team

JOSH
Enforcer

3...2...1… and if you are a boxer you’re hoping to hear rest...but it could be the start of the 3rd round and you are thinking, “This guy, Josh, is crazy”. But he smiles, provides a deviously encouraging laugh or that last wahoo of motivation needed and bam! The workout is done. The fight for that hour or 90 mins ends in victory and you continue to feel better conquering the day. That’s what Josh is blessed to do as a coach here on the Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness team! As a trainer, he combines his education and experience with a “lil” God-inspired creativity to bring the best he can to our boxing family…. to be a beacon of hope in this corner of our local community.


Highlights/Education
PCI Lawrence Personal Training certification and 4.0 Honor Roll
NSCA Certification
PFI Las Vegas Boot Camp most motivating trainer award
Featured on KCTV5 for Parkinson's Training and Boxing
Featured in the Topeka Capital Journal for work with Parkinson's
10 years as Parkinson's Personal Trainer
Specialist in pre/post surgery/therapy for safe knee/shoulder/back/joint exercise rehab
Rock Steady KC co-founder

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LACEY
Free Spirit

Lacey is 24 and has been coaching at The Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center since 2016. She was inspired to become a coach by watching her father Kent, who is a current boxer at our gym overcome and fight back against his Parkinson’s diagnosis. She brings a natural healing mindset and attitude to our gym that she feels is lacking in this city. While at KSU in 2014, she began teaching dance and fitness classes at the recreation center. Since then her interest in fitness, healing and wellness has only grown. She danced competitively for 12 years and found the human body to be fascinating and ever-changing. She loves how dance clears the mind, makes people laugh & smile, all while simultaneously bringing a heck of a workout.

Lacey is a certified Reformer & Mat Pilates instructor. She believes Pilates is beneficial because it teaches us bodily awareness, breathing techniques, core strength, posture alignment and centers the mind/body connection. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Avila University, as well as studying to become an herbalist and natural healer.

She loves working at The PEWC and is constantly inspired and surprised by the willpower and strength of our boxers. Lacey hopes to continue learning and evolving into a better instructor, coach and friend for our PEWC team. ROCK STEADY!!

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SARRISA
Head Honcho

Sarrisa is a NASM certified Personal Trainer, group fitness instructor and Rock Steady Certified Trainer. Additionally, she is a mom, wife, sister and daughter. Her fascination with the adaptability and wonderment of the human body began when she was 17 and she's driven by learning; how the body works, how it falls apart, and how through exercise, nutrition, and change a body can heal itself.


The Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center has changed her life. Sarrisa has met dozens of people who are experiencing a disease that by all accounts steals them away. It is a deeply personal disease and affects everyone differently. Her belief is that Parkinson's is a disease that can be fought with an attitude of strength courage, and determination.


Sarrisa hopes to use the knowledge she has acquired through years of experience to train up fighters in the community. Her passion is change. Healing. Improving and maintaining a high quality of Life . And cultivating a community of like-minded individuals who support each other, care deeply, and fight hard.

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STEPHANIE
Thrift Store Wonder

Stephanie is a life-long learner, bringing a multi-faceted approach to the battle against Parkinson's. Stephanie is a Rock Steady Certified Trainer, a certified occupational therapy assistant, a yoga instructor and a professionally-trained theatre actor, director/educator.


The sessions Stephanie facilitates at The Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center are eclectic and emphasize a science-based, holistic approach which targets overall fitness, functional movement, kinesthetic awareness/mind-body connection, vocal production, mental agility, fine and gross motor coordination, stretching and activities of daily living.


Stephanie's classes reflect an atmosphere of hard work, camaraderie, creativity, fun and function. She is honored and grateful to work with and learn from our outstanding coaches, boxers, cornermen and The P.E.W.C. staff.

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