Exercise Groups

Exercise Classes in Connecticut

General Parkinson’s Exercise

Avon

Class: Tai Chi for Parkinson’s
Date & Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 am and Thursdays at 1:30 pm
Location: The Residence at Brookside, 117 Simsbury Rd., Avon
Please RSVP by calling 860-284-5000


Danbury

Class: “Moving with Music”
Date and Time: Wednesdays at 11:00AM.
Location: Access PT & Wellness, 69 Sand Pit Rd, Suite 204, Danbury.
Contact: For more information, please call 203-748-5631


East Hartford

Class: General Exercise
Date and Time: Wednesdays, 10:45-12:15 PM – classes run from Oct-Dec & Feb-May
Location: YMCA, 770 Main St. East Hartford

East Windsor

Class: Beat PD Today-Free Classes!
Date & Time: Wednesdays, 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Location: Fresh River Healthcare, 96 Prospect Hill Rd., East Windsor
Contact: Heather Bale, 860-670-3430

Farmington

Class: Beat PD Today
Description: Functional Interval exercises and Boxing to meet all levels of ability.
Date & Time: Wednesdays, 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Location: Farmington Senior Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT
Contact: Senior Center, 860-675-2492

Greenwich

Class: Yoga
Date & Time: Sundays from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: YMCA of Greenwich, 50 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich
Contact: Lynn Hagerbrandt, hagerbrandt@gmail.com 

Class: Tai Chi
Date & Time: Mondays from 11L30 AM to 12:30 {M
Location: YMCA of Greenwich, 50 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich
Contact: Lynn Hagerbrant, hagerbrandt@gmail.com 

Groton
Participants must provide gloves, shin guards and water.

Class: Boxing for Parkinson’s – Rock Steady Boxing
Date & Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, Fridays 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Groton Community Center, 61 Fort Hill Rd., Groton, CT
Phone: 860-536-5680 or www.grotonrec.com 


Guilford

Class: General Exercise
Location: VNA Community Healthcare Wellness Center, 753 Boston Post Road Guilford

For more information regarding dates and times for this class, please call 203-458-5400.

Hebron

Moving for Better Balance, balance and strengthening exercise class based on the principles of Tai Chi.
Classes will be held one hour twice a week. Please call the Russell Mercier Senior Center at
860-228-1700


Northford

Class: Exercise for Parkinson’s Training
Date & Time: Monday-Friday from 6AM-12PM, 3PM-8PM-Saturdays from 6AM-1PM
Location: Common Sense Fitness, 254 C Clintonville Rd., Northford
Contact: Stephen Stern, CPT, 203-530-1811 or stepstern@comcast.netwww.comsenfit.com
Individualized personal training/functional fitness for everyone with PD.

Torrington

Class: PWR Moves-mostly seated exercises.
Date & Time: Starting in April-Mondays & Fridays from 11:15AM-12:15PM
Class: PWR Moves & BIG principles-floor & seated exercises.
Date & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:15-12:15PM and 12:30-1:30PM
Location: Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert St., Torrington
Contact:  Please call 860-496-6660 or 860-496-0046

Wallingford

Class: Parkinson Fitness Class
Date & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2PM-3PM
Location: Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington St., Wallingford, CT


Westbrook

Class: Parkinson’s Exercise – Delay the Disease
Date & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00PM-2:00PM
Location: The Valley Shore YMCA, 201 Spencer Plain Rd., Westbrook
Contact: For more information, please Ellen Nichele at 860-399-9622 ext. 121 or enichele@vsyma.org


West Hartford

Class: General Exercise
Date and Time: Wednesday from 2-3PM
Location: Atria, Hamilton Heights, One Hamilton Heights Dr., West Hartford.
Contact: For more information, please contact Atria directly at 860-787-5009

West Hartford

Class:  BIG TIME – specific to Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders with a LSVT Big certified Therapist.
Date and Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00PM-2:00PM
Location: West Hartford Senior Center, 15 Starkel Road, West Hartford
Contact: Tom Atwood, 860-380-0213 or tom@betterbalancept.com


Westport

Class:  Parkinson’s Fitness Class
Date & Time:  Wednesdays, 10:15 – 11:00 AM.
Location:  Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., Westport
Contact: For more information, please call 203-341-5099

Class: Balance, Stretch & Strengthen Class
Date & Time: Tuesdays, April 4th to June 29th at 2:30 pm.
Location: Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., Westport
Contact: For more information, please call 203-341-5099


LSVT Related Exercise

Danbury

Class: This class is specific to Parkinson’s patients who have completed the LSVT BIG program with a certified therapist.
Date and Time: Tuesdays 11:00AM, and Friday at 8:30AM.
Location: Access PT and Wellness, 69 Sand Pit Rd Suite 204 Danbury.
Contact: For more information, please call 203-748-5631


New Britain

Class: Big Walk LOUD Talk
Date & Time: Thursdays March 7th – April 11th at 3:30 pm
Location: Hospital For Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain.
Contact: To register and cost, please call 860-827-1958 ext. 5031

Rock Steady Boxing

Deep River

Class: For class information and schedule call Britt at 860-301-9291 or 860-526-8738. You can also email Middlesex@rsbaffiliate.com
Location: Squared Circle Studio, 500 Main Street, Suite #10.

