. Others may push to complete it in a week. And others still may double up. The challenge is flexible as part of our overall goal of 150 Minutes of Activity per week.

Track Your Progress | Enter to Win

Congratulations to our June draw winner, Anne Marie LeGrand, supporting the Sydney walk!

To enter this month's draw be sure to complete the weekly exercise challenge at least once. Beyond that, all you need to qualify is to be registered for SuperWalk and have raised $250.

One lucky winner will receive a new Steadiwear glove - This assistive device is designed to relieve those who struggle with hand tremors. Learn more at Steadiwear.com

The best way to track your progress is to share it! If you'd like, post stories of your daily steps on our Facebook page (tagging @ParkinsonSuperWalk.ca) or send us an email at superwalk@parkinson.ca

Tracking your progress in your Fundraising Centre is easy.

  1. Log in to your fundraising centre
  2. Click 'Profile'
  3. Click 'Questions'
  4. Scroll to the bottom to access your monthly Movement questions
  5. Click Save

Looking for more info? Use our PDF with screenshots, or watch a 90-second video.

Online Activity Resources

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends 150 minutes of activity for all Canadians. They've published a set of guidelines for suitable activities for all ages and abilities. We've also shared recorded classes (PWR! Moves; CSEP classes; and Dance) geared at helping you exercise at your own pace.

Looking for inspiration, or other ways to reach your 150 minute goal?

As part of our Action Plan for COVID-19, Parkinson Canada has compiled a list of resources to support living well with Parkinson's, including print and video exercise resources.

The situation in Canada is changing rapidly, and for many of you, activities have been postponed that you looked forward to in your daily routine such as support groups, exercise, dance classes, boxing, art, and so much more. While we cannot replace these events, we will strive to keep you informed and active.

View the Resources

SuperWalk: The Movement. July Challenge.

At Home Workouts

Your support of Parkinson Canada SuperWalk provides for direct service and support to Canadians with Parkinson's. In the wake of Covid-19, that has included offering three types of Live Exercise classes on Facebook, with recorded videos shared on YouTube and the SuperWalk website to help keep Canadians moving.

This month, we invite you to follow along Live on the SuperWalk Facebook account on Monday, Tuesday and Friday with Lance Letain from the Winnipeg Office (and our Manitoba SuperWalks).

Sarah Robichaud of Dancing with Parkinson's (who was featured as part of Parkinson Canada's May exercise series) is hosting free, daily 20 minute dance classes. Visit dancingwithparkinsons.com for details.

Rather do it on your own time, or prefer dance or PWR! Moves? No problem. Access recordings on the SuperWalk Live Exercise page.

Or better yet, track along with the activity instructors you follow regularly. All that's important is that you stay moving.

Track Your Progress | Enter to Win

Congratulations to our May draw winner, Siyavash Mohtari, participating in the London walk!

To enter this month's draw be sure to complete the weekly exercise challenge at least once. Beyond that, all you need to qualify is to be registered for SuperWalk and have taken raised $100.

One lucky winner will receive a new Fitbit Charge 3 to track your steps this summer (important for our August challenge)!

Tracking your progress in your Fundraising Centre is easy.

  1. Log in to your fundraising centre
  2. Click 'Profile'
  3. Click 'Questions'
  4. Scroll to the bottom to access your monthly Movement questions
  5. Click Save

Looking for more info? Use our PDF with screenshots, or watch a 90-second video.

Online Activity Resources

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends 150 minutes of activity for all Canadians. They've published a set of guidelines for suitable activities for all ages and abilities. We've also shared recorded classes (PWR! Moves; CSEP classes; and Dance) geared at helping you exercise at your own pace.

Looking for inspiration, or other ways to reach your 150 minute goal?

As part of our Action Plan for COVID-19, Parkinson Canada has compiled a list of resources to support living well with Parkinson's, including print and video exercise resources.

The situation in Canada is changing rapidly, and for many of you, activities have been postponed that you looked forward to in your daily routine such as support groups, exercise, dance classes, boxing, art, and so much more. While we cannot replace these events, we will strive to keep you informed and active.

View the Resources

SuperWalk: The Movement. June Challenge.

Sharing Dance

Sharing Dance is a program operated by Canada's National Ballet School (NBS) to celebrate the joy, creativity and community of dance.

Parkinson Canada has been a part of Sharing Dance since it started, and collaborates with (NBS) on a number of dance projects, including the Dancing for Parkinson's Network Canada.

Together, we're sharing the 2020 Sharing Dance Day choreography as part of our plan to keep SuperWalkers active this summer.

Your challenge: get your 150 minutes of weekly exercise through learning the choreography. This choreography, created for NBS by Jera Wolfe, explores how collaboration and support for one another enables us to arise and face challenges in our lives. Watch easy to follow step-by-step videos to learn!

This year's choreography focuses on overcoming obstacles, a theme people with Parkinson's and all of us in this time of COVID-19 can relate to.

