LORI DePORTER

A Voice for Parkinson's Education & Advocacy

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"We didn't choose the music, but we can choose to ​dance like no one is watching." Lori DePorter


ABOUT me

My journey with Parkinson's started in December 2014. I was 45, a wife and mother - I ​couldn't have Parkinson's, but I did...we did. It was not MY diagnosis - it was OURS, and ​the DePorter Family began its journey with Young Onset Parkinson's.


Life changed, and we changed with it, especially me. I became a Parkinson's advocate ​for education and exercise. My passion is empowering others to live their best lives.


Explore my site. You will see you are not alone on this journey. Life is different, but it is ​still good.



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"A support group is a ​place to be ​unapologetically me."

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Something to think about

A New Years Resolution

What will it be, and will it be in the rearview mirror before Valentine’s Day?


For life in general, we must keep our hopes and fears realistic; the same is true for New Year's Resolutions. There is a ​delicate balance in all of them.


We hope for a cure tomorrow, which is not likely, So, instead, we hope for a cure in our lifetime that will protect our future ​generations.


We fear our future as a black hole. However, we face it one day at a time, and the black hole seems smaller and less scary.


What will your resolution story be for 2024?

More exercise? Eat healthy? What is an attainable goal? Rather than a complete overhaul of your diet and exercise ​program, make small changes. Consider adding a 10 minute morning meditation. and one fruit or vegetable to your plate.


Set yourself up for success because failure is not an option. You are the author of your story. And remember, find that ​balance. “Happily ever after” may not apply, but “embraced each day with hope and happiness” may be just right.

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ROCK STEADY BOXING YORK VIRTUAL CLASS INFORMATION




PLEASE NOTE: RELEASE OF LIABILITY

I am voluntarily participating in a class or classes provided ​by Lori DePorter/Unique Physique. I will receive instruction ​and information concerning fitness and wellness ​techniques, including weight training and other physical ​activities. I represent and warrant that I have no physical ​or mental health condition that would prevent my safe ​participation in these classes.



I am willingly and voluntarily assuming any risks, injuries, ​or damages, known and unknown, which I might incur as a ​result of participating in these classes, and agree that Lori ​DePorter/Unique Physique will not have any liability for ​such injuries or damages, to the maximum extent allowed ​by applicable law.

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If you would like instruction prior to class, please ​view the instructional article with videos I published ​with the Davis Phinney Foundation at

https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/5-boxing-​elements-for-a-strong-body-and-a-strong-mind/




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Did you think about it?

The Holidays are Different now. One must learn ​that it’s ok to say no.


No, I am not able to bake 2 dozen cookies, but I ​will buy some for your party.


No, I cannot make the holiday happy hour.


No, I don’t feel well, thank you for asking.


No, I am not wrapping g ifts - bags are just fine.


Yes, we will use paper plates for dinner.


Enjoy the holidays - Lori