Work Out Your Words
Join our biweekly workout sessions every other Monday at 3:00 PM ET (Eastern time) with Nancy Selden and Randy Kernus.
In this one-hour, full-body workout session, Nancy and Randy will support and guide you through the Work Out Your Words exercise routine, which synchronizes thought, speech, and movement.
Naming your movement and repeating it as you work out imprints the word and merges it with the action. Once the motor skill has been imprinted, muscle memory will recall that skill when it is needed in the future. If you have practiced naming the movement as you do it, the word recall may follow when muscle memory reminds you how to complete an exercise.
Work up a sweat as you think, say, and do practice drills from the comfort of your own home.
For more information, check out www.strokesurvivorresources.com
Space is limited. Sessions are every other Monday at 3:00pm ET (12pm PT). Upcoming dates are October 11th, October 25th, November 8th, November 22nd, December 6th, and December 20th, 2021.
- Registration for October 11th, October 25th, November 8th, and November 22nd is now CLOSED. If you have not received a confirmation email, please contact Jen at email@example.com
- To register for December 6th and/or December 20th, please fill out the RSVP form HERE. We will send you a confirmation within 72 hours.
What to Bring to Virtual Class:
- A small pillow or a rolled towel
- Hand weights (Optional)
- A chair and space to move (about an arms length of space)
Meet your Hosts:
Randy was born March 18, 1960. His life changed instantly on May 19, 2011, when an AVM began to bleed with absolutely no warning, causing a stroke. As a result of the stroke, he has a permanent diagnosis of Aphasia.
For the past 7 years, Randy has worked with other survivors, teaching Work Out Your Words – an exercise and speech program. He is also a Stroke Survivor Coach and is dedicated to helping other survivors.
Randy lives in North Carolina with his wife, Laura, and Rudy, the dog.
Nancy is the developer of Work Out Your Words and the Stroke Survivor Fitness program. She is a certified personal trainer, who began working with brain injury survivors after her mother suffered a stroke in 2008.
She lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband.
- In this video, Nancy and Randy introduce “Out and Up,” a bilateral movement that applies counting and naming.
- Nancy and Randy demonstrate the “Down Up,” a movement that crosses the mid-line, which can stimulate good brain activity.
Tips to Work Out Your Words at home:
1. Count your steps out loud when you take a stroll.
2. Dance and sing along with the music.
3. Recite the number of repetitions you make while lifting weights.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, email firstname.lastname@example.org