At-Home Exercise

At-Home Exercise Options


APDA Resources

Order the APDA “Be Active & Beyond Book.” You can call us at 206-695-2905 and we will mail it to you. You can also download it here.

Watch the Webinar “Getting Motivated to Move” here.

Participate in APDA St. Louis Chapter’s exercise classes. They have a variety of both recorded and live classes catered to varying abilities that can be accessed here.

Watch the Let’s Keep Moving Webinar Series.  Tune in live every Wednesday or watch recorded versions.  Visit Page

Need some expert advice? Call the APDA Exercise Help line! 888-606-1688 or email: rehab@bu.edu

Video and Live Classes Options

Some of the classes below are free, others charge a small fee. If finances are a hardship for you, but you are eager to take classes that charges a fee the APDA Patient Aid Scholarship could help.

Yoga for PD with Peter Lynch: Live classes daily with access to the classes later.  Register Here

Daily Dose
Our friends at the Parkinson’s Fitness Project have been broadcasting specially designed PD workouts based on the latest science. They have a great archive of videos and online classes. You can sign up for a FREE 30 DAY TRIAL and then if you like what you see, use the promo code MOVE when signing up to get the next 3 months at 50% off. They also have some free classes available, do live online classes, and if you are in the greater Seattle area you can join them in person once classes resume.

Dance for PD
Dance for PD has live classes nearly every day through a Zoom video link. Videos of archived classes can be played directly from the website.

Rock Steady Boxing
They offer short classes posted regularly on YouTube.

Boomerang Therapy Works
They offer both Facebook Live classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and have an archive of previous classes available to view anytime.

Silver Sneakers
Although not Parkinson’s-specific, Silver Sneakers is a specialty program designed for those 65+. They will be doing some Facebook Live classes and have an archive of previous classes available to view anytime.

Parkinson Voice Project
Exercise your Voice! The Parkinson Voice Project has several practice videos available here.

Beat PD Today
They offer live and recorded PD exercise videos via their website.

TangoStride
Offering Stretching and movement session Live on Facebook, recorded sessions also available.  here

Improv to Improve Parkinson’s Disease:  These on-line classes are new, different, and FUN – you won’t even know they are also therapeutic!  CSz Worldwide, producers of the award-winning ComedySportz, is helping to raise awareness of improv’s positive effect on Parkinson’s Disease.  here

Silver Kite: Offers intergenerational on-line arts programs.

Sing Loud: A chorus for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Every Wednesday.  No previous musical experience is required and all lyrics will be provided!

 

The generosity and creativity of both local and regional Parkinson’s exercise specialists have truly been an inspiration. We will continue adding to this list, and encourage you to check back frequently when you want to change things up!

Tips For Safe At-Home Exercise

If you have not been exercising regularly, please consult your healthcare provider before doing anything new.
• Choose a space where you’ll have enough room to move around
• If using a chair or other furniture for assistance, make sure it’s sturdy and isn’t going to slide around
• If exercising by yourself, make sure you have access to a phone just in case
• Make a plan: schedule fitness into your day and week
• Consult your physician if you have any health concerns or are just getting started

Our number one tip for at-home exercise is to TAKE A WALK if it is a safe option. There simply is no replacement for the outdoors, the fresh air, the movement, and it is free!