GROUP CLASSES

Stay Up and Motivated with an Array of Ability Based Exercise Programs

All programs offered at Parkinson Place are research-proven to benefit Parkinson patients and caregivers. All exercise classes can be performed standing or sitting in a chair based on individual ability.  Led by certified instructors, the programs are social and interactive offering a fun way to stay motivated, active, and engaged in daily life.

I’ve Got the Music in Me

Benefits

Join in choral vocal warm-ups for speech production. Sing group favorites including selections from the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Cash. Play musical games for memory recall and reminiscing. Stretch and relax to music to encourage muscle movement.

 

Mondays

10:30 am

with Music Therapist, Kaylin Berner MT-BC, NICU-MT

Gentle Yoga

Benefits

Better Coordination & Balance

Improved Posture & Breathing

Induced Relaxation

Heightened Emotional State

Mental Peace

 

Mondays

Noon

with Lynn Burgess

Rock Steady Boxing

 

Benefits

Better Flexibility & Range of Motion

Improved Posture & Gait

Improved Strength & Balance

Suggested Items for Class: 
• Roll of Painter or Masking Tape
• Boxing Gloves (If Own)
• 2 or 3 lb. Dumbbells
• Soup or Bean Cans
• (2) Laundry Detergent Bottles

 

Mondays at 1:30 pm

and

Fridays at Noon

with Manny Arce

Picture of boxing instructor

Say it Loud & Clear

 

Benefits

Improve voice quality and volume. Enhance speech articulation and increase voice tone. Improve the ability to be understood and strengthen vocal muscles.

 

Tuesdays

10am

with Shannon Paoli, MS, CCC-SLP

Picture of Shannon Paoli

Exercise with Alix!

 

 

Benefits

Improved Flexibility & Strength

Better Balance & Coordination

Improved Cardiac & Pulmonary Function

Fun & Sociability

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

11:30am

with Alix Redmonde

Picture of Alix Redmonde

Stretch-It-Out

 

Benefits

Improves Gait & Balance

Relieves Muscle Tension

Enhances Blood Circulation

Improves Posture

Helps Manage Fatigue

 

Tuesdays

3 pm

with Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown, Photo

Dancing Through the Decades

 

Benefits

Improve Gait and Balance

Elevate Your Mood

Stimulate Your Mind

 

Wednesdays

9 am

with Amanda Laycock from the UK

Dance Instructor, Xuan

Brains & Balance

 

Benefits

Improve memory, reasoning, language, and problem-solving skills along with exercises to improve stability.

 

Wednesdays

1 pm

rocks on a beach

Dance For Parkinson’s with Sarasota Contemporary Dance

 

Benefits

Improved Flexibility & Strength

Improved Coordination

Improved Posture & Breathing

Freedom of Expression

 

Thursdays

10am

with Xuan Yang

Dance Instructor, Xuan

Pilates For Parkinson’s

 

Benefits

Enhance flexibility, posture and balance

Strengthen core muscles

Improve rotation of the spine

Enhance the natural rhythm of the body

 

Thursdays

2:30pm

with Lauren Vines, Certified Pilates Instructor

Picture of Dance Instructor

Rock Steady Boxing

 

Benefits

Better Flexibility & Range of Motion

Improved Posture & Gait

Improved Strength & Balance

Suggested Items for Class: 
• Roll of Painter or Masking Tape
• Boxing Gloves (If Own)
• 2 or 3 lb. Dumbbells
• Soup or Bean Cans
• (2) Laundry Detergent Bottles

 

Fridays at Noon

and

Mondays at 1:30 pm

with Manny Arce

Picture of boxing instructor

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s

 

Benefits

Improve balance and motor control

Reduce non-motor symptoms

Decrease systemic oxidative stress and inflammation

Diminish depression and anxiety

 

Fridays

2 pm

with Renee Dorn, SCW Tai Chi Instructor

Renee Dorn, Tai Chi Instructor