Classes and programs to help people with Parkinson's stay strong and keep moving.
YMCA Parkinson’s Disease Programs
Stay strong. Keep Moving.
Over 1 million people in the U.S. live with Parkinson’s Disease, with approximately 60,000 Americans diagnosed each year. Many people are able to reduce or delay symptoms of the disease through regular exercise and therapy.
The YMCA offers a variety of classes and programs to help people with Parkinson’s stay strong and keep moving, click on the class to learn more:
Pedaling for Parkinson's at the University Hills-Schlessman Family YMCA
This innovative class is based on studies that show that “forced exercise” on a stationary bike – riding at a set speed three times a week – can reduce Parkinson’s Disease symptoms by as much as 35%. The pace is steady with appropriate intervals, brain calculation exerci
Parkinson’s Exercise at the University Hills-Schlessman Family YMCA
The Parkinson’s in Motion class focuses on cognitive components and voice skills to help people with Parkinson’s Disease in their everyday living.
Parkinson’s Exercise Class offered at:
Participants perform exercises that have been proven to strengthen handwriting skills, gait, walking, rigidity, balance, and posture.
Southwest Family YMCA | Wednesdays from 2 - 3:30 PM | see the schedule and reserve
Pedaling for Parkinson's | University Hills-Schlessman Family YMCA | Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6 PM, Saturdays at 7:15 AM | see the schedule and reserve
Parkinson's Exercise Class | University Hills-Schlessman Family YMCA | Tuesdays at 12 PM | see the schedule and reserve
**Make your class reservation at the Southwest and University Hills YMCA here.**
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