PD Exercise Classes Live Online

For those with Parkinson's disease (PD) exercise is as important as medications, but it isn't always possible to exercise outdoors or go to an exercise class.  Sometimes people feel a greater commitment to exercising in a class setting when others are expecting your attendance.  These live virtual exercise classes allow you to exercise in your home with the added benefit of some social interaction (albeit virtual).  Remember, it's motivating (and healthy!) for care partners to exercise at the same time.  

Most classes listed here are specific to PD.  All are appropriate for those with PD.  Classes are open to anyone, not just to those in the area where the hosting organization is located.  Class offerings and times are subject to change.

Also check out our list of PD exercise videos -- available any time!


APDA Virtual At-Home Exercise Options

By American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

Cost: Free

Classes: A.M.P Fitness, Dance for Mind/Body/Spirit, Dance for PD Movement Lab (with Pamela Quinn), Dance for PD PRO, tai chi for PD (with Jane Arsham), yoga (with Elizabeth Durnin, 90 mins.), yoga for PD (with Peter Lynch)

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 10am (tai chi), 12:15pm (A.M.P Fitness), 2:30pm (Dance for PD PRO)
  • Tuesday:  2:30-4pm (yoga for PD)
  • Wednesday: 11:30am (tai chi)
  • Thursday:  10am (yoga), 2:30-4pm (yoga for PD)
  • Friday: 11:15am (Dance for PD Movement Lab)
  • Sunday: 12:30pm (dance for mind, body, and spirit)

Class offerings change periodically. Some classes have a hiatus between sessions. 


Chair Yoga for Stress Management (Kaiser members only)

By 'Leen Bodies (Woodland Hills, CA)

Cost: Free

Class: Chair yoga for Kaiser members with Parkinson's or caregivers

Class Times (PT):

  • Friday: 3:30pm

Contact Kathleen Ross-Allee, 818-719-4095, for info and to register.  Kaiser member number required.


Congruence PWR!Moves

By Congruence Physical Therapy (Milpitas, CA)

Cost: $15/class

Class: PWR!Moves

Class Time (PT): 

  • Tuesday: 1:30pm

Led by Rupali Vyas, DPT.  Virtual pre-screening is required before registering for class.  Email or phone (650-336-5394) Dr. Vyas to arrange pre-screening.


Daily Dance Connect

By Dancing with Parkinson’s Canada

Cost: Free

Classes: seated dance and movement

Class Times (PT):

  • Daily, 8am

Led by Sarah Robichaud


Dance Beyond Parkinson's

By Rachelle Smith-Stallman (Albany, NY)

Cost: Donation requested

Class: dance

Class Times (PT):

  • Thursday: 10:30am

Led by Rachelle Smith-Stallman. Watch an interview with Rachelle, and view her 25-minute "Dance Beyond Parkinson's" October 2020 presentation at the Victory Summit.

Email Rachelle for the virtual link.


Dance Class for People with Parkinson's

By San Francisco Ballet (San Francisco, CA)

Cost: Free

Class: dance

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 12:30pm

Classes include multiple dance forms and address balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation, and depression. Participants can sit or stand and can remain logged in at the end of each class to socialize. Contact Cecelia Beam with questions or to register.


Dance for PD

By Mark Morris Dance Group (New York, NY)

Cost: Free

Classes:  Dance for PD (English, Español, and Mandarin), Dance for PD Pro, sing for PD, and PD movement lab (with Pamela Quinn)

Class Times (PT):  

  • Monday: 8am (dance), 2:30pm (dance PRO)
  • Wednesday: 11am (dance en Español), 11:15am (dance) 
  • Friday: 11:15am (PD movement lab)
  • Sunday: 11am (dance for PD in Mandarin)

To join a class, visit the class webpage and click on “Register” 15 minutes before the class start time.

Dance for PD has partners and affiliates around the world. For more Dance for PD live-stream class offerings, see their Affiliated Classes page.


