PEDALING FOR PARKINSON'S

We are excited to announce that the YMCA of Greater Louisville is partnering with the University of Louisville - Movement Disorders Clinic to offer an exercise program called "Pedaling for Parkinson’s."

Regular exercise is one of the key components in treating the many symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and it has been proven that pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson's disease.  Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35 percent reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace, optimally 80-90 revolutions per minute. Fast pedaling is not a cure for Parkinson's disease, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference in many who try it.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Participants must:
  • Be 30-75 years old
  • Be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
  • Complete and submit a signed consent form and medical clearance
  • Agree to periodically monitor progress

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • First 3 classes are FREE with a physician's referral
  • After 3 classes, participant would pay $40 per month (up to 3 months) and would include a Y membership

PARTICIPATING BRANCHES

Downtown Family YMCA
Mondays/Wednesdays: 10:30 am
Fridays: 10:15 am

Floyd County Family YMCA
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 10 am
YMCA at Norton Commons
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 1:45 pm
Saturdays: 12 pm

Oldham County Family YMCA
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: 10:30 am

QUESTIONS?

For more information, please contact Karen Wyatt at kwyatt@ymcalouisville.org or at 502.222.9358.
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