Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes for Parkinson’s Disease


Due to COVID-19 Outbreak, the Iowa APDA has recommended all exercise groups postpone classes until May 11th. 

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Information on type of classes offered in Iowa

 

 

 

  • LSVT Big and Loud Outpatient Therapy: Find a therapist in your area here:
  • DELAY THE DISEASE: For more information on Delay the Disease, please visit www.delaythedisease.com
  • ROCK STEADY BOXING: Locations listed as “Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate” have a certified instructor in the Rock Steady Boxing Program – for more information on Rock Steady Boxing please visit www.rocksteadyboxing.org. If a class is not listed as an affiliate, these programs still have a certified exercise instructor knowledgeable in boxing and working with individuals with Parkinson’s.
  • Ballroom Dancing:  Spring class Canceled- Look for our Fall 2020 class with Des Moines University.
  • Yoga: This class is held at Iowa State University and designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s at all levels of functioning. Click here for additional information.
  •  TAI CHI: Tai chi classes are available throughout the state of Iowa. Please visit the Tai Chi for Health Institute to see where Tai chi classes are being held.

 

 


Black Hawk County/Waterloo

Delay the Disease Class

Location: MercyOne Wellness, 211 Ridgeway, Waterloo, IA 50702
Dates/Times: Wednesday and Friday from 2:00-2:45 PM
Cost: $30 for a 3 month session, (Free if you have Silver Sneakers, or Renew Active with your health insurance)
Contact: Class instructor Timi Brown, Med-Fit Facilitator at MercyOne Wellness, at 319-272-1755 for more information.

Boxing Class for Parkinson’s

Location: Cedar Valley Boxing Club, 616 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703
Dates/Times: Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m.
Contact: Terry Hertges at (319) 239-6865 or beno08@aol.com for more information.

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Bremer County/Waverly

Singing in Parkinson’s Disease Group – The Waverly Warblers

Description: A singing group for people with Parkinson’s.
Dates/Times: Mondays at 10 am
Location: Waverly Health Center, Tendrils Rooftop Garden, 312 9th St. SW, Waverly, IA, 50677
Contact: For more information contact instructor Mary Ochoa at Mochoa@waverlyhealthcenter.org or call 319-352-4961

Delay the Disease Class

Dates/Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am-11 am
Location: Wartburg-Waverly Wellness Center, 100 Wartburg Drive, Waverly, IA
Cost: $45 a month for members and $60 a month for guests
Contact: For more information contact Leslie Lyons 319-352-8311 or to register call the welcome desk at 319-352-8311

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Carroll County/Carroll

Delay the Disease Class

Location: St. Anthony’s Hospital, 311 S Clark St, Carroll, IA 51401.
Dates/Times: Every Thursday at 10:45- 11:45 AM
Cost: Free
Contact: Class instructor Melanie Hundling at 712-792-3581 or Melissa Schultes at 712-794-5815.

Rock Steady Boxing Class for Parkinson’s

Location: St. Anthony’s Hospital, 311 S Clark St, Carroll, IA 51401.

 Cost: $100 per month, Offered three times a week.

Contact: Steve Schable in the Rehab Department, sschable@stanthonyhospital.org   or 712-794-5241.

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Cass County/Atlantic

Rock Steady Boxing Class For Parkinson’s

Location: Heritage House Wellness Studio, Heritage House, 1200 Brookridge Cir, Atlantic, IA 50022

Dates/Times: Mondays and Thursdays at 2:00 PM

Contact: Jon Jordan, class instructor, at 712-243-1850 or JJordan@wesleylife.org for more information.

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Cerro Gordo County/Mason City

Rock Steady Boxing

Location: Mason City YMCA, 1840 S Monroe Ave, Mason City, IA 50401

Date/Times: Mondays/Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m., Tuesdays/ Thursdays 3:00-4:30 p.m.

To register contact Casey Curoe at 641-422-5999, or  instructor, Jana Mentzer at 314-240-0862.

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Clay County/Spencer

Delay the Disease Class

Location: Spencer YMCA, 1001 11th Avenue West, Spencer, IA 51301.
Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free if a Spencer YMCA Member; payment required for non-members.
Contact: Class instructor is Josh Kelly. Contact the Spencer YMCA for more information at 712-262-3782.

