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The Benefits of Exercise for
Parkinson’s Disease

Moving, Together.

Exercise is beneficial for general health and can assist in managing both motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. For those with Parkinson’s, exercise has been shown to:

The best exercise for Parkinson’s is one that you will enjoy so you’ll stick with it. It’s important to get your body moving, keeping safety in mind.  Research shows that a minimum of three days a week is key to help manage the symptoms of PD. Aerobic activity, strength training, balance training, agility, Multitasking, and stretching are all great options with unique benefits.

We offer classes taught by physical therapists who specialize in neurological disorders and instructors certified in Adaptive Yoga.

Michigan Parkinson Foundation YouTube Channel

Click to view our YouTube videos: exercise and education available to you on demand!

Tips For Getting Started

Start slow

Everest can’t be climbed in a day. Make small changes one at a time.

Commit to goals

Keep your goals manageable and on a timeline.

Prepare now for later

Prepare meals ahead of time or order groceries online.

Balance diet & exercise

Eating right and movement promotes cognitive function.

Seek expert advice

Explore information, programs, and resources for people with Parkinson’s and caregivers.

Start slow

Everest can’t be climbed in a day. Make small changes one at a time.

Prepare now for later

Prepare meals ahead of time or order groceries online.

Commit to goals

Keep your goals manageable and on a timeline.

Balance diet & exercise

Eating right and movement promotes cognitive function.

Get Involved

Explore information, programs, and resources for people with Parkinson’s and caregivers.

Free Virtual Exercise Classes

Programs, Schedules, and More

The Michigan Parkinson Foundation offers exercise classes via ZOOM at 10:00 AM Monday through Saturday. Our exercise programs are evidence-based and taught by physical therapists who specialize in neurological disorders and Yoga instructors certified in Adaptive Yoga.

EXERCISE CLASS SCHEDULE: 

Monday: PWR! moves low/moderate intensity

Tuesday: PWR! moves low/moderate intensity

Wednesday: PWR! moves low intensity

Thursday: PWR! moves high intensity

Friday: Adaptive Yoga

Saturday: PWR! moves moderate intensity

To join our daily exercise classes, please follow this one time registration link below. You will receive an email with the Zoom link following registration!

Watch recorded virtual exercise sessions on our YouTube Channel.

Exercise classes by county

Benzie

There are currently no PD specific exercise classes in Benzie County.

Calhoun

CITY: BATTLE CREEK

LOCATION: : Rock Solid Wellness Studio 1332 E Columbia Ave.

CLASS: RSB MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS 5-6 pm 

Additional Information: contact: Karin Gallagher 269-209-5259 email: battlecreek@rsbaffiliate.com 

Charlevoix

City: Boyne City

Class: Movement Class that is open to the public

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm during the winter months

Location: Veteran’s Park Pavilion, 207 North Lake St. 

Contact: Becky at beckygoral444@gmail.com

Genesee

CITY: GRAND BLANC

CLASSES: PD specific exercise classes offered M-F
Schedule: Monday and Friday RSB 10-11, RSB Wednesday 11-12, Aquatics Wednesday 10-11, Tuesday PWR! moves 1-2, Thursday stretch and strength 12-1 pm 

LOCATION:  Ascension Genesys Health Club – 801 Health Park Blvd.

Additional Information: Members free, Non-members $5 per class, discounted PD memberships available
Contact: Angee Ludwa @ 248-760-2019 

flyer: https://bit.ly/4962Ivi

CITY: FLINT

CLASS: PARKINSON’S WELLNESS RECOVERY(PWR!) CLASS
Schedule: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 am

LOCATION: Urban Health and Wellness Center 1153 William S. White Building 509 N. Harrison Street

Additional Information: University of Michigan Flint Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) class Presented by: Dr. Amy Yorke, PT, PhD, NCS Class is free of charge, however you must pre-register. (734) 417-8963 PT_Heart@umflint.edu PWR! is a PD-specific skill training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements. This CLASS is about empowerment – teaching you what you CAN do to use your FULL potential and get the most out of life. The Urban Health and Wellness Center is on the first floor of the William S. White building on UM-Flint’s campus. There are specific parking spots for the Urban Health and Wellness center, or metered parking available.

Grand Traverse

CITY: TRAVERSE CITY

CLASS: “TC MALL WALKERS”
Schedule: Wednesday @ 11:00am
Location: 3200 South Airport Road West
City: Traverse City
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49684
Additional Information: meet in the food court
Contact: Hettie Molvang @ 231-947-7389
Fee: No charge

 

CITY: TRAVERSE CITY

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING TRAVERSE CITY TRI-FORGED ATHLETICS

Schedule: Contact 989-884-2856 for hours and class times
Location: West Side Student Ministry Center – 4975 East Traverse Highway

Additional Information: Contact: Taylor Kowalewsky
Phone: tel:989-884-2856
Email: triforgedathletics@gmail.com

Jackson

CITY:JACKSON

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Tues & Thursday 1:15-2:45
Location: Summit Branch YMCA – 2151 Ferguson Rd.
Additional Information: Contact: Mailynn Pratt 517-782-0537 jacksonymca@rsbaffiliate.com

CITY: JACKSON

CLASS: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Mon, Wed & Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: YMCA Jackson 127 W Wesley St

Additional Information: Instructor Jennie Lapp (517) 784-9622

Huron

CITY: BAD AXE 

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Mondays – 1:30pm – 2:30pm Wednesdays – 1:30pm – 2:30pm Fridays – 10:00am – 11:00am

Location: 316 S. Hanselman Street

Additional Information: Contact: Maryann and Edward Cutlip
Phone: 586-634-9883
Email:mac6inall@sbcglobal.net

Ingham

CITY: LANSING

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am – 11:30am 
Location: Crown Boxing Gym – 1010 Ballard St.

Additional Information: Contact: Thad (Ted) Zale – 2403 Sugartree Trail Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: 571-449-5995
Email: glovedones@rsbaffiliate.com

CITY: LANSING:

CLASS: THE RECOVERY PROJECT – PWR! & ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Tue: 6 pm – 7:30 pm Wed: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: 3960 Patient Care Drive, Suite 117

Additional Information: Phone: 517.325.0996
Fax: 517.882.8940
PWR! Wellness Classes
http://therecoveryproject.net/programs/rock-steady-boxing/
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CITY: EAST LANSING

CLASS:  Monday Yoga 1-2 pm, Tuesday Balance, conditioning, strength 1-2 pm,  Thursday Boxing 1- 2 pm, Friday movement with vitality 1-2 pm.

Location: Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club 2900 Hannah Blvd.

Additional Information: 517-364-8888, or contact Amanda at 517.364.8854

No membership needed.
Cost covered by Making the Turn Against Parkinson’s check out their website
https://makingtheturngolf.com

Isabella

CITY: MT PLEASANT

CLASS:  MOVE! FOR HEALTH CLASS
Schedule: Tuesdays, from 3:00pm 

LOCATION: Isabella County Commission on Aging, 2200 S Lincoln Rd. 

