General Information
Detailed Information

Chair exercises that are designed to improve your fitness, counteract your PD symptoms, and increase your daily activity.
LOCATION: Fitness Annex, 1st floor.

Evergreen Commons is offering several different Fitness and Wellness Programs that are beneficial to individuals impacted with PD. Other Classes and Programs are available through the Commons of Evergreen that can also be beneficial to persons with Parkinson’s. If additional information is desired (ie., program fees, how to register, how to volunteer to become a “captain”, etc.), please feel free to reach out to the Fitness Coordinator or the Fitness & Wellness Director.  There is new hope for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Dr. Alberts with the Cleveland Clinic, a biomedical engineer and avid cyclist, has done studies on “rapid leg movement”. He found that there was a 35% decrease in PD symptoms when a specific protocol was followed. Gait, balance, tremors, and rigidity improved. Also, the participants in the studies saw an improvement in energy, stamina, and cognitive functioning. The Person with Parkinson’s (PwP) follows a specific exercise regimen on a stationary bike or a tandem bike with a co-rider (captain) who helps maintain the required pedaling speed, intensity, and duration. It is important to note that this exercise regimen is not a cure but provides the PwP with a significant reduction in their symptoms.

Exercise Classes Offered
Open to the Public
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Contact Information
Sydney Bolt
Fitness Wellness Coordinator
Amy VandePoel
Fitness & Wellness Director