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Des Moines County/ West Burlington

Delay the Disease

Location: Great River Medical Center, Hawkeye Room, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington, IA 52655.
Dates/Times: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 a class.
Contact: Contact class instructor Julie Kirk at the Great River Medical Center High Performance Center at 319-768-4112 for more information.

Gentle Yoga Class

Location: Chief Room at Great River Medical Center High Performance Center
Dates/Times: Every Monday at 12:45 p.m.
Contact: Julie Kirk, class instructor, at 319-768-4112 for more information.

Delay the Disease

Location: Burlington Area YMCA, 2410 Mt. Pleasant St, Burlington, IA, 52601.
Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 1 – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free for YMCA members; $5 a class for non-members.
Contact: Burlington Area YMCA at 319-753-6734 or cara@burlingtony.org for more information.

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Johnson County/Iowa City

ReNu Your Life – Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease (formerly Delay the Disease)

Location: Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Dates/Times: Wednesdays and Sundays from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Cost: $5 per class or $50 punch card available.
Contact: Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or kris@renuyourlife.com for more information.

Movement with PD

Location: Nolte Dance Academy, 1619 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241.
Dates/Times: Thursdays from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Contact: Contact Leslie Nolte at 319-688-9289 or frontdesk@nolteacademy.com

Rock Steady Boxing

Location: ICOR Boxing, 1127 Shirken Dr., Iowa City
Dates/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Website: https://www.icorboxing.com/rock-steady-boxing.html
Contact: Emily or Clif at 319-244-8282 or icorboxing@gmail.com

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Jones County/Anamosa

Delay the Disease Class

Location: UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center, 1795 HWY 64 East, Anamosa, IA 52205.
Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 3:15-4:15 p.m. at the therapy department.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Contact class instructor Allison Niedermann, PTA, BA  at 319-481-6195 or allison.neidermann@unitypoint.org

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Kossuth County/Algona

Delay the Disease Class

Location: Algona Family YMCA, 2101 E. McGregor Algona, IA 50511.
Dates/Times: Every Tuesday from 1 -2 p.m. at the Algona Family YMCA. Every third Tuesday of the month the class has a guest speaker at no cost.
Cost: $12 for a 6 week session or $3 for a one day pass. Contact: Contact the Algona Family YMCA at 515-295-7701 or jeni@algonaymca.org for more information.

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Linn County/Cedar Rapids

Moving with Parkinson’s Level 1

Dates/Times: Mondays 12:00-12:45pm

Location: 260 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

Contact: Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or Kris@renuyourlife.com for more information.

Moving with Parkinson’s Level 2

Dates/Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:30-11:30 AM

Location: 260 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
Contact: Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or Kris@renuyourlife.com for more information.

Fighting PD Boxing

Dates/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30-2:30 PM

Location: 260 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

Contact: Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or Kris@renuyourlife.com for more information

Parkinsingers – Vocal Exercise/Movement for PD

Location: West Music, 1398 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302.
Dates/Times: Wednesdays from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Contact: Contact instructor Kyle Wilhelm at 319-389-4074 or kwilhelm@westmusic.com for more information.

PD Dance Moves

Location: 260 33rd Ave SW, Suite G Cedar Rapids, IA
Dates/Times: Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Contact: Contact instructor Tallis Strub and Suzanne Palmer at 319-361-7673 for more information.

Chair Yoga

Dates/Times:  Thursday 12:00-1:00 PM

Location: 260 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
Contact: Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or Kris@renuyourlife.com for more information.

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Marion County/Pella

Rock Steady Boxing

Location: Hearthstone, 1742 Main Street, Pella, IA 50219
Dates/Times: Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ntact: Call Natasha Nikkel at 641-620-4269 or e-mail nnikkel@wesleylife.org for more information. Pre-registration is required.

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Muscatine County/Muscatine

Delay the Disease Class

Location: Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1613 Bidwell Road, Muscatine, IA 52761.
Dates/Times: Classes are held twice a week: Rotating schedule of Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks followed by Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks.
Cost: $5 per class.
Contact: Contact instructor Anthony Krumbholz at 319-981-3321 or AnthonyKrumbholz@yahoo.com for more information.