Additional Information:   call Jamie Haines, PT, DScPT, NCS  989-774-2533

Kalamazoo

CITY: KALAMAZOO

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING

LOCATION:  Ascension Borgess Health Club, 3025 Gull Rd. 269-552-2348

Additional Information  Contact: Jerry Howell email: jerry@mbebarter.com

 

CITY: PORTAGE

CLASS: DELAY THE DISEASE
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays
 LOCATION: 2900 W. Centre Street Contact Trish Harrison (269) 459-4881 or taharr@kzooymca.org
DTD Certified Instructor: Sheri Shon
Fee is $90 for Y members $160 for community/nonmembers

CITY: PORTAGE

CLASSES: PD SPECIFIC EXERCISE CLASSES Monday 1:15- 2:15 PM  Wednesday Tai Chi 12-1,  Friday Voice and Cognitive class 12-1

LOCATION: Portage Zhang Senior Center, 203 E Centre Ave, 49002

Additional Information: sessions run for 7 weeks. Please call  269-329-4555 to register and secure your spot. 

Kent

CITY: ROCKFORD

CLASS: PD Shake Up,

Schedule: Sundays at 10:30 am

LOCATION: Rockford MVP, 515 East Division

Additional Information: contact Dan Royer at 616-617-3294  royerd.dan@gmail.com

membership to MVP required however, guest passes are available. Please contact Dan for further details.

CITY: Grand Rapids

CLASS: Parkinson’s Exercise and Recreation Class (PERC)

LOCATION: Trinity Health Medical Center – Cherry
245 Cherry Street SE
Level 1 Conference Room

Additional Information: call 616-685-6749 Click on link

 

CITY: Grand Rapids

CLASS: Everybody verses Parkinson’s 

LOCATION: Corewell Health

 Parkinsons@corewellhealth.org or call 616-447-1393

CITY: GRAND RAPIDS

CLASS: TAI CHI
Schedule: Classes meet Every Monday from 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: East Leonard Medical Complex 2680 Leonard St, NE

Additional Information: Tai chi, a balance-based exercise, is one non-pharmaceutical therapy which has been studied in patients with Parkinson’s disease. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that Tai Chi may improve balance and prevent falls among people with Parkinson’s disease. The class is for beginners and is $40 for 10 weeks. For more information contact: Ruth Kizer (616) 866-4256 or Brenda Schroeder (616) 866-1205 or (616) 450-9844 or bschreoder@chartmi.net

CITY: GRAND RAPIDS

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Location: RSB West Michigan, LLC 6538 Division Ave S

Additional Information: contact Michelle westmichigan@rsbaffiliate.com (616) 634-4250

CITY: GRAND RAPIDS

CLASS: MOVING WITH PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Monday 12-1 
Location: Mary Free Bed YMCA, 5500 Burton St. 49546
 Additional Information: This 45 minute movement class is designed to increase the flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination of persons with Parkinson’s Disease. The class progresses from seated exercises to standing exercises at a bar to movements across the floor, all to live piano accompaniment. Spouses, caretakers, and friends are all encouraged to participate!

Free for members and non-members
Grand Rapids Ballet Contact Attila Mosolygo at AttilaM@grballet.com
The Grand Rapids Ballet Main Office phone is: (616) 454-4771 ext. 17

CITY: WYOMING

CLASS: Parkinson’s Exercise class Tuesday 11-12 Free for everyone

Location: UM Health-West Conference Center 225 Main St. SW Wyoming. For information or register call 616-252-7199 or visit https://uofmhealthwest.org/

CITY: WYOMING

CLASS: Therapeutic Group Dance

The group meets the second Wednesday of the month following the support group from 2:30-3:30

Location: UM Health-West Conference Center, 2225 Main St. SW

Please call 616-252-7117 to register and confirm the dates of the class. 

Leelanau

CITY:  Leland

CLASS: PWR! Moves Thursday’s at 5:30, class is Free

LOCATION: Leland Twp. Public Library- Munnecke Room

203 Cedar St. Leland

Contact: Torrey Davenport (810) 423-3794

Livingston

CITY: HOWELL

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Contact 517-294-5598 for complete listing of class times

LOCATION:  Ohana Karate 176 E. Grand River Ave

Additional Information: Contact: Virginia Larioza 
Phone: 517-294-5598
Email: livingstoncounty@rsbaffiliate.com

 

CITY: BRIGHTON

CLASS: PD SPECIFIC EXERCISE CLASS
Schedule: Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: 242 Church, 7526 Grand River Ave

Additional Information: Contact: Stuart Blatt, PT, PhD 810-923-8970

 

Macomb

CITY: CLINTON TWP

CLASS:  PWR! & ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Wed: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Level 1&2 Tue: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Level 3&4 Thu: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Level 1&2

LOCATION: The Recovery Project 15500 19 Mile Road, Suite 330
https://parkinsonsmi.org/images/WellnessClassSchedule091019.pdf

Additional Information: phone 586-412-0016 Fax: 586-412-0117
http://therecoveryproject.net/programs/rock-steady-boxing/
http://therecoveryproject.net/programs/pwrmoves/
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CITY: MOUNT CLEMENS

CLASS: Rock Steady Boxing 

LOCATION: Macomb Family YMCA 10 N. River Rd.

Schedule:   Day classes are on: Tuesday Pool 10:45-12:15, Thursday 12pm-1:30 in the class room

Evening classes Wednesday and Fridays 4-5:30 pm

Additional Information: contact number for information on classes:  586-468-1411 You can also email Mark at mark.losinski@ymcadetroit.org or call Mark at 586-876-3555

Marquette

CITY: MARQUETTE

CLASS: MOVEMENT  FOR THOSE WITH PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Tuesdays and Fridays 2:00 – 3:15 PM 

LOCATION: Dance Zone 1113 Lincoln Avenue

 Information: Free of charge
Lead Teacher: Marge Sklar
Sponsoring organizations: Dance Zone and Lake Superior Hospice
For more information or to register please contact Marge Sklar at (906) 236-1457 or via email by marge@dancezonemqt.org

 

CITY: MARQUETTE

CLASS: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 1-2 pm

LOCATION: Marquette YMCA 1420 Pine St.

Additional Information: No fee Details available on site Contact Christina Bennett (906) 227-9622

Midland

CITY: MIDLAND

CLASS: ROCK STEADY  BOXING – MID MICHIGAN
Schedule: Mon – Thurs 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 

LOCATION: Greater Midland Community Center Lower Level. 2205 Jefferson Ave.

