Get Started with a Personal Trainer for Parkinson’s Disease

Have you or someone close to you been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease? Unfortunately, Parkinson’s is a fairly common disease, with people being diagnosed as early as 50 years old.

Fortunately, exercise is one of the most important symptom management tools for people who have Parkinson’s Disease. This is where we can help!

Our personal trainers are specifically trained through the APDA (American Parkinson’s Disease Association) to work with those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. And to make it easy, we specialize in in home personal training so there is no need to travel to a gym, we come to you!

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“My husband has Parkinson’s disease and is almost 80 years old…After just a few sessions my husband began regaining muscle strength, became more energetic, and enjoyed exercises. I was so impressed with the results that I decided to join my husband, and now we have joint sessions. I feel more fit and energetic. We highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a personal trainer. ” – Nadia, DC

Personal Training for Parkinson’s Disease

parkinson's disease in home personal training

At DeHenzel Training Systems, we specialize in working with clients in all stages of Parkinson’s Disease.

Our personal trainers have completed Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Training through the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. This ensures that they can safely and effectively work with those who have been diagnosed.

Exercise has been proven to be incredible beneficial for those with Parkinson’s to delay the onset progression of the disease. Our team incorporates various flexibility, mobility and strength training exercises to improve four major areas including: physical functioning, balance, walking speed, and step length.

If you have Parkinson’s Disease and are interested in working with a personal trainer, please call us today at 703-919-1412 to connect! You may also fill our out contact form below.

In Home Personal Training Locations

Our In Home Personal Training services span throughout Northern Virginia, parts of Maryland and all throughout Washington, DC. Personal training is available in home, building gym or even at an assisted living facility.

No equipment? No problem. Our trainers can bring everything necessary for a safe and effective workout. We can also make recommendations on equipment to purchase for your personal use, outside of the training sessions.

Due to the nature of the disease, we do not offer virtual personal training as safety, specifically with balance, is a top concern. Our personal trainers cannot safely execute virtual sessions for those with Parkinson’s.

Home-Based Business of the Year

We are proud to have been awarded Home-Based Business of the Year and Finalist for Small Business of the Year, by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, during the prestigious annual Small Business Awards. 

We are equally proud to be featured in Entrepeneur Magazine, Loudoun Times-Mirror, Active Life DC and in Northern Virginia Magazine with several features and guest articles.

Success Stories

Jessica Lu
Jessica Lu
I utilized DeHenzel training when I was 2-4 months postpartum with my second child. I wanted to jump start my fitness after my second c section in a healthy and slow paced way, but needed someone who could come to my house because I obviously couldn’t leave my son alone. I also wanted to be held accountable and forced to work out at least once a week. Granetta was able to do just that, and she modified workouts depending on whether my baby was sleeping, awake, or fussing. The company was flexible as well and let my husband join when he could for a small extra fee. I am now close to my pre pregnancy weight and have been able to return to strenuous exercise thanks to my training!
Rick Pannell
Rick Pannell
Just finished my first year with trainer Susan at DeHenzel. Really pleased to have found them. Sophie and Jason DeHenzel did a great job finding just the right trainer for my situation--I am 70 years old, recently retired, and had been too sedentary for too long! Susan is really plugged into my capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. In short order, Susan has transformed me, improving my strength, muscle mass, and balance. They are very flexible and will work with you to reschedule sessions when everyday life gets in the way of routine. I am looking forward to this second year! Thank you!
Pat Sartorius
Pat Sartorius
I cannot speak highly enough of DeHenzel Training Systems. They made registering and getting set up with a trainer easy and quick. If I need to make changes or add sessions, Sophie is right on top of things. My trainer, Valley, has been amazing. She is positive, encouraging, and knowledgeable. She has motivated me more than any other trainer I've ever worked with! I have gained both physical and mental confidence because of her steady and fun approach!
Cathy Belgin
Cathy Belgin
Valley with DeHenzel Training has been a great asset to my family in improving our fitness. The convenience of being able to work out at home combined with the customized workouts help to push us and keep us motivated. I started training with Valley primary to keep my high school son active. Now that he is in college, I have continued working with Valley to reach my own fitness goals. She makes it fun, challenging, and gets results!
Emma Sharma
Emma Sharma
I have been training with Susan for 2.5 years and am thrilled with my progress. Susan is very sensitive to designing a varied training program that addresses my short and longer term goals. In our sessions she applies the right amount of encouragement and pressure so that, by the end, I feel I have worked out hard. Even more importantly, Susan is just such a lovely human being who has taken time to really get to know me and I enjoy the time we spend together. I highly recommend the DeHenzel team and Susan in particular.
Ben Adams
Ben Adams
I can't recommend DeHenzel enough. We've been working with Valley for several months now and she's amazing. Her encyclopedic knowledge and ability to tailor workouts to fit my and my wife's needs have been transformative for our health. Every session we do something new that builds upon our prior session. I especially enjoy everything she's taught me about boxing so I can actually use the bag we bought during Covid that collected dust for months-- until now!
Stefanie Reiser
Stefanie Reiser
Anyone looking for a personal training partner should absolutely reach out to DeHenzel. Their trainers are knowledgeable and skilled in helping you maximize results. Highly recommend them to help you get and stay motivated in your exercise regime!
Fatima Sarwar
Fatima Sarwar
DeHenzel Training Systems is absolutely wonderful. My husband and I completed twelve sessions with our trainer, Tamara, and we felt a big difference - we both felt stronger, our form improved, and overall we felt very energetic and strong. Tamara was very attentive, she tailored the workouts according to our goals, provided guidance at every step, and helped us maintain proper form to avoid injuries. I highly recommend Tamara and DeHenzel Training Systems, I hope to have additional training sessions with them in the future.
Michelle Hewer
Michelle Hewer
My husband a stroke survivor with some paralysis who needs to stay strong now that he's 60. Mark has been fantastic at helping him gain strength and stability. He says he feels better than he has in years. He truly looks forward to their twice weekly sessions to not only work out but be encouraged and uplifted by Mark. The best investments are the ones you make in yourself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is In Home Personal Training different than going to a gym?

