Parkinsons Progams

Parkinson's Programs

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a life changing disease that effects millions of people worldwide.

There are many things you can do to maintain your quality of life and live well with PD. The Y is proud to offer programs geared at improving participant's movement and walking.

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+ Rocksteady Boxing

The YMCA of Collier County has teamed up with Rock Steady Boxing to offer a cutting-edge approach to fight back against Parkinson’s. Rock Steady Boxing uses the fundamentals of boxing training in addition to Parkinson’s specific exercises which studies have shown to reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout.

Available at: Marco Island YMCA

Program Details:

  • Evidence-based program
  • Supportive environment
  • Led by certified Rock Steady Boxing coaches
  • Two 60-minute classes per week
  • Non-contact boxing drills
  • Conditioning exercises for optimal  muscular endurance, agility, hand-eye coordination and overall strength
  • Emphasis on gross motor movement, balance, core strength, posture and gait
  • Regular physical and cognitive assessments

Rock Steady Boxing Program Fees:

Class Packages Y Member Non-Member
1 Session $15 $20
4 Sessions $50 $75
8 Sessions $90 $140

Program Days, Times & Locations:

  • Monday & Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Marco Branch - 239.394.9622

Stop by the Main Desk to learn more and sign up!

+ Stretch and Connect

Stretch and Connect is a 45-minute class focusing on ‘stretching and connecting’ with the Parkinson’s community.  Participants will be guided through a series of ‘stretches’ that will help the individual improve and maintain flexibility, mobility, and posture. Care-takers and family members of People with Parkinson’s are encouraged to participate in this class as well.

Available at: Marco Island

Pedaling for Parkinson's Program Fees:

  • Member Fee: Included with membership
  • Non-member Fee: $15 guest fee

Program Days, Times & Locations:

  • TBD

+ Pedaling for Parkinson's

Pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace, optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute, helps reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. During the one-hour class, an instructor on a stationary bicycle will lead participants through a relatively fast-paced cycling routine to reach the optimal cycling speed or revolutions per minute (RPM). Pedaling for Parkinson's is held two to three times a week.

Available at: Naples and Marco branches

Pedaling for Parkinson's Program Fees:

  • Member Fee: Included with membership
  • Non-member Fee: $15 guest fee

Program Days, Times & Locations:

  • Marco Branch - TBD
  • Naples Branch - TBD


For more information or questions on Parkinson's Programs at the Y, please contact