Research has shown that regular exercise is extremely beneficial for delaying the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. On this page you will find information on local area exercise opportunities along with links to other exercise resources.
A new peddling class at Fort Sanders West Health and Fitness Center Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays @ 1:30 pm. Click here for more information.
Pedaling for Parkinson’s
Pedaling for Parkinson’s Classes are held at the Knoxville YMCA locations. Click here for more information.
Rock Steady Boxing
Rock Steady Boxing is a unique form of non-contact (we hit stuff, not people) boxing based fitness specifically (and only) for people fighting Parkinson’s disease. Classes are held Monday and Thursdays from 2pm – 3:30pm. Click here for more information about our local classes and here for the Rock Steady Boxing site.
Big and Loud Training
The Lee Silverman Voice Treatments (LSVT LOUD® ; and LSVT BIG® ) are clinically-proven methods for improving communication and movement in individuals with Parkinson disease. You can find out more information about both programs and search for a provider on the LSVT Global website.
Check out the Top Ten Tips for Exercising with Parkinson’s Disease on the Davis Phinney Foundation website. You can also order a copy of the Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials DVD and exercise guide at no charge from their website. Also available to download at no charge is the Every Victory Counts Manual with tools for proactive self care. (We also have a copy available for check out)
On the Michael J Fox Foundation website you can find several podcasts with tips on how to get started with an exercise program, what exercises seem to be beneficial and current research results. Download one today and listen to it while you exercise!
Delay the Disease – a physical therapy program with DVD’s and Books available to purchase and a growing list of trained instructors and classes.
Brian Grant Foundation exercise videos can be found here.
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