    In home personal training is different from training in a gym for a variety of reasons. With in home personal training, you benefit from the convenience of having the gym come to you. Travel time is eliminated to and from the gym, leaving you with more time for yourself and your family. You also experience the accountability of having a standing appointment that comes to you, regardless of the weather. Also notable, is the privacy, comfort, one-on-one undivided and uninterrputed attention you receive with our team, opposed to at a large, busy gym.

  • I’ve never worked with a personal trainer before; what can I expect during the first session?

    Congratulations on taking a big step and hiring a trainer! During the first session, your trainer will take you through a warmup, workout, and cooldown with dynamic and assisted stretching. They will observe the way you negotiate certain exercises and movements, handle various loads of resistance, and identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. Your trainer will communicate in depth with you to make sure they are pushing your appropriately, effectively and most importantly, safely.

  • Is my fitness level high enough to work with a personal trainer?

    It is a misconception that you must be in top shape to hire a personal trainer. At DeHenzel Training Systems, we welcome and work with clients of all fitness levels. Our trainers will customize your workouts to fit your needs and will appropriately progress your workouts as your fitness level increases.

  • I have some concerning aches and pains; can I still workout with a trainer?

    Yes, of course!  Many of our clients have contraindications to exercise and are still able to workout safely and effectively. We have a lot of experience working with clients with major aches, pains, injuries and degenerative diseases. If necessary, we will communicate with your doctor or physical therapist to find what exercise program best suits your needs. Regardless of your limitations, exercise is possible!

  • I don’t have any equipment, do I need to buy some?

    No problem! Our trainers will bring all the equipment necessary to your home, including but not limited to: free weights, medicine balls, resistance bands, boxing gloves/mitts, and a yoga mat. If you do have equipment that you would like to incorporate, just let your trainer know, and they will happily make use of your equipment.

  • How much space do I need for the workout?

    There is no space too small or big for an in home session. Our trainers are very skilled and creative and are able to work in any size space. As long as there is a clear area, with some space to move around, a workout is possible. If you have access to a gym in your community or building, we can also workout there if you would prefer.

  • How do you hire your trainers?

    We are very particular about who we hire and carefully select our trainers out of many qualified candidates. Each trainer goes through three rounds of interviews: a phone interview, an in-person interview, and a thourough reference/background check. Once we hire a trainer, we work with each individual through our 6-month mentoring program where we sharpen and mold their skills. We also place a large emphasis on continuing education. We only hire the best personal trainers to join our team!

  • Are your trainers certified?

    Yes! Our personal trainers are certified through widely recognized personal training institutes and accreditations. Some of our trainers have degrees in exercise science and kinesiology. All of our trainers also pass a certified background check. Each of our trainers actively participate in our 6-month mentoring program where they are able to grow and build their professional skills. Most importantly, our trainers are very passionate about fitness and helping people change their lives, one workout at a time.