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PD Exercise Classes

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise is more than healthy — it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Exercise and physical activity can improve many PD symptoms. These benefits are supported by research.  - Parkinson.org

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Albany County

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Boxing for PD

Friday 10:30 AM

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Schott's Boxing

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21 Vatrano Road, Albany, NY 12205
518-641-9064

Friday’s 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Participants are asked to pay $5 for each class.
First time attendees will be asked to buy hand wraps for $10.00 and come 15-20 minutes early to get some initial instructions.

What is Parkinson's boxing? https://www.cdparkinsons.org/post/what-is-a-parkinson-s-boxing-class

Albany County

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Dance for PD

Tuesday 1:30 PM

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Dance Beyond Parkinson's

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Classes on Tuesday at 1:30
with Rachelle Smith-Stallman at CDPHP® Fitness Connect At The Ciccotti Center
30 Aviation Road, Colonie
518-867-8920.
No charge. - supported by https://www.helpforpd.org/

In this class people with movement disorders and their care partners are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative.

Partner not required. Walkers and wheelchairs welcome. 
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Rachelle also leads a ZOOM Dance Beyond Parkinson's class on Thursdays at 1:30.

email Rachelle at rss@nycap.rr.com for the ZOOM link.

Albany County

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MyFitRx

Monday Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday Friday, Saturday Sunday AM PM

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MyFitRX - Ciccotti Center -- Colonie

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*** NEW***

To begin, I want to tell you about the MyFitRX program that we offer. The MyFitRX program is an 8-week medical fitness program for individuals with chronic diseases/illnesses, injuries, difficulty overcoming illness, as well as individuals looking to start their health and well-being journey. The outline of our program follows those of ACSM guidelines to ensure that our participants are exercising safely! We begin the program admittance process with a referral from a physician, physical therapist, nurse practitioner, or anyone licensed to give care. This referral gives us the opportunity to see why a participant is interested in joining our program, as the referring provider is required to mark down a “health pathway” for their patient. Once a referral form is received, we bring participants in for a pre-assessment appointment. During this pre-assessment, we conduct a variety of tests including: resting vitals, strength tests, endurance tests, and flexibility tests. While the pre-assessment tells us information that we need to about an individuals’ fitness levels, it is really a time where I like to talk to the participant and understand their goals and worries. Once the pre-assessment is finished, we write a customized exercise plan for each individual, ensuring that they are performing exercises that really match up to what their goals of the program are! From here, participants complete two 60-minute supervised group exercise sessions per week for 7 weeks. Each exercise session is overseen by one of our degreed and certified fitness specialists. Once all 14 supervised exercise sessions are complete, participants come back in for a post-assessment appointment, where we see how their fitness and health levels have improved over the past 8 weeks!

The other piece of information that I am excited to speak about, is that we will be starting up a Pedal for Parkinson’s program in June! This special program is going to be 4 weeks long, and will be led by our certified instructor John Gillivan. The program will be open registration for members and nonmembers of the Ciccotti Center, giving everyone the chance to come in and experience guided exercise for targeting health benefits.

I am also going to attach a copy of a welcome letter that we provide to inquiring and new participants, as well as a sample referral form, just so you can see a little bit more in depth about what the program is!

Again, I would love the opportunity to talk to you more in-depth about the MyFitRX program, as well as the other tremendous opportunities that the Ciccotti Center has to offer. Please, let me know if you have any questions and I am looking forward to hearing back from you!

Sophie Hunter, M.S. HHP, NASM CPT
Wellness Navigator
CDPHP Fitness Connect at the Ciccotti Center
30 Aviation Rd, Colonie, NY 12205
(518) 867-8920

Albany County

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Neuromotor Wellness

Monday 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

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Neuromotor Wellness - Guilderland YMCA

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Guilderland YMCA
What is neuromotor wellness?
https://cdymca.org/programs/chronic-diseases/neuromotor-wellness-program/

Must be a member.
11:40 am - 12:40 pm

250 Winding Brook Drive, Guilderland, NY 12084
Contact Jill Cullen – 518-456-3634 ext 1140 or
jcullen@cdymca.org for more information

Read more and schedule https://cdymca.org/locations/guilderland-ymca/schedules/
Neuromotor Wellness is a research-based exercise program specifically for those with muscular degeneration challenges including but not limited to Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, stroke recovery, and muscle injury.

