Pedaling For Parkinson’s
SOUTH TAMPA and BOB SIERRA FAMILY YMCAs
Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at The Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace — optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute. Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it.
The classes are driven by fast-paced music, and participants at every level are offered the challenge of improving their performance on an ongoing basis. Participants share a common bond in a socially supportive environment.
• South Tampa YMCA: classes are Mondays at 11:30am and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am
• Bob Sierra YMCA: classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am
• Medical consent is required
• FREE PARTICIPATION IN FIRST 8-WEEK SESSION
• Cycling instructor with Parkinson’s knowledge leads each session
• Care partner participation is encouraged, but not required
• Fun, supportive environment!
Find out more! Visit the Welcome Center or contact Nancy Belli (South Tampa) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenny Beadle