Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, but for people with Parkinson’s disease exercise is vital to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Right now, people need exercise classes they can do from home. This 25 minute video is a class for people with Parkinson's and can be done from the comfort of their home.
When we are able to come back to the Y again for classes, consider enrolling in our Live Large with Parkinsons’ at the Y. This is a new program offered by the Y in conjunction with Atrium Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. We are committed to delaying the progression of Parkinson's disease for all fitness levels and this program will provide a continuum of care for Parkinsons’ patients, starting with a recommended evaluation. After the evaluation, patients will be directed to the exercise class best suited for them.
Step 1: Evaluation (recommended)
The Living Large with Parkinson's fitness program starts with a FREE fitness evaluation to determine your fitness level to identify which class is best for you. Evaluations are by appointment only. For your FREE evaluation, contact Debbie Parshall at Debbie.Parshall@ymcastaff.org. Based on the results of your evaluation, you’ll be placed into one of three classes.
Phase 1 is for patients who need to start their exercise program with personal physical therapy. Phase 1 sessions must be scheduled directly with Atrium Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy at 513-934-3850.
Phase 2 is a basic to intermediate level group exercise class which includes stretching, balance, core, seated and standing exercises with a mild heart-rate elevation. The goal is to re-train the brain and decrease the symptoms of Parkinsons. These classes are held at Countryside YMCA | Lebanon or at Otterbein Reitrment Home. (as of 2/2020 Phase 2 and Phase 3 are being taught together at Countryside YMCA | Lebanon.)
Phase 3 is an advanced level group exercise class which includes stretching, balance, core, seated and standing exercises along with a circuit-style boot camp and moderate heart-rate elevation. These classes are held at Countryside YMCA | Lebanon or at Otterbein Reitrment Home.(as of 2/2020 Phase 2 and Phase 3 are being taught together at Countryside YMCA | Lebanon.)
Debbie Parshall is the Director of the Otterbein Lifestyle Enrichment Center. Debbie has 10 years of experience working with older adults and has a background in personal training, wellness coordination and working with the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program. Debbie has training from Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery and Delay the Disease.
The Evaluation is free, but there are costs for the exercise classes.
Step 1: Evaluation, Free
Phase 1: Personal physical therapy. Contact Atrium Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy for costs at 513-934-3850
Phase 2 group exercise class: Members $62 / Non-members $132
Phase 3 group exercise class: Members $62 / Non-members $132
No, although the exercise classes are offered to members at a reduced rate.
How Can I Find Out More?
Contact Debbie Parshall at 513 696 8590. If you'd prefer an email contact, fill out this form and one of our Live Large wtih Parkinson's at the Y instructors will be in touch soon.