Designed to help adults of all ages maintain an active lifestyle. The Parkinson's Exercise Program incorporates traditional gym activities with a group warm-up and exercise stations. Fun and functional exercises include cardiovascular training, strength training, agility, balance, multi-directional movements, walking drills, active stretching, and functional floor mobility exercises. Participants will also be introduced to the virtual Parkinson's exercise resources on YMCA360.
Participants will complete pre- and post-functional assessments which include:
• Floor transfer test
• Timed up and go (TUG) test
• Walking assessment (up to 500 feet) - assistive device can be used.
Classes meet two days per week for 60 minutes.
MON & WED | 1:00-2:00 PM or 1:30-2:30 PM
An exercise group geared towards individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). These exercise sessions are designed and led by a physical therapist who has experience working with individuals with PD.
The hour-long class is split into two half hour sessions. Thirty minutes is spent on stretching, with a focus on trunk mobility. The other 30 minutes, participants walk on a treadmill. The theory behind the program is that improved trunk mobility, combined with an aerobic conditioning program, should lead to improvement or maintenance of functional activities used in everyday life.
Participants in all stages of the disease are welcome! Wear comfortable clothes, athletic shoes, and bring a water bottle to class.