Parkinson’s Exercise Class
A functional exercise program for people living with Parkinson’s disease designed to help mitigate symptoms and rebuild functionality.
Join Personal Trainer Olivia Conklin for a strength training program for persons living with Parkinson’s disease.
Participants can expect:
- Exercises to help strengthen muscles to improve your daily life such as sitting, standing and balance
- Activities to address hand-eye coordination and cognitive abilities
Exercise has shown to positively affect:
- Mood and self-confidence
- Bone health, sleep, digestion, fatigue, gait and functional mobility
All classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2pm and are led by Certified Personal Trainer Olivia Conklin.
Rates can be adjusted for those joining part way through the month. For additional information or assistance registering for class, please email Olivia Conklin.
More About the Program
Certified Personal Trainer Olivia Conklin leads this program and explains that, “Participants can expect to go through exercises that will strengthen their muscles. I especially try to choose exercises that help them with daily living activities, such as sitting to standing and maintaining balance. I also incorporate some fun into the program using hand-eye coordination exercises that will make them think and help them mentally.”
In addition to the physical and mental strengthening participants can expect, attendees will also benefit from social interaction. “This class also allows for participants to get to know each other and talk to people who are going through the same changes that they are. One participant told me how nice it is to be able to have conversations and go through the class with others who have Parkinson’s.”
A brief assessment is required before attending. Email Olivia to arrange a date and time.