ZOOM and recorded exercise classes
Exercise: When to check with your doctor first - Mayo Clinic
Keeping physically active is key to a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes it's best to check with your doctor before you start to exercise.
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Walk - For people with Parkinson’s, walking every day can drastically improve your ability to live an independent and fulfilling life. Research has found that just 20 to 30 minutes of brisk walking daily can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, while improving gait, balance, tremor and flexibility. FREE
Dance Beyond Parkinson’s - Our local PD dance teacher, may continue offering live dance classes in Colonie and Sartoga post-covid. - Rachelle Smith-Stallman - leads this ZOOM class Tues. and Thurs. at 1:30. You will find Jud and Nancy at this class most of the time. Contact Rachelle at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. See her FB page https://www.facebook.com/Dance-Beyond-Parkinsons-104204940950143 and her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Eixw2PKMixhsFdohtRZHiaQfmZac9Ff
Use this link to Register in advance for this meeting:
the official Dance for PD® site https://danceforparkinsons.org/ has many live and recorded dance classes.
We’re also providing free access to select classes and activities from our digital library, as well as links to classes and resources offered by our global network of affiliates and partners. Click here to start dancing at home at your convenience.
Yoga - Deb Foss, who led the class at Honest Weight Food Co-op started a Zoom class for chair yoga. Contact her by email at to register. There is no
charge for this class. She plans to hold class every Thursday at 11:30.
APDA Fitness Friday
Parkinson.org LDBF BOXING FOR PARKINSON’S INVITES THE PARKINSON’S COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL BOXING CLASSES Eight 45-minute Classes Available
Rock Steady Boxing play list from YouTube channel Beyond Fitness Delray/Rock Steady Boxing
Dance - Our Dancing Through Parkinson’s classes are designed for people with Parkinson's Disease but open to everyone and equally beneficial for combating aging or other neurological challenges
The European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) recently launched ExerciseCast, an online exercise programme aiming to keep people with Parkinson’s active while in lockdown.
The classes combine voice, movement and cognition tasks.
Daily Dose PD - has plenty of exercise options – from high intensity training to yoga classes – that are designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s. It’s an online training platform where we, as physical therapists and trainers in our clinic in Seattle, US, record and live stream videos of exercise routines for people to work out with at home.”
Signing up for a full membership or 30-day free trial also gives members access to a wider range of workouts and live sessions that are posted weekly.
The Brian Grant Foundation offers a variety of Parkinson’s exercise videos including pilates, tai chi, and boxing. Each activity has been shown to help with symptoms of the condition and is based on research from the Oregon Health and Science University, US.
Power for Parkinson's Strength & Balance: Full-Length At-Home Exercise Class
APDA’S FREE VIRTUAL CLASSES
Registration is required. Registration links and more information about the program can be found after each class description below.
Yoga for PD: Join Elizabeth Durnin, a certified Yoga Therapist, CIAYT, for this program designed to help people with PD, family members, and care partners.
Every Thursday at 1:00 pm ET
Dance for PD: People living with Parkinson’s and their families are invited to explore elements of different dance styles from the safety of their home with energizing and inspiring music themes. (This program is supported by the New York Fund for Eldercare.)
Every Tuesday at 11:00 am ET
Body Moves: A movement class designed to increase your strength and balance, improve your posture, and engage your brain. Whether seated, standing, or lying on the floor, you will learn how to move with greater ease and comfort. (Brought to you by APDA Northwest)
Every Wednesday and Saturday at 1:30 pm ET. Find out more about Body Moves through this video
Chair Yoga: An alignment-focused, fun, mindful class with adaptations offered to dial-up or down your need for a challenge. Increase your strength, flexibility, and creativity while learning and practicing yogic principles with Jenn. (Brought to you by APDA Northwest)
Every Tuesday at 4:00 pm ET
DANCE for Body, Mind & Spirit: Join Chris Daigre, dancer, teacher, and person with PD for a fun and inclusive dance experience. Move to the music and learn movements that support postural stability, increased range of motion, and fluency. (Brought to you by APDA Northwest)
Want a taste of the class? Check out this video! Questions? Email Chris:
Every Sunday at 3:00 pm ET
Sing Loud for PD: A chorus for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. No previous musical experience is required and all lyrics will be provided! (Brought to you in collaboration with APDA, Guild Hall, and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease and supported by the New York Foundation for Eldercare.)
Every Wednesday at 3:30 pm ET.
Yoga for People with PD: Join longtime Yoga for PD instructor Peter Lynch (all levels and abilities welcome). From novices to experienced yogis, there is something for everyone. Gain a greater sense of well-being and movement through increased flexibility, strength, breathe, and balance. (Brought to you by APDA Northwest)
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm ET
Schott’s Boxing will run post-pandemic boxing for PD class, this class will open again when it is allowed and safe. For now you can now get private lessons, but not group classes.
Schott’s Boxing, 21 Vatrano Road, Albany, NY 12205 (518) 641-9064
This one is started again. A good class. I tried it twice just to see what they do, but South Glens Falls is a bit far for me.
Boxing for Parkinson’s
Mondays 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM –
cost $10 for single class.
Midtown Plaza, 110 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803,
Instructor Shane Willette, text him on (518) 260-3367,
class size is limited to 8 – there are 11 stations for social distancing -
***NO OUTDOOR SHOES*** Clean shoes or bare feet!
Masks are required!
8:45 AM fill-out waiver, temperature taken. 9:00 AM doors locked. No walk-ins during class!
There are many Boxing YouTube videos to watch and box with. I have not tried these, but maybe you will find one to your liking
#1 Boxing for Parkinson’s with Instructor John Sahakian: Click Here.
#2 Boxing for Parkinson’s with Instructor John Sahakian: Click Here.
#3 Boxing for Parkinson’s with Instructor John Sahakian: Click Here.
#4 Boxing for Parkinson’s with Instructor John Sahakian: Click Here.
#1 Boxing for Parkinson’s with Instructor Kristian Bain: Click Here.
Davis Phinney Foundation (from https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/keep-on-moving-with-a-new-online-parkinsons-exercise-program/ )
KEEP ON MOVING WORKOUTS AVAILABLE NOW
Physical Amplitude Workout. Keep your heart rate up while challenging your ability to divide your attention, engage your memory, and negotiate the visual-vocal connection
Arms and Legs Working and Thinking Together. This routine focuses on large movements, rhythm, response times, selective attention, and memory
Brain Exercise. Boost your cognition with exercises in motor planning, dual tasking, memory, and focused attention
Daily-life Moves Dance-like Exercise. Brighten your day through dance routines that strengthen your memory, dual tasking abilities, motor planning, and focused attention