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Importance Of Exercise – Stick With it!

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s, exercise is more than healthy: it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living. In fact, research from the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with Parkinson’s who exercise a minimum of 2.5 hours a week experience a slowed decline in quality of life. Establishing early exercise habits is an essential part of overall disease management.
What type of exercise should I do?
To help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s, be sure your exercise program includes a few key ingredients:
1. Flexibility (stretching) exercises
2. Aerobic activity
3. Resistance training or strengthening exercises
These elements are included in many types of exercise. Biking, running, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, dance, weight training, non-contact boxing, qi gong and more all have been shown to have positive effects on symptoms for people with Parkinson’s. Researchers in the study mentioned above did not distinguish between what type of exercise participants did and determined that all types of exercise are beneficial. What’s important is to do it, and do it regularly. Find an exercise you like, and stick with it!

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Movers & Shakers Fitness Class:

Fremont American Legion
200 Buckland Avenue, Fremont, OH 43420
Sessions currently ongoing
For more information or to register contact:
Lesley King at 419-334-6630

Knock-Out Parkinson’s:

International Boxing Club
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
5963 Telegraph Rd., Toledo, Ohio
Coach Harry Cummings (419) 450-8435

Delay the Disease:

Arbors at Waterville
Thursdays beginning March 12 for 12 weeks
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $35 for session
Reservation Alyssa 419-878-3901
***Proceeds donated to PFNWO for the March session

Fulton County Health Center Rehab
In Wauseon, Ohio
Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
Becky or Karen (419) 335-1919

Genacross Lutheran Services Wolf Creek Campus
2001 Perrysburg Holland Rd.
Holland, Ohio 43528
Monday and Thursday from 11AM to 12PM
We will begin January 16th
Call 419-861-5099 for information

Genacross Lutheran Services Toledo Campus
131 N. Wheeling St.
Toledo, Ohio 43605
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM to 11AM
Classes will begin January 17th
Call 419-724-2638 for information.

Hancock County Agency on Aging Fitness Center
Delay the Disease Classes
50 North
Mondays & Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Free to fitness center members and $20 for non-fitness center members for an eight-week session.
339 East Melrose Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840
(419) 423-8496 ext.2004

International Boxing Club
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
5963 Telegraph Rd., Toledo, Ohio
Coach Harry Cummings (419) 450-8435

Kingston Care Center
4121 King Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560
Thursdays 12:00-1:00 in our therapeutic pool beginning
For more information or to register contact:
Ashley at 419-517-8282 or

Kingston Care Center
In Perrysburg, Ohio
Tuesdays and thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For more information or to register contact:
Amber Haas at 419-873-6100

University of Toledo Main Campus
Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sign up by calling Michelle Masterson at 419-530-6671

University of Toledo Health Science Campus

Central Park West
Toledo, OH
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wood County Committee on Aging
305 N Main St. – Bowling Green, OH 43402
Thursdays 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
For more information or to register call:
Program Department at 419-353-5661 ext. 1013

St. Rita’s Medical Center Auxiliary Conference Center
718 W. Market St., Lima, OH 45801
Wednesdays 1-2 p.m. (May – Nov.)

Putnam County YMCA
101 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa, OH
Thursdays 1-2 p.m.

Perrysburg FT Meigs YMCA

Eastern Community YMCA
Oregon, Ohio
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Susan Ruff (419) 725-7844

Mennonite Memorial Home
Bluffton, Ohio
Tuesdays and Fridays
Northwest Physical Therapy

YMCA Marion
Marion, Ohio
Mondays & Wednesday 9:00-10:00am
Plus Saturday in the small pool 9:00-10:00am
Contact Marion Family YMCA at: 740-725-9622
or online at:

YMCA Marion Advance Class
Marion, Ohio
Mondays & Wednesday12:00-12:45 pm
Plus Saturday in the small pool 9:00-10:00am
Contact Marion Family YMCA at: 740-725-9622
or online at:

UT Wellness Center
University of Toledo medical center in the Wellness center
Tuesday & Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm