Trial by Fire Fitness in Clarksburg is home to the SParkies Spartan fitness team.
Spartan Instructor Jennifer Braizer trains a blended group of individuals, some of which have Parkinson’s disease. Braizer is working with climbing ropes, monkey bars, tires, resistance bands, and more to increase mobility.
“It’s a great basis for an exercise system for people who have some kind of degenerative neurological disorder because it focuses on different movement patterns that are going to help people function in their everyday lives. Your body is totally out of whack so you just need to be with people who support you,” said Braizer.
The group setting gets participants motivated and working together to achieve fitness goals. The SParkies are training for the Spartan race in April.