Dance for PD Online Movement

By American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Arizona Chapter

Cost: Free

Class: Dance for PD

Class Times (MST):

  • Wednesday: 9am 

Email lesquer@apdaparkinson.org to register. 


Dance Moves Me

By Dance Moves Me! for Parkinson's with Debbie Sternbach (Walnut Creek, CA)

Cost: Free

Classes:  dance; Art of Moving - The John Argue Method

Class Times (PT):  

  • Tuesday, 1pm (dance)
  • Friday, 1pm (art of moving)

Register with Debbie Sternbach, 510-653-8362.  Link is shared the night before the class.


Dance with Torri and Brigid

By the Parkinson's Support Group of Sonoma (Santa Rosa, CA)

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Class: dance

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 1pm

On the Newsletter page, find links to upcoming classes and join the e-mailing list for class reminders.


Empowered By Movement

By Empowerment Dance (Green Bay, WI)

Cost: $55/mo unlimited classes. Caregivers may attend for no charge.

Class: dance

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 12-1:15pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30am-12:45pm
  • Thursday: 11am-12:15pm

Led by Lisa Pritzl

Visit registration page


Exercise for Brain Change

By Parkinson Wellness Recovery (Tucson, AZ)

Cost: $125/month (4 live classes, 3 days/week) or $187/month (6 live classes, 5 days/week)

Classes: PWR!Moves, circuit, high intensity interval training (HIIT), boxing, and rotating (yoga, pilates, etc)

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 7:30am (HIIT), 10am (circuit), 11am (low intensity PWR!Moves), 2pm (PWR!Circuit), 3pm (HIIT)
  • Tuesday: 1:30pm (boxing)
  • Wednesday: 7:30am (HIIT), 10am (circuit), 11am (low intensity PWR!Moves), 2pm (PWR!Circuit), 3pm (HIIT)
  • Thursday: 1:30pm (boxing)
  • Friday: 10:30am (high intensity PWR!Moves), 11am (low intensity PWR!Moves), 12:30pm (specialty class)

Conduct self-assessment and then pay for membership


Gentle Yoga

By Parkinson Association of the Carolinas

Cost: Free

Class: yoga

Class Time (PT):

  • Tuesday: 9am

Led by Aminta St. Onge

If prompted, enter the following information: Meeting ID: 841 2531 4830 | Passcode: 156158


Houston Area Parkinson Society Online Classes

By Houston Area Parkinson Society

Cost: Free

Classes: yoga, boxing, PWR!Moves, endurance and strength

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 7:30am (boxing)
  • Tuesday: 8am (yoga)
  • Thursday: 7:30am (boxing)
  • Friday: 7:30am (endurance and strength)
  • Saturday: 8am (PWR!Moves)

On the calendar, click on the class you want to join to get the video link.


JCC Greater Boston Exercise and Movement Classes

By JCC Greater Boston

Cost: $72-$90 for 6-week session.  Caregivers can join at no additional cost.

Classes: NIA (neuromuscular integrated action), seated strength, total body conditioning, and boxing

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 11am (NIA)
  • Wednesday: 8am (boxing)
  • Thursday: 11am (seated)
  • Friday: 7:45am (conditioning)

To register, call 617-667-1276.  A virtual link will be provided prior to the class session.


JCC Tampa Bay Parkinson's Program Fitness Classes

By the JCC on the Cohn Campus (Tampa, FL)

Cost: $20/month or $100 for six months

Classes:  Let's Move (with Jerry Simon), Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), stretch/strengthen, tai chi, yoga.  Also: brain games, breathing & meditation, singing.

Class Times (PT): 

  • Monday: 8am (Let’s Move)
  • Wednesday: 7am (RSB), 11am (yoga)
  • Thursday: 11am (stretch/strengthen)
  • Friday: 11:30am (tai chi)

Register:  Pnina Levermore, coordinator, phone 813-291-2253


Keep Moving with Jen

By Jennifer Larsen

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Classes:  PD exercise (including strength, endurance, flexibility, mobility, and balance.)