East Hartford

Class: For class information check their website at www.barebonesboxing.com or call Gwen at 860-568-8000 or email barebonesboxing@hotmail.com
Location: Bare Bones Boxing 826 Silver Lane, East Hartford.

New Fairfield

Class: Rock Steady Boxing-Level 1 & 2
Date & Time: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 1:00 PM
Location: Primetime Fitness, 3 Dunham Rd., New Fairfield
Contact: Steven Hadad at 914-523-8617, please call for an appointment.

Norwalk

Class: Elana Schachner at 917-734-3509 or Yossi Solan at 646-418-3789
Location: UFC Gym


General Boxing Exercise

Glastonbury

Class: Boxing and Functional Interval Training
Date and Time: Every Tuesday at 6:15pm and every Saturday at 11:00AM.
Location: Accelerated Fitness 122 Naubuc Ave. Glastonbury. Classes also in Branford, New Britain, Marlborough and New Milford.
Contact: For more information, please call 860-463-3747. Or, visit: www.beatpdtoday.com 

Greenwich

Class: Beginner’s Boxing
Date & Time: Mondays from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Location: YMCA of Greenwich, 50 Putnam Ave., Greenwich
Contact: Lynn Hagerbrandt, hagerbrandt@gmail.com

New London

Class: Adaptive Boxing
Date & Time: Classes are every Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00 AM
Location: New London Athletics Center, 436 Broad Street, New London
Contact: Please call 860-235-0212

West Hartford

Class: Beat Parkinson’s Today
Date & Time: Starting Wednesday, April 18th at 11:45 AM
Location: West Hartford Senior Center, 15 Starkel Road, West Hartford
Contact: For more information, please call 860-561-7583

Westport and Darien

Class: Parkinson’s Disease FIT – A movement assessment is required before your first free class.
Date and Time: Classes are every Tuesday at 1:00PM
Location: Lander Sport & Health Sciences, 125 Kings Highway North.
Contact: For more information and your free movement assessment please call Dr Joshua Lander’s office at 203-226-2366.

Westport

Class: Fight Parkinson’s Boxing Program
Date & Time: Every Thursday, April 6th to June 29th at 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., Westport
Contact: For more information, please call 203-341-5099


Dance for PD

Branford

Class: Dance for PD
Date & Time: Every Friday from 10:00am-11:15am
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church Hall, 1109 Main St., Branford
Contact: Laura Richling, 203-675-2930

Middletown

Class: Dance for PD
Date and Time: Every Monday from 1:15-2:30pm
Location: Middletown Senior Center, 61 Durant Terrace, Middletown
Contact: Laura Richling, 203-675-2930

New London

Class: Dance for PD
Date and Time: Every Wednesday from 10:30-11:45am
Location: Connecticut College- Crozier-Williams Building 2nd floor studio.
Contact: These specific Dance for Parkinson’s Disease classes are free to anyone with Parkinson’s and his/her caregiver or partner. These classes are sponsored by: Neighborhood Music School. For more information, please call 203-624-5189. Or Rachel Balaban 203-261-7062


General Dance Exercise

Guilford

Class: General Dance Exercise
Date and Time: Every Monday from 10:45 AM – 12:00pm.
Location: VNA Community Healthcare Wellness Center 753 Boston Post Road Guilford.
Contact: There is no charge for the class as it is sponsored by Rehab Concepts. To register for the class, please call (203) 458-4351


African Drumming

Wallingford Senior Center
Date and Time: Every Tuesday at 3:00PM
Location: 238 Washington St., Wallingford, CT
Contact: Please call Phyllis Drescher at 203-265-7753.

East Haven-PD Kick Boxing Class

Where: Shaolin Kempo Academy, 35 Frontage Road, East Haven
Date & Time: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday mornings from 10:15 am to 11:15 am.
Contact: Ross at 203-468-7287     or www.learnkempo.com 

LOUD Crowd & LSVT Big & Loud-Refresher Class
Where:
Windham Hospital 112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, CT
Date & Time: 
Wednesdays from 12pm-1pm
Contact:  
Susan Monroe,860-942-5090