Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center offers a range of Parkinson’s Programming to adults with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The medical fitness programs are designed for adults with Parkinson’s disease who wish to participate in low to moderate intensity exercise. The support group welcomes both patients and caregivers. All classes, except the Support Group, require a completed physician approval form and Health History Questionnaire prior to participation.
Parkinson’s Support Group
Learn about Parkinson’s patient resources and the latest research. Each support group has a guest speaker who covers a different topic. Participate in our group exercise and then break off in caregiver and patient groups to discuss how to overcome challenges and to share ideas to help each other. The group meets the Second Wednesday of every month from 10am – 12pm. Registration is not required; members are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.
Rock Steady Boxing
We are fighting back against Parkinson’s! Parkinson’s causes a loss in many of the same areas that boxers condition to improve. Medical research shows that focused, intense exercise can reduce, reverse and delay Parkinson’s symptoms.
Dance For Parkinson’s
A fun movement class for all abilities, mostly sitting in chairs, and set to music. Imagery, rhythm and fun inspire improved movement and provide an enjoyable way to stretch and get moving.
Focus on moving safely while seated or standing to utilize a variety of equipment such as light weights and bands to increase strength and range of motion.
Pedal For Parkinson’s
Stationary bicycle pedaling therapy at a high cadence. Our program combines rhythmic pedaling with support to help improve motor function. Registration is required, and members are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.
Pilates For Parkinson’s
Gain muscle and joint dexterity with breath, flow and gentle movements. For best results, we recommend participants are barefoot for the class while working off a chair or on a mat. Registration is required, and members are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.
Strength & Balance
Strengthen your way to a more balanced body! Utilizing a variety of equipment such as light weights and bands will help increase strength and range of motion, as well as improve coordination and posture. Registration is required, and members are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.
Stride & Strength
A circuit-based training program designed to improve gait and muscular strength. Develop functional fitness through the use of free weights and bodyweight exercises. Registration is required, and members are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.
TRX For Parkinson’s
Improve your core, balance, strength and endurance through TRX® suspension training. Registration is required, and members are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.
Yoga For Parkinson’s
Practice gentle movements accompanied by proper breathing to achieve increased mobility, flexibility, strength and well-being.
Registration is required and all participants must check in at the front desk before attending each class. Members are encouraged to bring a friend or family member. For more information or to register, visit the Member Services desk, call 847.535.7060 or complete our contact form.
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