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 30 minutes completing activities and playing 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.


For more detailed information, please download the brochure: PARKINSON Flyer Mar 2107


Contact: Roxee Jones or Patti McEnroe at the Y: (701) 775-2586



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Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady is a 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: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Studio A/B

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 Roxee or Patti at the Y.