Pedaling for Parkinson’s
The Rappahannock Area YMCA is proud to offer the Pedaling for Parkinson’s program. Classes are offered on a weekly basis to those suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Check out the Group Exercise Schedule for the most up-to-date times, locations and other group exercise classes. These classes are currently offered at the following locations: Ron Rosner & Massad branches.
Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction of symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bike at a rapid pace. While fast pedaling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it.
What to Expect
The classes are driven by fast-paced music, and participants at every level are offered the challenge of improving their performance on an ongoing basis. Participants share a common bond in a socially supportive environment.
Check out the promo video on the Pedaling for Parkinson’s website
- Classes are FREE for Y members.
- Non-members: first 5 visits are free. Exclusive membership specials available.
- Cycling instructor with Parkinson’s knowledge leads each session.
- Care partner participation is encouraged, but not required.
- Fun and supportive environment.
Ron Rosner Family YMCA: Wednesdays from 11:00-11:45am
Massad Family YMCA: Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15am
King George Family YMCA: Wednesdays from 10:15-11:00am
*Medical screening form and waiver needs to be completed before the first class.
Learn More Visit our Welcome Centers or contact Angela Williams (Ron Rosner) at firstname.lastname@example.org Or Zakia Wichowski (Massad) at email@example.com