Exercise for Parkinson's Disease
Fighting Back Against Parkinson's
Physical activity is key to delaying or alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. When you make lifestyle modifications, like partaking in exercise for Parkinson's Disease, you may notice the slowing or reduction in symptoms, all while increasing your quality of life.
These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life.
- Reduces stiffness
- Improves strength, mobility, posture, and gait
- Reduces depression, stress, and anxiety
- Reverse, reduce, and even delay the symptoms of the disease
If you, or someone you love, suffers from Parkinson's Disease, schedule a meeting to learn more about exercise for Parkinson's Disease.
"I like that I use my full body for the exercises, from my brain down to my feet. I like that we work on so many things that are important to a person with Parkinson's...like balance, how to fall and/or get up after falling, using your LOUD voice, thinking (right leg, left arm), playing games, and stretching. I feel energized after class, like I'm ready to do something more!"
- Larry S., Participant
Rock Steady Boxing Class
We are excited to offer Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), the first and only boxing program of its kind in the country, at The J. This non-contact boxing based curriculum gives people with Parkinson’s Disease hope by improving their quality of life and can reverse, reduce, and even delay the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
Nearly everyone with Parkinson’s disease can participate and receive benefit from RSB. Some participants will require a cornerman (caretaker) to assist in each session, which will be determined at your assessment appointment.
How do I start?
We require all potential boxers to complete a thorough fitness assessment with one of our certified RSB coaches.
Fitness assessments will be held at the end of every month and require registration to attend.
"Rock Steady Boxing has truly brought meaning back into my life. Now that I have been participating for 3 months, I feel like a new person. I look forward to class to meet with my friends, work up a sweat, and see myself as worthwhile and strong."
- Pamela D., Participant
Mondays + Wednesdays from 10:50 am - 11:50 am and Fridays at 11 am on ZOOM only
Classes now also streamed via ZOOM
Annual RSB Membership: $70/year for unlimited Classes
Questions? For more information or to observe a class, please contact Dawn Aronoff at (913) 327-8081.
This FREE class uses rhythmic dance movement to improve strength, balance, and flexibility, which keeps the connection between the mind and body strong. Participants can participate both seated or standing.
We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their quality of life, and build strength, flexibility, and speed! Let our coaches help you start to feel and function better.
How do I start?
No registration required! For class schedule, virtual offerings, or more information, please contact Dawn Aronoff at (913) 327-8081.
These programs are supported in part by a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation.