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.

Contact

Denise Denman
Chronic Disease Program Coordinator
[email protected] 

Programs

EXERCISING WITH PARKINSON’S
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 FOR PARKINSON’S
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!

YOGA FOR NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS
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. 

MOVE & GROOVE WITH PARKINSON’S
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.

PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
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.

THE LOCKER ROOMS ARE NOW OPEN!

We are thrilled to announce that the male and female locker rooms are NOW available for member use. The saunas will also be opening tomorrow. We expect the steam rooms will open within the next few days.

POOL ACCESS

The pool will open for regularly scheduled hours, including Water Exercise classes. Entry into the pool will be through the male and female locker rooms. View the schedule.

LOCKER ROOM AGE REQUIREMENTS

While the family locker room is under construction, the following age requirements will be in place for the male and female locker rooms. Children age 7 and younger may enter any locker room with a parent/guardian. Children age 8 and older should use the appropriate locker room for their gender.

Please review the locker room rules and steam/sauna rules prior to use.

We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all our members who have shown immense patience and support during the renovation process. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you into the new locker rooms tomorrow.