Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a new research based indoor group cycling program geared specifically toward individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The classes are lead by a Pedaling for Parkinson’s certified coach and provide a monitored and safe exercise option for those individuals affected with PD. They also offer support, community and enhance the exercise experience so the behavior becomes routine and a part of everyday life. The mission of Pedaling for Parkinson’s is:
- To improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers.
- To educate patients, caregivers and the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s diagnosis.
Participants ride on a solo stationary bike three times a week. Each one hour exercise session consists of a 10 minute warm-up, up to a 40 minute main exercise set, and a 10 minute cool down. Rest breaks are taken as needed. Participants ride within their pre-determined heart rate zones and are closely monitored by program facilitators. This program is recognized by SilverSneakers.