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Pedaling For Parkinson’s

Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% 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 of Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it.

The program is led by a certified group fitness instructor and consists of:

  • Pre- and post-fitness evaluation
  • 45-minute spin/cycling sessions
  • Meets twice per week for 12 weeks

Program Requirements:

  • Be age 18+
  • Be diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
  • Complete and submit a signed consent form and medical clearance
  • Agree to periodically monitor progress
  • May not have cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled hypertension or stroke, dementia, or other medical conditions that are contraindicative to exercise.

2023 Pedaling for Parkinson’s Program

  • Mondays at 12 pm & Thursdays at 2:15 pm | Starts October 9 | The Bedford Center YMCA
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1 pm | Starts October 3 | Hood County YMCA

How do I sign up?

For more information, or to register, please email [email protected], call 817-624-9791 or complete the interest form below:

The YMCA offers quick and easy financial assistance in the form of our Open Doors program for every membership and Y program. Learn more today!