At-home fitness options for people with Parkinson’s

Aug 29, 2022

Looking for resources for exercising at home? There are a lot of great options out there, from pre-recorded videos you can watch on your own schedule, to live virtual group classes.

Online exercise videos & YouTube channels

PCLA’s Fun Fitness class on YouTube

PCLA’s Bailando Unidos contra el Parkinson dance classes on YouTube

PWR! Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery free exercise videos

Re+Active Physical Therapy’s YouTube channel includes exercise classes and tips as well as informational videos about PD, dystonia, and more

The Brian Grant Foundation’s PD exercise videos

Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials: Getting Started, Staying Motivated, Seeing Results is a free online video series from the Davis Phinney Foundation

Patrick LoSasso’s SmartXPD Exercise for Parkinson’s videos covers topics such as improving function, strength and flexibility, and cardiovascular exercise


Live virtual classes

GENERAL EXERCISE FOR PD

Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach maintains a list of virtual Parkinson’s exercise classes.

American Parkinson Disease Association’s Northwest Chapter has free virtual classes including yoga, dance, boxing, singing, and more.

Neuroboxing offers boxing, spin, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes, plates, and yoga classes. Some are online and some are in person.

Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation offers free online movement and singing classes.

Re+Active Physical Therapy offers online exercise classes appropriate for people with PD.

Recreation Fitness in Long Beach is currently offering online exercise classes for Parkinson’s.

Rouge Physical Therapy offers a membership-based online program with many classes per week, all taught by Parkinson’s-specialized therapists, including PWR! Movies, boxing, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), cardio, yoga, and more.

Patrick LoSasso of SmartxPD offers 9 free exercise classes per week,  including gentle and energetic exercise, boxing, and balance- and fall-focused exercise


BOXING

American Parkinson Disease Association’s Northwest Chapter has free virtual classes including yoga, dance, boxing, singing, and more.

Neuroboxing offers boxing, spin, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes, plates, and yoga classes. Some are online and some are in person.

The Neuro-Wellness Alliance offers several online boxing classes per week.They also offer a spinning/cycling class.


DANCE

American Parkinson Disease Association’s Northwest Chapter has free virtual classes including yoga, dance, boxing, singing, and more.

Dancing Through Parkinson’s offers a free weekly online dance class

Dance With Amy” Zoom meetup, from Davis Phinney Ambassador Amy Carlson, 8:30 am PT every day

Dance for PD at Home, from the Mark Morris Dance Company. Live online classes and archived classes to watch anytime.


SPINNING

The Neuro-Wellness Alliance offers online spinning classes, as well as boxing classes.


TAI CHI

The American Parkinson Disease Association offers two free online tai chi for Parkinson’s classes per week.


YOGA

American Parkinson Disease Association’s Northwest Chapter has free virtual classes including yoga, dance, boxing, singing, and more.

Kathleen Ross-Allee of ‘Leen Bodies offers an online chair yoga for stress management class that is open to Kaiser members. Call Kathleen at 818-719-4095 to register (you must provide a Kaiser member number). 

Parkinson Association of the Carolinas has a free weekly virtual Yoga class, Wednesdays at 9:30 am PT. Click the Zoom link to join (If prompted, enter the following meeting information: ID: 894 9599 4704 | Passcode: 752787)

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