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Local 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 -

PrimePD - A personalized virtual fitness program tailored for PD

On-line

Various

A personalized virtual fitness program tailored for PD.

8 workout types, including Rock Steady Boxing, LSVT, HIIT, Yoga, and Meditation.

A curriculum of live & on-demand classes designed to slow progression.

Read more -> https://www.primepd.com/

Schott's Boxing

Albany County

Boxing

Schott’s Boxing
21 Vatrano Road, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 641-9064
Friday’s 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Beginning Oct. 11, 2022 participants will be 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

Dance Beyond Parkinson's

Albany County

Dance

Dance Beyond Parkinson’s
Classes on Tuesday at 1:30

with Rachelle Smith-Stallman at Rudy A. Ciccotti Recreation Center
30 Aviation Road, Colonie
518-867-8920.
$5.00 per class - first class free
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.

Neuromotor Wellness - Guilderland YMCA

Albany County

Neuromotor Wellness

Guilderland YMCA –

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

Must be a member no charge -
On, Monday, September 12, class will be 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM,
“Beginning Thursday September 22, class will be on Thursday’s from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM! No longer on Mondays! There is NO class on September 5, Labor Day!”

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/

Pedaling for Parkinson's - Guilderland YMCA

Albany County

indoor cycling

Wednesday’s 9:30am – 10:30am
Friday’s 10:30am – 11:30am

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/

verified 9/5/22

Dance for PD® - by the Mark Morris Dance Group,

On-line

Dance

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

Dance Beyond Parkinson's

On-line

Dance

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

email Rachelle at rss@nycap.rr.com for zoom link
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Rachelle makes this class fun!

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

Davis Phinney exercise essentials

On-line

General

Developed by the Davis Phinney Foundation, the Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials
video provides a range of workouts designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s and is easily modified for any fitness level. Follow these activities at home, in a fitness center, or out in the community.
See more at https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/parkinsons-exercise-essentials-video/

How to live well with PD … Even when you are locked down - Davis Phinney Foundation

On-line

Many types

If you’re looking for ways to exercise, connect, and play online, here are just a few of the options out there.

https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/live-well-parkinsons-online/

Strengthening class on Zoom

On-line

Strengthing

Karen Tickman-Alpern has a 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

Tai Chi for Arthritis - online course is gentle and good for developing balance

On-line

Tai Chi

"I started taking Tai Chi for Arthritis last year and just signed up for the fall/winter session. It is great for balance and intentionally does not have any of the wonky or sudden moves that I've encountered in traditional Tai Chi. This course is offered by SUNY Stony Brook and is free and open to anyone. The more the merrier on Zoom! Below is more info from Stony Book and the link to sign up. They also have other fall prevention courses." - Leah

The workshops are offered 2 days/week for 8 weeks (16 classes).

The schedule and registration links are available on : https://trauma.stonybrookmedicine.edu/falls_programs

Please feel free to share this information with family/friends who may be interested in joining us too. All workshops are held in Eastern Time (NY).

Kristi L. Ladowski, MPH
Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator
Stony Brook Trauma Center
Stony Brook University Hospital
Hospital 9N-083 (Office) HSC T18-040 (Mailing)
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Phone (631) 444-8385
Kristi.Ladowski@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Yoga Class- Honest Weight Coop

On-line

Yoga

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 (518) 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

Pedaling for Parkinson’s - East Greenbush YMCA

Rensselaer County

Indoor Cycling

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

Brain Training

Saratoga County

Brain Training

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

SilverSneakers Classic - Saratoga Regional YMCA

Saratoga County

Cardio

Have fun and move to music through a variety of exercises to increase muscular strength, range of motion, and activity for daily living skills. Weights, bands, and a ball are offered for resistance; a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

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

Pedaling for Parkinson’s - Clifton Park YMCA

Saratoga County

Cycle

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

Neuromotor Wellness - Saratoga Regional YMCA

Saratoga County

Neuromotor Wellness

Neuromotor Wellness
The prevalence of chronic illness diagnosis has increased in the United States in the last decade; a study by Johns Hopkins showed that 25% of the US population has been diagnosed with some sort of chronic illness. According to the Mayo Clinic "Aerobic exercise can help to improve your heart health and endurance and aid in weight loss. Strength training can improve muscle strength and endurance, make it easier to do daily activities, slow disease-related declines in muscle strength, and provide stability to joints. Flexibility exercises may help you to have optimal range of motion about your joints, so they can function best, and stability exercises may help reduce the risk of falls."

