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.
Rock Climbing for Parkinson’s
Sterling Up ENDing Parkinson’s Climbing Group
When: Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Location: Sportrock Sterling
45935 Maries Rd., Sterling, VA 20166
Sponsored by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, so there is no cost to climbers.
Alexandria Up ENDing Parkinson’s Climbing Group
When: Wednesdays at 7:30am
Thursdays at 9am or 11am, alternating weeks.
Location: Sportrock Climbing Center
5308 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
Sponsored by PFNCA
Please contact Molly@sportrock.com or Upendingparkinsons@gmail.com for more information or to be added to our email list which will send out our meeting times each week!
Details at www.upendparkinsons.com
Boxing & Strength Training
Mondays at 1:00 pm
Thursdays, 1:00 pm
Sponsored by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, so there is no cost to boxers.
AIM Human Performance
2218 Tacketts Mill Dr, Lake Ridge, VA 22192
This 45 minute boxing class is designed to improve coordination and balance, while also building strength and cardiovascular endurance. Workouts involve punching sequences, footwork drills, core exercises, and head movements to improve weight shifting. Through learning various movement drills, students improve hand eye coordination and challenge memory. This non-contact class requires no previous boxing experience. Gloves are provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own.
Call to sign up: (571) 398-6923 or email Chris and Michelle Viggiano at: Info@AIMHumanPerformance.com
Some videos that will definitely inspire you!
Interview with Clayton’s From Walker to Driving. https://youtu.be/F1myM640BIc
Interview with Alec Langstein, Anna Grill and Jimmy Choi: https://youtu.be/XlXuDzXUb5o
HBO segment on Rock Steady Boxing:
“Get Up” Workout (brief workout focusing on strengthening muscles and movements to get up from ground) https://youtu.be/lA9hiY69JQg
Details at http://nova.rsbaffiliate.com
My Parkinson’s Gym
See also virtual programs at myparkinsonsgym.com
This one’s online, free, and recommended by a Parkinson friend in our community.