Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Programs

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Exercise will make your life better!

It’s not easy facing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Exercise is essential for the images_PD Brochure 1well-being of individuals who have PD: recent research shows that exercise not only benefits your physical and psychological health but may actually slow, halt or even reverse the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The earlier that exercise is begun after diagnosis, the better the results.

Parkinson’s specific exercises address common symptoms of PD such as gait problems, rigidity/stiffness, tremors, freezing posture, balance, depression, stress, and falls. Flexibility and mobility will improve. Regular exercise provides a sense of accomplishment and an increased confidence in the ability to perform daily activities that may otherwise present a problem to those with PD. Simply put, targeted, PD- specific exercise will improve your quality of life!

Our Classes

foreverfitness PD programs are designed to bring the latest and best research regarding images_PD Brochure 4bParkinson’s and exercise to our community through group classes and custom personal fitness training. We emphasize the importance of early intervention and continuous access to research-based exercise approaches that target the unique physical, emotional and cognitive challenges for individuals living with PD.

Our classes are designed for those who have minimal to moderate levels of disease severity.

We format our programs carefully to:

* Target PD-specific movement deficits

* Improve function

* Improve mood

* Improve quality of life

* Reduce risk of falls

Classes are part of the Parkinson’s Wellness and Recovery (PWR) PWR! MOVES tm and PWR! CIRCUIT tm national exercise programs developed by Dr. Becky Farley, a leading expert in the field of exercise and PD.

Classes offered:

* PWR! MOVES group exercise: $10.00 per classimages_PD Brochure 7

* PWR! Circuit Group exercise, Tai Chi for Parkinson’s: $25.00 per class

* Tai Chi for Parkinson’s: $10.00 per class

One-To-One Personal Training available by appointment: contact Sarah K. Stahr for more information and pricing

Classes are partially funded by a grant from the Parkinson’s Wellness Chapter, a local chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), to help defray the cost of the class to participants.



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PWR! MOVES Group Exercise Class – 1:00pm-2:00pm Brighton Gardens of Washington Township

PWR! MOVES Group Exercise Class – 3:00pm-4:00pm Emeritus at Long Cove Pt


Tai Chi for PD – 4:00pm to 5:00pm The Barrington of Oakley


PWR! MOVES Group Exercise Class – 1:00pm-2:00pm Connections Church

PWR! MOVES Group Exercise Class – 3:00pm-4:00pm Baptist Towers

PWR! MOVES Group Exercise Class – 4:30pm-5:30pm Mercy Health – West Park


PWR! Circuit Exercise Class – 2:00pm-3:00pm beneFIT Studio


PWR! MOVES Group Exercise Class – 11:15am-12:15pm Hyde Park Health Center


Hiking Club meets one Sunday each month, time and location varies


Connections Church
7421 E. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Baptist Towers
800 Highland Ave.
Covington, KY 41014

Mercy Health – West Park
2950 West Park Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45238

Hyde Park Health Center
3983 Rosslyn Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45209
(off Erie Ave. in Hyde Park)

The Barrington of Oakley
2855 Babson Pl.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

beneFIT Studio
3913 Eastern Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Emeritus at Long Cove Pt
5535 Irwin Simpson Road
Mason, OH 45040

Brighton Gardens of Washington Township
6800 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459


You may start a class at any time during the year.

For more information about the program or the classes or to reserve your place, please contact:

Sarah K. Stahr