Exercise for Parkinson’s

Exercise is one of the most powerful treatments for Parkinson’s!

Did you know that exercise can actually change the brain and have a positive impact on Parkinson’s symptoms? Research from the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, the largest-ever clinical study of Parkinson’s found that people with Parkinson’s Disease who engaged in at least 2.5 hours of exercise a week had a better quality of life than those who didn’t exercise at all or started exercising later.

Regular exercise is considered as medication by many people with Parkinson’s. In fact, people, particularly those with Young Onset Parkinson’s or who are newly diagnosed, are increasingly opting against taking Parkinson’s drugs, preferring to fight Parkinson’s naturally. Regular exercise can slow down the progression of Parkinson’s, reverse Parkinson’s symptoms and is great for physical and mental well-being, thus improving quality of life.

Parkinson’s Care and Support UK provides Parkinson’s specific exercise classes for those living with Parkinson’s. These classes are run by our Parkinson’s Specialist Instructors and are available to anyone who is a member of the charity and is affected by the condition. Carers are welcome too.


Exercise for Parkinson’s
Exercise for Parkinson’s

We are currently offering 7 different exercise classes every week including: Gentle Fitness, Mindfulness Yoga, Qigong, Beat Box, Beat Box INTENSE, Exercise to Music and neurological physiotherapy. All our classes can be done seated or standing and are suitable for different fitness levels and mobility. Our classes use a combination of specific techniques to stimulate dopamine production, increase mobility, flexibility, strength and balance.

All of our exercise classes are run online and so you can participate in these daily from the comfort of your own home.

For more information on becoming a member of the charity to gain full access to our classes, please visit: www.parkinsonscare.org.uk/friends

Due to Covid-19 and the Government guidelines on social gatherings, all our venue-basedclasses are currently cancelled. However, we are running FREE online LIVE ZOOM exercise classes Monday to Friday which you can join in from the comfort of your home. These include: Gentle Fitness, Tai Chi, Mindfulness Yoga, Qigong, Beat Box, Beat Box INTENSE and Exercise to Music. All our classes can be done seated or standing and are suitable for different fitness levels and mobility. Our classes use a combination of specific techniques to stimulate dopamine production, increase mobility, flexibility, strength and balance.

Don’t forget that exercise classes also provide a good opportunity to socialise with members of the Parkinson’s community, so you don’t have to go through living with the condition alone.

For more information on our classes and to register, please visit: www.parkinsonscare.org.uk/online-classes

Please remember that our exercise classes are funded by you! Your generosity means that we can roll out more classes across the UK and improve the lives of more people with Parkinson’s.

Donate to our Parkinson’s Specialist Exercise Classes