Additional information: Contact: Stacey 
Phone:989-486-1154
Email: rocksteadymidmich@charter.ne

Muskegon

CITY: Muskegon

LOCATION:

Forest Park Covenant Church

3815 Henry St. Muskegon. MI. 49441

CLASS: Parkinson’s Exercise May through September Mondays at 10 am, October through April Tuesdays at 10am

Additional Information: contact

 Barb McFadden, 231-755-8067

mcfaddenbarb@hotmail.com 

 

 

 

 

Oakland

CITY: SOUTHFIELD

CLASS: YOGA MOVES starts March 6th Every Wednesday from  11 am -12:15 pm 

LOCATION:  Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road

Additional Information: Class is FREE, contact Mindy Eisenberg at 248-417-5985

CITY: FARMINGTON HILLS

CLASS: RSB Monday and Friday 2-3 pm 

LOCATION: Farmington Family YMCA, 28100 Farmington Rd

Additional Information: New sessions will begin the first of every month. Assessments needed before beginning the class. 

Contact: Deb Collins phone: 248-315-3068

email: deb@parkinsonsmovementcenter.org

CITY: FARMINGTON HILLS

CLASS: DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S   Thursdays at 10:45

LOCATION: 

Farmington Family YMCA, 28100 Farmington Rd

Additional Information: Class if free and hosted by Take Root Dance. Registration required. Click on flyer for more information

 

CITY: ROCHESTER HILLS

CLASS: Dance for Parkinson’s, Mondays and Wednesday 11:30-12:30

LOCATION: Older Person’s Commission (OPC) 650 Letica Drive. 

Additional Information: OPC Senior Center (248) 656-1403o pcseniorcenter.org Contact Alli Woerner for information about dance for PD: takerootdance@gmail.com

CITY: OXFORD CHARTER TOWNSHIP

CLASS: PWR! Moves Tuesday and Thursday 1-2 pm.

LOCATION: The Giving Tree Collective inside the Legacy Center.  925 N Lapeer Rd.

Contact: Angee Ludwa phone:  248-760-2019  email: aludwa@comcast.net or call The Giving Tree Collective at 248-572-4135

CITY: ROCHESTER HILLS

CLASS: DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S HOSTED BY TAKE ROOT,

LOCATION: Oakland University 371 Varner Drive Varner Hall Rm 132

Additional Information: Contact Ali Woener takerootdance@gmail.com

Classes are free and will be taught by our Dance for PD faculty!
Participants will be required to complete the health survey linked below prior to taking class. https://www.takerootdance.com/danceforpd

CITY: ROYAL OAK

CLASS:  PD Specific Exercise class, Wednesdays 2-3pm

LOCATION: Beaumont Health and Wellness Center-Coolidge 4949, Neuro Gym II Coolidge

Additional Information:   Our classes are taught by physical and occupational therapists.  call:

248-655-5820
Click here to view flyer

CITY: BEVERLY HILLS

CLASS: RSB Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30- 2pm. 

LOCATION: Beverly Hills Club, 31555 Southfield Rd.

Contact: Shawn Sage at 248-642-8500 email beverlyhills@rsbaffiliate.com

CITY: NOVI

CLASS: Rock Steady Boxing

LOCATION: Novi Athletic Club, 42500 Nick Lidstrom Dr. 

Additional Information: contact Suzanne Shultz at 248-735-8850 for class dates and times. 

CITY: NORTHVILLE

CLASS: Rock Steady Boxing

LOCATION: Title Boxing, 43249 West 7 mile Rd. 

Additional Information: contact Laura Boring at 248-872-0262 for class days and times. 

CITY: CANTON

CLASS: Rock Steady Boxing

LOCATION: TITLE BOXING 5848 Sheldon Rd.

Additional Information: contact Laura Boring at 248-872-0262 for class days and times

Ottawa

CITY: HOLLAND

CLASS: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S

LOCATION: Evergreen Commons 480 State St

Additional Information: Contact Lauren at 616-355-5129  or email dovel@evergreencommons.org for more information 

 

CITY: GRAND HAVEN

CLASS: Move with Parkinson’s Fridays 12:30 to 1:30 pm 

LOCATION: Four Pointes, Center for Successful Aging, 1051 South Beacon Blvd. 49417


Additional Information: classes are free; however, donations are welcome. There is a live piano accompanist during the class to help motivate you to move. 

Head Teacher: Mimi Dunne Call 616-842-9210 or email movewithPD@gmail.com for more information. 

Vist our Website at: http://danceforpd.org
Please join us! All PD levels, plus family member or caregiver welcome. Call to confirm class dates.

 

CITY: GRAND HAVEN

CLASS: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
 Classes run Tues, Thurs, & Friday 10:30 am – 11:15 am

LOCATION: YMCA Tri-Cities 1 Y Dr.

Additional Information: Contact: Erica Phelps (616) 842-7051 ext. 224 Permission from physician required. Class is Free

Out of State

CITY: TOLEDO 

LOCATION: YMCA OF GREATER TOLEDO

CLASS: Group classes at Wolf Creek, 2100 S Holland Tuesday/Thursday 2-3 pm  Group classes at East Toledo, 2960 Pickle Rd. Oregon 

Fort Meigs YMCA, Monday and Wednesday 1:30-2:30 at  13415 Eckel Junction Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551

West Toledo YMCA, Tuesday and Thursday 12-1:00 pm, 2110 Tremainsville Rd, Toledo, OH 43613

Eastern Community Branch YMCA, Monday and Wednesday 12-1 pm 2960 Pickle Rd, Oregon, OH 43616

 

Smart Fit- one on one by appointment only, Ft. Meigs 13415 Eckel Junction Rd. Perrysburg. Also available at East Toledo 2969 Pickle Rd, Oregon 

Additional Information: No Cost, contact Healthy Living Team at 419-725-7844 or email at healthyliving@ymcatoledo.org 

Saginaw

CITY: FRANKENMUTH

CLASS: Rock Steady Boxing Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 11 am-12 pm 

LOCATION: Diversified Fitness Club – 195 Mayer Road

Additional Information: Contact: Trisha Kokowicz
Phone: 989-652-4067
Email: diversifiedfitness@rsbaffiliate.com

 

CITY: HEMLOCK

CLASS: PWR! Moves Thursdays from 9-10 am. 

LOCATION:  Hometown Gym, 16625 Gratiot Rd.  Hemlock (no membership required)

Additional Information: Cost: $8 Per Class (Silver Sneakers Member Cost $6 per class Contact Kara Jimenez at 989.791.1148 OR email to karajimenez555@gmail.com.

St Clair

CITY: Port Huron

CLASS: LIVE BIG exercise class,  Mondays 2pm 

LOCATION: Council on Aging Senior Center, 600 Grand River Ave.

