Current Class Offerings
Research has shown that exercise has helped to reduce the symptom severity and progress in those with Parkinson’s disease. The MAPC exercise classes are based on methods designed to improve the quality of life of those with Parkinson’s and meet the various levels of ability for those participating to ensure safety.
All new class participants must have an assessment prior to starting any new exercise class. Registration is required for all classes. Scroll down the page to see our list of available classes and meetings times and locations.
Art of Moving
The exercises performed in this class are designed to help one anticipate, prevent, and delay symptoms. They are targeted toward symptoms that occur in most everyone with Parkinson’s disease, such as tremor, rigidity, uncertain balance, slowness, and incomplete range of movement
Participants will learn how to use high-effort muscle activation for bigger movements, better posture, better balance, and for improvements with everyday functions like walking, turning, rising from a chair or floor, and speaking.
This class integrates skills learned in PWR!Moves™ into a more advanced gym workout. Participants are prepared for each station with a short warmup and then practice the station exercises more independently under the guidance of an instructor. Station activities include cardiovascular, strength, agility, coordination, balance, and flexibility exercises.
Yoga encompasses physical movement, breath development, and mental focus or mindfulness. This class includes breathing exercises, mindful awareness activities, and physical movement. Mat yoga is a more advanced yoga practice incorporating standing poses, balance and strengthening work. Participants are able to get up and down from the floor independently and follow verbal instructions independently.
For additional information on these programs or to find out how to sign up, contact Patty Hatton at (602) 406-3840 or email Patrice.Hatton@DignityHealth.org