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 cooldown. 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?
- 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 on Pedaling for Parkinson’s, please contact:
Melissa Gross, Healthy Lifestyles Director, North YMCA
Email Melissa or Call 817.548.9622 ext. 3500