Additional Information: contact Lori Marquardt, Live Big and Loud LLC, 810-300-1960, loriwr1124@live.com

 

CITY: Fort Gratiot

CLASS: Live BIG Exercise Class, Wednesday and Friday 12:30pm 

LOCATION: Munger PT, 4351 24th Ave, #5

Additional Information: contact Lori Marquardt, Live Big and Loud LLC, 810-300-1960, loriwr1124@live.com

 
Washtenaw

CITY: CHELSEA

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:30-2 pm

LOCATION: Chelsea Wellness Center – 14800 E Old US Highway 12

Additional Information: Please contact Kari Goorhouse at 734-214-0220  
Email: chelseawellness@rsbaffiliate.com

 

CITY: ANN ARBOR

CLASS: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

LOCATION: Health Innovation Coordinator YMCA Ann Arbor 400 W Washington St

Additional Information: Release/Permission from Physician required
Contact Taylor Medina at tmedina@annarborymca.org or call 734-661-8007
Free to members, $30/mo for non-members

 

CITY: ANN ARBOR

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING Tuesdays and Thursday 2-3 pm, Saturday 1:30-2:30 pm.

LOCATION: Title A2, 2115 W. Stadium Blvd

Additional Information: contact Dania at 734-213-1300

Wayne

CITY: DEARBORN

CLASS: PWR! Moves  Wednesdays from 11 am to 12 pm and Fridays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

LOCATION: Henry Ford Health System, 5500 Auto Club Drive, Ste 150

Additional Information: Cost: $25 per month (1 class a week x 4 weeks)
*Must be screened by physical therapist to attend
Please call 313-982-8266 or email kbourde1@hfhs.org Contact: Katie Bourdeau, PT, DPT

CITY: GROSSE POINTE PARK

CLASS: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 am – 12:30pm

LOCATION:  14920 Windmill Pointe Park

Additional Information: Call Deb Colling at (248) 315-3068
Fees: $160 – 2 days per week
or
$220 – 3 days per week
Pro-rate available if starting during a session

CITY: LIVONIA

CLASS: PWR! & ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Mon / Wed / Fri: 11 am -12:30 pm Level 1&2 Mon: 3 pm – 4 pm Level 3 Tue: 2 pm – 3 pm Level 4

LOCATION: THE RECOVERY PROJECT   20000 Victor Pkwy Ste 100

Additional Information: Contact: Steve Styes 734-953-1745

https://bit.ly/3uqVaEg

CITY: LIVONIA

CLASS: PWR! MOVES, classes are offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Click on the link for more details.  https://bit.ly/3UxLQZU

Location: Livonia Parks and Recreation

15100 Hubbard St, Livonia, MI 48154

Additional Information: Contact Deb at ptdebbiev@aol.com
(734) 516-3128

CITY: DETROIT

CLASS: DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Tuesdays 11-12pm January through May

LOCATION: Durfee Innovation Society
2470 COLLINGWOOD 
THE DIVE/1ST FLOOR 

Additional Information: 
Cost: Free, 

Sponsored by  Take Root, www.TAKEROOTDANCE.com

Speech Therapy

Parkinson’s disease (PD) can affect speech in several ways. Those with PD may speak quietly and in one tone without conveying emotion. They might slur words, mumble, or trail off. Speech problems can make it difficult to communicate with family, friends, co-workers and physicians and can limit social interactions. Parkinson’s medication adjustments sometimes help with speech problems, but speech therapy and sustained practice is typically the best treatment. Vocal exercises can also help with swallowing that can sometimes pose difficulty in the later stages of PD.  

The Michigan Parkinson Foundation partners with several programs to help bring you the best option to help you learn the best techniques and practice your speech. Check out these in-person and virtual (statewide) programs below!

In-Person Speech Therapy

My Voice Speech Therapy, LLC  (in-person & virtual) 

Serving Southeast Michigan and Kalamazoo areas -n-person.

Andrea Malsom, MA, CCC-SLP, Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in care for those with Parkinson’s. For over 15 years, she has helped clients navigate their communication, thinking, and swallowing difficulties through tailored speech therapy services including the LSVT LOUD® and SPEAK OUT!® programs.

View Website Here

Phone: (269) 350-4182 

Email: andrea@myvoicetherapy.com 

  

Motor City Upbeats (in-person & virtual)

In-person programming located in the Metro Detroit area.

Designed by a speech and language pathologist, the Henry Ford Motor City Upbeats therapeutic choir offers patients the opportunity to apply and practice the techniques learned during voice therapy in a fun, supportive environment.

View Website Here

Phone: (248) 661-7241

  

Calvin College (in-person & virtual)

Calvin Speech & Hearing Clinic Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI

Clinical services are provided by graduate student clinicians under close professional supervision by certified speech-language pathologists. Treatment is provided in individual and small group settings with a focus on developing functional communication skills. 

View Website Here

Phone: (616) 526-6070

Email: SPAUD@calvin.edu  

  

Exercise and Speech Therapy at Corewell West in Grand Rapids (in-person & virtual)

Once participants complete the LSVT or Parkinson’s Voice Project programs, they are welcome to join the free Everybody Vs Parkinson’s group exercise classes. We offer in-person classes Monday and Friday at their East Beltline clinic in Grand Rapids, and virtual classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  They also offer a virtual Speak Out class on Thursdays. 

2 rehab clinics (Corewell Health Care Centers) are located at: 

2750 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 

6105 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418 

To find out more information visit their website here. To schedule a session reach out to Corewell Health Central Scheduling for PT/OT/SLP via phone at: (616) 267-2626. 

  

Andrews University Speech and Hearing Clinic SPEAK OUT!® (in-person & virtual)

Virtual programming available via Zoom, in-person programming only available in Berrien Springs, MI.

A speech therapy program developed for people with Parkinson’s to help regain and retain their speech and swallowing. The program combines education for the patient and family, individual speech therapy, daily home practice using workbooks, flashcards, and online practice sessions, along with weekly speech groups, and regular re-evaluations.

To join, fill out this application and email it to parkinsons@andrews.edu

Virtual Speech Therapy

Andrews University Speech and Hearing Clinic SPEAK OUT!® (in-person & virtual)

Virtual programming available via Zoom, in-person programming only available in Berrien Springs, MI.

A speech therapy program developed for people with Parkinson’s to help regain and retain their speech and swallowing. The program combines education for the patient and family, individual speech therapy, daily home practice using workbooks, flashcards, and online practice sessions, along with weekly speech groups, and regular re-evaluations.

To join, fill out this application and email it to parkinsons@andrews.edu

  

Central Michigan University SPEAK OUT! (virtual only)

Meets virtually every Friday at 10:00 a.m. 

Click here to join via Zoom.

 

My Voice Speech Therapy, LLC  (in-person & virtual) 

Serving Southeast Michigan and Kalamazoo areas in person.

Andrea Malsom, MA, CCC-SLP, Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in care for those with Parkinson’s. For over 15 years, she has helped clients navigate their communication, thinking, and swallowing difficulties through tailored speech therapy services including the LSVT LOUD® and SPEAK OUT!® programs.

View Website Here

Phone: (269) 350-4182 

Email: andrea@myvoicetherapy.com 

  

Motor City Upbeats (in-person & virtual)

In-person programming located in the Metro Detroit area.