Class Time (PT):

  • Thursday: 2pm 

Login early!  The Zoom waiting room is closed once the class starts, to prevent interruptions.


Memorial Care Parkinson's Exercise Class

By Memorial Care (Long Beach, CA)

Cost: Free

Classes: Parkinson's exercise  

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 9am
  • Friday: 9am

To join, find the class on the calendar before the start-time. For information, contact Theresa Stern, 714-378-5022.


Move to Connect Exercise Class

By Parkinson Association Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Classes: PD exercise

Class Times (PT):

  • Thursday: 1pm


Most exercises are performed seated. Class link is emailed each week. To register, contact PASB, 805-683-1326. 


Mindful Movement: You, Yoga and Parkinson’s

By Aileen Kim (Oakland, CA)

Cost: Suggested donation $5-$15/class

Class: yoga

Class Times (PT):

  • Friday, 11am-12:15pm

Register with instructor Aileen Kim, 510-406-1320. Link is shared in advance.

 


Movement Classes for Parkinson's

​By Petra Yoga Therapy (Walnut Creek, CA)

Cost: Free, requesting donations to PD Active

Classes:  PD Fit ClubMove and Groove (seated yoga and PWR!Moves)

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday, 11am (PD Fit Club), 12:30pm (Move and Groove)

Led by Petra Fibrichova, certified yoga therapist. Other non-PD-specific online yoga classes are offered.

Advance registration required


Neuroboxing Live Online Exercise

By Neuroboxing (Westlake Village, CA)

Cost: Donations accepted

Classes: boxing, spin cycling

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 8:30am (cycling), 1:30pm (boxing)
  • Tuesday: 10am (boxing), 2pm (boxing, Spanish)
  • Wednesday: 1:30pm (boxing)
  • Thursday: 8:30am (cycling), 10am (boxing), 12pm (boxing, Spanish)
  • Saturday: 12pm (boxing)
     

Contact Neuroboxing for class link.


Neuro Challenge Online Exercise

By Neuro Challenge (Sarasota, FL)

Cost: Free

Classes: TGIF yoga, Positive PD workout

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 7am (positive PD)
  • Thursday: 7am (positive PD)
  • 3rd Friday: 8am (yoga)

Northwest Parkinson's Foundation Online Programs

By Northwest Parkinson's Foundation (Mercer Island, WA)

Cost: Free

Classes: Ageless Grace, Dance for PD, Feldenkrais, Morning Wake Up Call, NIA Moving to Heal, tai ji quan (modified tai chi), victory drumming, yoga for healing, 

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 9am (morning wake up)
  • Tuesday: 10am (yoga)
  • Wednesday: 11:30am (NIA), 12pm (tai ji quan)
  • Thursday: 10am (Feldenkrais), 1pm (ageless grace)
  • Friday: 11am (drumming), 1pm (dance)

Register online.


Online Movement for Parkinson's

By Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (Burlington, VT)

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Classes: Dance for PD

Class Times (PT):

  • Thursday: 7am

Register online with Flynn Center.


Parkinson Association of Alberta PD Exercise

By Parkinson Association of Alberta (Canada)

Cost: CAD $180 to $230

Class:  PD circuit

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday:  10am
  • Thursday:  10am

For challenging and moderate fitness levels only.  To register in advance, contact Parkinson Association of Alberta, 800-561-1911.


Parkinson Place Online Classes

By Parkinson Place (Sarasota, FL)

Cost: Free for those with Parkinson's

Classes:  balance, cycling, dance, Rock Steady Boxing, stretch, tai chi, warrior workout, and yoga.  Also:  voice.

