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Parkinsons Exercise Class

Parkinson's Exercise Class at the Downtown Denver YMCA

The GZSPN Foundation Parkinson’s Exercise Class helps people improve their quality of life by restoring lost functions. Participants perform exercises that have been proven to strengthen handwriting skills, gait, walking, rigidity, balance, and posture.

The class was developed by Gary Sobol, who has Parkinson’s Disease himself and had been seeing a decline in his personal health and wanted to recover the mobility he was losing.

He created the class to help people with Parkinson’s Disease and anyone who has difficulties in the following critical areas:

  • Rigidity
  • Hand dexterity
  • Akinesia
  • Bradykinesia
  • Postural stability
  • Balance
  • Cognition
  • Gait

Each class is designed to advance participants’ progress by increasing repetitions, holding longer poses, and meeting new challenges. Requisite: Participants who need individual assistance must be accompanied.  

Class schedule (call branch to confirm schedule)

  • Downtown Denver YMCA  Wednesday –12:30 to 2pm

  • Arvada – Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA Monday – 11:30 am to 12:45 pm and Wednesday – 12:00 to 1:15 pm

Fee is $5 per class and free for YMCA members. Not a member? Join now.

To register, contact the Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA 303 422 4977 or the Downtown Denver YMCA 303 861 8300. 

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