Designed by a speech and language pathologist, the Henry Ford Motor City Upbeats therapeutic choir offers patients the opportunity to apply and practice the techniques learned during voice therapy in a fun, supportive environment.

View Website Here

Phone: (248) 661-7241

   

Exercise and Speech Therapy at Corewell West in Grand Rapids (in-person & virtual)

Once participants complete the LSVT or Parkinson’s Voice Project programs, they are welcome to join the free Everybody Vs Parkinson’s group exercise classes. We offer in-person classes Monday and Friday at their East Beltline clinic in Grand Rapids, and virtual classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  They also offer a virtual Speak Out class on Thursdays. 

2 rehab clinics (Corewell Health Care Centers) are located at: 

2750 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 

6105 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418 

To find out more information visit their website here. To schedule a session reach out to Corewell Health Central Scheduling for PT/OT/SLP via phone at: (616) 267-2626 

  

Calvin College (in-person & virtual)

Calvin Speech & Hearing Clinic Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI

Clinical services are provided by graduate student clinicians under close professional supervision by certified speech-language pathologists. Treatment is provided in individual and small group settings with a focus on developing functional communication skills.

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Phone: (616) 526-6070

Email: SPAUD@calvin.edu  

Exercise classes by county

Benzie

FRANKFORT: DANCING FOR PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Every Thursday at 11:00 am
Address: Betsie Hosick Fitness Center 102 Airport Road
City: Frankfort
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49635
Additional Information: $7.50 for non members. Free for members. Call Jo-Ann Tarkington @ 231-352-9661
Type:Dance

Calhoun

BATTLE CREEK: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-6:45 pm
Address: Rock Solid Wellness Studio 1332 E Columbia Ave.
City: Battle Creek
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49014
Additional Information:Contact: Karin Gallagher
Phone: 269-209-5259
Email: battlecreek@rsbaffiliate.com
Type:Exercise

Genesee

GRAND BLANC: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Contact 248-760-2019 for a complete list of class times
Address: Genesys Athletic Club – 801 Health Park Blvd.
City: Grand Blanc
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48439
Additional Information:Members free Non-members $5 per class
Contact: Angee Ludwa @ 248-760-2019 or grandblanc@rsbaffiliate.com
Type:Exercise

GENESEE: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Contact 248-760-2019 for a complete listing
Address: Genesys Athletic Club – 801 Health Park Blvd
City: Grand Blanc
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48439
Additional Information:Contact: Angee Ludwa 248-760-2019 grandblanc@rsbaffiliate.com

FLINT: GENESSE COUNTY – PARKINSON’S WELLNESS RECOVERY(PWR!) CLASS
Schedule: Fridays 10:00-11:00 am
Address: Urban Health and Wellness Center 1153 William S. White Building 509 N. Harrison Street
City: Flint
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48502
Additional Information:University of Michigan Flint Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) class Presented by: Dr. Amy Yorke, PT, PhD, NCS Class is free of charge, however you must pre-register. (734) 417-8963 PT_Heart@umflint.edu PWR! is a PD-specific skill training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements. This CLASS is about empowerment – teaching you what you CAN do to use your FULL potential and get the most out of life. The Urban Health and Wellness Center is on the first floor of the William S. White building on UM-Flint’s campus. There are specific parking spots for the Urban Health and Wellness center, or metered parking available.
Type:Exercise

Grand Traverse

TRAVERSE CITY: “MOVE & SHOUT”
Schedule: Monday – 12:45pm – 1:30pm
Address: 801 E. Front St.
City: Traverse City
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49686
Additional Information:Contact: Olivia McCrillis @ 231-922-4911
Fee: $5 per person
Type:Exercise

TRAVERSE CITY: “TC MALL WALKERS”
Schedule: Wednesday @ 11:00am
Address: 3200 South Airport Road West
City: Traverse City
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49684
Additional Information: meet in the food court
Contact: Hettie Molvang @ 231-947-7389
Fee: No charge
Type: Exercise

EXERCISE CLASS FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON DISEASE
Schedule: Mondays 12:00 noon – 1:00pm
Address: 5901 Shugart Lane
City: Traverse City
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49684
Additional Information: Drop-in fee $5 or $30 a month. First class is free of charge. For more information, call Dr. Torrey Davenport at 231-271-0375 or e-mail torrey96@gmail.com. Instructor: Torrey Davenport, DPT, PT PWR Moves and LSVT Certified instructor
Type: Exercise

EXERCISE CLASS FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON DISEASE
Schedule: Fridays 12:00 noon – 1:00pm
Address: 1381 S W Shore Drive
City: Suttons Bay
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49682
Additional Information: Drop-in fee $5 or $30 a month. First class is free of chargeFor more information, call Dr. Torrey Davenport at 231-271-0375 or e-mail torrey96@gmail.com
Instructor: Torrey Davenport, DPT, PT PWR Moves and LSVT Certified instructor
Type: Exercise

ROCK STEADY BOXING: TRAVERSE CITY TRI-FORGED ATHLETICS
Schedule: Contact 989-884-2856 for hours and class times
Address: West Side Student Ministry Center – 4975 East Traverse Highway
City: Traverse City
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49684
Additional Information: Contact: Taylor Kowalewsky
Phone: tel:989-884-2856
Email: triforgedathletics@gmail.com
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Type: Exercise

Huron

HURON: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Mondays – 1:30pm – 2:30pm Wednesdays – 1:30pm – 2:30pm Fridays – 10:00am – 11:00am
Address: 316 S. Hanselman Street
City: Bad Axe
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48413
Additional Information: Contact: Maryann and Edward Cutlip
Phone: 586-634-9883
Email: huroncountry@rsbaffiliate.com
Type:Exercise

Ingham

INGHAM: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am – 11:30am Friday 9:00am – 10:30am
Address: Crown Boxing Gym – 1010 Ballard St.
City: Lansing
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48917
Additional Information: Contact: Thad (Ted) Zale – 2403 Sugartree Trail Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: 571-449-5995
Email: glovedones@rsbaffiliate.com
Type: Exercise

LANSING: THE RECOVERY PROJECT – PWR! & ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Tue: 6 pm – 7:30 pm Wed: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Address: 3960 Patient Care Drive, Suite 117
City: Lansing
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48911
Additional Information: Phone: 517.325.0996
Fax: 517.882.8940
PWR! Wellness Classes
http://therecoveryproject.net/programs/rock-steady-boxing/
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Type: Exercise

LANSING: ROCK STEADY BOXING – GLOVED ONES
Schedule: Every Tues. 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Address: 1010 Ballard St
City: Lansing
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48906
Additional Information: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm $60 per month – 12 classes glovedones@rsbaffiliate.com (517) 449-5995

OKEMOS: PARKINDANCE CLASS
Schedule: Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Address: Happendance Okemos 3448 Hagadorn Rd. Suite C
City: Okemos
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48864
Additional Information: No fee- Sponsored by Making The Turn Golf Contact Diane Newman (517) 333-3528
Type: Dance

