This is a new kind of at home fitness program for a disease we are still learning about. Questions are inevitable.
Here are some of the most common.
If you could whip through everything effortlessly, it wouldn't be exercise!
We try to always demonstrate a lower intensity or lower impact version
of every exercise.
Keep working on it and one day you might surprise yourself and be able to do the stuff you couldn't before.
Every on-demand workout is rated according to it's intensity
We have is a huge variety of people represented in our members so we have a wide variety of workouts.
And, we all have good days and bad days.
I describe each workout to help you select an appropriate level depending on how you feel and what you want to work on.
Yes! A lot.
I include shadow boxing into the workouts. But, since I don't know what equipment everyone has, and I don't want to make everyone go get a punching bag and gloves, it is not all boxing.
But it is just as effective. Many people already taking Rock Steady Boxing come to The Parkinson's Gym for additional workouts.
Every workout is designed to use minimal equipment. The big gyms make you think that you need thousands of dollars of equipment to get a good workout.
-A sturdy chair-
· A stick-
· A ball-
Even with just a few simple things, you can still get an incredible workout.
If your device can play YouTube videos, it will work for The Parkinson's Gym.
Laptop, PC, tablet, phone,
smart TVs, jumbotron.
If you can watch videos on YouTube,
you can see the workouts.
There is no app to download and you don't have to have a camera or microphone on your computer.
This is not Zoom for the live workouts so you can see me but I can't see you (but you still should wear pants).
Most of the exercise videos on the internet are only few exercises and only about 7 minutes long. This is fine but you can only do the same 4 exercises for so long before you give up out of sheer boredom.
Here every video is a complete workout;
Warmup, workout and stretching..
Every workout is different and there are tons of workouts to choose from.
Fighting PD is a process.
The Parkinson's Gym is an on-going program for continuous improvement.
The workouts are specifically designed for people with Parkinson's. But that doesn't mean that other people can't benefit from them too.
But, try to keep up.
Almost everyone can benefit from a little more exercise in their life.
Just jump in!
I will not sugar-coat it, this stuff is tough. That is the point! But...
This. Stuff. WORKS.
Once you get in your groove, it gets easier to follow along and easier to
And you will see results.
If you have not been exercising much recently, we have a 10 workout Start-Up Series that will help you get stronger and used to working out again.