For those living with Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder that may often cause tremors in the hands, limb rigidity, balance problems and more; individuals are now able to improve their symptoms through the Parkinson's Exercise class at the Berkeley Heights YMCA. While the disease can feel debilitating, it is possible to experience good to great quality of life with PD, according to the Parkinson's Foundation. Through a community partnership between the Summit Area YMCA and Atlantic Rehabilitation, The Parkinson's Exercise Program is available to both YMCA members and community members.
The program is a science based exercise program that caters to improving Parkinson's Disease and MS symptoms with specific exercises that help restore lost function. In addition to fitness, participants can also enjoy the benefits of the company and support of not only instructors but other participants with similar experiences and symptoms.
WHERE: 59 LOCUST AVENUE, BERKELEY HEIGHTS (Berkeley Heights YMCA) Gymnasium
COST: FREE for Members / $10 for Non-Members
Reservations are required to manage capacity as space is limited. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Reservations and session availability can be found on the Find a Class tab on the SAY Mobile App or via our Online Schedules.
To learn more about class details, reservation rules, check-in procedures and participation policies, review our Group Exercise Class Guidelines. We ask all interested participants to please review these guidelines thoroughly.
All members must sign an updated Summit Area YMCA membership waiver online before participating in any Y activities. The waiver only has to be completed once.
SIGN THE WAIVER
Members can rest assured that we are working closely with the CDC and Board of Health guidelines to ensure safety and prevention of disease as detailed in the Group Exercise Class Guidelines. We ask all interested participants to please review these guidelines thoroughly. Similar to participants, Summit Area YMCA staff are also subject to health screenings and temperature checks, hand sanitizing, mask, social distancing requirements and more. Time is reserved before and after each class for staff to clean, disinfect and sanitize our facilities and any equipment (if applicable) to ensure cleanliness. The YMCA uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect our facilities and equipment. Wipes and disinfectant will also be available for member use if needed.
Respectfully we ask, that if you are not feeling well, have any COVID-19 related symptoms, have been in close proximity to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has any COVID-19 related symptoms, have travelled internationally or to any of the states on the NJ quarantine listing, you please stay home and postpone your anticipated visit to the Y.
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