Participate in the TicFit workout series throughout National Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month! The sessions will take place on Mondays, with the exception of Memorial Day. Miles for Tourette participants can count each session towards their Miles for Tourette efforts!
- May 17, 2021 at 3:00pm EST/12pm PST
- May 24, 2021 at 3:00pm EST/12pm PST
- Jun 7, 2021 at 3:00pm EST/12pm PST
- Jun 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST/12pm PST
About TicFit: This workout series is designed as an exercise protocol to help you use a specific way of exercising to manage your tics. Every tic interrupts your breath. Sometimes breathing is the tic. Activities like exercise are proved to help to reduce motor tics and the goal of this series is to provide each person more specific direction. Cardio helps because it regulates your breath but you can do that with strength workouts as well.
“I’ve learned to manage my tics by learning to managing my breath (as a swimmer and water polo player) and most importantly by controlling the muscles that are used for breathing.”
Feel free to post your TicFit progress on social media using the hashtags #MilesforTourette, #TeamTourette, and #MyTouretteSteps for a chance to be featured on the Tourette Association’s social media channels!
About the Instructor/Creator:
The host of the TicFit series is Raquel Cunningham (RaquelRKC). Raquel is an accomplished Strength and Conditioning Coach with Tourette Syndrome. Holding several degrees and accrediations, B.A. UCSB, NCSF, SFG1, Pilates Apparatus, Pre/PostNatal, Raquel was diagnosed 28 years ago at age six, along with her father and sister.