Cycling for Parkinson’s Disease 8-week sessions begin June 25/September 10, Palo Alto

Cycling for Parkinson’s Disease 8-week sessions begin June 25/September 10, Palo Alto

Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is starting a cycling class for people with Parkinson’s. In each session, a professional cycling instructor guides participants through an hour-long workout on a stationary bike two days per week for 8 consecutive weeks. No previous experience with cycling or spin classes is necessary. The program is free, thanks to a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Registration is required.

Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is starting a cycling class for people with Parkinson’s. In each session, a professional cycling instructor guides participants through an hour-long workout on a stationary bike, two days per week for 8 consecutive weeks. No previous experience with cycling or spin classes is necessary. This program is free, thanks to a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Registration is required.

Brain connectivity, balance and everyday activity are all improved through cycling.

Inclusionary criteria include a diagnosis of idiopathic PD,; ability to follow instructions and give informed consent. A medical clearance must be signed and participants must agree to undergo some testing related to each session.

Exclusionary criteria include not being able to follow directions or give informed consent; those with peripheral neuropathy, structural brain disorder, anatomical asymmetries, hip/knee prosthesis, active joint disease affecting walking as well as anyone with a visual abnormality or orthopedic issues.

Dates:
Every Tuesday and Thursday for 8 consecutive weeks

  • Section 1: 6/25-8/15 (no class 7/4)
  • Section 2: 9/10-10/31

Time:
2:00-3:00pm

Location:
Palo Alto Family YMCA
3412 Ross Road
Palo Alto CA 94303
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Register/more information:
650.721.8500

Program Flyer

Website:
https://stanfordhealthcare.org/for-patients-visitors/neuroscience-supportive-care-program.html