Parkinsons Progams


Parkinson's Programs


Discover how you can maintain your quality of life and thrive with Parkinson's Disease (PD) - a life-changing condition that impacts millions of people worldwide.

The Y is excited to provide powerful programs specifically designed to enhance your movement and walking abilities. Join us today and embark on a journey towards a better, more fulfilling life with PD.

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Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing to provide an innovative approach to combating Parkinson's. By combining boxing training with specific exercises for Parkinson's, studies have shown that symptoms can be reversed, reduced, or delayed. Boxing engages the body in various movements and continuously adapts the workout routine.

This program is made possible thanks to a generous community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. We are delighted to offer this program to you at no cost until the funds are fully utilized.

To sign up, follow these simple steps:

1. Submit a medical release form signed by your physician (link below)
2. Complete an assessment request form at the membership desk.
3. Observe a class to ensure it's the right fit for you.


Available at: South Campus (Marco)


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

Program Days, Times & Locations:

Monday, Wednesday & Fridays: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
South Campus - 239.394.9622

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


SmartFIT Add-on Packages

Enhance your Rocksteady Boxing experience by adding SMARTfit, a rehab intervention designed to improve motor coordination and vestibular health.

Packages Pricing
30 minutes - 1 session $35
30 minutes - 4 session $120
30 minutes - 8 session $230
45 minutes - 1 session $50


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

Parkinson’s Power Hour

Discover Parkinson’s Power Hour, a comprehensive fitness class designed specifically for individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis.

In our one-hour sessions, you’ll experience exercises that provide cardiovascular benefits, resistance training to build muscle strength, and boxing techniques to improve balance and posture. Our instructors are experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to providing individualized assistance and coaching throughout the class. You’ll not only boost your physical well-being but also enjoy a supportive and inclusive environment.

Sign up for Parkinson’s Power Hour today and take control of your health journey!

Available at: North Campus (Naples)


Program Details:

  • Supportive environment
  • Conditioning exercises for optimal  muscular endurance, agility, hand-eye coordination and overall strength
  • Emphasis on gross motor movement, balance, core strength, posture and gait

Program Fees:

Packages Y Member Non-Member
75 minutes - 1 session $15 $20
75 minutes - 4 session $50 $75
75 minutes - 8 session $90 $140
75 minutes - 12 session $130 $205
75 minutes - 20 session $210 $330

Program Days & Times:

Classes start January 8th, 2024!

Mondays: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesdays: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Fridays: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

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

PWR! Moves

A seated Parkinson-specific exercise class that “makes function exercise” to keep you moving and doing more of what you want to do! As you practice, you will be challenged physically and cognitively while working on fitness goals: strength, balance, agility, aerobics, and flexibility. Exercises are designed to improve your fitness, counteract your PD symptoms and increase your daily activity. This whole body, function-focused exercise class will push you to do more than you think you can in a fun, empowering, and enriched environment!

The classes are led by a PWR! Moves Certified Instructor. 

Available at: South Campus (Marco)


Program Fees:

Packages Y Member Non-Member
75 minutes - 1 session $10 $15
75 minutes - 4 session $35 $50
75 minutes - 8 session $65 105

Program Days & Times

Thursdays: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
South Campus - 239.394.9622

SmartFit

YMCA SMARTfit Parkinson’s Rehab Intervention Program

The YMCA SMARTfit Parkinson’s rehab intervention program is designed to address motor coordination and vestibular health. The program combines movement with cognitive tasks in a playful way, that lead to better motor and cognitive functions.

Available at: South Campus


Program Fees:

Packages Y Member Non-Member
30 minutes - 1 session $35 $50
30 minutes - 4 session $120 $180
30 minutes - 8 session $230 $350
45 minutes - 1 session $50 $65


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

Support Group for Caretakers

The YMCA of Collier County, in association with the Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida, will offer a support group for individuals and families who are impacted by Parkinson’s Disease and related illness.

Please join us for this weekly gathering to experience warmth, understanding and support. Caregiving can be an isolating experience, but you are not alone in this challenge. Being able to talk to others who truly understand what you are going through can help reduce stress, validates your experience, and provides a sense of connection.

Participation is open to all members of the Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida. Membership, and access to these sessions, is FREE. The membership application is online at www.ParkinsonAssociationSWFL.org.  It takes about 10 minutes to complete.


SUPPORT GROUP DETAILS

Dates: Every Thursday (Please RSVP by close of business on Wednesdays by 4:00 pm to 239.417.3465)
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: South Campus (Marco), YDC Conference Room
Facilitator: Cindy Gallo, LCSW, QS


QUESTIONS?

For more information, please call 239.417.3465.


YMCA IMPACT STORY

While there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, slowing its progression and maintaining a quality lifestyle is possible. Hear Pamela share her personal journey with Rock Steady Boxing, a program that is helping her to maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle despite her diagnosis.


QUESTIONS?

For more information or questions on Parkinson's Programs at the Y, please contact wellness@ymcacollier.org.