Movement is medicine. Movement is key to treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. NPFM’s Persons with Parkinson’s Advisory Board is working to identify Parkinson’s-friendly exercise classes and programs throughout the state.
Note: These programs are listed for information sharing only. Please consult your movement disorders specialist and care team before beginning any exercise program. Although the programs below have been identified as “Parkinson’s friendly” by people with Parkinson’s, they are not certified or approved by NPFM.
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Pilates MN | Pilates Reformer Class
Pilates MN offers Pilates Reformer for Parkinson’s, a class designed especially for people with Parkinson’s. Pilates Reformer exercises assist clients in movement so they can acquire flexibility, strength, joint mobility and core stabilization. Call 952-476-0304 or e-mail email@example.com for more information
Hoigaard's | Nordic Walking
Hoigaard’s is committed to supporting and inspiring all outdoor enthusiasts and recognizes that outdoor activities promote overall health and wellness especially for individuals with Parkinson’s. The Nordic Walking group walks and classes are open to everyone and we are leading Parkinson’s friendly Nordic Walking experiences on a monthly basis.
Struthers Parkinson's Center | Classes
Since 1978, Struthers has been a recognized leader in Parkinson’s care, education and support. In addition to medical care, Struthers offers a variety of exercise and movement classes.
Capistrant Center | Classes, Dance
Capistrant Center for Parkinson’s Disease (St. Paul, MN) at Bethesda Hospital Bethesda provides medical evaluations, treatment, support and resources for those with Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders.
Courage Center | LSVT Big and Loud
Courage Center provides a wide array of services for people living with Parkinson’s disease including LSVT BIG and LOUD and speech, physical and occupational therapies. People may also take advantage of Courage Center’s driving assessment, physician services, independent living skills (ILS), pain management and psychological services. For information on any service call 763-520-0234.
The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness in Minnetonka, is a Parkinson’s-friendly organization that helps individuals maximize their personal health and well-being through a combination of educational programs, services, environment, professional care and personal guidance.
OrangeTheory Fitness | Interval Training
Orangetheory Fitness uses the science of Heart Rate Based Treadmill Interval Training, the efficiency of Indoor Rowing for increased fitness.