Exercise Classes Join our CommunityWelcome to APDA - Greater St. Louis Chapter Due to the ongoing pandemic, all exercise classes are on YouTube or Zoom. Click here to view the current schedule. Exercise helps manage Parkinson’s symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Group exercise classes encourage regular participation in a fun environment. APDA exercise classes are designed specifically for people with Parkinson disease and focus on improving balance, posture, mobility, speech and self-help skills. All classes are an hour long, unless noted differently. APDA – Greater St. Louis chapter exercise classes are led by instructors who have completed Parkinson-specific training. Classes are offered at different levels to help you receive the most benefit from exercise. The American Parkinson Disease Association is funded solely by individual donations and grants. Many classes are offered free of charge for people with Parkinson’s, however we ask those who can to donate $20 per month. Download the 2020 APDA Exercise Waiver to take to your first class. Unless otherwise noted, classes do not require registration. Class Levels LEVEL 1: Participants exercise seated or standing with support. Movements are done at a pace and intensity that are appropriate for each participant. LEVEL 2: Participants must be able to walk and stand up from a chair without assistance. Most exercises are done standing. LEVEL 3: Higher intensity, faster paced classes where participants perform multiple step exercises and may get on/off the floor. Class Descriptions TAI CHI: An ancient Chinese internal martial art. Tai Chi is a mind/body exercise offering significant improvement in balance, flexibility, core strength and cognitive function. FIT ‘N FUN: An easy to follow, head to toe workout designed to increase strength, range of motion and stability. Hand weights and wands are used. INTERVAL TRAINING: This class challenges your balance, coordination, strength and endurance through alternating periods of higher-intensity exercise and lower-intensity recovery. CARDIO + STRENGTH: Increase physical well being through cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and flexibility. Improve your mobility and mental health in a fun and inspiring fitness environment. ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES: Boxing, endurance, coordination and strength training for people with Parkinson’s. Classes incorporate boxing drills in a small group format that provides individual attention to allow participants to reach their fitness goals. CHAIR YOGA + MEDITATION: This seated yoga class unites the mind, breath and body to address awareness, flexibility, strength and balance. Yoga empowers participants to start where they are and grow over time towards improved mobility and quality of life. This class includes meditation and breathing exercises. All levels are welcome. CIRCUIT TRAINING: In each class, participants work through a series of eight to twelve different stations that offer a unique exercise designed to target Parkinson’s symptoms. The stations incorporate a variety of equipment such as weights and resistance bands to make the circuit fun and challenging. 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. AQUATICS: This class allows participants to move in a safe, low-impact environment. This class uses equipment, including pool noodles, dumbbells and kickboards. A caregiver is required to be in the pool if the participant needs assistance. Stairs or a chair lift can be used to enter the pool. PARKINSON PEDALERS: This basic cycling class include 30 minutes of cycling on upright bikes and 30 minutes of a land-based fitness activity. The class starts with low-impact aerobic exercise on a bike and concludes with standing balance, strength training and stretching. TANGO: Adapted tango improves mobility and balance by addressing multi-directional stepping, varied speeds, coordination and cognition. Each 10-week session is led by professional dance instructors in a fun, social environment. All dancing is done in standing with a partner who does not have Parkinson disease. JOY OF MOVEMENT: A dance class that works on balance, walking, flexibility and coordination in a fun environment. Experience music and movement in a creative way that instills confidence and combats depression. Care partners are welcome; those who attend solo will be provided with a volunteer partner who does not have Parkinson’s. You can dance either seated or standing. All levels are welcome. [/accordion] Missouri Exercise Groups Illinois Exercise Groups Ballwin Cardio + Strength: Level 2 The Pointe at Ballwin Commons 1 Ballwin Commons Circle Thursdays at 1:15 pm Michelle Valenti, 636.778.3377 Membership at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons is not required. Brentwood (St. Louis County) Tango: Level 2 Convergence Dance & Body Center 8044 Manchester Road Thursdays at 10:30 am Registration required- Carter Maier, 636.778.3377 $100/10-week session Chesterfield (West St. Louis County)- APDA Resource Center Movement Training: Level 1 APDA Parkinson Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163 Mondays at 1:15 pm Thursdays at 11:30 am Angela Weaver, 636.778.3377 Interval Training: Level 2 APDA Parkinson Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163 Mondays at 2:30 pm Tuesdays at 10:00 am Jen Berger, 636.778.3377 Chair Yoga + Meditation: All Levels APDA Parkinson Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163 Wednesdays at 12:30 pm Ulrikke Malik, 636.778.3377 Tai Chi: Level 1 APDA Parkinson Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163 Tuesdays at 11:15 am Fridays at 10:15 am AND 11:30 am Craig Miller, 636.778.3377 Tai Chi: Level 2 APDA Parkinson Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163 Wednesdays at 10:00 am Craig Miller, 636.778.3377 Cardio + Strength: Level 2 APDA Parkinson Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163 Wednesdays at 11:30 am Angela Weaver, 636.778.3377 Circuit Training: Level 3 APDA Parkinson Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163 Thursdays at 1:00 pm Jen Berger, 636.778.3377 IMPROVment Movement Classes APDA Parkinson Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163 This class is part of a study being conducted by the Washington University program in Occupational Therapy. Participants must be able to walk independently for greater than 3 meters. Movement Training: Level 1 St. Luke’s Hospital – Outpatient Center 111 St. Luke’s Center Dr., Bldg. B, Suite 14B (Functional Room) Mondays at 10:00 am Registration required – Ann Towey, PTA 314.205.6934 Rock Steady Boxing- St. Louis* 16625 Swingley Ridge Road Registration required – Carolyn McKee, 314.640.6578; More Info Parkinson Pedalers (cycle + strength): Level 2 YMCA- Chesterfield 16464 Burkhardt Place Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:00 pm Registration required – Michelle Valenti, 636.532.3100 Clayton/University City (St. Louis County) Fit ‘N Fun: Level 1 The Center of Clayton 50 Gay Avenue Wednesdays (Salon C) and Fridays (Salon A) at 2:00 pm Mike Scheller, PTA 314.289.4202 Crestwood (South St. Louis County) Movement Training offered with the support of SSM Health: Level 1-2 Charmette Academy of Dance 9901 Watson Rd., Ste. 125 Thursdays at 1:50 pm Teresa Godfrey, PT 636.778.3377 Rock Steady Boxing* Crestview Plaza 9248 Watson Road Times/dates vary Dot LeGrand, 314.422.5777; More Info Creve Coeur (St. Louis County) Roll With the Punches: Level 3 The J’s Staenberg Family Complex 2 Millstone Campus Dr., Signature Training Studio Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm Joe Ryan, 314.442.3452 $125/month Florissant (North St. Louis County) Movement Training: Level 1 Garden Villas North 4505 Parker Road Thursdays at 10:00 am Nancy Robb, 314.869.5296 Kirkwood Parkinson Pedalers: Level 2 Kirkwood YMCA 325 N. Taylor Avenue Tuesdays at 11:00 am Molly Yanics, 314-965-9622 Please bring a photo ID for registration. YMCA membership is not required. Ladue (St. Louis County) Tremble Clefs (Singing/Music Class) Salem United Methodist 1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Lower Level Choir Room Saturdays at 1:30 pm Registration required- Linda McNair, MT-BC 636.778.3377 Maryland Heights (St. Louis County) Movement Training: Level 1-2 YMCA- Edward Jones 12521 Marine Ave Tuesdays at 12:00 pm Registration required – Martin Caupp 314.439.9622 Shrewsbury Rock Steady Boxing- Metro STL* 7508 Big Bend Blvd. More Info Registration required- Dan McLeod, MS, ATC, LAT 314.647.4880 or 618.363.5709 South County St. Louis (St. Louis County) Fit ‘N Fun: Level 1 Garden Villas South 13457 Tesson Ferry Road Mondays at 11:30 am Mike Scheller, PTA 314.289.4202 Parkinson Pedalers (cycle + strength): Level 1-2 South County YMCA 12736 Southfork Road Fridays at 10:30 am Registration required – Stephanie Scimemi 314.849.9622 St. Charles (St. Charles County) Movement Training: Level 1 Windsor Estates Independent Living 2150 West Randolph Street Tuesdays at 1:30 pm Lacey Higgins, PT 636.946.4966 This class is offered with the support of Envision Health Partners. Ste. Genevieve (Ste. Genevieve County) Movement Training: Level 2 Community Center 21390 Hwy 32 Thursdays at 11:00 am Ketta Hill, PT 573.883.9366 St. Peters (St. Charles County) Movement Training: Level 2 Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Healthwise Center, 6 Jungerman Circle Tuesdays at 10:00 am Rachel Lehman, OT 636.916.9650 Movement Training: Level 1 Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Healthwise Center, 6 Jungerman Circle Tuesdays at 11:00 am Rachel Lehman, OT 636.916.9650 Aquatics: Level 1-2 Saint Charles YMCA 3900 Shady Springs Lane Thursdays at 1:45 pm, Alicia Bunn, CTRS Registration required – Kathleen 636.896.0999 ext. 21 $50/10-week session Sunset Hills (St. Louis County) Movement Training: Level 2 Friendship Village- Sunset Hills 12563 Village Circle Dr. Fridays at 10:00 am Marina Clements, PT 636.778.3377 Town & Country (St. Louis County) Tremble Clefs (Singing/Music Class) Maryville University 650 Maryville University Drive Walker Building – Community Room Thursdays from 1:30-3:00 pm Registration required- Megan Moran, MT 636.778.3377 Washington (Franklin County) Parkinson Pedalers (cycle + strength): Level 1 YMCA- Four Rivers 400 Grand Ave Tuesdays & Fridays at 1:00 pm Registration required – Brandy Koch 636.239.5704 Wildwood YMCA Parkinson Pedalers: Level 2 Wildwood YMCA 2641 Highway 109 Thursdays 11:15 Lynn Kelly: 636-458-6636 YMCA membership is not required. Illinois Exercise Groups *Denotes non-affiliated exercise program Alton, IL (Madison County) Rock Steady Boxing Alton* SSP Wellness, 2603 N. Rodgers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 618.465.3298 x109 Website: http://alton.rsbaffiliate.com Belleville, IL (St. Clair County) Rock Steady Boxing Belleville* 1001 S. 74th St. Email: email@example.com Phone: 618.398.2778 Website: http://belleville.rsbaffiliate.com Breese, IL (Clinton County) Parkinson Pedalers (cycle + strength): Level 1 YMCA – Clinton County 14160 Jamestown Road Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00 pm Registration required – Jack Swank and Vicky White 618.526.5628 Spring Forest Gigong: All Levels* YMCA – Clinton County 14160 Jamestown Road Mondays at 3:00 pm Fridays at 9:30 am and at 11:30 am Jack Swank 618.526.5628 Carlinville, IL (Macoupin County) Movement Training: Level 1 Carlinville Area Hospital 20613 N. Broad Medical Office Building – Community Room Thursdays at 10:00 am Amy Murphy, PT 217.854.3141 x 377 Champaign, IL (Champaign County) Stephens Family YMCA 2501 Fields South Drive Drew Earls (Wellness Director), 217.239.2850 or Jenny Redden (Wellness Director), 217.239.6088 (registration required) Music & Movement (Level 1) Mondays 1:15 – 2:15 pm in Studio A Interval Training (Level 2-3) Tuesdays 1:15 – 2:15 pm in Studio A Tai Chi (All Levels) Wednesdays 1:15 – 2:15 pm in Studio A Interval Training Chairside (Level 1) Thursdays 1:15 – 2:15 pm in Studio A Care Partners Small Group Personal Training Thursdays 1:15 – 2:15 pm in Studio C Parkinson Pedalers (Level 2-3) Fridays 1:15 – 2:15 pm in Studio B Decatur, IL Parkinsons on the Move: Level 1-2 Decatur Family YMCA 220 W. McKinley Avenue Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am 217.872.3835 ext. 121 Edwardsville, IL (Madison County) Movement Training: All levels Edwardsville YMCA 1200 Esic Drive Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 am Ann McLean, 618.656.0436 (registration required) Adapted Yoga: All levels Edwardsville YMCA 1200 Esic Drive, Activity Room Fridays at 11:00 am Ann McLean, 618.656.0436 (registration required) Highland, IL (Madison County) Parkinson Pedalers (cycle + strength): Level 2 Korte Recreation Center 1 Nagel Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00 am Registration required – Jinee McDonnell-Stewart and Ginger Kabureck 618.651.1386 $25/member or $32/non-member for a 10-week session Jacksonville, IL (Morgan County) Movement Training: All Levels Bob Freesen YMCA 1000 Sherwood Lane Mondays 3:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15 pm Registration required – Jennifer Smith 217.245.2141 Free with YMCA Membership $5 per class for non-members O’Fallon, IL (St. Clair County) Parkinson Pedalers (cycle + strength): Level 1 YMCA-O’Fallon 284 North Seven Hills Road Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 pm Registration required – Amy Weisbrodt 618.628.7701 Rock Steady Boxing O’Fallon* 629 West Highway 50 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 618.589.9080 Website: http://ofallon.rsbaffiliate.com Springfield, IL (Sangamon County) The Joy of Movement- a dance class for people with PD First Presbyterian Church 321 South 7th Street Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Wednesdays at 10:00 am – 11:15 am Winter 2020 12-week series runs from January 7th through March 26th. Due to the progressive structure of the class, no new registrants will be accepted after the first two weeks of class. Registration required – Eve Fischberg, OT 217.494.4961 or email@example.com www.thejoyofmovement.org *In case of inclement weather, the Joy of Movement class will follow the Springfield School District closure schedule. Quincy, IL (Adams County) BIG for Life* – a class for LSVT-BIG graduates 217.223.8400 (ask for Home Care) Blessing Wellness Center 4917 Oak Street Mondays at 10:00 am Rock Steady Boxing* Johanna Voss 217.222.9622 3101 Main Street Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 – 2:30 pm Be Well With Parkinson’s* 217.223.8400 (ask for Home Care) Blessing Wellness Center 4917 Oak Street Wednesdays at 10:00 am LSVT-LOUD Maintenance Class* – a class for LSVT- LOUD graduates Kelsey Vonderhaar, CCC-SLP 217.222.6550 Quincy Medical Group 1025 Maine Street 1st Thursday of the month at 9:00 am Troy, IL (Madison County) Rock Steady Boxing Metro STL* 404 U.S.40 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 618.363.5709 Website: http://metrostl.rsbaffiliate.com *Denotes non-affiliated exercise program WINTER WEATHER INFO: In inclement weather, we will cancel exercise classes at the APDA Resource Center if the Parkway School District is closed. For exercise classes in other locations, please call the number listed for the class.