Twice a week, Jennifer Barada makes the 20-mile drive from Shakopee to Wayzata-based Pilates MN to attend Pilates for Parkinson’s. The class is designed just for people battling the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often causing rigidity and tremors.
“I need this class,” Barada says, whose curly brown hair frames her face. “It gives me back my body. And in a way, my life.”