GET FIT. STAY STRONG. LIVE HEALTHY
Physical activity is essential in maintaining a higher quality of life and independence among seniors. Regular exercise provides many practical benefits, including reducing the risk of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease and high blood pressure.
PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S MISSION
The mission of Pedaling for Parkinson’s is:
- To improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers.
- To educate patients, caregivers, and the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s diagnosis.
- To support research dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Pedaling for Parkinson’s classes are designed using the “Endurance” SPINNING format. Endurance in this instance is defined as the even application of energy for a sustained period of at least 40 minutes. Program participants will be coached to ride at 80-90 RPM’s at 60-80% of Maximum Heart Rate for 40-50 minutes. Research has demonstrated that this type of format effectively reduces Parkinson’s symptoms up to 35%. The indoor cycling studio provides a safe and effective way for Parkinson’s patients to experience the benefits of a cycling program, under the supervision of certified cycling instructors.