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 Falcon's Fire 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PWR! Parkinson Wellness Recovery
Florida Hospital 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. Physiological assessments are provided upon initial visit, as well as at three months and one year. Assessments are required to determine progress in functional mobility.
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 email@example.com to register.
Movement As Medicine
Modeled after the Dance for PD® program, Movement as Medicine addresses issues of flexibility, balance, spatial awareness and a sense of confidence through the use of creative and therapeutic movements and dance. Participants are empowered to explore movements with music that address these concerns in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative.
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 Florida Hospital 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.
CHEER>Drama Therapy Group
This is a group that uses drama techniques such as improv, humor, mime, and skits to address Parkinson’s issues. Focuses on mood, movement and voice. For both people with Parkinson’s and caregivers. Held once a month.
An expressive arts program for children
Children who have a family member with Parkinson's disease may worry about asking too many questions or sharing their feelings about this illness. The program, What's Shakin' is a new program offered from the Florida Hospital Parkinson's Outreach Center. This program encourages art, games, puppets and more to help children express their feelings in a fun and healthy way. For more information regarding the program click on the flyer or call (407)-303-5295.
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
This is a Parkinson’s-specific indoor spin class on stationary spin bikes that offers high-cadence cycling which has been proven in research to improve/impact motor function. Classes are 8-week sessions with the first session free.
KOPD - Knock Out Parkinson's Disease
KOPD is a collaborative effort of TITLE Boxing Club, Florida Hospital and the Parkinson Association of Central Florida. For more information contact the phone number listed with the club location or call the Parkinson Outreach Center 407-303-5295.
Fitness-4-Parkinson’s - In-Home Fitness Training
Tony Deamer is a certified fitness trainer with over 30 of experience, and is also a 10 year Parkinson’s survivor. Using the knowledge that Tony has accumulated throughout his personal fight with Parkinson’s as well as years of experience in fitness, Fitness-4-Parkinson’s came into being. Tony exercise program targets strengthening the muscles, improve balance, coordination and whole body conditioning. Learn ways to identify and deal with stress, including physical, mental and emotional. You can contact Tony at 321-246-6971. Service area Lake County, North Central Florida.