Track Your Progress | Enter to Win

To enter this month's draw be sure to complete the weekly exercise challenge at least once. Beyond that, all you need to qualify is to be registered for SuperWalk and have taken raised $50.

One lucky winner will receive a $250 Activewear / Equipment gift card used to keep you moving throughout the summer!

The best way to track your progress is to share it! If you'd like, post a final video of your dance routine on Facebook, tagging @ParkinsonSuperWalk.ca or email us at superwalk@parkinson.ca. We'll put together a compilation of the submissions to share!

Tracking your progress in your Fundraising Centre is easy.

  1. Log in to your fundraising centre
  2. Click 'Profile'
  3. Click 'Questions'
  4. Scroll to the bottom to access your monthly Movement questions
  5. Click Save

Looking for more info? Use our PDF with screenshots, or watch a 90-second video.

Online Activity Resources

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends 150 minutes of activity for all Canadians. They've published a set of guidelines for suitable activities for all ages and abilities. We've also shared recorded classes (PWR! Moves; CSEP classes; and Dance) geared at helping you exercise at your own pace.

Looking for inspiration, or other ways to reach your 150 minute goal?

As part of our Action Plan for COVID-19, Parkinson Canada has compiled a list of resources to support living well with Parkinson's, including print and video exercise resources.

The situation in Canada is changing rapidly, and for many of you, activities have been postponed that you looked forward to in your daily routine such as support groups, exercise, dance classes, boxing, art, and so much more. While we cannot replace these events, we will strive to keep you informed and active.

View the Resources

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SuperWalk: The Movement. May Challenge.

Predictive Exercise

A predicted walk essentially is a person predicting or guessing how long it's going to take them to walk a specific distance. For example, the walk around the block in your neighbourhood; or the length of your SuperWalk route (most are 1, 3 or 5km).

Not interested in walking? No problem. This can be adapted to suit a 5km run, a bike ride, or even doing situps or housework. Just set a time goal or estimate and track your activity toward it.

Before you start, write down the time that you think it's going to take you. Let’s say you said five minutes, 55 seconds to walk the block. When you start, turn on a timer walk.

When you get to the start/finish line the time is stopped. Then, calculate the difference between the predicted time and the actual time. The focus is on technique, pace, and most of all just staying active.

Watch our Lance Letain share details.
Download our tracking sheet

Track Your Progress | Enter to Win

To enter this month's draw be sure to complete the weekly exercise challenge at least once. All you need to qualify is to be registered for SuperWalk and have taken one 'action' in your fundraising centre (update your personal page, or send an email).

One lucky winner will receive a 7th Generation, 32GB iPad which will come in handy for our June activity and for tracking your SuperWalk fundraising progress!

Tracking your progress in your Fundraising Centre is easy.

  1. Log in to your fundraising centre
  2. Click 'Profile'
  3. Click 'Questions'
  4. Scroll to the bottom to access your monthly Movement questions
  5. Click Save

Looking for more info? Use our PDF with screenshots, or watch a 90-second video.

Online Activity Resources

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends 150 minutes of activity for all Canadians. They've published a set of guidelines for suitable activities for all ages and abilities. We've also shared recorded classes (PWR! Moves; CSEP classes; and Dance) geared at helping you exercise at your own pace.

Looking for inspiration, or other ways to reach your 150 minute goal?

As part of our Action Plan for COVID-19, Parkinson Canada has compiled a list of resources to support living well with Parkinson's, including print and video exercise resources.

The situation in Canada is changing rapidly, and for many of you, activities have been postponed that you looked forward to in your daily routine - such as support groups, exercise, dance classes, boxing, art, and so much more. While we cannot replace these events, we will strive to keep you informed and active.

View the Resources

Predictive Exercise: Examples

The Predictive Walk idea is an easy, straightforward challenge suitable for anyone. You can vary your distance, and best of all the target time is very personal. Still, we recognize that walking isn't everyone's activity of choice for a number of reasons. The playlist on the left offers a 'how to' for a predictive run and predictive walk. The rest is up to your imagination!

We want our May campaign to be a fit for everyone. A predictive walk / route can be easily adapted for people with mobility issues, and the same holds for those who prefer to run, cycle, or roller blade.

Here are some other ways you can make your own predictive challenge

  • More into calisthenics? How about predicting the number of Pushups you can do in 10 minutes; or how long it will take you to complete Situps or Crunches.
  • Activity comes in all forms, and what matters is getting moving. Maybe your challenge will be completing a certain piece of housework within an estimated time frame.
  • For those familiar with chair exercises, there are many of these that can be adapted to fit a time or quantity goal.
  • Low impact more your thing? Predict how long you can hold a yoga pose or stretch.
  • Or any number of ideas that suit you, your mobility, your interest and your personality.

Whatever you do, what's important is that you're comfortable and active.

It's also important to share. Be sure to post to Facebook and tag @ParkinsonSuperwalk.ca to show up on our social wall on the main page of superwalk.ca.

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