Riding an indoor, stationary bicycle has been shown to reduce Parkinson's motor symptoms by as much as 35%. And it's something almost anyone with Parkinson's can do.
Participants ride indoor, stationary bikes for 1 hour starting with a 10 minute warm up followed by 40 minutes at 80 to 90 RPM with resistance, and a 10 minute cool down.
Available online and live, in-person at more than 150 facilities across the country. Join a Pedaling For Parkinson's indoor cycling group and Exercise Your Brain !
Nan Little may be best known as the author of her touching book about living and thriving with Parkinson’s disease, “If I Can Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, Why Can’t I Brush My Teeth?” Others may know her as the Duchess of Pedaling for Parkinson’s. Diagnosed in 2008, Nan discovered the work of Dr Jay Alberts at the Cleveland Clinic and, from that point on, she has worked hard to help refine and establish the “forced exercise,” indoor stationary cycling program that has changed the lives of people living with Parkinsons — including her own. Continue
Sep 25, 2022 - As the COVID pandemic continues to ease, people living with Parkinsons are returning to host facilities across the country while new participants sign up every day.
"Though we intend to fully support our online classes," said Tom Palizzi, PFP Operations, "we're helping our previous and existing partners reopen and ramp up participation in their facilities. At the same time, we're experiencing steady growth with new sites coming on line from coast-to-coast."