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Exercise and Wellness

"Parkinson's Disease patients should be encouraged to actively participate in regular exercise as a potent non-pharmacological therapeutic strategy against PD."

-According to the National Institute of Health

Not your average exercise program! Ours is designed with medical professionals to improve symptoms and fight the progression of Parkinson's Disease:

  • A safe, supportive, fun community.

  • Instructors trained to work with people with PD.

  • Physical therapists do regular assessments.

 

Classes are offered at local community organizations and include:

  • Cardio

  • Strength training

  • Neuromuscular/balance

  • Flexibility

  • Mindfulness meditation

  • Class offerings may vary by location! Please check with your local provider.

Link to your local YMCA for class schedule:

YMCA of Greenwich:  https://www.greenwichymca.org/programs-services/parkinsons-body-mind-program/

Westport/Weston YMCA:  https://westporty.org/programs-services/health-wellness/parkinsons/

Fairfield YMCA:  https://cccymca.org/locations/fairfield/schedules/

 

PBM Virtual Boxing with Toni Mafes 
Free of charge to PBM Members
 
Mondays10 AM & Wednesdays 09:15 AM 

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"I have been involved in many aspects of the Parkinson’s Body and Mind in Fairfield County for a number of years through the YMCA.  It has been a godsend for me. The boxing, yoga and meditation programs have helped improve the management of my PD issues of balance, strength and flexibility. In addition, the energy and enthusiasm of both the instructors and participants is energizing and uplifting. It’s been great for my heart and soul."  John O’Donnell, Fairfield, CT Shakers Anonymous

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