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Polk County/ Des Moines Area

Mercy Health & Fitness Center

Neuro Wellness Cycle, Aqua and Delay the Disease

Location: Mercy Health & Fitness Center 12493 University Ave, Clive Iowa 50425

Cost: Free if Mercy Health & Fitness member

Contact: Mercy Health and Fitness Center: 515-226-9622 

CYCLE WELLNESS
Fridays 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
This class is designed to assist individuals with
neurological disorders participate in a cycling activity to
improve overall wellness. The class focuses on cycling at
higher RPMs to achieve these goals. This focus is based
on evidence-based studies that note that this type of
activity can assist in reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s
disease. A variety of cycling drills include a mix of rolling
hills as well as fun and friendly ‘team’ activities. Assistance
is provided for participants in adjusting bike settings to
accommodate specific needs.

Delay the Disease

When: Mondays/Wednesdays 1-2pm

Instructors: LaDona Molander/ Jennifer Voorhees

Rock Steady Boxing

Thursdays: 1:00pm/ Saturdays 11:00am

Instructor: Ildiko Timmermann

Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) is a structured class designed to minimize the effects of Parkinson’s disease as well as improve activities of daily living. This 90-minute class is led by a certified Rock Steady Boxing
coach and incorporates strength training, cardiovascular exercises, agility and balance work, and boxing techniques.

Participants must have a medical release from their doctor and need to go through assessment before attending class. Purchase a class package at Member Services.


Delay the Disease

Location: Wesley Acres, 3520 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312.
Dates/Times: Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Registration is required.
Contact: Contact Wesley Acres at 515-271-6500 for more information.

Delay the Disease

Instructors: Julie McGarvey, Kristin Sherman and Alex Fonseca on Tuesdays
Instructors: LaDona Molander and Jennifer Voorhees on Thursdays
Location: Walnut Creek Family YMCA, 948 73rd Street, West Des Moines
Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15 p.m.
Cost: Free if YMCA-Medical Programming Member
Contact: Walnut Creek Y at 515-224-1888

Cycling to Restore Health

Location: Walnut Creek Family YMCA
Dates/Times: Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free if YMCA-Medical Programming Member
Contact: Walnut Creek Y at 515-224-1888

Cycling to Restore Health

Location: Waukee YMCA
Dates/Times: Tuesdays at 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free if YMCA-Medical Programming Member
Contact: Waukee Y at 515-987-9996

Aquatics to Restore Health

Location: South Suburban YMCA
Dates/Times: Monday and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cost: Free if YMCA-Medical Programming Member
Contact: South Suburban Y at 515-285-0444

Rock Steady Boxing at Edgewater, West Des Moines

Location:Edgewater, WesleyLife, 9225 Cascade Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Dates/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
To register contact Abby Harlacher at aharlacher@wesleylife.org or 515-978-2404

Rock Steady Boxing at Rock Valley Physical Therapy, Ankeny

Location: First United Methodist Church, 710 NE 36th St, Ankeny, IA 50021

Dates/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays  11:30 AM

To register, contact Colleen Shannon at colleen.shannon@rockvalleypt.com or 515-964-2559

Boxing at On With Life, Ankeny, Iowa

Description: This class is run by two therapists, and is focused on incorporating the LSVT BIG principles, agility, endurance and coordination.

Location: On With Life, Outpatient Clinic, 715 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023

Dates/Times: Tuesdays/Thursdays at 3:45-4:30

To register, contact Liz at 515-289-9696

Cycle for NeuroWellness

Location: Wesley Acres, 3520 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312.
Dates/Times: Every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
Cost: Free
Register: Call 515-271-6500 for more information and to register.

Stroke and Parkinson’s Program (Urbandale)

The goal of this 1 hour program is to provide meaningful exercise with the addition of fun, laughter, socialization and the overall sensation of accomplishment!
Location: Courage League Sports, 4405 121st St, Urbandale, IA 50323
Dates: Mondays/Fridays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Monthly Membership: $55/family | 10-Visit Punch Card: $65 (financial assistance may be available)
Register: Call 515-421-4021 for more information and to register.