Class Times (PT): 

  • Monday: 6:30am (cycling), 7:30am (cycling), 7:15am (dance), 8:30am (voice), 10:30am (RSB)
  • Tuesday: 8:30am (fun fitness), 10am (tai chi)
  • Wednesday: 8:30am (yoga), 10am (cycling), 10am (warrior workout)
  • Thursday: 7am (dance), 8:30am (fun fitness), 11:30am (brains & balance)

Parkinson Rockies Online Classes

By Parkinson Association of the Rockies (Denver, CO)

Cost: Free

Classes: Moving Through PD, PAR for the Course, Power Moves (PWR!), Power Punch/boxing, Rhythm  & Grace, Step & Connect, yoga for PD, Restorative Moves (low intensity) Also:  LOUD for Life, Tremble Clefs

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 7:45am (PAR for the Course), 10am (rhythm), 10am (Moving Through PD), 12pm (PWR!)
  • Tuesday: 8:00am (yoga for PD), 9am (punch), 9am (Step & Connect), 9:30am (punch), 10:15am (punch), 10:30am (Restorative Moves), 2pm (PACC)
  • Wednesday: 8:45am (Qigong), 10am (Qigong), 1:15pm (Moving Through PD), 2pm (PACC)
  • Thursday: 7am (yoga), 9am (Step & Connect), 9:30am (punch), 9:30am (yoga for PD)
  • Friday: 8am (yoga for PD), 11am (PAR for the Course)
     

Liability waiver and medical consent form must be submitted prior to class registration.  For more information or assistance, call (303) 830-1839 or email info@parkinsonrockies.org.


Parkinson's Exercise Programs 4 You

By PEP4U Gym (Laguna Niguel, CA)

Cost: Free

Classes:  yoga for PD, shadow boxing

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 11:30am (yoga)
  • Saturday: 9:30am (boxing)

Parkinson's Fitness Virtual Live Classes

By Parkinson's Fitness (Salem, MA)

Cost: Free

Classes: Balance in Motion, stretch yoga, strength

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 10am (balance)
  • Wednesday: 10am (yoga)
  • Thursday: 6:30am (strength)
  • Friday: 10am (balance)

Ledy by Dianna Daly and Kim Crowley

Pre-registration required.  Access links are available for registered participants an hour before class start time.  For questions, contact Parkinson’s Fitness


Parkinson’s Online Fitness Program

By Kujiweza (San Jose, CA)

Cost: $60/month

Class: Parkinson's Exercise Program (PEP)

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 9:45am
  • Thursday: 11:30am

For more information or to register, contact Mwezo Kudumu, 408-315-0992.


PD Active Online Exercise Classes

By PD Active (Berkeley, CA)

Cost: Suggested $10-$15/class, paid via PayPal or Venmo to instructor or PD Active

Classes: Better Balance, Dance Moves Me, chair yoga, PD and the art of moving,  PD fit club, Rock Steady Boxing 680 (RSB), yoga for PD, Tai Chi for PD, Tai Chi for gait & balance, Mindful Movement

Class Times (PT):  

  • Monday: 10am (RSB), 10:30am (Tai Chi for gait & balance),
  • Tuesday: 11am (PD fit club), 12:30pm (chair yoga), 1pm (Dance Moves Me)
  • Wednesday: 10am (RSB), 1pm (yoga for PD)
  • Thursday: 10am (RSB)
  • Friday: 11am (Tai Chi for PD), 11am (Mindful Movement), 1pm (PD and the art of moving)

PD-Connect Virtual Classes

By PD-Connect (San Francisco Bay Area, CA)

Cost: Free (donation-based)

Classes: high-intensity exercise, step it up, PWR!Moves, and Mo Better Mondays

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 10am (Mo Better), 1:30pm (high intensity)
  • Tuesday: 11am (high intensity)
  • Wednesday: 1:30pm (high intensity)
  • Thursday: 10:45am (step it up), 11am (Lisa & SteF)
  • Friday: 1:30pm (high intensity)

If you have difficulty logging in, email PD-Connect or call 415-604-2477.