LANSING: PARKINSON’S FITNESS PROGRAM
Schedule: Mondays 6:30 pm boxing, Tuesdays 1:00 pm exercise, Wednesdays 6:30 pm exercise, Thursdays 1:00 pm exercise 12-week program
Address: Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club 2900 Hannah Blvd.
City: East Lansing
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48823
Additional Information: No fee – Sponsored by Making the Turn Golf Contact Rus Zalkin (517) 364-88244
Type: Exercise

Isabella

MOVE! FOR HEALTH CLASS
Schedule: Tuesdays, from 3:00pm -4:00pm at MP Fit Club
Address: 1639 E Broomfield St
City: Mt Pleasant
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48858
Additional Information: Move! for Health Class will meet on Tuesdays, from 3:00pm -4:00pm at the MP Fit Club located on 1639 E Broomfield St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858 beginning January 11-April 26, 2022. For more information call Jamie Haines, PT, DPT 989-774-2533
Type: Exercise

Jackson

JACKSON: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Tues & Thurs PD level 3/4 – 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm PD level 1/2 – 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Saturdays All levels 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Address: Summit Branch YMCA – 2151 Ferguson Rd.
City: Jackson
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49201
Additional Information: Contact: Mailynn Pratt 517-782-0537 jacksonymca@rsbaffiliate.com
Type: Exercise

JACKSON: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Mon, Wed & Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Address: YMCA Jackson 127 W Wesley St
City: Jackson
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49201
Additional Information: Instructor Jennie Lapp (517) 784-9622
Type: Exercise

Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Classes are currently held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm
Address: Title Boxing Club – 661 Romence Road
City: Portage
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49024
Additional Information: Phone: 269-743-7839
Email: kalamazoo@rsbaffiliate.com
Type: Exercise

KALAMAZOO: YMCA IN PORTAGE
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Address: 2900 W. Centre Street
City: Portage
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49024
Additional Information: Delay the Disease: 3 levels (level is determined by assessment) Contact Trish Harrison (269) 459-4881 or taharr@kzooymca.org
DTD Certified Instructor: Sheri Shon
Fee is $90 for Y memebers $160 for community/nonmembers
Type: Exercise

KALAMAZOO: BRONSON ATHLETIC CLUB
Schedule: Exercise Class meets twice weekly
Address: 6789 Elm Valley Dr
City: Kalamazoo
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49009
Additional Information: Exercise Class meets twice weekly Cost of $100.00 for 12 weeks Call 269-544-3200 for questions or to register You can also get one on one session with one of the class instructors for additional fee
Type: Exercise

Kent

KENT COUNTY: PWR! GROUP CLASS
Schedule: Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm Weekly Sessions – $25.00/month Contact: 616-866-6859
Address: 521 E. Division NE
City: Rockford
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49341
Additional Information: Weekly sessions, $25.00/month
Sessions resuming Feb 23, 2021
To reserve a spot, contact 616-866-6859
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Type: Exercise

GRAND RAPIDS: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Starts the week of April 18th 8-week sessions 60 minute class Free of charge Reservation are Required (space is limited)
Address: 475 Lake Michigan Drive NW
City: Grand Rapids
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49504
Additional Information: Contact: Trish Harrison 616-855-9536
tharrison@grymca.org
Type: Exercise

GRAND RAPIDS: TAI CHI
Schedule: Classes meet Every Monday from 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Address: East Leonard Medical Complex 2680 Leonard St, NE
City: Grand Rapids
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49525
Additional Information: Tai chi, a balance-based exercise, is one non-pharmaceutical therapy which has been studied in patients with Parkinson’s disease. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that Tai Chi may improve balance and prevent falls among people with Parkinson’s disease. The class is for beginners and is $40 for 10 weeks. For more information contact: Ruth Kizer (616) 866-4256 or Brenda Schroeder (616) 866-1205 or (616) 450-9844 or bschreoder@chartmi.net
Type: Exercise

GRAND RAPIDS: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Address: West Michigan, LLC 6538 Division Ave S
City: Grand Rapids
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49548
Additional Information: westmichigan@rsbaffiliate.com (616) 634-4250
Type: Exercise

GRAND RAPIDS: GR BALLET SCHOOL – DANCING WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Schedule: Meets Every Tuesday 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Address: Meijer-Royce Center for Dance 341 Ellsworth Ave, SW
City: Grand Rapids
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49503
Location Map: Additional Information: This 45 minute movement class is designed to increase the flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination of persons with Parkinson’s Disease. The class progresses from seated exercises to standing exercises at a bar to movements across the floor, all to live piano accompaniment. Spouses, caretakers, and friends are all encouraged to participate!
Grand Rapids Ballet Contact Attila Mosolygo at AttilaM@grballet.com
The Grand Rapids Ballet Main Office phone is: (616) 454-4771 ext. 17
Type: Dance

GRAND RAPIDS: POWER UP EXERCISE CLASS
Schedule: Class meets Every Monday during the school year from 4:30pm – 5:45pm
Address: Grand Valley State University Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS) 301 Michigan St, NE
City: Grand Rapids
Zip Code: 49503
Additional Information: There is an approval process: Contact Cathy at (616) 331-5974 and she will follow up with you with an evaluation/screening appointment as well as describing the level of activity. There is no charge and both men and women may participate. A doctor’s approval is required.
Type: Exercise

Livingston

LIVINGSTON: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Contact 517-294-5598 for complete listing of class times
Address: 4176 E. Grand River Ave
City: Howell
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48843
Additional Information: Contact: Virginia Larioza or Ohana Karate
Phone: 517-294-5598
Email: livingstoncounty@rsbaffiliate.com
Type: Exercise

HOWELL: EXERCISE CLASS
Schedule: Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Address: 242 Church, 7526 Grand River Ave
City: Brighton
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48114
Additional Information: Contact: Stuart Blatt, PT, PhD 810-923-8970
Type: Exercise

HOWELL: ADAPTIVE EXERCISE WITH DR. STUART BLATT
Schedule: Thursdays, 1:00 pm
Address: 1st Presbyterian Church 323 Grand River Ave
City: Howell
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48843
Type: Exercise

Macomb

CLINTON TWP: THE RECOVERY PROJECT – PWR! & ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Wed: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Level 1&2 Tue: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Level 3&4 Thu: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Level 1&2
https://parkinsonsmi.org/images/WellnessClassSchedule091019.pdf
Address: 15500 19 Mile Road, Suite 330
City: Clinton Township
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48038
Additional Information:Phone: 586-412-0016 Fax: 586-412-0117
http://therecoveryproject.net/programs/rock-steady-boxing/
http://therecoveryproject.net/programs/pwrmoves/
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Type: Exercise

 

WARREN: PD EXERCISE GROUP
Schedule: Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Address: St. John Macomb – Medical Center 12000 E. 12 Mile Road
City: Warren
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48093
Additional Information: Release/Permission from Physician required (586) 573-5123
Type:Exercise

