Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a new research based indoor group cycling program geared specifically toward individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The classes will be lead by a Pedaling for Parkinson’s certified coach and will provide a monitored and safe exercise option for those individuals affected with PD. They will also offer support, community and enhance the exercise experience so the behavior becomes routine and a part of everyday life.

PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S MISSION

-To improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers.
-To educate patients, caregivers, and the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s diagnosis.

PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S AT THE Y

This new program is now available at our North YMCA Family Center. Participants will ride on a solo stationary bike three times a week. Each one hour exercise session consists of a 10 minute warm-up, up to a 40 minute main exercise set, and a 10 minute cool down. Rest breaks will be taken as needed. Participants will ride within their pre-determined heart rate zones and will be closely monitored by program facilitators.

THIS PROGRAM IS RECOGNIZED BY SILVER SNEAKERS

Who can participate?
Participants who:

  • Are 30-75 years old
  • Have Clinical diagnosis of idiopathic PD
  • Written clearance/permission by the physician for the PD patient to participate in the exercise program

When are the classes? Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 12:00 PM
How much does it cost? Classes are FREE for Y members.
How do I sign up? There are prescreening requirements.

For more information please call (817) 548-9622 or contact:
Cory Brazeal at CoryB@amaymca.org
Melissa Gross at MelissaG@amaymca.org
James Reese at JamesR@amaymca.org

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