Fitness Fridays

Welcome to our Fitness Friday program. As part of the PD Health @ Home program, this free 10-part video series focuses each week on one aspect of fitness designed to support people living with Parkinson’s. 

Created and taught by Parkinson’s expert and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Joellyn Fox, on Fridays we will release a new 12-minute video. This series is designed to build on itself and is a great tool for people with Parkinson’s, but also for physical therapists looking for ways to properly support and engage clients living with Parkinson’s on the 10 specific fitness topics below.  

Meet the Instructor

Joellyn FoxJoellyn Fox, DPT, is the Lead Therapist at the Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehab Center, Penn Therapy & Fitness at Pennsylvania Hospital. She has been a practicing as a Physical Therapist for 10 years and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2005. Joellyn specializes in the treatment of those with Parkinson’s and is a member of the core faculty team running the Parkinson’s Foundation Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s programs.

Watch Now

All Fitness Friday videos will be available below as they are released.

We ask that you consult your care team about concerns and recommendations before trying new exercises. The Parkinson’s Foundation is in no way liable or responsible for injuries sustained from online classes.

August 7 | Footwork

Intensity: Moderate-High
Props: Chair (optional)

July 31 | Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Intensity: Moderate
Props: Chair

July 24 | Sit ‘n’ Fit

Intensity: Moderate
Props: Chair

July 17 | Warrior Sculpt (Yoga Inspired)

Intensity: Low
Props: Chair

July 10 | Functional Fitness

Intensity: Low Moderate
Props: Chair, Yoga Mat and Pillow OR your bed, Shoes (optional)

June 12 | The Finisher – Mixing It Up

Intensity: Moderate to High
Props: sturdy chair, light weights

June 5 | Flexibility

Intensity: Low
Props: Chair, yoga mat, yoga strap, cane
Special notes: floor portions can be performed on a bed

May 29 | Coordination

Intensity: Moderate
Props: Chair or countertop for support

May 22 | Strength – Core

Intensity: Moderate
Props: Yoga mat, pillow
Special notes: can be performed on the floor or on a bed

May 15 | F.I.T. (Focused Interval Training)

Intensity: Moderate to High
Props: Sturdy chair, stopwatch, light weights (maybe)

May 8 | Balance

Intensity: Low
Props: Sturdy chair

May 1 | Stamina - Cardio

Intensity: Moderate to High
Props: Sturdy chair, a playground ball
Special notes: can be performed in sitting or standing

April 24 | Strength – Arms

Intensity: Moderate
Props: Sturdy chair, light weights (creatively use cans of food or bottles of water)
Special notes: can be performed in sitting or standing

April 17 | Strength – Legs

Intensity: Moderate
Props: Sturdy chair

April 10 | Posture

Intensity: Low
Props: Sturdy chair, pillow for back

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