Marquette

MARQUETTE: MOVEMENT AND DANCE FOR THOSE WITH PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Tuesdays and Fridays 2:00 – 3:15 PM Saturdays 1:00- 2:15 PM
Address: Dance Zone 1113 Lincoln Avenue
City: Marquette
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49855
Additional Information:Free of charge
Lead Teacher: Marge Sklar
Sponsoring organizations: Dance Zone and Lake Superior Hospice
For more information or to register please contact Marge Sklar at (906) 236-1457 or via email by marge@dancezonemqt.org
Type: Dance

MARQUETTE: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Held on Mon, Wed & Friday 1:00 pm – 2:00pm
Address: Marquette YMCA 1420 Pine St.
City: Marquette
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49855
Additional Information: No fee Details available on site Contact Christina Bennett (906) 227-9622
Type:Exercise

Midland

PARKINSON BALANCE AND EXERCISE CLASS
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:00 am
Address: 2205 Jefferson Ave
City: Midland
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48640
Additional Information:
This program is offered free of charge
Greater Midland Community Center
Barstow Shipps Room
2205 Jefferson Ave
Midland, MI 48640
Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Instructor: Abbi Brady, PT, DPT
PWR! Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery, Moves Certified Therapist
Type: Exercise

MIDLAND: ROCK STEADY BOXING – MID MICHIGAN
Schedule: Mon – Thurs 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 5:30 pm
Address: 4612 James Savage Rd.
City: Midland
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48642
Additional Information: Contact: Stacey Hannah
Phone: (844) 829-2778
Email: midmichigan@rsbaffiliate.com
Type:Exercise

MIDLAND: MID MICHIGAN MEDICAL CENTER
Schedule: Weekly classes
Address: Bay Medical Center Rehabilitation West Campus 4000 Wellness Dr
City: Midland
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48670
Additional Information: $2.00 per session (989) 667-6767
Type: Exercise

Muskegon

MUSKEGON AND SPRING LAKE: GENERATION CARE
Address: Generation Care 945 E Sherman Blvd
City: Muskegon
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49444
Additional Information: Many programs geared for people with PD, including Pedaling for PD water exercise and more at several locations Call (231) 737-4374 There is a fee
Type: Exercise

MUSKEGON: PARKINSON’S POOL CLASS
Schedule: Monday and Thursday from 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Address: Generation Care-Muskegon 945 E. Sherman Blvd
City: Muskegon
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49444
Additional Information: $6.00 per class, can purchase a punch card- for a slightly discounted per class rate No monthly commitment required We have the capabilities to run this class at our Generation Care Grand Haven location but haven’t had enough interest
Type: Exercise

MUSKEGON: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Address: Generation Care-Muskegon 945 E. Sherman Blvd
City: Muskegon
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49444
Additional Information: Contact Generation Care, Muskegon (231) 737-4374
Type: Exercise

GRAND HAVEN: GO GROUP
Schedule: Runs on a 6 week basis every Friday from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Address: Generations Care-Muskegon 945 E. Sherman Blvd
City: Muskegon
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49444
Additional Information: Exercise based class with educational, speech, and cognitive components Runs on a 6 week basis every Friday from 10:30 am – 11:30 am Ability to run class at Generation Care clinic as well $48.00 for 6 week class Need to call for availiability and when the next class is starting (231) 737-4373
Type: Exercise

Oakland

FARMINGTON HILLS: BOXING AND EXERCISE FOR PD
Schedule: New sessions will begin the 1st of every month Monday and Friday: 2:00pm – 3:30pm Assessments needed before beginning this class
Address: The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center 29995 W. 12 Mile Rd
City: Farmington Hills
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48334
Additional Information:
Fees:
Resident: $60
Non-Resident: $68
Type: Exercise

AUBURN HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER: PARKINSON’S EXERCISE AND YOGA
Schedule: Level 3 and 4: Parkinson Exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Yoga on Wednesday: 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Level 1 and 2: Parkinson Exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Yoga on Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Address: 1827 N. Squirrel Rd
City: Auburn Hills
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48326
Additional Information: Please contact Deb Colling at (248) 315-3068 for an assessment and class placement
Session Fees:
Resident: $84 (4 week month) $105 (5 week month)
Non Resident: $108 (4 week month) $135 (5 week month)
Drop-ins available with approval $10
PWR! Moves Session begin the first week of each month Fridays 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Fees:Resident: $28 Non-Resident: $36 Drop-ins available $1
Type: Exercise

ROCHESTER: OLDER PERSON’S COMMISION (OPC)
Schedule: Dance For Parkinson’s on Mondays from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Stretch and Strength for PD on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 am. Boxing for Parkinson’s on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm. PWR! Moves on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm. Each session is 4 classes for $32 and is ongoing.
Address: 650 Letica Drive
City: Rochester
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48307
Additional Information: OPC Senior Center (248) 656-1403o pcseniorcenter.orgContact: Alli Woerner: takerootdance@gmail.com
Type: Exercisem Dance

OXFORD CHARTER TOWNSHIP: PWR MOVES, EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Address: 925 N Lapeer Rd, Suite 113
City: Oxford Charter Township
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48371
Additional Information: Located at The Giving Tree Collective
Instructors Angee Ludwa, MPT and Carol Schram, BS, CPTCost $18 per session or 8 classes for $115.00Cost includes initial assessment Bring your own Yoga mat. Classes begin November 2, 2021
Type: Exercise

ROCHESTER: DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S HOSTED BY TAKE ROOT
Schedule: Classes will be held on the following dates from 11am-12pm: November 13th December 11th January 8th February 12th March 5th April 9th May 14th
Address: Oakland University 371 Varner Drive Varner Hall Rm 132
City: Rochester
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48309
Additional Information: Contact Ali Woener takerootdance@gmail.com
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease classes will now be held in person free of charge at Oakland University, Varner Hall, 371 Varner Drive, Rochester, MI 48309-4485 in Studio 132.
Classes are free and will be taught by our Dance for PD faculty!
Participants will be required to complete the health survey linked below prior to taking class. https://www.takerootdance.com/danceforpd
Type: Dance

ROYAL OAK: BEAUMONT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER-COOLIDGE
Schedule: Wednesdays 2-3pm Beaumont Health and Wellness Center-Coolidge 4949 Coolidge Hwy Location: Neuro Gym II First Class May 19, 2021 Cost per class is $14.00 For more information, call 248-655-5820
Address: Beaumont Health and Wellness Center 4949 Coolidge Hwy.
City: Royal Oak
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48073
Additional Information: Our classes are taught by physical and occupational therapists.
Click here to view flyer
Type: Exercise

Ottawa

OTTAWA: ALLENDALE SNAP FITNESS
Schedule: beginning November 18, 2022 at 9:00-10:00 am every Friday
Address: 6101 Lake Michigan Drive
City: Allendale
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49401
Additional Information: fee is $5 each time for individuals who are not Snap Fitness members
Type: Exercise

