Parkinson's Disease Fitness Classes

Research tells us that exercise is beneficial for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. We have designed these classes specifically for Parkinson’s patients.

Rhythm and Moves

This class is for you if your balance is good enough that you do not need an assistive device. In this class, you will begin with a warm-up by walking laps. Then, we’ll move to stretching, bending and moving. There’s no chance you’ll get bored because you’re going to mix it up. You’ll march, box, use drumming sticks, navigate obstacle courses and agility ladders, and pass and throw balls.

  • You won’t need special equipment, but please wear loose-fitting clothes and appropriate shoes.
  • The only rules for this class: Do what feels right for you. Nothing should be painful. And anytime you need to take a break, please take one.
  • Please call us at 785-505-5840 if you have questions about whether this class is right for you or if you would like to bring a helper to spot you during class.

Schedule: 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 to March 1
Legacy Room at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane
Fee: $65

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Twist and Shout

In this appropriately named class, we’ll take you through stretches, twists and other movements. The class will challenge you physically and vocally — and mentally — as we strive to improve your brain’s ability to learn and form new connections. Classes will gradually increase in complexity for people who need the challenge. If you do not use an assistive advice and have good balance, we will encourage you to stand to exercise during some portions of the class.

  • You won’t need special equipment, but please wear loose-fitting clothes and appropriate shoes.
  • The only rules for this class: Do what feels right for you. Nothing should be painful. And anytime you need to take a break, please take one.
  • Please call us at 785-505-5840 if you have questions about whether this class is right for you or if you would like to bring a helper to spot you during class.

Schedule: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 to March 1
Legacy Room at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane
Fee: $65

Enroll Online


THE INSTRUCTOR

Your instructor is longtime therapist Suzie Craig, who has worked with patients at LMH Health for 15 years. Suzie is certified in the Lee Silverman exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease. She continues to learn and develop new strategies to help people living with Parkinson’s.

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