What are LOUD for LIFE® and BIG for LIFE®?
Our LOUD for LIFE and BIG for LIFE classes are internet-based (Zoom), virtual-live, group exercise classes for people who have already completed all 16 sessions of the full LSVT LOUD® and/or LSVT BIG® treatment programs. The classes are led by speech-language pathologists, physical or occupational therapists who are LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG Certified and who have additional training to lead LOUD for LIFE or BIG for LIFE classes.
These classes incorporate LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG daily exercises, but they are so much more than just “exercise!” They focus on bringing your louder voice and bigger movements into the real-world. The interactive format allows you to work on your skills with people from across the country and around the world. LOUD for LIFE classes will incorporate conversation on fun topics such as treasured collectibles, hobbies, music and current events – all done virtually! BIG for LIFE classes will include practicing movements such as those related to gardening, dressing, and more! You can also provide suggestions for activities you would like in your classes.
Who can participate in LOUD for LIFE and BIG for LIFE classes?
These classes are for people who have previously completed all 16 sessions (one-hour sessions, 4 times per week for 4 weeks) of the full LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG treatment programs. Participants should also be medically safe to exercise.
What is the schedule for our LOUD for LIFE and BIG for LIFE classes?
Classes meet at least once per week for one hour. We anticipate more classes will open as LSVT for LIFE expands. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are these classes therapy?
No. LOUD for LIFE and BIG for LIFE are exercise classes, not therapy. These classes in no way replace the need for assessment and therapy delivered by a qualified speech, physical, or occupational therapist. They are designed to assist you in maintaining the improvements you made in therapy. They are also not reimbursable by healthcare insurance.
What are the benefits of LSVT for LIFE®?
Maintaining improvements after LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG takes continued daily practice. LSVT Global, Inc. has developed community-based maintenance exercises classes called BIG for LIFE and LOUD for LIFE along with many other tools and videos to help you maintain your strong voice and movements. Watch this webinar to learn how the BIG for LIFE and LOUD for LIFE classes provide exercise in a group setting. BIG for LIFE and LOUD for LIFE motivate you to keep exercising in a fun, challenging, and social environment.
Do you offer “in person” LOUD for LIFE and BIG for LIFE classes?
Although we do not offer in-person classes, you can find LOUD for LIFE and BIG for LIFE Coaches that do offer in-person classes by searching our LSVT Clinician Directory. Simply select LSVT BIG to find BIG for LIFE providers or LSVT LOUD to find LOUD for LIFE providers. If you find one in your area with that special designation in their profile, simply call or email them to see if they are currently offering these programs in your community. Alternatively, email our staff at email@example.com and we will do the search for you!
Need to cancel an existing membership?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-438-5788