HOLLAND: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Address: Evergreen Commons 480 State St
City: Holland
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49423
Additional Information: kdraeger@evergreencommons.org (616) 355-5108
Type: Exercise

GRAND HAVEN: DANCING FOR PARKINSON’S/WEST MICHIGAN – LAKESHORE
Schedule: Wednesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Address: Spotlight Dance Academy 1445 Columbus Avenue
City: Grand Haven
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49417
Additional Information: Financial Support Provided, in part, by Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan
Head Teacher: Cathy Gamby
Assistant Head Teacher: MiMi Dunne
Accompanist: Karen Frederiksen
Coordinator and teacher: Janice White
Classes are free, however donations are welcome. Questions: DancingForParkinsons@gmail.com or call Jan at (616) 846-4097
Vist our Website at: http://danceforpd.org
Please join us! All PD levels, plus family member or caregiver welcome. Call to confirm class dates.
Type: Dance

GRAND HAVEN: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Classes run Tues, Thurs, & Friday 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Address: YMCA Tri-Cities 1 Y Dr.
City: Grand Haven
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49417
Additional Information: Contact: Erica Phelps (616) 842-7051 ext. 224 Permission from physician required Classes run Tues, Thurs, & Friday 10:30 am – 11:15 am $10 pass for non-members, free to members
Type: Exercise

Out of State

TOLEDO, OHIO: INTERNATIONAL BOXING CLUB (IBC)
Schedule: Schedule for Knock Out Parkinson’s Monday – 9am to 10am Tuesday – 4:30pm to 5:30pm Wednesday – 9am to 10am Thursday – 4:30pm to 5:30pm Friday – 9am to 10am
Address: 5965 Telegraph Road
City: Toledo
State: Ohio
Zip Code: 43612
Additional Information: About Knock Out Parkinson’s: Parkinson’s (KOP) is a therapeutic boxing program for individuals of varying ages diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The coach is a Certified Rock Steady Boxing Trainer. The program is a result of a Capstone project developed by a recent University of Toledo Occupational Therapy Doctorate graduate, Rachel Lopez (Martinez). There is NO FEE for this program.
Schedule for Knock Out Parkinson’s Monday – 9am to 10am Tuesday – 4:30pm to 5:30pm Wednesday – 9am to 10am Thursday – 4:30pm to 5:30pm Friday – 9am to 10am
Click on this link to see a GREAT video about the program: http://www.ibctoledo.org/knock-out-parkinsons.html
Type: Exercise

MISHAWAKA, IN: DELAY THE DISEASE
Schedule: Thursdays 2pm-3pm
Address: Sprenger Health Care Mishawaka 60257 Bodnar Boulevard
City: Mishawaka
State: Indiana
Zip Code: 46544
Additional Information: Free of Cost Contact: Brandi Snider, PTA, CKTP Director of Rehabilitation
Type: Exercise

Saginaw

SAGINAW: ROCK CITY STEADY BOXING
Schedule: M-Th 5am-10pm, Fri 5am-8pm, Sa 7am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Address: Diversified Fitness Club – 195 Mayer Road
City: Frankenmuth
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48734
Additional Information: Contact: Trisha Kokowicz
Phone: 989-652-4067
Email: diversifiedfitness@rsbaffiliate.com
RSB Classes begin September 18!
RSB Class Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1pm – 2:30pm
Type: Exercise

SAGINAW: TRI CITIES SUPPORT GROUP WEEKLY EXERCISE PROGRAM
Schedule: Thursdays at 9 am
Address: 4141 McCarty Road
City: Saginaw
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48603
Additional Information: Free of charge Contact Martin Mann (989) 577-9574
Type: Exercise

Washtenaw

WASHTENAW: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Please contact 734-214-0220 for hours & class times
Address: Chelsea Wellness Center – 14800 E Old US Highway 12
City: Chelsea
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48118
Additional Information: Contact: Kari Goorhouse
Phone: 734-214-0220
Email: chelseawellness@rsbaffiliate.com
Type: Exercise

ANN ARBOR: PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Schedule: Mon, Wed & Fri 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Address: Health Innovation Coordinator YMCA Ann Arbor 400 W Washington St
City: Ann Arbor
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48103
Additional Information: Release/Permission from Physician required
Contact Ann Brennan (734) 661-8044 abrennan@AnnArborYMCA.org
Free to members, $30/mo for non-members
Type: Exercise

ANN ARBOR: PARKINSON’S MOVEMENT & DANCE CLASS
Schedule: Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Address: Turner Senior Resource Center 2401 Plymouth Road
City: Ann Arbor
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48105
Additional Information: For more info and registration call: Rachel Dewees @ 734-998-9350
Type: Dance

Wayne

DEARBORN: HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM
Schedule: Wednesdays from 11 am to 12 pm and Fridays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Address: 5500 Auto Club Drive, Ste 150
City: Dearborn
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48126
Additional Information: Cost: $25 per month (1 class a week x 4 weeks)
*Must be screened by physical therapist to attend
Please call 313-982-8266 or email kbourde1@hfhs.org Contact: Katie Bourdeau, PT, DPT
Type: Exercise

GROSSE POINTE PARK: ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 am – 12:30pm
Address: 14920 Windmill Pointe Park
City: Grosse Pointe Park
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48230
Additional Information: Call Deb Colling at (248) 315-3068
Fees: $160 – 2 days per week
or
$220 – 3 days per week
Pro-rate available if starting during a session
Type: Exercise

LIVONIA: THE RECOVERY PROJECT – PWR! & ROCK STEADY BOXING
Schedule: Mon / Wed / Fri: 11 am -12:30 pm Level 1&2 Mon: 3 pm – 4 pm Level 3 Tue: 2 pm – 3 pm Level 4
Address: The Recovery Project – 20000 Victor Pkwy Ste 100
City: Livonia
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48152
Additional Information: Contact: Steve Styes 734-953-1745 recoveryproject@rsbaffiliate.com
http://therecoveryproject.net/programs/pwrmoves/
http://therecoveryproject.net/programs/rock-steady-boxing/
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Type: Exercise

GROSSE POINTE: ROCK STEADY BOXING CLASS
Schedule: Tuesdays – 10:30am, Thurs – 10:30am, Sat – 12:00pm
Address: 20957 Mack Ave
City: Grosse Pointe Woods
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48236
Additional Information: Contact: Mac Gallagher @ 313-458-8802/ 917-85
Email: grossepointe@rsbaffiliate.com
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Type: Exercise

DETROIT: DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE CLASS
Schedule: Every Monday from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Address: William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine 6525 2nd Ave.
City: Detroit
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 48202
Additional Information: Taught by Brandon Koepsell of Take Root
First floor meeting room, just inside the main entrance
Cost: Free
Register: http://bit.ly/2nMtqUS
Contact Shawn Bennis 313-874-4520 Or email takerootdance@gmail.com for more info
Type: Exercisem Dance

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