Parkinsons Programs

Parkinsons Programs

We offer three types of PD Programming:

Parkinson’s Cycle: Pedaling at a certain rate per minute (RPM) has been shown to increase strength and improve symptoms of PD. Partially funded by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), this is an evidence-based, small-group cycling program. Classes are ongoing, once per week for 45 minutes.

All participants must complete a health history and get a signed medical clearance from a healthcare provider. Assessments will be done every 16 weeks under the guidance of the instructor. Options to attend virtually or in person.

Monday: 1:00-1:45PM

Parkinson’s Exercise Program: A small-group exercise program based off of research done by Boston University. A trained instructor leads participants through strength and balance exercises and stretches designed for those with PD. Classes are ongoing, once per week for 60 minutes. All participants must complete a health history and get a signed medical clearance from a healthcare provider. Options to attend virtually or in person.

Thursday: 1:00-2:00PM

Parkinson’s HIIT Circuit Class: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a style of exercise where short bursts of high intensity exercises are followed by short periods of low intensity recovery. In this 55-minute class, participants will perform strength training intervals using combinations of weights, bands, and body weight. Class will conclude with stretching and flexibility exercises. Studies have found that people with Parkinson’s who regularly participated in HIIT training had increased neuronal activity, experienced a decrease in Parkinson’s symptoms, and felt that their quality of life improved. This class is offered in person only.

Wednesday & Friday: 1:00-1:55PM | begins October 3rd

All Parkinson’s programs are free for Y members, or $30/month per program for non-members.

For more information, please contact:

Lynne Zusi, Healthy Living Director

(413) 584-7086, ext. 119 | [email protected]

PD Cycle

All Locations
1/1/23 - 2/1/24
VIEW

Parkinson’s Cycle: Pedaling at a certain rate per minute (RPM) has been shown to increase strength and improve symptoms of PD. Partially funded by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), this is an evidence-based, small-group cycling program. Classes are ongoing, once per week for 45 minutes.

All participants must complete a health history and get a signed medical clearance from a healthcare provider. Assessments will be done every 16 weeks under the guidance of the instructor. Options to attend virtually or in person.

Monday: 1:00-1:45PM


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberYouth/Y-TeamNon-Member
12/1/22 1/31/24 Front Desk $ 0.00-$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/01/23 - 02/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
02/01/23 - 03/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
03/01/23 - 04/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
04/01/23 - 05/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
05/01/23 - 06/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
06/01/23 - 07/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
07/01/23 - 08/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
08/01/23 - 09/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
09/01/23 - 10/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
10/01/23 - 11/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
11/01/23 - 12/01/23
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
12/01/23 - 01/01/24
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk
01/01/24 - 02/01/24
14 / 14 Available Register at
front desk

PD Exercise

All Locations
1/1/23 - 2/1/24
VIEW

Parkinson’s Exercise Program: A small-group exercise program based off of research done by Boston University. A trained instructor leads participants through strength and balance exercises and stretches designed for those with PD. Classes are ongoing, once per week for 60 minutes. All participants must complete a health history and get a signed medical clearance from a healthcare provider. Options to attend virtually or in person.

Thursday: 1:00-2:00PM


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberYouth/Y-TeamNon-Member
12/2/22 1/31/24 Front Desk $ 0.00-$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/23 - 02/01/23
Register at
front desk
02/01/23 - 03/01/23
Register at
front desk
03/01/23 - 04/01/23
Register at
front desk
04/01/23 - 05/01/23
Register at
front desk
05/01/23 - 06/01/23
Register at
front desk
06/01/23 - 07/01/23
Register at
front desk
07/01/23 - 08/01/23
Register at
front desk
08/01/23 - 09/01/23
Register at
front desk
09/01/23 - 10/01/23
Register at
front desk
10/01/23 - 11/01/23
Register at
front desk
11/01/23 - 12/01/23
Register at
front desk
12/01/23 - 01/01/24
Register at
front desk
01/01/24 - 02/01/24
Register at
front desk

PD HIIT Friday

All Locations
1/1/23 - 2/1/24
VIEW

Parkinson’s HIIT Circuit Class: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a style of exercise where short bursts of high intensity exercises are followed by short periods of low intensity recovery. In this 55-minute class, participants will perform strength training intervals using combinations of weights, bands, and body weight. Class will conclude with stretching and flexibility exercises. Studies have found that people with Parkinson’s who regularly participated in HIIT training had increased neuronal activity, experienced a decrease in Parkinson’s symptoms, and felt that their quality of life improved. This class is offered in person only.

Wednesday & Friday: 1:00-1:55PM | begins October 3rd


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberYouth/Y-TeamNon-Member
12/2/22 1/31/24 Front Desk $ 0.00-$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/23 - 02/01/23
Register at
front desk
02/01/23 - 03/01/23
Register at
front desk
03/01/23 - 04/01/23
Register at
front desk
04/01/23 - 05/01/23
Register at
front desk
05/01/23 - 06/01/23
Register at
front desk
06/01/23 - 07/01/23
Register at
front desk
07/01/23 - 08/01/23
Register at
front desk
08/01/23 - 09/01/23
Register at
front desk
09/01/23 - 10/01/23
Register at
front desk
10/01/23 - 11/01/23
Register at
front desk
11/01/23 - 12/01/23
Register at
front desk
12/01/23 - 01/01/24
Register at
front desk
01/01/24 - 02/01/24
Register at
front desk

PD HIIT Wednesday

All Locations
1/1/23 - 2/1/24
VIEW

Parkinson’s HIIT Circuit Class: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a style of exercise where short bursts of high intensity exercises are followed by short periods of low intensity recovery. In this 55-minute class, participants will perform strength training intervals using combinations of weights, bands, and body weight. Class will conclude with stretching and flexibility exercises. Studies have found that people with Parkinson’s who regularly participated in HIIT training had increased neuronal activity, experienced a decrease in Parkinson’s symptoms, and felt that their quality of life improved. This class is offered in person only.

Wednesday & Friday: 1:00-1:55PM | begins October 3rd


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberYouth/Y-TeamNon-Member
12/2/22 1/31/24 Front Desk $ 0.00-$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/23 - 02/01/23
Register at
front desk
02/01/23 - 03/01/23
Register at
front desk
03/01/23 - 04/01/23
Register at
front desk
04/01/23 - 05/01/23
Register at
front desk
05/01/23 - 06/01/23
Register at
front desk
06/01/23 - 07/01/23
Register at
front desk
07/01/23 - 08/01/23
Register at
front desk
08/01/23 - 09/01/23
Register at
front desk
09/01/23 - 10/01/23
Register at
front desk
10/01/23 - 11/01/23
Register at
front desk
11/01/23 - 12/01/23
Register at
front desk
12/01/23 - 01/01/24
Register at
front desk
01/01/24 - 02/01/24
Register at
front desk