Pedaling For Parkinsons – YMCA of Greater Boston

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Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic has demonstrated that riding an indoor, stationary bicycle at a rapid pace can reduce Parkinson’s Disease (PD) motor symptoms by as much as 35%. It is not a cure, however, fast pedaling can significantly improve the quality of life of someone living with Parkinson’s.
 
The Oak Square YMCA is excited to offer Pedaling for Parkinson’s (PFP) and support those living with PD in our communities and beyond. This pilot program is available FREE of charge due to generous support from the Catholic Health Foundation, and includes a full access, family membership while in the program.
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Program Details

 
Current Session: October 3rd – December 16th (no class week of Thanksgiving)
Classes meet Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10 – 11am.

While attending every session will provide the greatest benefit, we ask participants to aim to attend at least two sessions per week. Participants ride on an indoor stationary bicycle at low resistance/high cadence, gradually building up to 60 minutes (including warm up and cool down). Heart rate is monitored throughout the class using a wrist-based heart rate monitor (provided). Classes are taught by Certified Cycle Instructors trained in the Pedaling for Parkinson’s program.

Want to get on our list, or have someone contact you about enrolling? Complete the interest form below!

Interest Form

Have Questions? Please contact Murphy Coville at [email protected] or 857-319-0247.

 
Participants must meet the following criteria to participate in the program

  • Have a clinical diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Be willing to take part in monitoring and data collection
  • Able to get on and off the stationary bike
  • Complete enrollment forms including a signed consent
  • Obtain clearance from a medical provider (form provided)


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