Movement Classes for Parkinson’s Disease
Exercise is the key to living well with PD. Some experts believe it may slow the progression of disease. Attend classes in person – or online in the comfort of your own home via Zoom.
Our newsletter includes dates, times, and information to RSVP. Always consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.
Our movement classes are generously supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Water Aerobics for Parkinson’s Disease
For people with PD, water aerobics can be a great option. In the water, you can concentrate on your movements, rather than the risk of falling. Water provides an excellent source of resistance, challenging you to improve your balance and coordination in a low-impact environment.
Classes at the Healthy Life Center are provided at no cost to our members, thanks to the generous support of the Thompson Family. See our newsletter for details.
Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease
An evidence-based 12 week workshop, “Tai Chi for Better Balance,” may be available at different times throughout the year.
Through Tai Chi, participants learn key concepts to maintain or regain mobility, increase strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falling. All fitness levels are welcome, and no prior experience is needed. Movements may be modified to match your level of ability – some participants may be assisted or seated for the class.
Parkinson’s Boxing Programs
Are you ready for a high energy, no-contact exercise? No experience is necessary to join these fun classes, which are ideal for people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease symptoms.
Boxing drills and conditioning may help improve your balance, agility, speed, endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork, and overall strength. See our newsletter for upcoming opportunities.