A chance for relief
The class is progressive and holds promise to slow disease progression, restore motor function, and increase longevity and quality of life.

Caretakers are strongly encouraged to attend at no additional cost. Participants must have a waiver and medical clearance.

Who can participate?
Participants who:

Are 30-75 years old
Complete and provide a signed consent form and a medical clearance form
Agree to periodically monitor progress
How do I sign up?
Medical clearance and consent forms are available at all our branches, or you’re welcome to call your local CDYMCA branch.

Once you provide the completed forms, a CDYMCA staff member will contact you to schedule an orientation and initial class session.

How much does it cost?
Classes are FREE for Y members. For non-members, the cost is $10 per class.

Albany County

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Neuromotor Wellness

Monday 12:15 PM

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Neuromotot Wellness - Albany YMCA

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ALBANY YMCA

Mondays 12:15-1:00

Call for more information: 518-618-3690

Neuromotor Wellness is a research-based exercise program specifically for those with muscular degeneration challenges including but not limited to Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, stroke recovery, and muscle injury.

A chance for relief
The class is progressive and holds promise to slow disease progression, restore motor function, and increase longevity and quality of life.

Caretakers are strongly encouraged to attend at no additional cost. Participants must have a waiver and medical clearance.

Who can participate
Participants who:

Are 30-75 years old
Complete and provide a signed consent form and a medical clearance form
Agree to periodically monitor progress
How do I sign up?
Medical clearance and consent forms are available at all our branches, or you’re welcome to call your local CDYMCA branch.

Once you provide the completed forms, a CDYMCA staff member will contact you to schedule an orientation and initial class session.

How much does it cost?
Classes are FREE for Y members. For non-members, the cost is $10 per class.

Albany County

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Pedaling for PD

Wednesday 10:30 AM Friday 10:30 AM

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Pedaling for Parkinson's - Guilderland YMCA

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Wednesday’s 10:30 – 11:30
Friday’s 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Guilderland YMCA
250 Winding Brook Dr.
Guilderland, NY 12084
518-456-3634
Contact: Jill Cullen

What is pedaling for Parkinson's? -> https://www.pedalingforparkinsons.org/about
Read more and schedule -> https://cdymca.org/locations/guilderland-ymca/schedules/

Albany County

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Pedaling for PD

Monday 5:30 PM

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Pedaling for Parkinson’s - Bethlehem YMCA

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Monday 5:30 PM Pedaling a bicycle at a fast pace have been proven to help Parkinson’s patients delay or in some cases improve their symptoms and quality of life. If you or someone you know could benefit from this program please contact your branch Wellness Director for program specifics and schedule. (All levels)
(518) 439-4394
900 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 12054

Albany County

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Pedaling for PD

Wednesday July 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 10 AM

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Pedaling for PD - at Fitness Connect at the Ciccotti Center Colonie

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*** NEW 6/19/24 ***

We decided to run our Pedal for Parkinson’s program as a ‘special program” to see how much engagement from the community we could get if we were to add it to our group exercise schedule.

I spoke with our instructor, John Gillivan, and he has agreed to hold the class for an extra 4 weeks. So the class schedule for the month of July will be:
Wednesday’s, July 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 10 AM-11 AM

Sophie Hunter, M.S. HHP, NASM CPT
Wellness Navigator
CDPHP Fitness Connect at the Ciccotti Center
30 Aviation Rd, Colonie, NY 12205
(518) 867-8920

Albany County

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Ping Pong for PD

Mondays 10:00 AM

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Ping Pong for PD - Guilderland YMCA

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Ping Pong for Parkinson's
Mondays 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Guilderland YMCA
Gym
250 Winding Brook Drive
Guilderland, NY 12084

Cost: Free for YMCA members, $5 per session for non-members

Not only is ping pong fun, but it’s also very helpful for those with Parkinson’s. It helps with balance, eye-hand coordination, fine motor control, mental health, strength and more.

