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Land-Based Class Scheduled at the Pavilions



TRAVERSE CITY, MI - A land-based class designed to challenge a participant’s total body awareness will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning January 19 at The Wellness Center at Grand Traverse Pavilions.


Beyond Balance will be offered once a week on either Mondays or Wednesdays. Class time is 12:10 - 1 p.m. Each class is $15 and totals $60 for the four-week course. Additionally, individuals may sign up for both Monday and Wednesday. The twice-week enrollment offers a discount. The fee would be $100.    


Ann Parker, a physical therapist at The Pavilions, will be the class instructor. Parker graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Grand Valley State University. She has 25 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of settings with extensive orthopedic, neurological, vestibular, neuromuscular, and manual therapy.


A credentialed clinical instructor, Parker is American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) accredited and is a certified Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG instructor for people with Parkinson’s Disease or other neurological disorders. She has been teaching tai chi since 2000.


Individuals may register for Beyond Balance by calling (231) 932-3172 or visit on-line at


The Wellness Center is a primary component of Grand Traverse Pavilions, which also includes Grand Traverse Medical Care, Intergenerational Community Center, Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation, and The Cottages: Independent and Assisted Living.


Owned by Grand Traverse County, The Pavilions is governed by the local Department of Human Services Board.


As the fifth largest employer in Traverse City, Grand Traverse Pavilions is also the largest county-owned nursing facility in Michigan.



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