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. APDA exercise classes are designed specifically for people with Parkinson disease and focus on improving balance, posture, 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. 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. Unless otherwise noted, classes do not require registration.

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 Illinois)

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

Movement Training: Level 1
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Mondays at 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Thursdays at 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Tricia Creel, PT 636.778.3377

Movement Training: Level 2
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center
1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Mondays at 2:30 pm
Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Tricia Creel, PT 636.778.3377

Tai Chi: Level 1
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Tuesdays at 11:15 am
Fridays at 11:30 am
Craig Miller, 636.778.3377

Tai Chi: Level 2
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center
1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Craig Miller, 636.778.3377

Kickboxing: Level 3
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Alana Krone, 636.778.3377

Circuit Training: Level 3
APDA Parkinson Community Resource Center 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 163

Thursdays at 1:00 pm
Tricia Creel, PT 636.778.3377

Brentwood (St. Louis County)

Tango: Level 2
Convergence Dance & Body Center 8044 Manchester Road
Thursdays at 11:00 am
Registration required- Roxanne Maier, 636.778.3377
$120/12-week session

Chesterfield (West St. Louis County)

Indoor Cycle: Level 2-3
CycleBar Chesterfield 1657 Clarkson Rd
Tuesdays at 1:00 pm
Registration required- Alana Krone 636.778.3880
$120/12-week session

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
Ann Towey, PTA 314.205.6934

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

Exercise for Parkinson’s (cycle + strength): Level 2
YMCA- Chesterfield 
16464 Burkhardt Pl
Fridays at 12:30 pm
Registration Required – Angela Weaver 636.532.3100

Aquatics: Level 1-2
The J’s Marilyn Fox Building
16801 Baxter Road
Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Registration Required – Phyllis Shulman 314.442.3296
$125/month

Clayton/University City (St. Louis County)

Fit ‘N Fun: Level 1
The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue, Mind/Body Room
Wednesdays and 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

Creve Coeur (St. Louis County)

Box Your B.E.S.T.: 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

Hermann (Gasconade County)

Movement Training: Level 1-2
StoneBridge- Frene Valley, Activity Room
 1800 Wein Street
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm
Emilie Hegerfeld, PT 573.486.3155

Kirkwood (St. Louis County)

Movement Training: Level 1-2
Bethesda Hawthorne Place
1111 S. Berry Road
Thursdays at 1:45 pm
Teresa Godfrey, PT 314.942.5750

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: Level 1
Park Place at WingHaven- Independent Living Fitness Room 
2002 Boardwalk Place Dr.
Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Colleen Bock, PTA 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: Level 1
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: Level 2
Community Center 
21390 Hwy 32
Thursdays at 11:00 am
Ketta Hill, 573.883.5244

St. Louis City

Circuit Training: Level 2-3
Paraquad Health & Wellness Center
5200 Berthold Ave.
Thursdays at 10:00 am
Registration required – Melissa Smith, OTR/L 314.289.4253
$5/class

St. Peters (St. Charles County)

Movement Training: Level 2
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Healthwise Center,  6 Jungerman Circle
Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Holly Evans, COTA 636.916.9650

Movement Training: Level 1
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Healthwise Center,  6 Jungerman Circle
Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Holly Evans, COTA 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
Summer Session- July 2 to September 7
Fall Session- October 2 to December 14 (no class Thanksgiving)
$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 & 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

Washington (Franklin County)

Exercise for Parkinson’s (cycle + strength): Level 1
YMCA- Four Rivers 
400 Grand Ave
Tuesdays & Fridays at 1:00 pm
Registration required – Tim Peters 636.239.5704

*Denotes non-affiliated exercise program

Illinois Exercise Classes

Belleville, IL (St. Clair County)

Exercise for Parkinson’s (cycle + strength): Level 1
Registration required – Stefanie McLaughlin 618.236.9983
YMCA- East Belleville
2627 Carlyle Ave
Wednesdays at 12:00 pm

Carlinville, IL (Macoupin County)

Movement Training: Level 2
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

O’Fallon, IL (St. Clair County)

Exercise for Parkinson’s (cycle + strength): Level 1
Registration required – Amy Weisbrodt 618.628.7701
YMCA- O’Fallon
284 North Seven Hills Road
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 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 and Wednesdays at 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Quincy, IL (Adams County)

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

Quincy, IL (Adams County)

Movement Training: Level 1- Be Well With Parkinson’s* 
217.223.8400 (ask for Home Care)
Blessing Wellness Center
4917 Oak Street
Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Quincy, IL (Adams County)

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

Springfield, IL (Sangamon County)

The Joy of Movement- A dance class for people with PD
Eve Fischberg, OT 217.494.4961
First Presbyterian Church
321 South 7th Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 pm

*Denotes non-affiliated class

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