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.
Session Dates, Cost and Location
YMCA Members: Free
Pickens YMCA 2019 Start Dates: January 7, February 25, May 20, July 15, September 16
Powdersville YMCA 2019 Start Dates: September 18
Easley YMCA 2019 Start Dates: October 1
Tina Russo, Wellness Director, at the Pickens YMCA at 878-8380
Paulo Passini, Wellness Director, at the Powdersville YMCA at 625-2066
Dennis Loftis, Wellness Director, at the Easley YMCA at 343-6840
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 hour
Each session lasts a minimum of 6 weeks
Classes led by Parkinsons Wellness Recovery trained instructors
Fun, supportive environment
Who is eligible?
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)