PD Fitness Classes

By Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC (Oceanside, NY)

Cost: Free

Class: boxing, T'ai Chi (also brain fitness, stress management, creative writing, and music)

Class Time (PT):

  • Monday, 9:45am (boxing)
  • Tuesday, 7am (T'ai Chi)
  • Thursday, 3pm (boxing)


Contact Gloria Lebeaux, LCSW, Director of Social Services, 516-634-4010


Pedaling For Parkinsons Online

Pedaling For Parkinson's (Cleveland, OH)

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Class: stationary cycling

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 9:30am
  • Tuesday: 6am
  • Wednesday: 9:30am 
  • Thursday: 6am
  • Friday: 9:30am
  • Saturday: 6am

PFNCA Online Wellness Classes for Parkinson's

By Parkinson's Foundation of the National Capital Area (Silver Spring, MD)

Cost: $50/year (unlimited classes)

Classes: exercise for PD (balance/core/general), dance for PD, chair yoga, boxing for PD, Tai Chi/Qigong for PD, yoga for PD, Zumba for PD

Class Time (PT):

  • Monday: 5:30am (core), 7am (balance), 8am (general), 9am (boxing), 11am (general)
  • Tuesday: 7am (general), 8am (Zumba), 9:30am (boxing), noon (general), 1:30pm (chair yoga)
  • Wednesday: 6am (Tai Chi/Qigong), 7am (general), 8am (general), 11am (general), 1pm (general)
  • Thursday: 7am (general), 8am (general), 9am (boxing), 11:30am (chair yoga), 1pm (general)
  • Friday: 7am (general), 8am (general), 9am (boxing), 10:15am (general)
  • Saturday: 7am (general), 8am (dance), 9am (yoga)
  • Sunday: 7am (Tai Chi/Qigong), 8am (general), 9am (yoga)


Register once and join unlimited classes for a year.


Popping for Parkinson's

By Popping for Parkinson's, (London, UK)

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Class: dance (Popping)

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 9am 

 


Positive PD

Cost: Free

Class: Positive PD

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday:  8-9am
  • Thursday:  8-9am

Power For Parkinson's Live Stream Exercise

By Power For Parkinson's (Austin, TX)

Cost: Free

Classes: strength/balance, brain/body, move/shout, energize/exercise, young onset, relax/reset.  Also: vocal strength

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 9am (brain)
  • Tuesday: 9am (move)
  • Wednesday: 9am (energize)
  • Friday: 9am (strength)
  • 2nd Saturday: 7-10am (young onset)
  • 1st Sunday: 9am (relax & reset)

Power Over Parkinson's

By POP Fitness Modesto (Modesto, CA)

Cost: $120/month for 2 classes/week, $165/month for 3 classes/week, $205/month for 4 classes/week, or $240/month for unlimited classes

Classes: PWR!Moves (seated and circuit), Rock Steady Boxing, 

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 10:30am (circuit), 12pm (seated)
  • Tuesday: 1:45pm (boxing)
  • Wednesday: 10:30am (circuit), 12pm (seated)
  • Thursday: 1:45pm (boxing)


Duration: PWR!Moves 60 minutes, Boxing 90 minutes

To register contact: Lori Dodd, PT, at POP Fitness, 209-606-6410.


PWR! Moves

By Paul McCarthy (Las Vegas, NV)

Cost: Free

Class: PWR! Moves

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 11am-Noon
  • Wednesday: 11am-Noon

Open to anyone with Parkinson’s. Contact instructor Paul McCarthy, CPT,  916-972-0336.


PWR! Moves / PWR! Circuit

By University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, AR)

Cost: Free

Classes: PWR!Moves / PWR!Circuit combo

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday: 12pm
  • Thursday: 12pm

Register for class online or by emailing the instructor, Kellie Coleman.


Qigong Instruction

By Aligned Fitness (San Jose, CA)

Cost: $38/month

Classes: Qigong

Class Times (PT):

  • Thursday: 10:30am

Create an account and register for class online. Also included is access to the ever expanding library of Qigong workout recordings.


re+active PT Group Classes for Neurologic Diagnoses

By re+active PT (Los Angeles, CA)

Cost: $99/year unlimited classes (first year $69 for new members) 

Classes: balance, boxing, PD support group, functional fitness (PWR! moves encorporated class), interval training, re+center mindfulness practice, yoga

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 11am (functional fitness 3), 5pm re+center
  • Tuesday: 11am (functional fitnes3)
  • Wednesday: 10am (functional fitness 2), 10am (boxing 2), 6:10pm (yoga)
  • Thursday: 9am (yoga), 10am (boxing 2), 11am (functional fitness 3), 6:30pm (interval training)
  • Friday: 11am (functional fitness 3), 2pm (balance)
  • Saturday: 11am (functional fitness 3)
     

Note: the number following the class name indicates the intensity level.  1 is seated.  4 is the highest intensity. Classes with no number are appropriate for all participants.


Rebel Fit Club

By Kimberly Berg's Rebel Fit Club (Portland, OR)

Cost: Call for pricing

Classes:  boxing bootcamp, seated boxing bootcamp, drumming and dance, PWR! chair boxing bootcamp, PWR!, seated stretch, seated or standing stretch, tai chi, yoga.  Also virtual happy hour.

Class Times (PT): 

  • Monday: 8am (boxing), 10am (boxing), 11:15am (yoga), 1pm (seated boxing)
  • Tuesday: 10am (boxing), noon (PWR!), 1pm (PWR! boxing), 5:30pm (boxing)
  • Wednesday: 8am (boxing), 10am (boxing), 11:15am (yoga), 1pm (seated boxing)
  • Thursday: 10am (boxing), noon (PWR!), 1pm (PWR! boxing), 5:30pm (boxing)
  • Friday: 11am (PWR! boxing), 11:30am (drumming)
  • Saturday: 8:30am (ladies boxing), 10:30am (tai chi), noon (seated or standing stretch)
  • Sunday: noon (seated stretch)

Rock Steady Boxing

By Ringtime Fitness (Santa Rosa, CA)

Cost: $69/month individual, $99/month couples after 

Classes: Rock Steady Boxing

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 9am
  • Tuesday: 9am
  • Thursday: 9am
  • Friday: 9am

Complete the short, Get More Information, form to get started.


Rock Steady Boxing

By Rock Steady Boxing Peninsula (Belmont, CA)

Cost: $175/month

Classe: Rock Steady Boxing (RSB)

Class Times:

  • Monday: 1pm
  • Tuesday: 10:30am
  • Thursday: 10:30am
  • Friday: 10:30am
  • Saturday: 10:30am

Please reach out to coach Freddy for an assessment, 415-385-5668.


Rock Steady Boxing WarriorFit

By Rock Steady Boxing WarriorFit (Rancho Cordova, CA)

Cost: $130/month (includes Zoom and in-person classes in El Dorado Hills or Rancho Cordova beginning June 1, 2021)

Classes: Rock Steady Boxing

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 11am
  • Wednesday: 11am


Note: Use the Contact Us option on the website to inquire about fees, arrange for a physical assessment, and register for classes.


Rock Steady Boxing Winnipeg Online

By U-Turn Parkinson's (Winnipeg, Canada)

Cost: $35/month (1 class/wk), $70/month (2 classes/wk), $100/month (3 classes/wk)

Classes: Power Stretch, Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), U-Tunes

Class Time (PT):

  • Wednesday: 7am (stretch
  • Thursday: 12pm (U-Tunes)

You must complete and return these forms to U-Turn Parkinson's prior to enrolling in the class.


Rogue In Motion Parkinson's Exercises and Education

By Rogue in Motion (Fountain Valley, CA)

Cost: $49.99/month or $499.99/year after a free one week trial

Classes:  boxing, cardio, dance, HIIT, PWR!Moves, yoga.  Also:  brain training, cooking.