Stroke and Parkinson’s Program (Ankeny)

The goal of this 1 hour program is to provide meaningful exercise with the addition of fun, laughter, socialization and the overall sensation of accomplishment!
Location: Courage League Sports, 110 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023
Dates: Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Monthly Membership: $55/family | 10-Visit Punch Card: $65 (financial assistance may be available)
Register: Call 515-421-4021 for more information and to register.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention

Location: Walnut Creek Family YMCA
Dates/Times: Monday at 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Cost: Free if YMCA-Medical Programming Member
Contact: Walnut Creek Y at 515-224-1888

 

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Poweshiek County/Grinnell

Rock Steady Boxing

Location: 615 Horseshoe Drive Street East, Grinnell, IA 50157
Dates/Times: TBD
Cost: Call for more information
Register: Call 641-236-9570 Georgia Plumb or email plumbge@gmail.com

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Scott County/ Davenport

Delay the Disease

Location: Genesis Physical Therapy, Valley Fair 2720 W Locust St., Unit 8B, Davenport, IA 52804
Dates/Times: Classes are held Wednesday and Friday from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 for an 8-class card.
Contact: Call 563-421-3495 for more information.

Scott County/ Bettendorf

Delay the Disease

Location: Bettendorf Family YMCA, 3800 Tanglefoot Ln, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
Dates/Times: Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE for YMCA members; $30 for 16 weeks for non-members.
Contact: Bettendorf Family YMCA at 563-359-9622 or class instructor Marli Apt at 563-345-4287.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Location: Bettendorf Family YMCA, 3800 Tanglefoot Ln, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
Dates/Times: Classes are held Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays
Cost: FREE for YMCA members
Contact: Bettendorf Family YMCA at 563-359-9622

Rock Steady Boxing- Quad Cities

Location: 3565 Utica Ridge Road, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
Dates/Times: Tuesday/Thursday
Contact: Barb Park, MPT at 563-332-6596

Rock Steady Boxing- Genesis

Location: TBK Bett Plex 4850 Competition Drive, Bettendorf, IA
Dates/Times: Monday/ Wednesday
Contact: Kristen Hawley, PT 563-421- 3460

 

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Story County/Ames

Music & Movement in Parkinson’s

Description: An exercise group for people with Parkinson’s Disease
Dates/Times: Tuesdays from 4-5pm
Location: First Baptist Church of Ames, 200 Lynn Ave.
Contact: For more information, please contact the Neurophysiology Lab at Iowa State University at 515-294-5476.

Singing in Parkinson’s Disease

Description: A singing group for people with Parkinson’s Disease
Dates/Times: Wednesdays from 3-4pm
Location: First Baptist Church of Ames, 200 Lynn Ave.
Contact: For more information, please contact the Neurophysiology Lab at at Iowa State University at 515-294-5476.

Yoga in Parkinson’s Disease

Location: Iowa State University, Department of Kinesiology, 534 Wallace Rd, Ames, IA 50011

Dates/Times: Mondays 11:15am- noon

Contact: For more information, please contact the Neurophysiology Lab at at Iowa State University at 515-294-5476.

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Union County/ Creston

Delay the Disease

Location: Southern Prairie YMCA, 1201 W Townline, Creston, IA 50801.
Dates/Times: Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 9 – 10 a.m.
Cost: Free for Southern Prairie YMCA members; $25/month for non-members.
Contact: Mandy Henderson, Instructor. Contact the Southern Prairie YMCA at 641-782-9622 for more information.

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Wapello County/ Ottumwa

Rock Steady Boxing

Location: Ottumwa YMCA

Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm

Cost: $60 per month

Contact: Kathy Sisler at Ottumwa YMCA 641-684-6571 ext. 26 or email: Kathy@ottumwaymca.com

Warren County/ Indianola

Aquatics to Restore Health

Location: Indianola YMCA
Dates/Times: Tuesday and Thursdays at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free if YMCA-Medical Programming Member
Contact: Indianola Y at 515-777-7746

Rock Steady Boxing

Location: Anytime Fitness, 402 N Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA 50125.
Dates/Times: Classes are held Monday and Thursday from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Monica Vail at 515-962-4741 or mvail@wesleylife.org for more information.

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 Woodbury County/South Sioux City, Nebraska

Delay the Disease

Location: Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA 601 Riverview Dr, South Sioux City, NE 68776.
Dates/Times: Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. – Noon.
Cost: $5 per class ; $50 for a 10 class punch card.
Contact: Jacque Perez, Instructor and Wellness Programs Coordinator, at 402-404-8439 or jperez@nwsymca.org

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