Tag Archives: Parkinson’s

E. 70 Allie Toepperwein: American Ninja Warrior

Play

Welcome to Episode 70 of the Obstacle Order!

Allie Toepperwein

In this Episode Philip sits down with Allie Toepperwein. She is the founder of LitWithinblog.com , a social network for personal empowerment. She is also a mud run participant and competitor on American Ninja Warrior. One thing she does that separates her from the pack is compete and win all while having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Allie Toepperwein
A single mother, this self proclaimed bad ass is tearing up the courses and inspiring millions along the way. Her story is truly one of motivation and self empowerment. The Obstacle Order was lucky to  share her uplifting and inspirational story. Listen to see how Allie turned turmoil into triumph and is using her diagnosis of Parkinson’s as fuel to light her fire from within.  Allie takes you through her progression of diagnosis to getting onto American Ninja Warrior and Savage Race.
Allie Toepperwein
Find Allie here on Facebook

listen here:

E. 62 How Spartan Race helps Christian Banda with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Play

Welcome to Episode 63 of the Obstacle Order

Parkinson's Disease

This episode is another installment of the Motivation Monday’s series. Today Elijah sits down with Christian Banda. Several years ago Christian was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease. Along with medication, a novel approach to treatment involves incorporating steady state cardio exercise. Christian prefers running and uses that training to prepare for Spartan Race. This story is an example of a person truly making lemonade out of lemons.

Parkinson's Disease

Listen to this episode to hear Christian’s inspiring story of how he completed his first obstacle race and how that has helped him to manage his disease. There was a time when Christian saw his diagnosis as a death sentence. Now he sees it as a blessing in disguise and is living in the now! This is a great story you will not want to miss.

Parkinson's Disease

For more on Parkinson’s disease and what you can do to help check out this website

Parkinson's Disease

You can contact Christian Here on Facebook

Listen here: