PD Gladiators Fitness Network

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The PD Gladiators Fitness Network is comprised of  PD-specific exercise classes. All network instructors have received PD-specific training.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is in no way liable or responsible for injuries sustained from classes. Safety first: Exercise during on periods, when taking medication. It's not safe to exercise on your own, have someone with you. See a physical therapist specializing in Parkinson’s for full functional evaluation and recommendations.
 
The Parkinson's Foundation, in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine, created new Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise recommendations to ensure that people with Parkinson’s are receiving safe and effective exercise programs and instruction. The new exercise guidelines include recommended frequency, intensity, time, type, volume and progression of exercises that are safe and effective for people with Parkinson’s across four domains: aerobic activity, strength training, balance, agility and multitasking and stretching. Each recommendation is paired with specific types of activity and special safety considerations for people with PD. Download your copy of the new Parkinson's Exercise Recommendations (available in multiple languages).

Questions? Contact us today at Georgia@Parkinson.org / 770-450-0792.


Click here for a complete list of Parkinson's fitness classes, locations and instructor contact information.

PD Gladiators Fitness Network Classes Meeting In-person

  • (Alpharetta) Adaptive Line Dance is taught by Wendy Haggerty every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center (13450 Cogburn Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004) and every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Preston Ridge Community Center, 3655 Preston Ridge Rd, Alpharetta. Drop-ins are welcome and classes are free. For more information, email Wendy.
  • (Atlanta) LDBF Boxing for Parkinson's classes are taught every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. at AFighter4Life Boxing and Fitness (1897-B Metropolitan Parkway Atlanta, GA 30315). For more information, please contact Maria Merritt at 404-477-4633. 
  • (Cumming) Parkinson’s Fab Fit & Fun is taught by Wendy Haggerty every Monday from 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way, Cumming, GA). For more information and to register click here or email Wendy Haggerty.
  • (Holly Springs) Parkinson's Fitness Classes led by Kelly Sandt meet Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. For more information, please click here.
  • (Gainesville) LDBF Boxing for Parkinson's in-person classes are also taking place at Full Throttle Fitness (843 Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501) every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please click here.
  • (Newnan) Dance for PD at Southern Arc Dance (40 Greenway Court, Newnan, GA 30265) every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please click here.
  • (Sandy Springs)  The Center for Movement Challenges (CFMC)TM - headquarters for LDBF Boxing for Parkinsons - offers a variety of classes and services designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s disease.  Classes are taught Monday - Saturday and both in-person and virtual classes are available. Class types include boxing, optimizing exercise, yoga and meditation, and Speech. For more information about their programs and the new  Walter and Estelle Strauss Wellness Center, please visit https://www.cfmcexercisewellness.org/ or https://www.boxingforparkinsons.org.
  • (Throughout Metro Atlanta) Metro Atlanta YMCA branches have started hosting Parkinson's classes again, including Parkinson's Movement and LDBF Boxing for Parkinson's! Click here for a list of participating branches and membership information.
  • (Throughout Metro Atlanta) Personal trainers who are specially trained to work with people who have Parkinson's. Click here for trainer information.
  • (Throughout Metro Atlanta) Private and semi-private in-home yoga therapy sessions. For more information, email Wendy.

PD Gladiators Fitness Network - ONLINE Classes

National Online Fitness Resources

We have compiled a thorough list of online fitness resources. Please call 770-450-0792 or email us at Georgia@Parkinson.org for help finding online programs that best fit your individual needs. Click here for a list of national organizations with free online fitness videos for people with Parkinson's disease.

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