Parkinson's Classes at the Y

Pedaling for Parkinson's: The Pedaling for Parkinson’s™ program is based on research indicating that forced exercise on a bicycle can reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s. In fact, participants who ride three days a week over eight weeks have shown improvement in their Parkinson’s-related symptoms by as much as 35%.

Learn more about whether this program might be right for you by  downloading the Rider Guide.

Power for Parkinson's: Exercising can be a challenge, but when you find a motivating community of workout partners and fun symptom-focused exercises to follow, you reach new heights. The Power for Parkinson's class will help you take control of your health with mind body fitness classes that cover 9 different Parkinson's symptoms using props like balls, fitness bands and weights. Chairs will be available if needed.

Offered at the Southeast and Hogan Family YMCA locations. It is free to members. Pedaling for Parkinson's and Power for Parkinson's classes begin March 18, 2024.

Each class is 30 min and individuals will have the option to stay for one of both the classes.

How do I sign up?

All registrants may register in person at the Southeast or Hogan YMCA, or online and will be individually assessed in order to establish needs and goals.

Following your registration, all registrants from the Southeast YMCA will be followed up with by Sharon Allen and all registrants from the Hogan YMCA by Ashley Barreda to schedule your assessment.

Schedule

Southeast Family YMCA:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Power for Parkinson's: 10:30-11:00 am

Pedal for Parkinson's: 11:15-11:45 am

Hogan Family YMCA:

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Pedal for Parkinson's: 10:45-11:15 am

Power for Parkinson's: 11:30-12:00 pm

Have questions?

Southeast YMCA Contact Name Sharon Allen
Title Health Initiatives Coordinator
Email sharon.allen@ymcahuntsville.org
Phone 256.883.9622
Hogan YMCA Contact Name Ashley Barreda
Title Health Initiatives Coordinator
Email ashley.barreda@ymcahuntsville.org
Phone 256.705.9622

 

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