Parkinson’s Programs

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PWR!Moves® Group classes start with the repetitive training of four foundational skills that underlie everyday function and that become impaired in Parkinson’s Disease. PWR!Moves are always performed with HIGH EFFORT for bigger and faster movements while directing your attention on “how it feels” to use your full movement potential. The emphasis is on learning what “optimal function” feels like so that you learn to move bigger and faster in your everyday life. You will then you be challenged both physically and cognitively so that you “use it and improve it.” 

It is a 12-week program that will meet twice per week for 60 minutes and will incorporate a variety of exercises and introductions to group exercise classes. Participants must be 18 years old, provide a medical clearance form and be independently mobile or have someone present to assist them.

Upcoming sessions:

Downtown YMCA
December 12 – March 2
March 5 – May 24
May 28 – August 16
August 20 – November 8
November 12 – January 31, 2019
Meets Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Northwest Family YMCA
January 2 – March 22
April 3 – June 22
July 3 – September 20
October 2 – December 20
Meets Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

YMCA members: FREE
Non-members: $96 per 12-week session


Parkinson’s Network Class

Orangeburg County YMCA
March 5 – May 24
May 28 – August 16
August 20 – November 15
Meets Mondays/Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – Noon

YMCA members: FREE
Non-members: $96 per 12-week session

Additional Personal Training:
Personal training provides individualized workouts that can help maintain the skills and function gained in physical or occupational therapy. Work one-on-one with a certified personal training who will help you reach your goals. Must be a member to purchase personal training packages. Please visit Member Services for more information.