Exercise and Parkinson's Disease

We are dedicated to helping people with Parkinson's disease (PD) manage their symptoms and maintain a quality of life. It's one of the many reasons we offer Total Parkinson's ®, a fitness program designed to empower people with PD to take control of the disease with daily exercise.

Total Parkinson's® is a life-changing wellness program. It is founded on evidence-based, structured exercise routines that are focused on strength training and correcting disease-specific physical challenges. They work toward retraining the mind and body.

The empowering results of our Total Parkinson's®  fitness program can help with:

  • Moving about with ease and confidence in a crowd
  • Getting out of bed or rising from a chair independently
  • Improved handwriting; dressing independently
  • Diminishing worry that stiffness, slow steps, and other symptoms are obvious, regaining a sense of moving with normality
  • Total Parkinson's ® is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson's Disease (PD) by targeting their symptoms and optimizing their physical function

PARKINSON'S 2022 SESSION DATES

  • January 4 - March 24
  • April 5 - June 23 (Registration dates 2/15-3/28)
  • July 12 - Sept 15* (Summer Session - Registration dates 6/6-7/5)
  • Sept 27 - Dec 15 (Registration dates 8/16-9/19)

*Labor Day week no class, returning for 9/13 & 9/15, no class 9/20 & 9/22. Then the fall session starts on 9/27.

Class times:

  • Tuesday & Thursday 1-1:50pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 2-2:50pm

12-week sessions. A physical assessment is required prior to your first class enrollment.

Instructor: Sheri Shon, DTD certified instructor

Cost: $90 Y members, $160 Community

Class Locations

  • Portage

IMPORTANT FORMS

The following forms are required to participate and should be returned within two weeks prior to the start date.  Have your doctor fill out the medical clearance and return all completed forms to Shashu Baraka.

For more information contact:
Shashu Baraka
269-345-9622 ext. 168
sbaraka@kzooymca.org

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