Parkinson's Exercise Program

Do you know anyone with Parkinson’s disease?

We now offer specific classes at the Mark Green Sports Center for those with Parkinson's disease. These classes address the different needs of someone with PD and can help improve symptoms, quality of life, and movement.

Classes require a medical release waiver to be signed by your physician prior to registering. Call the Fitness Coordinator - Robert Magbanua (510) 675-5600 or email rmagbanua@unioncity.org for more information on how to register.

Yoga for Parkinson’s
A special class for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s or a related neurological condition. This class will help you maintain fluid motion, physical strength and flexibility. No previous yoga experience is required. Join us for an exploration of the possible, in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

Dance for Parkinson’s
Participants are challenged and empowered to explore movement and music in creative and stimulating ways that address balance, cognition, motor skill, coordination, and physical confidence. Led by trained dancers, this class will share their knowledge by using movement sequences that can be done with or without chairs, and will engage each person and provide a refreshing social environment.

PWR! Moves 
This program created by Dr. Farley, a physical therapist, aims to maintain and restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements. The 4 main movements of this program can be adapted and progressed into multiple postures (floor, all 4’s, sitting, and standing). Research has demonstrated that the movements in this program as well as the manner in which they are performed can translate into everyday activities, essentially improving overall quality of life. This class will help train those affected with PD to get better with exercise.

Rock Steady Boxing
Fight back against the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s by training like a fighter. By nature, boxing is a workout that demands the body to move in all planes of motion and challenges the mind and body to adapt to every stimulus. In this boxing class you will be able to build strength, power, speed, and endurance, all of which improve quality of life outside of the gym.

Spin For Parkinson’s
In this class you will be challenged to fight the symptoms of Parkinson’s through cycling. A Forced Exercise class/program that will help the following; reduce PD symptoms, build muscle & strength of the lower leg, increase aerobic capacity, improve brain function and more. No experience is needed to participate in the class. All you need is the support and enthusiasm of your coach and your fellow peers.

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Current Parkinson's Exercise Schedule (FALL 2019 | 9/9-12/12)

Class days, times, and pricing are subject to change.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
PWR! Moves 1
9/9/19 - 12/9/19​
11:15am - 12:15pm
​Classroom B
*Monday session is 
separate session from Wednesday


Yoga for PD
9/9/19 - 11/18/19​
1:30pm - 2:30pm
​Aerobics Room
Rock Steady Boxing
9/10/19 - 12/12/19
​1:30pm - 2:45pm
Aerobics Room
PWR! Moves 2
9/11/19 - 12/11/19
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Aerobics Room
*Wednesday session 
is separate session from Monday
Rock Steady Boxing
9/10/19 - 12/12/19
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Aerobics Room
Spin for Parkinson's
9/13/19 - 10/25/19
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Aerobics Room
*No class 10/4/19
*No Class *No Class

This program is supported by a grant from the Parkinson's Foundation.