Exercise Classes

Bellevue, WA

Personal Training

Brian Murphy is an ACSM certified Health Fitness Specialist, and is qualified to train people with Parkinson’s. Brian has led Parkinson's exercise groups at the Bellevue YMCA and Northwest Hospital. He works one-on-one with those challenged with Parkinson’s in their homes, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience to help those with PD to create a new, more active lifestyle.

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Contact:

Brian Murphy, (425) 829-5720, www.fit4acause.com

Boise, ID

Parkinson's Exercise Class

The focus of this exercise class is to improve mobility of individuals with Parkinson disease. When you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's, it is very important to stay moving and keep active in order to maintain optimal function. Exercise has been shown to be helpful in maintaining mobility throughout the lifespan.

Location:

Elks Rehab Hospital, 600 N. Robbins Road, Boise, 4th Floor, Boise, ID

When:

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30am – 10:15am
10:30am – 11:15am

Fee:

$45 per month

Contact:

Elks Rehab Hospital, 208.489.4777

Greater Seattle/Tacoma Area

Personal Training

Lisa Stuebing is a certified personal trainer, and her company Mud Puddle Fitness is dedicated to Senior fitness. Lisa's background allows her to competently manage a fitness program in the presence of co-morbidities. She aims to empower clients to achieve an active lifestyle through a highly specific, comprehensive home exercise program.

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Contact:

Lisa Stuebing, (206) 524-6788, www.mudpuddlefitness.com

Kirkland, WA

Neurological Exercise Group

Gentle stretch and strength exercises for patients affected by neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's, Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis. Led by Evergreen Physical Therapy Department.

Location:

Evergreen Hospital, DeYoung Pavillion, Rainier Room, 12039 NE 128th St, Kirkland, WA 98034

When:

Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:00pm – 2:00pm
4 week sessions
April 2nd - 23rd 2013
April 4th - 25th 2013

Fee:

$20 per session

Contact:

Evergreen Hospital, 425.899.3000, www.evergreenhealthcare.org/classes

Lacey, WA

Move it!

This class focuses on improving your functional mobility. Exercises taught specifically target impairments relating to Parkinson's disease including tremor, rigidity, freezing, posture, and slow/small movements. Concepts include large amplitude movements with a functional emphasis, intensity, motivation and sensory awareness, Participants will be required to be able to maintain balance for > 30 seconds without assistance. Caregivers/family are encouraged to attend at no additional charge. Wear comfortable/loose clothing!

Class is led by Kenneth Schnell, PT, DPT

Location:

South Sound Senior Center 6757 Pacific Ave SE Lacey, WA

When:

Tuesdays, 11:15am - 12:15pm

Fee:

$4 per class for South Sound Senior members, $5 per class for non-members

Contact:

Kenneth Schnell 360.493.4649

McMinnville, OR

Parkinson's Movement Class

These classes are based on the Methods of John Argue and have been designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s disease. His approach combines yoga, tai-chi and dance, improving flexibility, strength, balance and overall coordination. This method is known to help prevent falls, improve facial expressiveness and improve intelligibility of speech. For more information about the John Argue Method visit www.JohnArgue.com.

Location:

McMinnville Senior Center, 2250 McDaniel Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128

When:

Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:30am
April 7 – June 9, 2012

Fee:

$50 per person per session

Contact:

Parkinson's Resources of Oregon, 800.426.6806, www.parkinsonsresources.org

Mercer Island, WA

Parkinson's Exercise Class

Designed for those with Parkinson's and other movement, strength and balance concerns. Join others in a relaxed learning environment of stretching, bending, and mobility enhancing exercise.


Location:

Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040

When:

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Fee:

Contact Center for details.

Contact:

Mercer Island Parks & Rec, 206.236.3545

Nampa, ID

Parkinson's Exercise Class

The focus of this exercise class is to improve mobility of individuals with Parkinson disease. When you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's, it is very important to stay moving and keep active in order to maintain optimal function. Exercise has been shown to be helpful in maintaining mobility throughout the lifespan.

Location:

St Luke’s Elks Rehab Hospital, 1709 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651

When:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Fee:

$35 per month

Contact:

Lou Levy, 208.489.4480

Poulsbo. WA

Applied Neuroplasticity

Learn to use external and internal cueing techniques to improve your Parkinsonian symptoms. Improve sit-to-stands, re-learn forgotten movement, relax dystonia.

Fee: $48
Dates: 9/16/13, 10/21/13, 11/18/13, 12/16/13

Exercise and Dopamine

Apply the latest science to ensure your exercise routine is effective. Learn to maximize dopamine production, discuss neuroprotection and neurodegeneration.

Fee: $48
Dates: 1/20/14, 2/18/14, 3/18/14, 4/21/14

Walking Poles for Balance and Mobility

Urban poling techniques will give you a boost with every step. Build core muscles, walk farther, stand taller, be safer. Bring your own poles or borrow a pair for class-time.

Fee: $60
Dates: 5/19/14, 6/16/14, 7/21/14

Falls Prevention for People with Parkinson's

A PD specific falls prevention course. Falls risk assesments will be discussed in detail. Learn strength and balance exercises to reduce your risk. Topics will include bradykinesia, festination, freezing, blepharospasm, and more. Develop your personal checklist and take action.

Fee: $48
Dates: 9/15/14, 10/20/14, 11/17/14, 12/15/14

These classes are sponsored by the Young at Heart Parkinson's support group.

Click here to register online

Location:

Poulsbo Athletic Club 19611 7th Ave NE Poulsbo, WA 98370

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Contact:

Lisa Stuebing 206.524.6788

Puyallup, WA

Miracles in Motion

Designed specifically for people with Parkinson's. Exercise group meets on a weekly basis, and then as a support group on the third Thursday of the month.

The exercise class is led by Physical Therapy Assistant, Marlo Goetz.

Location:

Life Care Center of Puyallup, 511 10th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372

When:

Thursdays, 11:00am

Fee:

None.

Contact:

Kristina Mills, 253.845.7566 or [email protected]