YMCA Parkinson’s Disease Programs
Stay strong. Keep Moving.
Over 1 million people in the United States 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:
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%.
Focusing on interval training, building strength and endurance, and bolstering cognitive and voice skills, this high-intensity class helps people with Parkinson’s Disease reduce or delay their symptoms.
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. Click on your location below to learn more.