Four classes designed to provide fitness opportunities for participants across the continuum of their disease. This unique exercise program emphasizes four key components:
The class schedule varies by class level; Fitness 1, Fitness 2, Fitness 3, Fitness 4. Classes follow a circuit and highlight Parkinson’s specific exercises from the PWR! fitness training model.
Prior to starting an exercise class, every new participant will meet with a physical therapist for a free assessment to determine appropriate class. New participants please call 651-326-2150 to schedule a free fitness assessment.
This series of classes is for people who have completed any LSVT Big and/or Loud therapy program and want to maintain their skills and have fun.
Try something new and creative in a fun, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. This class with Northern Clay Center Artist Lucy Yogerst, allows participants to work on fine motor skills and hand strength. This class is free and you may attend one or all three classes. Patients and caregiver/carepartners are welcome. For dates and information call Erin at 651-232-2166.
Exercise class for people with Parkinson's disease.
Class is based on the Dance for Parkinson Disease Program of the Mark Morris Dance Group.
Classes are held twice per week at ExercisABILITIES, INC, a physical therapy and medical fitness clinic.
Nordic walking makes walking a new fitness experience. Using poles while walking has all of the benefits of walking plus it engages the muscles of the upper back, shoulders, arms and torso. The swinging arm motion of walking with poles is important for the balance and coordination of people with Parkinson's. $5 participation fee. Caregiver/care partner walks for free. Call Erin for dates and more information at 651-232-2166
This series of classes takes place at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota supports a number of support groups throughout the state.
Parkinson's disease support groups list