Parkinson's Exercise Program
Do you know anyone with Parkinson’s disease?
We offer Parkinson's specific classes at the Mark Green Sports Center. These classes address the different needs of someone with PD and can help improve symptoms, quality of life, and movement. We also offer support groups and caregiver/partner support groups.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to register. Find our most up-to-date flyer here.
Virtual & In-Person
11:15 am -12:15 pm
|Virtual Yoga For Parkinson's
10:30 am -11:45 am
Virtual & In-Person
10:30 am -11:30 am
|Rock Steady Boxing
11am - 12:15 pm
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** The Mark Green Sports Center is currently operating on modified hours. In-Person Parkinson's Exercise classes are returning in August of 2021 on a limited scale. Please see the current schedule above for our offerings. For more information, please contact the Fitness Coordinator. **
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.
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.
Virtual Caregiver & Care Partner Support Group Meetings:
Are you a partner or a caregiver for someone with Parkinson's Disease? Join us for a free support group meeting every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Led by Yoga for Parkinson's instructor Nancy Flores, this group seeks to share experiences, empower, and lend support to fellow caregivers. This support group is also guided through mindful meditation techniques and Yoga techniques that can be done with their partners or loved ones with Parkinson's. - Please contact the Fitness Coordinator for access.
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