Exercise at home

Can’t make it to a class?

APDA St. Louis YouTube exerciseHere are lots of ideas to get you up and moving! The links below offer at-home exercise options and resources:

You can join some great classes on the St. Louis Chapter’s YouTube videos.

American Parkinson Disease Association’s Be Active and Beyond booklet. You can download this booklet (PDF) that  has timely information on exercises designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s disease. In addition, it describes the tools that will get you started and keep you going, on your journey toward improved wellness.

Dance for Parkinson’s participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Launched as a non-profit collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, the Dance for PD® program also provides teacher training, creates innovative instructional media. They offer an at-home DVD or Moving Through Glass app.

Davis Phinney Foundation’s Exercise Essentials video provides a range of workouts designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s and is easily modified for any fitness level. Follow these activities at home, in a fitness center or out in the community.

Ohio Health Delay the Disease exercise program can help participants:

  • Move about with ease and confidence in a crowd
  • Get out of bed or rise from a chair independently
  • Improve handwriting
  • Dress independently
  • Diminish worry that stiffness, slow steps and other symptoms are obvious
  • Regain a sense of moving with normality

Every Body Fitness offers subscription based online exercise classes led by therapists for people with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson Wellness Recovery PWR! is Parkinson disease-specific, neuroplasticity-principled exercise programs that hold promise to slow disease progression, improve symptoms, restore function, and increase longevity and quality of life. Fitness, health and wellness professionals can learn how to lead these programs. YouTube playlists

Parkinson’s Training for Fitness, Health and Wellness Professionals is a free online training program designed to teach fitness professionals how to best meet the unique needs of PD patients.