Exercise is a vital component of Parkinson’s disease treatment. APDA programs include exercise programs as a way for people with PD to gain control over your disease.

The American Parkinson Disease Association programs are funded solely by individual donations and grants. All classes are offered free of charge for people with Parkinson’s. Our classes are made possible by our generous donors, and we encourage you to support our exercise programming as you are able.

APDA Iowa Exercise Classes

Movement Training

This class uses a variety of exercises to work on  movement strategies, gait, balance, strength and flexibility. This class may use equipment, including hand weights, bands and balls.

PD Moves Dance Class

PD Moves is a dance program for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. This class utilizes technical elements from various dance styles including Swing, Salsa, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango.  Movement elements of focus will be improving balance, coordination, and use of rhythm.  Students of Des Moines University will participate as dance partners for the course.

Click here for the schedule of all APDA Iowa Exercise Classes.

Exercise at Home

APDA Virtual Exercise Classes

APDA has an extensive list of Virtual At-Home Health and Wellness Classes on almost any day of the week. Click here to check out the virtual calendar and to register for classes. Filter by Health and Wellness Classes.

YouTube Classes from our Sister Chapter

APDA Missouri Chapter Exercise YouTube Channel: You will find a variety of classes here including Strength and Cardio, Movement, Kickboxing, Seated Exercise and Tai Chi.

Other Programs in Iowa

Rock Steady Boxing

Click here for a listing by county.

Please note that there is often a fee for these community classes.

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