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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.  

At the Downtown Denver YMCA, class is offered on Wednesdays 12:30- 2 pm.

To register or confirm schedule, contact the Downtown Denver YMCA at 303 861 8300.