Parkinson’s Programs

Active and Empowered

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a life-changing disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Many things can be done to maintain quality of life and live well with PD. The B.R. Ryall YMCA is proud to offer programs to improve participants’ movement, counteract symptoms, and increase daily activity. Most importantly, we provide a fun, supportive environment where participants can connect with others living with PD.

If you or someone you know would benefit from participating in our Parkinson’s programs and would like more information, please fill out our interest form below. We will be in contact with you soon.

Interest Form

Meet Judy

Discover how participating in the Y’s Parkinson’s Program has helped Judy manage her symptoms and live a fuller life.


Denise Denman
Chronic Disease Program Coordinator
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This class works the mind and body. For individuals with Parkinson’s or those who want to work on balance and coordination, this class focuses on axial rotation, balance, movement patterns, stretching and cardiovascular fitness. Movements may be done in a chair or standing.

PWR! Moves is a Parkinson’s-specific class that makes exercise functional to keep you moving and doing more of what you want to do! As you practice, you will be challenged physically and cognitively while working on fitness goals: strength, balance, agility, aerobics, and flexibility. Exercises are designed to improve your fitness, counteract symptoms and increase daily activity. This whole-body, function-focused exercise class will push you to do more than you think you can!

This class offers an integrative approach to healing by using safe, effective, therapeutically-oriented yoga designed from the latest neuroscience research to adapt for individuals with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The two programs listed below are not on the schedule at this time due to the renovation. 

Let’s move together and have fun working on cardiovascular health and strength. Set to music, this class may bring a glow to your cheeks as you progress through warm-ups to light aerobic and strength movements using body weight, dumbbells, and bands. Slow down for some flowing flexibility and balance building. Leave with a smile on your face and a tune to hum. Chairs are always available, and many moves can be done while seated.

This class is designed to improve the quality of life for adults ages 30-75 with Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Pedaling faster than normal cadence forces regions of the brain to connect more effectively, which can lessen disease symptoms. Participants must be able to mount and dismount an upright stationary bicycle independently.

YMCA360 for at-home workouts!

All B.R. Ryall YMCA members can enjoy a vast collection of on-demand and livestream classes online through YMCA360. Enjoy their exclusive Parkinson’s Support content for at-home workouts under Fitness First.