Class Times (PT): 

  • Monday: 8am (cardio), 9am (PWR!), 10:15am (HIIT), 11:30am (dance)
  • Tuesday: 9am (PWR!), 10:15am (boxing)
  • Wednesday: 8am (cardio), 9am (PWR!), 10:15am (HIIT), 11:30am (dance)
  • Thursday: 9am (PWR!), 10:15am (HIIT)
  • Friday: 8am (cardio), 9am (PWR!), 10:15am (boxing), 11:30am (dance), 1pm (yoga)
  • Saturday: 9am (PWR!), 10:15am (HIIT)

Rx Ballroom Dance

By Rx Ballroom Dance (Ladera Ranch, CA)

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Class: ballroom dance for people with Parkinson's and dementia 

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 11:30am (dance)
  • Wednesday: 11:30am (dance)
  • Friday: 11:30am (dance)

Contact form required to obtain class access


SmartXPD

By Patrick LoSasso (Los Angeles, CA)

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Classes: energetic, gentle w/balance, boxing, balance & fall prevention, joyful dance

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 10:30am (energetic), noon (gentle w/balance)
  • Tuesday: 10:30am (dance)
  • Wednesday: 10:30am (energetic), noon (gentle w/balance)
  • Thursday: 10:30am (boxing) noon (balance and fall prevention)
  • Friday: 10:30am (energetic), noon (gentle w/balance)
     

Recommended equipment: two hand weights (1 or 2 lbs. or 2 water bottles if you don't have hand weights), medium sized towel, ball (tennis, golf, hand ball or rolled up socks), resistance tubing or band.


Stand Tall

By UCSF (California)

Cost: $25/class or $80/series (4 classes)

Class: Stand Tall

Class Times (PT):

  • Tuesday, 8:30-9:30am
  • Thursday, 8:30-9:30am

Requires 30-minute pre-screening (virtual or in-person), which costs $85. Must be able to walk unassisted and tolerate physical activity.


Neuroscience Wellness Classes

By Stanford Healthcare (Palo Alto, CA)

Cost: Free

Classes: chair yoga, Dance for PD, exercise for PD, Qi Gong, Sit and Be Fit, tai chi (English and Mandarin), Tango for PD, and yoga

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 1:30pm (dance), 3pm (tai chi/Mandarin)
  • Tuesday: 10:30am (sit), 10:30am (yoga), 1:30pm (PD exercise), 2:30pm (tai chi/English)
  • Wednesday: 10:30am (chair yoga), 2:15pm (tango)
  • Thursday: 10:30am (sit), noon (tai chi/English), 1:30pm (PD exercise), 3pm (Qi Gong)
  • Friday: 1:30pm (dance)

The Parkinson's Gym

By The Parkinson's Gym (Knoxville, TN)

Cost: $96/3 months, $182/6 months, $326/year for live classes, archived class videos, and personal consultation

Classes: Stretch and strengthen, PWR!Moves, core, boxing, etc.

Class Times (PT):

  • Monday: 10:30am
  • Wednesday: 10:30am
  • Friday: 10:30am

The Zoomin' Bunch

By Nice Guy Training (Chicago, IL)

Cost: $30 weekly

Class:  PWR!Moves

Class Times (PT): 

  • Monday: 11am
  • Wednesday: 11am
  • Friday: 11am
     

Note:  Physician's approval is required.   


Total Parkinson's

By Total HealthWorks 


U-Turn Parkinson's Workout Series

By U-Turn Parkinson's (Winnipeg, Canada)

Cost: Free (No obligation, but a donation of $10 per class is suggested.)

Classes: Empower U (similar to Rock Steady Boxing), Power Stretch, vocal stretch

Class Times (PT):

  • Wednesday: 8am (Power Stretch)
  • Friday: 7:30am (Empower U)

Once you become a member, register for one class at a time online on the class calendar under the classes tab.


Use It or Lose It

By Parkinson's Resource Organization (PRO) (Indian Wells, CA)

Cost: Free

Class: Use It or Lose It

Class Times (PT): 

  • 2nd Tuesday: 10am
  • 4th Tuesday: 10am

Classes commence on August 10, 2021 for beginners, people with PD and care partners.  For each class you want to attend, use the calendar link to register, email info@parkinsonsresource.org, or call 877-775-4111.


