The Pedaling for Parkinson’s® class mission is to improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. Educating patients, caregivers, and the public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s diagnosis is a secondary class goal, as is research dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s.
Riding an indoor, stationary bicycle has been shown to reduce Parkinson’s disease symptoms by as much as 35%. In the Pedaling for Parkinson’s® class, participants ride for 1 hour which includes a 10-minute warm-up at 60 RPM, followed by 40 minutes at 80 to 90 RPM, and a 10-minute cooldown.
Classes are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00am – 12:00pm.
Who Can Participate?
- Must be 30-75 years old (older if approved by the participant’s physician)
- Must be diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinson’s
- Must complete and submit a signed consent form
- Must complete and submit a medical clearance form with written consent from a physician
- Agree to periodically monitor progress
Who Cannot Participate?
- Parkinson’s patients with the following medical conditions:
- Cardiac or pulmonary diseases
- Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
- Uncontrolled hypertension or stroke
- Other medical conditions that are contraindications to exercise
For more information, email Jennifer Crane, Health & Wellness Manager.