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
- 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: