Exercise Classes

Exercise helps manage Parkinson’s symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Group exercise classes encourage regular participation in a fun environment. The American Parkinson Disease Foundation is funded solely by individual donations and grants. Classes are offered free of charge for people with Parkinson’s, however we ask those who can to donate $20 per month. Unless otherwise noted, classes do not require registration.These classes and programs are designed specifically for people with Parkinson disease and focus on improving balance, posture, functional mobility, speech and self-help skills. Download a description of the different types of classes currently offered by the American Parkinson Disease Association- Greater St. Louis Chapter. All classes are an hour long, unless noted differently. All classes are listed below.

Download the Registration & Liability Waiver to take to your first class.

WINTER WEATHER INFO: For inclement weather, our general rule is to cancel class if the school district is closed where the class is located.  For questions, call the number listed for the class.

Missouri Exercise Classes (Scroll down for IL)

Chesterfield (West St. Louis County)- APDA Resource Center

Movement Training: Chair Side
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Mondays at 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Tricia Creel, DPT 636.778.3377

Circuit/Interval Training
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center
1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Mondays at 2:30 pm
Tricia Creel, DPT 636.778.3377

Circuit/Interval Training
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163

Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Tricia Creel, DPT 636.778.3377

Chair Side Tai Chi
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Tuesdays at 11:15 am
Craig Miller, 636.778.3377

Dynamic Standing Tai Chi
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center
1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Craig Miller, 636.778.3377

Circuit/Interval Training
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163

Thursdays at 1:00 pm
Tricia Creel, DPT 636.778.3377

Yoga
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center
1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Thursdays at 2:30 pm
Diane Davis, 636.778.3377

Chair Side Tai Chi
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Fridays at 11:30 am
Craig Miller, 636.778.3377

Dynamic Standing Tai Chi
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center
1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Fridays at 12:45 am
Craig Miller, 636.778.3377

Chesterfield (West St. Louis County)

Movement Training: Chair Side
St. Luke’s Hospital –
Outpatient Center 111 St. Luke’s Center Dr., Bldg B, Suite 14B (Functional Room)
Mondays at 10:00 am
Ann Towey, PTA 314.205.6934

Movement Training: Chair Side
Friendship Village 
15201 Olive Blvd., Friendship Hall- Door #5
Tuesdays 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Travis Harper 314.223.9575

Rock Steady Boxing- St. Louis*
16625 Swingley Ridge Rd.
Registration Required- Carolyn McKee 314.640.6578; More Info

Clayton/University City (St. Louis County)

Fit ‘N Fun
The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue, Mind/Body Room
Wednesdays & Fridays at 2:00 pm
Mike Scheller, PTA 314.289.4202

Crestwood (South St. Louis County)*

Rock Steady Boxing
Crestview Plaza
 9248 Watson Road
Times/dates vary
Terry LeGrand 314.422.5777; More Info

Florissant (North St. Louis County)

Movement Training: Chair Side
Garden Villas North
4505 Parker Road
Thursdays at 10:00 am
Nancy Robb 314.869.5296

Kirkwood (St. Louis County)

Movement Training: Chair Side
SSM Day Institute
 1001 S. Kirkwood Rd.
Thursdays at 1:00 pm
Registration required- Teresa Godfrey, PT 314.821.7554

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

O’Fallon (St. Charles County)

Movement Training: Chair Side
Park Place at WingHaven- Independent Living Fitness Room 
2002 Boardwalk Place Dr.
Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Beth Templin, PT 636.778.3377

Richmond Heights (St. Louis County)

Parkinson’s Performance
THE HEIGHTS 8001 Dale Ave.
Saturdays at 1:00 pm
Registration Required- Barry Nicholson, personal trainer, 314.645.1476
12 week session starting March 4; $84 residents & HEIGHTS members, $108 non-members

Richmond Heights (St. Louis County)

Tango
Convergence Dance & Body Center 7700 Clayton Rd., Suite 120
Thursdays at 10:00 am
Registration Required- Roxanne Maier, 636.778.3377

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
Garden Villas South
13457 Tesson Ferry Road
Mondays at 11:30 am
Mike Scheller, PTA 314.289.4202

Ste. Genevieve (Ste. Genevieve County)

Movement Training: Dynamic Standing
Community Center 
21390 Hwy 32
Thursdays at 11:00 am
Ketta Hill, 573.883.5244

St. Peters (St. Charles County)

Movement Training: Dynamic Standing
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Healthwise Center,  6 Jungerman Circle
Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Holly Evans, COTA 636.916.9650

Movement Training: Chair Side
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Healthwise Center,  6 Jungerman Circle
Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Holly Evans, COTA 636.916.9650

Aquatics
Saint Charles YMCA
3900 Shady Springs Lane
Thursdays at 1:45 pm, Alicia Bunn, CTRS
Registration Required – Kathleen 636.896.0999 ext. 21
Fall Session- October 2 to December 8

Sunset Hills (St. Louis County)

Movement Training: Dynamic Standing
Friendship Village- Sunset Hills
 12563 Village Circle Dr.
Fridays at 10:00 am
Beth Templin, PT 636.778.3377

Town & County (St. Louis County)

Tremble Clefs (Singing/Music Class)
Maryville University Walker Building, Community Room, 650 Maryville University Dr.
Thursdays at 1:30 pm
Registration required- Megan Moran, MT 636.778.3377

*Denotes non-affiliated exercise program

Illinois Exercise Classes

Carlinville, IL (Macoupin County)

Movement Training: Dynamic Standing
Amy Murphy, PT 217.854.3141 x 377
Carlinville Area Hospital- Medical Office Building
Community Room
20613 N. Broad
Thursdays at 10:00 am

Jacksonville, IL (Morgan County)*

The Joy of Movement- A dance class for people with PD
Eve Fischberg, OT 217.494.4961
Spirit of Faith Church
105 East Dunlap St.
Thursdays at 1:30 pm

Springfield, IL (Sangamon County)

The Joy of Movement- A dance class for people with PD
Eve Fischberg, OT 217.494.4961
Laurel United Methodist Church
631 South Grand Ave. West
Tuesdays at 1:30 pm

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

Quincy, IL (Adams County)*

Rock Steady Boxing 
Johanna Voss 217.222.9622
3101 Main Street
Mondays & Wednesdays at 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Quincy, IL (Adams County)*

Rock Steady Boxing 
Johanna Voss 217.222.9622
3101 Main Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 – 12:00 pm

Quincy, IL (Adams County)

Movement Training: Chair Side- Be Well With Parkinson’s 
217.223.8400 (ask for Home Care)
Blessing Wellness Center
4917 Oak Street
Wednesdays at 10:00 am

 

*Denotes non-affiliated class

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