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HEAT Program

High Energy Amplified Training for the beginner and experienced!

  • 1 hour
  • Gold's Gym: 8904 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23294


WHY “Every Center of Excellence agrees that they believe exercise is important to good outcomes in PD, and data supports that. Exercising enhances the sense of wellbeing, even across different disease stages and severities. There is a growing consensus among researchers about the short and long-term benefits of exercise for people with PD.” -Parkinson’s Foundation Through evidence-based research, we have created the HEAT exercise program that include high intensity modalities to get participants' heart rate up. High intensity interval training (HIIT) is growing in popularity among people with Parkinson’s and other types of chronic disease not only because it makes them feel better, but because it’s easily adapted to any fitness level or workout. Through research, it has been found that HIIT stimulated the growth and function of nerves. At the conclusion of a Polish study, participants saw reductions in rigidity and stiffness, making it easier to move their arms and legs. Come join us for this free program! REGISTRATION You can simply register for the individual classes that you would like to attend. Care Partners Care Partners are welcome to come as care partners to their person with Parkinson's. This includes spotting, supporting, and assisting their loved one as needed (this type of supportive attendance is free of charge). Care Partners can also work out along side their participant. We do, however, prioritize people with PD to utilize the equipment first to ensure equipment and space is available for those with Parkinson's. If Care Partners do not wish to exercise within the HEAT exercise program, they will have full access to the Gold's Gym equipment. PROGRAM DETAILS • Warm Up/Cool Down: Gold’s Gym is pleased to offer warm up and cool down periods for participants of this program. This means use of all the Gold’s Gym Equipment! • Other Benefits: HEAT participants and their care partners will have full use of gym locker rooms and shake bar. Available Times Monday – 12pm Wednesday – 12pm *Wed. Evening Class Coming Soon* Friday – 10:30am

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