Southern Saratoga (Clifton Park YMCA) - Neuromotor Wellness 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/

PWR!Moves - Saratoga YMCA

Saratoga County

PWR!Moves

Saratoga YMCA
PWR!Moves.
Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Saratoga Branch 10:15-11:15 am.

What is PWR!Moves? Parkinson's Wellness Recovery - Read more --> https://www.pwr4life.org/moves/

** These classes are FREE for Y Members and only $5.00 per class for Non Y Members.

To Register for this exciting program which will complement your Pedaling for Parkinson’s classes, go to: Classes for fall begin September 13th to October 27th.

https://operations.daxko.com/Online/2093/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?keywords=pwr

290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866,
(518) 583-9622
Contact Sue Lipscomb sue.lipscomb@srymca.org for more information.

Low Impact Cardio and Strength - Saratoga Regional YMCA

Saratoga County

Strength

This 45-minute low impact class focuses on increasing muscular strength, endurance, and cardio-respiratory health.  We will utilize hand weights, balls and a chair- all provided.

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

AOA (Active Older Adults) Strength and Balance - Saratoga Regional YMCA

Saratoga County

Strength

This class is designed for our Active Older Adults and focuses on strengthening muscles and improving balance and flexibility.
THE CLASSES BEING OFFERED ARE:
Low Impact Cardio & Strength: This 45 minute low impact class focuses on increasing muscular strength, endurance, and cardio-respiratory health. A chair and resistance band will be provided. Please remember to bring plenty of water and a towel. RESERVATION REQUIRED.
Chair Yoga: This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair or using a chair for support during standing poses. Chair yoga is especially suitable for older adults, people with balance or coordination issues, and those with disabilities. Chair yoga helps increase flexibility, lung capacity, circulation and strength, improves balance, and relieves stress. Chair is provided. Please remember to bring plenty of water and a towel. RESERVATION REQUIRED.
Zumba Gold: A lower impact version of your favorite Zumba dance moves, designed for beginners and/or active older adults who want to work up a sweat while dancing to their favorite Latin Beats. Bring water and a towel. RESERVATION REQUIRED.

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

More at https://srymca.org/aoa

Tai Chi - Saratoga Regional YMCA

Saratoga County

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion because it promotes serenity through gentle movements, connecting the mind and the body. This graceful form of exercise can help reduce stress and increase balance with regular practice.  The instructor will explain the health benefits of Tai Chi and how it may help while acknowledging a member’s self reported physical strength and limitations. In Beginner Tai Chi you will learn the basic skills needed and simplified forms such as the Yang 10, 16 and 24.

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

SilverSneakers Enerchi - Saratoga Regional YMCA

Saratoga County

Tai Chi

This 45-minute class combines easy to learn tai chi form and qigong exercises* to improve well-being through self-awareness and mindful movement. Attention is given to transferring weight smoothly, maintaining postural control and focused breathing. Benefits include increased muscular endurance, improved balance, increased energy and a calm mind.   A chair is provided to facilitate standing stability and seated exercise options. *Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”) meditation is an ancient Chinese healing practice that combines meditation, controlled breathing, and gentle movement.

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

SilverSneakers Yoga - Saratoga Regional YMCA

Saratoga County

Yoga

Move your body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. You will not have to get down on the floor in class.

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

Chair Yoga - Saratoga Regional YMCA

Saratoga County

Yoga

This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair or using a chair for support during standing poses.  Chair yoga is especially suitable for older adults, people with balance or coordination issues, and those with disabilities.  Chair yoga helps increase flexibility, lung capacity, circulation and strength, improves balance, and relieves stress.  Chair is provided.

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

Rock Steady Boxing - Ring of Hope Boxing Club

Schenectady County

Boxing

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

Ready, Steady, Go

Ulster County

Wellness

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

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