"I don’t know how to get started."

"Exercise is boring or too hard."

"Exercise leaders don’t understand people with Parkinson’s disease."

We’ve heard all the excuses and know exactly how to overcome them.

Exercise programs provide a welcoming place to participate in professionally led classes, tailored to the needs of people with Parkinson’s disease. Leaders and fellow participants provide the motivation and accountability that are critical to establishing and maintaining healthy new habits. The classes also provide a good venue for sharing information, experiences, and emotional support.

"Exercise is a realistic and practical way to fight Parkinson’s disease."
American Parkinson Disease Association

Recent studies support the value of regular exercise in managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In addition to enhancing physical abilities, exercise improves cognitive functions, overall mood, a sense of well-being. It can also help decrease depression. For most people with Parkinson’s disease, exercise can be an important tool for managing the disease.

"Exercise is as important as medication for the management of Parkinson’s disease."
Parkinson Disease Foundation

Have you been thinking about exercise but aren’t quite sure how to start? Would you benefit from a dynamic group class to keep you motivated and continuing? Locations and times are convenient with program sites continuously being added around the region. All facilities are accessible. Leaders are knowledgeable, energetic, and helpful. And best of all, classes are fun!

To see a list of exercise classes in your area, please CLICK HERE.

Please contact David Von Hofen at (412) 837-2750 or dvonhofen@pfwpa.org with questions or for additional information on exercise programs.