Designed to help adults of all ages maintain an active lifestyle, classes incorporate traditional gym activities with a group warm-up and exercise stations. Fun and functional exercises include dancing, boxing, and Nordic pole walking, as well as high intensity cardio intervals (fit to your safety level), functional strengthening, agility, and multi-directional movements, walking drills, active stretching, and functional floor mobility exercise.
Participants must be able to:
• Walk 500 feet using assisted devices as needed.
• Get in and out of chair alone in 2-3 attempts.
• Move from standing to floor, provided a chair and minimal assistance.
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.