Pedaling for Parkinson’s coming to Boulder July 9th
PFP is a non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease. Through a simple innovative exercise program using stationary bicycles, PFP helps people with PD maintain healthy and active lifestyles. Because of its simplicity, the program allows PD patients with varying symptoms to benefit.
We are thankful to the management of the Colorado Athletic Club at Flatirons (Wellbridge Inc.) for offering use of their facility to class participants at no cost. Marc Sotkin, an experienced spinning instructor at the club will be leading classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. (address is 505 Thunderbird Drive, Boulder 80303)
PFP provides an opportunity for people with Parkinson’s to make positive improvements in their quality of life. On average, PFP participants see a 35% reduction in symptoms measured on the clinical evaluation assessment, the Unified Parkinson’s disease Rating Scale (UPDRS-Part III Motor Exam). PFP suggests improvements in global motor function, not just lower extremity improvements. Some PFP participants have reduced dependencies on some medications. Though PFP is not a cure, it does provide PD patients with an alternative option to relieve PD symptoms and improved fitness.
Anyone with Parkinson’s, as well as their care partner, is welcome to attend at no charge.