Coming Soon to the York Branch YMCA!

Pedal for Parkinson’s is a 12-week indoor group cycle class for adults diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  

Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace – optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute. While cycling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease, there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it.

Classes are designed to

  • Empower people with Parkinson’s disease
  • Optimize participant physical function
  • Improve quality of life
  • Help delay the progression of symptoms
  • Support research dedicated to prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Who can participate?  Participants who:

  • Are diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease
  • Complete and provide a signed consent form and a medical clearance form
  • Agree to periodically monitor progress

Parkinson’s patients with the following medical conditions are not eligible for this program:

  • Cardiac or pulmonary disease
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • Uncontrolled hypertension or stroke
  • Dementia
  • Other medical conditions that make exercise dangerous.

Contact Heather Moore, Program Coordinator, for more information.  717-843-7884 x248  [email protected]