Exercising as a group is an evidence- based way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is a fun and sociable exercises. Clients who attend both individual sessions and classes find that they are achieving their goals in a fun enjoyable environment.
Classes for people with Parkinson’s
Positive steps for Parkinson’s:
This is a low intensity class focused on posture, balance, gait and strength. It includes functional exercise, both in sitting and standing as well as some tai chi to address balance. It requires a short assessment prior to attending at a cost of £25.
Class time : Monday 1.45pm-2.30pm
This is a moderate intensity circuit- based class, focused on balance, strength, posture and coordination. As well as using equipment such as weights and bikes, it also includes some floor work to address postural issues. It requires a short assessment prior to attending at a cost of £25.
Class time: Monday: 11.45-12.3
Both Positive Steps for Parkinson’s and PD power are supported by the local Dumfries Parkinson’s UK branch. The suggested donation to attend these classes is £5.
PD warrior is a high intensity exercise programme which brings together the latest evidence and is designed to help slow down your Parkinson’s. It involves a thorough assessment and at least 2 individual sessions before taking on the 10 week challenge. This includes a weekly class for 10 weeks (Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm) as well as a daily home exercise programme. It is a programme that many have made improvements with across the globe!!
Classes for Older Adults
The Rocksteady class aims to improve balance, strength, confidence and independence. It is a circuit based class which runs for 6-8 week blocks. It also includes an initial one to one assessment and advises on a home exercise programme tailored to your specific needs.
Class time Monday 12.45-1.30pm
All of our classes take place at Fairybodmother, Queen of the South Arena, Dumfries.