Come alone or with a friend, we will take turns playing and watching. No playing experience is necessary; we will learn from each other.

Questions? Call Jud 518-281-3466

Albany County

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Ping Pong for PD

Wednesday 10:00 AM

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Ping Pong for PD - Bethlehem YMCA

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Ping Pong for Parkinson's
Wednesdays 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Bethlehem YMCA
900 Delaware Ave,
Delmar, NY 12054
Cost: Free for YMCA members, $5 per session for non-members

Not only is ping pong fun, but it’s also very helpful for those with Parkinson’s. It helps with balance, eye-hand coordination, fine motor control, mental health, strength and more.

Come alone or with a friend, we will take turns playing and watching. No playing experience is necessary; we will learn from each other.

Questions? Text or Call Bruce 518-368-2906

Albany County

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Yoga for PD

Thursday11:30 AM

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Yoga Class- Honest Weight Coop

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Deb Foss, who led the class at Honest Weight Food Co-op started a Zoom class for yoga. Mostly it's chair yoga. for information call Instructor Deb Foss 51-944-9858 - debfoss319@gmail.com
to register. There is no charge for this class. She plans to hold class every Thursday at 11:30.

100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY,
Thursday’s 11:45 AM,
Free for Parkinson’s Patients and their family/caregivers,

What is a Parkinson's yoga class --> https://www.cdparkinsons.org/post/what-is-a-parkinson-s-yoga-class

Greene County

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Neuromotor Wellness

Friday 11:45 AM

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Neuromuscular Wellness - Greene County YMCA

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GREENE COUNTY

Fridays 11:45-12:15

Call for more information: 518-731-7529
https://cdymca.org/locations/greene-county-ymca/greene-county-schedule

On-line

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Dance for PD

on-line

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Dance for PD

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Dance for PD®, administered by the renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, offers specialized dance classes to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care partners. Dance for PD has been offering two free weekly online classes in conjunction with APDA – Dance for PD® PRO,and PD Movement Lab with Pamela Quinn.

See more https://danceforparkinsons.org/resources/dance-at-home

On-line

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Dance for PD

Thursday 1:30 PM

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Dance Beyond Parkinson's

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Rachelle Smith-Stallman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Dance Beyond Parkinson's with Rachelle
Time: 01:30 PM Eastern Time
Every Thursday

email Rachelle at rss@nycap.rr.com for zoom link

Rachelle makes this class fun!

There is also an in-person class on Tuesdays at the Ciccotti Center

On-line

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Strengthing for PD

Sunday Tuesday Thursday 1:45 PM

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Strengthening class on Zoom

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strengthening class on Zoom Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
from 1:45 to 2:15 PM.
Zoom ID 7737587777, Password 1111. For more information call Karen 518-466-4912 or
e-mail katickmanalpern@gmail.com

Rensselaer County

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Pedaling for PD

Tuesday 3:00 PM

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Pedaling for Parkinson’s - East Greenbush YMCA

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Tuesday’s 3:00pm – 4:00pm

What is pedaling for Parkinson's? -> https://www.pedalingforparkinsons.org/about
Read more and schedule -> https://cdymca.org/locations/greenbush-ymca/schedules/

Greenbush YMCA
20 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061
518-477-2570
Contact: Angelina Faragon
verified 9/8/22

Saratoga County

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Boxing for PD

Monday, Wednesday 1:00 PM

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Rock Steady Boxing - Saratoga YMCA

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Rock Steady Boxing
Training classes include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, workouts include: ring work, focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. No boxing experience is necessary. Due to a recent grant received, the Rock Steady Boxing classes are FREE. Registration is required.

