The in-person movement programs listed here are for the Northern Virginia area.
They are hosted by community partners, and you’ll find more details about them on their websites below.

Recruiting for a study on the impact of rock climbing.

Up ENDing Parkinson’s & Marymount University Center for Optimal Aging 
are partnering to study the impact of rock climbing on people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Recruitment for this study has started and we would love to have you participate!
Please visit our website or email us for more information.

~9/15/2023 While the study has officially started, we are still recruiting heavily and would love to have you participate!

Up ENDing Climbing team at Sportrock Alexandria

Rock Climbing for Parkinson’s

UpENDing Parkinson's

Click here to watch this short videoClimbing for people living with Parkinson’s for an introduction to the team. And then join us as we chat with them about the amazing difference climbing has made to the quality of their lives with Parkinson’s.

You can also read more about this amazing team in the April/May 2022 issue of Brain and Life magazine which features the team in the article, Climbing up a Wall for Parkinson’s Disease.

Alexandria Up ENDing Parkinson’s Climbers
When: Wednesdays at 7:30am
Thursdays at 9am or 11am, alternating weeks.
Location: Sportrock Climbing Center
5308 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304

Sterling Up ENDing Parkinson’s Climbers
When: Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Location: Sportrock Sterling
45935 Maries Rd., Sterling, VA 20166

Please contact or for more information or to be added to our email list which will send out our meeting times each week!

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Sponsored by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, so there is no cost to climbers.