YMCA Parkinson Wellness Recovery
The Altru Family YMCA is pleased to offer the YMCA Parkinson Wellness Recovery Program. This program is designed to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson Disease. Based on the Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and Exercise4BrainChange™ curriculums, our program focuses on improving physical and brain functionality so that people with Parkinson Disease can get better and stay better longer.
Participants spend 15-30 minutes socializing, sharing information, and participating in activities and games that challenge the thought process and stimulate brain activity to optimize their brain health. Approximately 50-60 minues of physical activity follow, including a variety of basic progressive and functional whole body movement exercises, to improve overall physical performance and ability.
We are fortunate to have a team of YMCA and community professional staff, Altru Health System Partners, and the UND Department of Physical Therapy helping us offer the safest and most effective program possible.
Mondays: 10:30 am Brain Power / 11:00 am PWR! Exercise / Fitness Center
Thursdays: 9:35 am Balance Boost (Fitness Center) or 10:30 am Group Cycling (Cycling Studio)
Rock Steady Boxing
Rock Steady is a non-contact boxing-based program designed to improve strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, speed, reaction time, and overall well-being of people living with Parkinson Disease. Utilizing authentic boxing equipment such as heavy bags, speed bags, gloves, and various other exercise equipment in a circuit training format, Rock Steady is a unique and specialized program that challenges individuals and gives them the opportunity to fight back against Parkinson’s.
Tuesdays: 10:30 am – noon / Fitness Center
Download a Parkinson Wellness/Rock Steady Boxing brochure: PARKINSON brochure Nov 2018
Volunteers are needed to help supervise classes. If you have boxing experience and/or the desire to help change lives for the better, please contact Adam or Patti at the Y.
Fees include all Parkinson Wellness & Rock Steady Boxing offerings (effective January 1, 2018):
YMCA/Choice Members: No Fee.
Non-members: $48/month or $10 per day.
Financial membership and program scholarship assistance is available.
Contact: Adam Sorum: (701) 775-2586