Monday, Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm in our Saratoga Branch
Saratoga YMCA, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, (518) 583-9622
Contact Sue Lipscomb sue.lipscomb@srymca.org for more information.

Saratoga County

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Brain Training

Tuesday 3:00 PM

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Brain Training

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Brain Training – 3 PM – 4 PM, Tuesday, no char:e – Contact Marie Thorne 518-810-8483 for additional information.
Classes will be held at the Saratoga YMCA, 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga County

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Dance for PD

Wednesday AM

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Dance Beyond Parkinson’s - SPAC School of the Arts

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*** NEW***

Dance Beyond Parkinson’s
Wednesday May 08 – Wednesday Jun 12, 2024
11:00 - 12:00
SPAC School of the Arts

A free class 6 week session
Questions? email Rachelle - rss@nycap.rr.com
Register here https://www.hisawyer.com/spac-school-of-the-arts/schedules/activity-set/726987

Class Experience
Get ready for an invigorating and restorative experience packed with upbeat music, soothing stretches, and opportunities to ignite your creativity! Take a moment to unwind, connect with yourself, and explore a range of inspirations – every interpretation is valued.

No dance background required! Tailored for those with Parkinson’s, our dance and movement sessions offer proven benefits like enhanced socialization, improved balance, and flexibility. Care partners, friends, and family are encouraged to attend.

Join us for a session brimming with laughter, energy, and dance moves!

Walkers and wheelchairs welcome.

Saratoga County

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Neuromotor Wellness

Wednesday 11:00 AM

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Neuromotor Wellness - Clifton Park YMCA

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Southern Saratoga Clifton Park YMCA
Must be a member no charge -
Wednesdays 11 AM to 12:15 PM

1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065 –
Contact Thor Lampman Phone 518-371-2139 or tlampman@cdymca.org
Please contact the YMCA to get the necessary forms to complete before you can start the classes.

Read more and schedule -> https://srymca.org/main/schedules/

Saratoga County

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PWR!Moves

Tuesday Thursday PM

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PWR!Moves - Saratoga Y

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PWR!Moves: Weekly classes integrate Parkinson’s Disease (PD)-specific skill training to improve flexibility and balance, increase strength and agility and improve cardiovascular function.

Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 - 2:00 PM at the Saratoga Springs Branch

Saratoga County

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Pedaling for PD

Monday Thursday 11:00 AM

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Pedaling for Parkinson’s - Clifton Park YMCA

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Monday’s 11:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday’s 11:00am – 12:00pm

This class is specifically designed for people with Parkinson's. Led by an instructor, participants cycle on an indoor stationary bike for 1 hour: 10-minute warm up at 60 RPM, 40 minutes at 80-90 RPM and a 10 minute cool down

Southern Saratoga Branch
1 Wall Street
Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-371-2139
Contact: Thor Lampman

Saratoga County

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Pedaling for PD

Monday Wednesday AM

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Pedaling for Parkinson's - Saratoga Branch YMCA

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Pedaling for Parkinson's: Led by an instructor, participants ride on an upright stationary bike for 1 hour (10 minute warm up at 60 RPM, 40 minutes at 80-90 RPM and a 10 minute cooldown.)

Monday/Wednesday: 10:45 - 11:45 AM at the Saratoga Springs Branch

Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Malta Branch

Saratoga County

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Pedaling for PD

Friday AM

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Pedaling for Parkinson's - Malta Branch YMCA

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Pedaling for Parkinson's: Led by an instructor, participants ride on an upright stationary bike for 1 hour (10 minute warm up at 60 RPM, 40 minutes at 80-90 RPM and a 10 minute cooldown.)

