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PWR! Moves Class

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30am

  • 1 h
  • West End Gold's Gym|Gayton Road Gold's Gym

About

WHY “One study showed that people with PD who exercised regularly for 2.5 hours a week had a smaller decline in mobility and quality of life over two years. Research is ongoing to discover therapies that will change the course of the disease.” -Parkinson’s Foundation PROGRAM DETAILS This Parkinson-specific exercise class will teach you how to move bigger and faster in everyday life and counteract PD symptoms! As you learn these PD-specific skills, you will be challenged physically and cognitively to do more than you think you can in a fun, supportive environment! PWR!Moves (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Moves) is a Parkinson’s-specific training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements. PWR!Moves are performed with large, whole body movements, maximum effort, and intentional action in multiple postures (floor, all 4’s, sitting, and standing). These Parkinson’s exercise classes specifically target “4” skills shown by research to target mobility in people with PD (muscle strength for upright posture, weight shifting, spine flexibility, and transitional movements). As a result, persons with PD gain body awareness and maintain functional movements. REGISTRATION You can simply register for the individual classes that you would like to attend. All classes are free to people with PD. **Care Partners are required to stay and support their participant if participant is unable to get on/off equipment and maneuver through the gym independently** 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. **Care Partners are required to stay and support their participant if participant is unable to get on/off equipment and maneuver through the gym independently** AVAILABLE TIMES Mondays at 10:30am at Gold's Gym (8904 W. Broad Street, Henrico) Tuesdays at 10:30am at Gold's Gym (8904 W. Broad Street, Henrico) Thursdays at 10:30am at Gold's Gym (9782 Gayton Rd, Henrico)


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