There is a growing consensus amongst researchers about the short- and long-term benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease. From dance- and theater-inspired groups to spin classes, explore our Parkinson exercise programs available across Central Florida.
PD Golf Program
Every Second Tuesday of the month at Dubsdread Golf Course PGA Master Professional, John Hughes as he provides tips and tricks to help improve your golf game. He is dedicated to helping inspire individuals with Parkinson's to continue exercising and enjoying the great outdoors. Questions, please contact John by phone 407-852-8547 or email email@example.com.
PWR! Parkinson Wellness Recovery
Advent Health Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a Medical Fitness Program that is safe and effective for people with Parkinson’s disease. The focus of this program is on improving movement, balance and coordination through group-exercise sessions. Please refer to the program flyer for additional information.
Art's the Spark
Art’s the Spark, a program offered by the Orlando Museum of Art and is for those who are living with a memory, or neurological impairment, such as early stage Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease and welcome’s their caregivers to join in this exploration of creativity. Offered once a month on Saturday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Art’s the Sparks provides a fun and expressive environment for members of the community who may struggle with memory, but not their imagination. The event is held during non-public hours, offering an experience designed to use fine art as a catalyst for discussion and reminiscing. Reservations are required due to limited attendance for this free event. Donations of $5 are suggested. For more information please visit their website at or contact 407.896.4231 ext. 261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
CREATIVE ARTS and WELLNESS DAY
The Florida Hospital/AdventHealth Parkinson Outreach Center is offering a new Creative Arts and Wellness Day Program on the first and third Thursday each month from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the AdventHealth Church, 2800 N Orange Ave. Orlando. The program includes chair yoga/mindfulness class at noon, music therapy session at 1:00 pm, Movement as Medicine dance for Parkinson’s class at 2:00 pm and a drama class on the 1st Thursday at 3:30 and art class on the 3rd Thursday at 3:30. This program is offered as a day program for patients and care partners for individual classes or for the entire afternoon. While the programs are free, registration is required for the art class. For information call the Parkinson Outreach Center at 407-303-5295.
Living Out Loud
Living Out Loud is a fun, interactive speech therapy group for those who have PD and have completed the LSVT Loud speech therapy. This monthly group, led by licensed SLP, is offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Advent Health Church, 2800 N Orange Ave, Orlando from 1:00-1:45 pm. To register for the program call the Parkinson Outreach Center at 407-303-5295. Fees apply.
Meditation and Mindful Living for Parkinson's
This program teaches relaxation techniques that can relieve stress and enhance overall wellbeing. Each program is one day for four weeks and helps create a customized relaxation plan that best fits your needs. This program is free thanks to a donation from the Parkinson's Association of Central Florida. For information call the Parkinson Outreach Center at 407-303-5295.
Assisted Thai Yoga
Assisted Thai yoga offers in-home assisted yoga, meditation and plant based nutrition. Contact Amy Hager at 352-603-0025 for more information and pricing.
Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) Orlando
Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) Orlando enables people with Parkinson's disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality-of-life and sense of efficacy and self-worth.
RSB Orlando offers different levels of classes to accommodate varying degrees of Parkinson's/fitness. Training classes, taught by Certified RSB Coaches, have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson's, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life.
Come observe a class to see our boxers in action as they work hard, have fun, and continue to FIGHT BACK AGAINST PARKINSON'S!
ROCK STEADY BOXING
Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact form of exercise that help improve the quality of life of those suffering from Parkinson's disease. We focus on balance, strength and agility while incorporating boxing exercises; this helps to improve the brain's use of dopamine. Classes are held at the Wadeview Community Center: 2177 Summerlin Ave, Orlando, on Tuesday at 12:00 and Thursday at 11:00; there is a $15 fee. We are fighting back one punch at a time!
Pedaling for Parkinson’s
Pedaling for Parkinson’s is an indoor cycling program, that provides a safe and effective way for Parkinson’s patients to combat symptoms and improve motor function. Classes are offered in Winter Park and Celebration. See the program flyers for additional information.