Movement Classes to Help Patients Manage Parkinson's Disease Symptoms


Wellness Works Parkinson's Disease Classes

The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center is proud to be on the leading edge, not only in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's and similar illnesses, but in the study of new ways to help patients manage their disease.

Some research suggests that many patients with movement disorders benefit greatly from practicing what is so difficult for them — movement. Over the past five years, we have developed specialized classes with instructors trained in the needs of PD to bring high-level exercise programs to both patients and their partners.

While it is still unclear to what extent these activities impact patients, there is evidence they can stabilize the effects of the disease, slowing the degree to which everyday movement becomes difficult.

Online Programs Available During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have created safe and convenient ways to continue offering Wellness Works programs virtually throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you will join us online for an upcoming class. See our online classes.

Online Class Membership Information

We are currently offering the following free online classes until Friday, May 15, 2020:

  • Tai Chi: Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Dynamic Yoga: Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Chair Yoga: Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Boot Camp: Wednesdays, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
  • Rock Steady Boxing: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am or 12:00 - 1:00 pm

If you would like to continue with classes, please pay for the membership level of your choice below no later than Friday, May 15, 2020. If you have any questions about payments or need assistance, please email Mallika Iyer.

We ask everyone to pay for 3 months at a time. We recognize that the situation is changing, and so we may make adjustments to the plan depending on how many people sign up for these classes, and once we are again able to offer in-person programs.

Basic membership: $35.00 per month

This allows access to ONE class per week (so 4 or sometimes 5 classes in a month). It can be the same class each week, or you can try different classes each week. Sign up for the Basic membership.

Full membership: $65.00 per month

This allows access to any of our classes each week. No limit to the number, except that there is a possibility that we may have to limit new enrollment of IF any of the classes become too large. Sign up for the Full membership.

Sponsor membership: $125.00 per month

This allows the same options as the full membership, but provides much needed additional funds to cover other expenses for our educational and wellness programs. We hope that anyone who can generously be in the role of a "sponsor" will consider doing so. Anyone who signs up to be a "sponsor" will be recognized by name in our newsletter and on our website, unless they prefer to remain anonymous. Sign up for the Sponsor membership.