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


Ellington “Free” Exercise Class
Made possible by a grant from APDA CT Chapter.
Ellington Senior Center
This energetic class will incorporate some rock-steady exercises.
Donna Calabrese of Hits & Kicks, LLC will instruct these beneficial classes.
Dates: Mondays-1/9-1-23-1/30/2023
Thursdays-1/5-1/12-1/26/2023
Please contact Donna at (860) 729-8614

Farmington

Class: Beat PD Today
Description: Functional Interval exercises and Boxing to meet all levels of ability.
Please call for the class schedule.
Contact: Senior Center, 860-675-2492

Farmington

Date & Time: Mondays at 1:00 PM (Beat PD Today)
Location: Anthology of Farmington, 1 Bridgewater Rd., Farmington
Contact: Holly Seymour, 860-507-7712

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  or info@parkinsonsbodyandmind.com

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

Among the exercise classes that are currently available to members of our PD community are: boxing and conditioning for PD through Rock Steady Boxing, Tai Chi, Weight Circuit, Yoga, and Neuromuscular Integrative Action (NIA) Dance. Classes vary by location. We anticipate adding aqua aerobics, ballroom dancing, cycling and more. Classes vary by location, please click on the

link to your local YMCA for class schedule:

YMCA of Greenwich:  https://www.greenwichymca.org/programs-services/parkinsons-body-mind-program/

Westport/Weston YMCA:  https://westporty.org/programs-services/health-wellness/parkinsons/

Fairfield YMCA:  https://cccymca.org/locations/fairfield/schedules/


Guilford

Class: Challenging the Course: Golf for PD
Location: Physical Therapy Specialists of Guilford, 705 Boston
Post Rd., Suite A5, Guilford- Every Saturday
Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am
Contact: James Heeren, PT- james@physicaltherapyspecialists.org 
Phone: 203-458-1645

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 203-458-4200

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

Middletown

Online fitness classes available, please contact Martha Jaffe at martha.jaffe@cpwg.org

New Haven
Class: Beat PD Today
Date & Time: Monday-Friday at 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: 540 Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Haven
Contact: Devonne Canady at 203-675-2837

New London

Class: Championship Rounds Adaptive Boxing Program
Date & Time: Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 9AM-10AM
Location: Whaling City Athletic Club, 436 Broad St., New London
Contact: Kent Ward at 860-235-0212


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.

Old Lyme

Class: LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Group Class
Date & Time: Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Physiocare Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
19 Halls Road, Suite 215, Old Lyme, CT
Contact: Please call Alison at 860-326-6439

Shelton

Class: Exercise & Balance Class
Date & Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 AM
Location: Benchmark at Split Rock, 708A Bridgeport Ave., Shelton
Contact: Theresa Waldron at 203-929-1111

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 1PM-2PM
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
BIG TIME ONLINE: Every Tuesday at 2:00 PM Link:

https://apdaparkinson.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIufuigpzssH9T7RG3ffXOwm_AgT5QT0RvN


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 at 2:30 pm.
Location: Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., Westport
Contact: For more information, please call 203-341-5099

Wilton YMCA

Class: Parkinson’s Exercise Class
Date & Time: Tuesdays 11:00 AM
Location: Riverbrook Regional YMCA, 404 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT
Contact: Rhoda Kasparek, Director of Healthy Living 203-762-8384 ext. 282


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

Old Lyme

Class: LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Group Class
Date & Time: Wednesdays from 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Physiocare Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
19 Halls Road, Suite 215, Old Lyme, CT
Contact: Please call Alison at 860-326-6439


New Britain

Class: Big Walk LOUD Talk
Date & Time: Thursdays 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.

Milford

Class: Rock Steady Boxing
Date & Time: Mondays at 2:00 PM during the Summer
Fall Through Spring-Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:30 AM-Sundays at 12:00 Noon
Location: Title Boxing Club, Milford Plaza, 169 Cherry St., Milford
Contact: 203-516-4213

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

Suffield

Class: Rock Steady Boxing
Date & Time: Tuesdays at 11:00 AM and Thursdays at 9:30 AM
Location: Hits & Kicks, 138 Mountain Road, Suffield
Contact: Donna at 860-729-8614 or www.hitsandkicksllc.com 

Wolcott

Class: Rock Steady Boxing
Location: In Your Corner Gym, 534 Wolcott Road, Wolcott, CT
Contact: Stephanie Ballesteros-203-974-6806 iyc@sloaffiliate.com


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 Hagerbrant, hagerbrant@gmail.com

New London

Class: Championship Rounds Adaptive Boxing Program
Date & Time: Classes are every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 9AM-10AM
Location: Whaling City Athletic Club, 436 Broad Street, New London
Contact: Kent Ward at 860-235-0212

West Hartford

Class: Beat Parkinson’s Today
Date & Time: TBA-please call for day/time
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: Please call for schedule (Every Thursday 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


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NEW! 1st Weds live onsite & Zoom

Wednesdays with Rachel:

Weds 10:30am For a link to Rachel’s class, email rbalaban@nmsnewhaven.org.

Weekly: continuing on Zoom

Hybrid class: 1st Wed of the month at Connecticut College, New London — Crozier-Williams Building, 2nd floor studio

NEW! every Fri live onsite & Zoom

Fridays with Laura, 10:00am

ONSITE at Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1109 Main St. Branford, CT 06405

Driving directions here

Free parking available just outside the church and on adjoining streets

Parish Hall: When facing the church, you’ll see the Parish Hall to the right. Follow handicap-accessible ramp up to single red door.

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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-A lot of fun! Looking for new participants!
Date and Time: Every Tuesday at 2:00PM
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

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