Virtual Exercise Classes

By Michigan Parkinson Foundation (Bingham Farms, MI)

Cost: Free

Class: PWR! Moves (low/moderate/high intensity), Adaptive Yoga for Parkinson's

Class Time (PT):

  • Monday: 7am (PWR! Moves, low/moderate)
  • Tuesday: 7am (PWR! Moves, low/moderate)
  • Wednesday: 7am (PWR! Moves, low)
  • Thursday: 7am (PWR! Moves, high)
  • Friday: 7am (yoga)
  • Saturday: 7am (PWR! Moves, moderate)

Virtual PD Exercise Classes

By Parkies Punch Back (San Jose, CA)

Cost: $10/class

Class: Parkinson's Exercise Classes

Class Time (PT):

  • Monday: 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 6:30pm


Duration: 40 minutes

Led by Virginia deRaddo, Parkinson's-specialized personal trainer.


Virtual Yoga

By American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) (Staten Island, NY)

Cost: Free

Class: Yoga

Class Time (PT):

  • Thursday: 10am


Duration: 60 minutes

Led by Elizabeth Durnin, certified yoga therapist.  You can register for four consecutive weeks at a time and after the four weeks, you will be able to register for the next four weeks.


Voice & Movement Exerise Class for People with Parkinson's

By Jocelyn Lagier, SLP, and Elisabeth Brown, DPT (San Francisco Bay Area)

Cost: $40 for 8 classes

Class: Voice & Movement

Class Time (PT):

  • Tuesday: 11am


Duration: 60 minutes

To register use this form or email Jocelyn Lagier with questions or to register.

 


Weekday Exercises

By Jennifer Westoby (Grass Valley, CA)

Cost: Free

Class includes stretching, LSVT LOUD exercises, LSVT BIG exercise, strength training, and Rock Steady Boxing  

  • Monday-Friday: 10am
     

Contact Jennifer Westoby for the Zoom link.


Wellness Works

By Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)

Cost: $35/mo for 1 class weekly, $65/mo for unlimited classes, additional donations accepted (3 months prepayment required)

Classes: Moving Through PD (seated workout), Tai Chi, Yoga with Chairs, Dynamic Yoga, Boot Camp, Rock Steady Boxing (RSB)

Class Times:

  • Monday: 7:30am (RSB), 
  • Tuesday: 10:30am (moving through PD), 4pm (Tai Chi)
  • Wednesday: 7am (chair yoga), 7:30am (RSB), 11:15am (boot camp)
  • Thursday: 3:30pm (RSB)
  • Friday: 7am (dynamic yoga)

If you have any questions about payments or need assistance, please email Mikayla Hyman.


Yoga and Movement for Parkinson’s

By Jodi Yoga (Berkeley, CA)

Cost: $10-20 donation. Caregivers attend free

Classes: yoga and movement for PD

Class Time (PT):

  • Thursday 10am

Led by Jodi Barry, RYT.  Participants must be able to transition to and from the floor on their own with the use of a chair.  Instructor also offers non-PD-specific online classes in yoga and balance.  

Contact instructor in advance to register.


Yoga for Parkinson’s

By Vickie Russell Bell Yoga (Berkeley, CA)

Cost: Free, requesting donations to VRB Yoga

Classes: yoga 

Class Time (PT):

  • Wednesday, 1-2:15pm

Email or phone 510-290-7401 instructor in advance to register


Yoga for PD

By Yoga for PD (Seattle, WA)

Cost: Tue & Thu are Free, Mon & Fri are $10 and come with a recording of the class accessible until the following Monday or Friday

Classes: Yoga for PD (with Peter Lynch)

Class Time (PT):

  • Monday: 9:30-11am
  • Tuesday: 2:30-4pm
  • Thursday: 2:30-4pm
  • Friday: 9:30-11am


Duration: 90 minutes


Zoom+POP Live Workout

By Power Over Parkinson's (POP) (Richmond, VA)

Cost: Free

Classes: Rock Steady Boxing

Class Time (PT):

  • Saturday: 7am


Duration: 60 minutes


Last updated August 2023 by Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach