A Wellness Recovery Program
Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in Parkinsons patient symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace – optimally 80-90 revolution per minute. Pedaling is not a cure for Parkinsons disease and should not be touted as such, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many.
If you are interested in finding out more about Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s or would like to participate, please contact our Pickens YMCA.
Session Dates, Cost and Location
Free to anyone with Parkinson’s disease
Begins August 2, 2021 at the Pickens YMCA
Tyra Balcombe, Wellness Director, at the Pickens YMCA at 878-8380
A Medical Release Form must be received in order to finalize registration.
One-on-one consultation & assessment with Wellness Coach
Classes meet a minimum of twice per week for 1.5 hours
Each session lasts a minimum of 12 weeks
Classes led by Parkinsons Wellness Recovery trained instructors
Fun, supportive environment
Adults who have been diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinsons Disease
Must have a signed medical release form
Must be a member of the YMCA of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville
(Financial assistance for membership is available)