Living well and working with Parkinson’s
Welcome to Fighting Fit
You’re not alone. There’s a growing community of similar people out there, and by attending Fighting Fit you will get access to information and support to help you navigate life with Parkinson’s. Fighting Fit offers a weekend residential programme for younger and working–age people with Parkinson’s who are coming to terms with the condition. It is an enjoyable and immersive experience providing support to those wanting to take control of their lives.
Partners are very welcome to participate in the programme with some break-out sessions specifically for partners included.
What makes us different?
Technology that can help
- Discover how technology can make a difference in daily life.
Skills for working life
- Develop practical tips and tricks to help you at work.
Personal life plan
- Write down the promises you’ve made to yourself
- Make new friends and have the time to relax and the space to think.
About this site
Use the section below to locate and area of interest so that you can explore in more detail about the services we offer.
Latest News from Fighting Fit
19 participants attended the Fighting Fit pilot programme from 9thto 11thNovember at the Holiday Inn near Aylesbury. Most people said that they had an action packed, fun-filled and truly memorable time – one even said that the experience was...read more
Fighting Fit is proud that the EPDA is promoting the Fighting Fit programme.The EPDA is the main European organisation focusing on raising awareness of Parkinson’s and has been championing and working with the global Parkinson’s community for 25 years. It...read more
Fighting Fit has been designed to help younger and working-age people with Parkinson’s live their lives in the presence of the difficulties they face whilst connecting to things that are important in the here and now. A critical element of the weekend...read more
Staying active is crucial for those with Parkinson’s and dancing has been shown to improve flexibility, as well as lifting the mood. Fighting Fit is delighted that Rebecca Jackson has agreed to lead the dancing session which is an integral part of the...read more
We are delighted that Alison Smith has agreed to lead the Tai Chi session that is a key part of the Fighting Fit weekend programme. Alison first began Tai Chi in 1979. In 2003 she set up ‘Tai Chi for Everyone’ and now specialises in teaching Tai Chi for...read more
Parkinson's Life, the leading European online newsletter for people with Parkinson's chose to interview Fighting Fit co-founders Pat Salter and Laurel Miller who were both diagnosed with Parkinson’s while still in work, about the specific problems younger people with...read more