Exercise, Dance, and Music Programs

Due to Covid19, please check with each program find out if/how they are meeting!

Rock Steady Boxing (RSB)

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function.  Non-contact boxing inspired classes can reverse, reduce, and even delay the symptoms of PD.

Exercises are largely adapted from boxing drills. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. At RSB, Parkinson’s disease is the opponent. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant. https://rocksteadyboxing.org/

Rock Steady Boxing of Northern Nevada in Carson City and Reno. Please contact Cisco at (775) 722-1752 or by email at ciscorboxing1@yahoo.com for more information.                                                                                                                                                       Or
Title Boxing Club Reno in South Towne Crossing - 175 Damonte Ranch Pkwy, Suite A, Reno, NV
89521. (775) 583-8046  southtownreno@rsbaffiliate.com  They offer on-demand workouts for an additional charge as well.

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Online Exercise Classes - Free

Almost daily, American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has multiple online exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home! From Brain Fitness, Yoga, Sing-alongs, Dance, Strength & Fitness, Movement & Mobility, Tai Chi, and more, different instructors teach sessions to enhance and strengthen your body. This is an incredible amount of Parkinson's Disease focused exercises at your finger tips! https://www.apdaparkinson.org/upcoming-events/

LSVT Big and Loud

One of the defining symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is stiffness or slowing of movement. As the disease progresses, many patients also find their speech changes, becoming soft, slower or slurred. There is no known cure for the progressive disease, however, the targeted and intense therapies included in the LSVT BIG & LOUD® program can help patients combat difficulties and deterioration in mobility and speech.

The BIG part of the program focuses on increased large limb movements making improvements to balance, speed of movement and overall quality of life. The BIG therapy, which has been developed over the last 20 years, incorporates proper exercise techniques to engage big limb movements with core strengthening. LSVT BIG therapy can be administered by a physical or occupational therapist.

Patients with Parkinson’s frequently have difficulty with conversation because their voices are softer and they can often run out of breath. To help patients continue to engage in the world around them, the LSVT LOUD® program is designed to increase the clarity and loudness of the voice.  https://www.lsvtglobal.com/

Click here to see local physical therapists and speech therapists who have experience with Parkinson's Disease


Dancing with Parkinson’s: Online Class Videos

Medical Chi Gung

Please join the Mizu Shin Tao for a wonderful class on Medical Chi Gung for people with
Parkinson’s/Alzheimer’s/ and other neurological diseases. Work at your pace by learning exercises that will improve tremors, movements, balance, muscle strength, and memory amongst other symptoms.

Please contact Prof. Ken Eddy at Mizu Shin Tao

1531 Greg Street, Sparks, NV

775-358-8337 or 775-851-2544    http://mizushintao.com/chi-gungkikouibuki/

The Local Vocals
Inclusive Community Choir – Note-able Music Therapy Services.  Come sing in the Local Vocals community choir! Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:00pm. To register please call 775-324-5521 or mail@nmtsreno.org   It is $15.00 per month or free for seniors over 55!  https://nmtsreno.org/

Yoga for Parkinson’s
Join the Chair Yoga for Parkinson’s group hosted by Jennifer Holt at Reno Buddhist Center, 820 Plumas Street Reno, NV 89509.
Sign up by calling (775) 525-7100 or going to https://goodelephant.co/