Our Team

Karl Sterling (CEO/Founder) is a neurorehabilitation specialist and NASM Master Trainer based in Syracuse, New York, and is the creator of the Parkinson’s Regeneration Training ® education program and author of the Parkinson’s Regeneration Training ® book.

While his extensive experience includes working with a variety of populations, he primarily specializes in working with clients who have movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, MSA (Multiple System Atrophy), MS, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Autism, and more.

Karl travels extensively throughout the United States and internationally as public speaker, keynote speaker, and educator in the movement disorder, human movement, and personal growth arenas. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Agile Human Performance, Inc. and owner/CEO of PhysioChains, LLC which currently offers Parkinson’s Regeneration Training ® courses worldwide.

Karl operates the popular “Mindset for Success” YouTube interview series, a project geared towards looking at and exploring how successful people look at and view the subject of success.

In addition, Karl is the founder and president of the Parkinson’s Global Project, Inc. ® – a foundation dedicated to funding education and research and helping people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders all over the world.

Russ Parker NASM CPT, CES, PES: Russ is an NASM certified personal trainer specializing in corrective exercise, neuromotor training and fitness for Seniors. Russ has a B.S. in Physical Education. As a personal trainer and wellness coach, Russ focuses on improving quality of life for people with movement and neurological disorders and Seniors.

In early 2016, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, so he is in the unique position of knowing firsthand what many of his clients are going through. Trained at the Parkinson’s Regeneration workshop, he is well versed in a wide variety of techniques to help reduce movement dysfunction, slow disease progression and improve quality of life for his clients. He uses evidence-based brain and body challenging protocols adapted to the needs and capabilities of clients. This results in improved ability to move with more confidence and react better mentally and physically.

Russ also provides coaching to help people optimize their health and fitness regimen. Russ started out as a guest presenter at Parkinson’s Regeneration Training workshop teaching his program on rhythmic movement and dance and is now happy to be part of the Neuromotor Training instructor team.

In addition to teaching his dance program, Russ provides instruction to students participating in workshop hands-on activities and shares his knowledge on strategies for living well with Parkinson’s Disease and other chronic conditions. Specialization Credentials: NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist. ACSM – Certified Inclusive Fitness Training. Certified Tai Chi for rehab instructor from the Paul Lam Institute. Workshops, conferences and seminars attended on a variety of topics – Lymphatic System Mojo, Barefoot Training Summit, Parkinson’s Regeneration Workshop, NASM OPTIMA conference for fitness professionals.

Alison Klaum is an NASM-certified personal trainer who specializes in corrective exercise and human movement. In addition to her Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) through NASM, she has also received extensive training through the Brookbush Institute of Human Movement Science and is close to completing her Human Movement Specialization. Alison works with older and special populations, particularly those who are recovering from injury or have neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Because she also has several family members who have PD, she is particularly passionate about working with those who are impacted by the disease.

Recognizing the importance of ground-based exercise and primal movements to improving human movement, Alison has also recently become a certified Animal Flow® instructor. She is excited to bring her knowledge of this innovative, bodyweight approach—good for both the brain and the body—to PRT workshops. Combining her nearly 10 years of experience as an educator with a passion for human movement, Alison is honored to join the PRT Instructor team.