Friday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Malta Branch YMCA

Saratoga County

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Pedaling for PD

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 10:30 AM -12:00 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)

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Pedaling for Parkinson's - Glen Falls

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*** NEW ***

The mission of Pedaling for Parkinson's is:

To improve the quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients and their caregivers
To educate patients, caregivers, and the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson's diagnosis.
To support research dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Program Requirements
Be over the age of 30
Be diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
Complete and submit consent and medical clearance form
NOT have cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled mellitus, uncontrolled hypertension or stroke, dementia, other medical conditions for which exercise poses a risk.
Date and Time
Apr 29 - Jun 16, 2024
Tue, Thu, Sat @ 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)

Program Cost
Pedaling for Parkinson's is FREE for Glens Falls members who meet the requirements. If you are not an active Glens Falls member, there is a $5 per class charge ($105 for the entire session for non-members).

Program Registration - click to register
https://operations.daxko.com/online/5019/ProgramsV2/OfferingDetails.mvc6omKYCAAA1

Saratoga County

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Ping Pong for PD

Wednesday 9:30 AM

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Ping Pong for Parkinson's - Clifton Park YMCA

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Ping Pong for Parkinson's
Wednesdays 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

Southern Saratoga Clifton Park YMCA
Y memberd - free; non-members - $5/session
Wednesdays 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065 –

Not only is ping pong fun, but it’s also very helpful for those with Parkinson’s. It helps with balance, eye-hand coordination, fine motor control, mental health, strength and more.

Come alone or with a friend, we will take turns playing and watching. No playing experience is necessary; we will learn from each other.

Questions? Contact Thor Lampman Phone 518-371-2139 or tlampman@cdymca.org

Schenectady County

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Boxing for PD

Sunday10:00 AM

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Rock Steady Boxing - Ring of Hope Boxing Club

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Rock Steady Boxing classes - Schenectady.
Sunday’s from 10:00 – 11:30.
Classes are being offered for free (costs are being unwritten by a Ring Of Hope benefactor. Please call or e-mail to schedule an evaluation/orientation.
Phone: 518-347-7184
Email: ringofhope@rsbaffiliate.com
Our website is: http://ringofhope.rsbaffiliate.com/
Ring of Hope Boxing Club, 118 Erie Blvd, Schenectady, NY 12305


What is Parkinson's boxing? https://www.cdparkinsons.org/post/what-is-a-parkinson-s-boxing-class

Schenectady County

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Neuromotor Wellness

Friday AM

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Neuro Motor Wellness - Glenville Y - Fri 11:30

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Schenectady County

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Pedaling for PD

Tuesday and Thursday PM

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Pedaling for Parkinson’s - Glenville YMCA

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This class is specifically designed for people with Parkinson's Disease. Led by an instructor, participants ride on an upright stationary bike for 1 hour: 10 minute warm up at 60 RPM, 40 minutes at 80-90 RPM and a 10 minute cooldown. You must pre-register for this program. Classes are FREE for Active Glenvile Regional Y Members and only $5.00 per class for Non-Y members.
Tuesdays from 2:15 - 3:00 PM and Thursdays from 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Glenville YMCA, 127 Droms Road, Glenville, NY 12302, (518) 399-8118
Contact Pam Capuano-Hodge, Pcapuano-hodge@cdymca.org for more

Schenectady County

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Ping Pong for PD

Monday 1:30 Friday 10:30 AM

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Ping Pong for Parkinson's - Glenville Y

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Ping Pong for Parkinson's
Monday 1:30 Friday 10:30 AM

Glenville YMCA

Cost: Free for YMCA members, $5 per session for non-members

Not only is ping pong fun, but it’s also very helpful for those with Parkinson’s. It helps with balance, eye-hand coordination, fine motor control, mental health, strength and more.

Come alone or with a friend, we will take turns playing and watching. No playing experience is necessary; we will learn from each other.

Ulster County

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Wellness

Thursday 2:30 PM

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Ready, Steady, Go

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Ready, Steady, Go at MHA in Ulster,
300 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY.
Thursdays 2:30-3:30 PM
Contact is Teresa Joseph, 845-339-9090 x 2206

https://www.mhainulster.com/event/ready-steady-go/

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