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Maria Shriver, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, And Equinox Fitness Clubs Announce Move For Minds 2019

Posted: September 19, 2019 in Chains


LOS ANGELES, CA – Maria Shriver, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and Equinox Fitness Clubs are excited to announce initial event details for Move for Minds 2019, taking place Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Equinox Sports Club Los Angeles. This marks the first year that the annual Move for Minds initiative will be a spectacular one-day affair anchored in one city, a must-attend event for Californians of all ages who want to take control of their brain health.

Now in its fifth year, Move for Minds remains a groundbreaking, annual fundraising initiative that educates the public about the latest in Alzheimer’s research and advocates lifestyle changes people can make today to support better brain health long-term. Funds raised through Move for Minds are used to accelerate women-based Alzheimer’s research, since women account for two out of three cases of the disease and comprise two thirds of all caregivers. Move for Minds recognizes Alzheimer’s as a family disease and therefore as an opportunity to bring together generations of women — and the men who love them — to get the information and tools they need to take charge of their cognitive health.

“Women of all ages, across generations, are impacted by the Alzheimer’s crisis and only together, will we create the solution,” said Maria Shriver, founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. “Each of us must become our own health advocate, and now more than ever, we have the tools, education and resources to take a proactive approach, for ourselves and those around us.”

“Our mission at Equinox is to help members maximize the potential within themselves,” says Scott Rosen, President of Equinox. “That’s why we are proud to partner once again with Maria and Move For Minds and further our mission and bring together our top instructors with the leading researchers, doctors and health experts in the education of brain health. We expect Move for Minds 2019 will be a banner year for raising money for Alzheimer’s research, and especially important for helping to understand why this disease affects so many more women than men.”

Move for Minds 2019 will include two half-day sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to choose between morning (8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.) or afternoon (2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.). Attendees are in for an incredible experience of fun, fitness, and information geared to transform mind, body, and spirit. Each session will culminate in a powerful conversation featuring Maria Shriver and leaders in brain health, neuroscience and women’s health.

Alzheimer’s experts confirmed for the panels include: Roberta Brinton PhD, Jessica Caldwell PhD, Josh Grill PhD, Richard Isaacson MD, Lisa Mosconi PhD, Dean Ornish MD, Drew Ramsey MD, and Wendy Suzuki PhD.

Along with many of the panelists, other leading Alzheimer’s prevention and women’s doctors will be available for more intimate conversations with attendees during the newly added “Doctors Hours” following the conversation. Those joining include doctors from UCLA and St. Johns Hospital, as well as Marie Pasinski MD from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Sara Hill, Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin.

As with any event involving the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM), Move for Minds will include the voices of those directly impacted by the disease. Pam Montana, diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, will join us for the first time in Los Angeles to discuss living with the disease. She will be accompanied by her husband, Bob Linscheid who will also address issues of caregiving. Both are members of the WAM Advisory Council and join us from San Francisco.

In another Move for Minds first, there will be a choice of five different workout classes, each taught by Equinox master instructors. Confirmed instructors include Christa DiPaolo (boxing), Natalie Yco (HIIT), Ilyse Baker (cardio dance), Steven Goldsmith (cycling) and Clio Manuelian (yoga). Each class will also have a neuroscientist or leading expert highlighting the unique elements of each activity for mind and body.

Mind and spirit centered activities include meditation, sound baths, and mind sharpening exercises. In addition to meeting top doctors, attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with best selling authors and other leaders in health, wellness, clean beauty, while also exploring cutting edge health and wellness brands. This year’s expanded ‘expo’ area will feature a self-care Zen Den (massage, ear seeding, and reflexology), a large bookstore, brain healthy food samples, the latest in health tech, and other fun activations.

The event is sponsored by Hint Water, Genworth, Savonix, Samina, UBS, Tombot, Califia Farms, Beautycounter, and Love Good Fats. Other participating brands include Beats, Show Me Your Mumu, Erewhon, Athleta, Heyday, Squeeze, Hu Kitchen, and EATNakedLA. Corporate teams include City National Bank, CA Biotechnology, Laurel Hardware, Netflix, Agewave, Endeavor, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, Ageless Innovation, with others to be announced soon.

Other key partners include NetJets, Proper Hotels, among others.

Visit to register as an attendee or donate. Additional announcements on participating brands, speakers, and attendees will follow in coming weeks.

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