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 2023 SESSION DATES

  • Nov 28 - Dec 21 (Registration dates 10/23-11/17)*

PARKINSON'S 2024 SESSION DATES

  • Jan 8 - Mar 27 (Registration dates 10/23-12/15/23)
  • Apr 8 - Jun 26 (Registration dates 2/19-3/29)
  • Jul 8 - Sept 25 (Registration dates 5/20-6/28)
  • Oct 7 - Dec 18 (Registration dates 8/19-9/27)

*These sessions are shorter and outside the normal 12-week programming duration to accomodate for the holiday season. For returning participants only. New participants must enroll in one of the full 12-week sessions prior to enrolling in the shorter, maintenance, sessions. 

Class time:

  • Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-2:30pm (The current class day/time ends Thurs., December 21, 2023)
  • Monday & Wednesday 1:30-2:30 (The new class day/time begins Mon., January 8, 2024)

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

Instructor: Sheri Shon, THW certified lead instructor

Cost: $150 Y members, $225 Community

Class Locations

  • Maple

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
269-459-4856
sbaraka@kzooymca.org

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