The Real Strength Now Parkinson's Class

The Parkinson’s class is the culmination of over ten years of work with Parkinson’s Disease. It requires no special equipment, simply a specifically designed Breathing Stick, or a simple broomstick from your local hardware store.

The class is intended to increase strength, endurance, balance, bone density and cognition while oxygenating the brain and encouraging the release of dopamine and the development of new neural pathways.


35-Minute Workout Video


Library of 25 Lesson Videos


Coaching Calls


Exercise consistency is vital in the treatment of PD. The Parkinson’s Class is designed to be performed in one long session or broken down into smaller sections of as little as three to six minutes a day. The breath and movement techniques, particularly the diaphragmatic breath, will with consistent practice, spill over into everyday living.


  • Improved Cognition

    To retain memory and concentration

  • New neural pathways

    To learn new skills

  • Delayed onset of symptoms

    To augment the effects of medications

  • Increase in Strength

    Building stronger bones and muscles

  • Better Balance

    To decrease the risk of falling

  • Improved Endurance

    Health is our To increase cardiovascular capacity wealth. And there’s nothing quite like feeling good every day.

  • Greater Bone density

    To develop a stronger skeletal system

  • A sense of well-being

    To feel mentally balanced

  • Greater resilience to infections and disease

    To build a strong immune system

  • A sustainable method of exercise

    To establish a lasting practice


The Parkinson’s class is a method of employing breath and movement in a conscious manner with the intention of improving oxygen efficiency in the body and brain. Facilitating balance, strength, endurance and cognitive function while combatting the symptoms of PD by strengthening the body and mind as the training promotes the natural release of hormones, including dopamine.


The Parkinson’s Class is the culmination of my lifetime study of physical, mind and spirit training, from meditation to yoga, martial arts, resistance training and boxing. It is a method that has evolved, specifically for PD, in the last ten years. The class is comprehensive, dealing with the importance of efficiently oxygenating the body, particularly the brain, while exercising the cardiovascular, skeletal and muscular systems as we learn to combat stress and reduce and delay the symptom of Parkinson’s by guided and conscious exercise followed by deep relaxation.

The Bottom Line

  • 1 Guided Parkinson's Workout Video

    Health is our greatest wealth. And there’s nothing quite like feeling good every day.

  • 25 Lesson Modules

    Featuring demonstrations and instruction videos for each technique and discipline.

  • FREE Ebook

    Real Strength Now: The Lost Art of Breathing delivered via email right away.

  • Monthly Check-ins

    Encouragement and support emails, based on my one-on-one work with clients. Let’s overcome obstacles before they come up.

  • Members-only Discounts

    We’re working hard to bring you additional books, merchandise, and tools to better support your journey through the Real Strength Now Program.

  • Access to Richard

    I will be available via direct email to help guide you through your program and answer any questions you might have.

  • I’m 80. I feel great. WTF I’ve had my health challenges. My good fortune was to meet a younger fitness master, Richard La Plante. As strange as it sounds, the first thing he taught me was to breathe. Conscious breathing. Through the nose. I realized to my chagrin I was a mouth breather. I integrated that simple change into my daily life and my usual exercise like biking and hiking. This breathing stick, so simple, is amazing for the focus and infinite exercise variations it gives you. I call it my motivation stick as there it is next to my desk and I get up through the day and use it. I feel great. WTF. Breathe.
    James Becket
  • My husband Tony has Parkinson's disease, and we learned that boxing might be particularly good training for his brain and body. We were very lucky to have Richard La Plante living nearby. Richard has gone above and beyond in developing a training regimen for Tony that both builds his strength, and focuses on his critical need to improve balance and coordination. The difference in Tony has been remarkable. I can clearly see how much better his movement and alertness is after he comes back from training with Richard. Overall, Tony has gained strength, stands straighter, is in less danger of falling, and walks with more confidence. He has even improved enough to cut back on his medication. Richard provides the kind of intensive, focused exercise that research shows can have a positive effect on Parkinson's symptoms.
    Robin Gerber
  • I’ve been a bodybuilder for many years. As an ex police officer, strength, speed and endurance were always important. My best bench press was 400 pounds. Retired by a back injury Real Strength Now has been a fundamental part of my rehabilitation and recovery from surgery. It’s brought me back to the gym. Now, when I train with weights I add the diaphragmatic breath and other techniques that RSN teaches. My strength is returning, along with a greater understanding of how the body works and the importance of conscious diaphragmatic breathing.
    Andy U
    Southern California police officer - Retired
  • I have been practicing and teaching yoga professionally for 25 years and think enough of Richard La Plante and the way he uses the Breathing Stick for breath and movement to invite him to teach a regular class at my Sacred Space Studio in Ojai, California. No matter what discipline you practice, his method of training will enhance and deepen your understanding of the way diaphragmatic breathing coordinates with the rhythms and natural motions of the human body.
    Ingrid Boulting

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