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NEW CYCLING PROGRAM - PEDALING FOR PARKSINSON'S - Lynch/van Otterloo Y

COMING IN MARCH!

NEW CYCLING PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKSINSON'S.

Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in PD symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace, optimally 80-90 revolutions per minute. This research inspired the launching of Pedaling for Parkinson’s™ (PFP), an indoor cycling program geared specifically towards individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

Participants will ride on a stationary bike. Each one hour exercise session consists of a 10 minute warm-up, up to a 40 minute main exercise set, and a 10 minute cool-down. Rest breaks will be taken as needed. Participants will ride within their pre-determined heart rate zones and will be closely monitored by program facilitators.

See the story on NBC Nightly News here>>

Start Date: March 6th

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:45 - 11:45am

Class Limit: 8 people

Program Requirements:

  • Age 30-75
  • diagnosed with Idiopathic PD
  • Complete and submit consent form and medical clearance
  • Agree to periodically monitor progress
  • No cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled diabetes melllitus, uncontrolled hypertension or stroke, dementia or other medical conditions that are contraindicative to exercise

Contact: Marcy Schwam  schwamm@northshoreymca.org

March 6, 2018 - 10:45am