pedaling for parkinson's

Building Strength to Thrive 

Group cycling and support help participants reduce symptoms in Parkinson’s disease sufferers and improve the quality of life of patients and their caregivers. Eligible adults aged 30–75 with a Parkinson’s diagnosis ride indoor cycles at 80–90 RPM, three times per week, 60 minutes each session, over the course of at least eight weeks (program can continue indefinitely as participants choose). YMCA staff are trained by certified indoor cycling instructors following the Pedaling for Parkinson’s protocol and monitor heart rate and exercise frequency.

More than one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease and nearly 60,000 new diagnoses occur each year. There is no known cure, and the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease increases with age. Pedaling for Parkinson’s uses group cycling and support to reduce symptoms in Parkinson’s disease suffers and improve the quality of life of patients and their caregivers.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Adults 30-75
  • Parkinson’s disease clinical diagnosis
  • Medical clearance
  • YMCA membership not required

Note: Patients also suffering from dementia, cardio or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension or stroke ineligible for the study.

 

Classes Begin (8-week program):

September 4: TU/TH/SA, 10:15-11:15 am at Lussier Family East YMCA 

November 6: TU/TH/SA, 10:15-11:15 am at Lussier Family East YMCA  

The cost of the 8-week program is $45 for YMCA members or $90 for program-only participants.

Medical Screening

Standards

For more information or to enroll, contact:
Sharon Baldwin, Sr. Director of Healthy Living
sharon.baldwin@ymcadanecounty.org
608 906 8815