PEP4U offers professionally designed exercise classes, social support and educational programs, which aim at improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease (PWP), and their loved ones.
Classes are led by professional therapists and trained fitness instructors, and are appropriate for all ability levels.
Our programs are FREE to all PWPs.
YOGA FOR PD
Encompasses breath work, gentle movement and stretching, performed seated or standing.
STRENGTH, COORDINATION, AND CARDIO
Light-weight resistance equipment is used to strengthen and build endurance.
BOXING FOR PD
Non-contact boxing moves build strength, coordination, flexibility, and endurance.
BIGGER & STRONGER
A PD specific training program designed to maintain or restore skills that help improve everyday movements.
PEDALING FOR PARKINSON'S
Fast-paced indoor cycling challenges the cardiovascular system and can positively impact movement.
Medical release form required for class participation.
IMPROVE YOUR MOVES WITH POLES
Outdoor exercise & walking class using walking poles which will help you improve your posture, balance and endurance while getting a full-body workout!
We have a limited supply of Urban Poling Activator poles to try out during class, or bring your own Nordic walking poles.
Participation at instructor's discretion only.
TAI CHI FOR PARKINSON'S
This class provides physical, mental and emotional training to help people living with Parkinson's live the best life possible.
MOVE TO THE GROOVE
A variety of exercises that incorporate large amplitude movements, coordination, balance, agility, and cognitive challenges. Simple dance routines will be included throughout class.
HIIT AND FIT
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves repeated short bouts of high intensity exercise (jumping, punching, fast footwork) intermingled with lower intensity active rest periods. Everything in the class will be body weight, no equipment needed. We will get your heart pumping and get you moving better and faster!
¡VAMOS A MOVER! (LET'S MOVE!)
Introducing PEP4U's first ever Spanish-speaking class: "Let's Move!". Taught by Valeria Abarca, a licensed physical therapist and native Spanish speaker, this class will focus on applying evidence-based activities to promote mental and physical mobility for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Activities include: balance, stretching, large-amplitude exercises, cognitive and functional-task training.
Clase de Ejercicio para el Parkinson: ¡Vamos a mover!
Presentamos la primera clase de PEP4U en español: ¡Vamos a mover! Impartido por Valeria Abarca, una fisioterapeuta licenciada y hablante nativa de español, esta clase se centrará en actividades basadas en la evidencia para promover la movilidad mental y física de personas que viven con la enfermedad de Parkinson. Las actividades incluyen: equilibrio, estiramientos, ejercicios de gran amplitud, y entrenamiento de tareas cognitivas y funcionales.