General Fitness for PD (Tucker)

You’ll have fun while working out in this exercise class! The class is designed to help people with Parkinson’s increase their walking ability and improve balance and flexibility.  It incorporates music, but participants will not be asked to learn choreographed moves, so there’s no learning curve. You will become stronger and improve your cardiovascular fitness.  Research has shown that exercise can also help reduce Parkinson’s symptoms and slow the progression of the disease; however, individual results will vary. 

Instructor: Maureen McCord,  470-206-8563,

Maureen is a transplant from Michigan and has lived in Atlanta since 1980.  She has been a personal trainer and aerobic instructor since 2002.  She specializes in training older adults and is a Movement Disorder Trained provider (MDT).  Certifications include AFAA Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, and Healthcare Dimensions SilverSneakers.

When: Wednesdays at 2pm – 3pm

WhereNorthlake Church of Christ, 1625 Cooledge Road, Tucker, GA 30084,  Enter through the church office door which is by the covered driveway. The class will be held in the Chapel Room, to the right after entering the building.  

Cost: $50 for a 10-class package. Two-class free trial available for new participants!

Equipment: Therabands and balls are provided but you can bring your own.  Participants can bring light hand-held weights if desired, but not required.

Eligibility: This class is appropriate for people who can exercise at a mild to moderate intensity with minimal assistance during standing activity.  Assistive devices can be used.  Arm chairs are provided. Care partners, friends and family are welcome to join the class.

Safety: This general  fitness class has been modified to meet the needs of Parkinson’s patients. Maureen has completed the “Community Exercise for People with Parkinson’s Disease” course sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association and presented by MDT Education Solutions. She has taught SilverSneakers for many years and has received education regarding arthritis and fibromyalgia.  She will also be receiving certification to teach “Ageless Grace” classes with emphasis on people with Parkinson’s Disease in October 2014.

Registration/Reservations: No registration or reservations necessary for your two free trial classes. We recommend contacting PD Gladiators or the instructor (or checking the Online Scheduler‘s CLASSES tab) to confirm the class you wish to attend has not been cancelled for the day.

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