Parkinson’s Exercise Program

Exercise has many physical and emotional benefits.  April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, so now is a great time to inform everyone that the research has shown that exercise can be especially helpful to those with Parkinson’s, a nervous system disorder that can cause tremors, movement difficulties and other symptoms.

The Training Centre’s Parkinson’s Exercise Program, starting March 28, 2023, incorporates specific exercise protocols that target the daily challenges of this diagnosis.  Our focus consists of movements and exercise equipment that target balance, co-ordination, movement sequencing, and core and limb strengthening…all set to music for an added element of fun!

The program revolves around three individual exercise protocols:  Boxing, Spinning and Circuit Weight Training.  All participants will have a Circuit program designed specifically for them.  Boxing class will be held on Tuesdays @ 10:30AM and Spinning class on Fridays @ 10:30AM.  Jamie Young will be our instructor for the Boxing class and Sharon Puluso will be our instructor for the Spinning class.  Cost for the program for each individual is $50 per month.

Research scientists have found that maintaining regular exercise (two and a half hours per week) was associated with slower declines in mobility and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s.  Unfortunately, not much of the disease is in your control, but what is in your control is how physically fit you are when you tackle the disease.  People who exercise do better overall in dealing with the symptoms.

If you, or anyone you know has Parkinson’s, come to The Training Centre to inquire about our program…you’ll see wonderful results!