Exercise is an extremely important component in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.  Regular exercise can help maintain balance and mobility, improve mood, and help daily functioning.  Any type of exercise provides benefit and it is important that people with Parkinson’s disease engage in exercise that they find enjoyable.  Community exercise programs for those with PD are not only good exercise, but are a great way to become engaged, meet others, and have fun.   MAPS is currently working to develop more exercise programs in the community.


MAPS Sponsored Programs:

Parkinson’s Exercise Program (PEP)
Brick Bodies at Padonia, 2430 Broad Avenue, Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
Free class; members & non-members of Brick Bodies
Space is limited – Registration is required
Contact: info@marylandparkinsonsupport.org or 443-470-0279

Rock Steady Boxing – new class starting last week of August
Free class, sponsored by MAPS
Lorien Health Systems, 12230 Roundwood Road, Timonium, MD 21093
Possible times for classes are Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and 4:00 to 5:30 pm
and Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Final class times will be determined by the number of people who sign up.  If interested, please sign up as soon as possible.
Contact: JoAnn Presbitero  Jpresbitero@lorienhealth.com  or  Presbitj@gmail.com  or 443-938-3243


Other Community Programs:

Rock Steady Boxing Forest Hill and Parkinson’s Pedaling Class – Forest Hill
Multiple Rock Steady Boxing and Virtual Cycling Classes.  For more information, including days and times, check Class schedule.
Forest Hill Health and Fitness, 2217 Commerce Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050
Contact: http://www.foresthillhealthfitness.com or 410-893-4153
Free, partly sponsored by  Johns Hopkins University’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center Pacing for Parkinson’s Fund

Parkinson’s Exercise Class
Mondays & Wednesdays, 12 – 1 PM
Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
Monthly Myerberg Membership Required
Contact: Myerberg Center,  410-358-6856
Presented by the Myerberg Center

Pedaling for Parkinson’s – Frederick
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Downtown YMCA, 1000 N Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Contact: Jaime Fisher, 301-663-5131 x 1244 or jfisher@frederickymca.org

Movement for Motion
Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11 AM – 12 PM
Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick, MD 21702
$1 per class Instructor – Candice Valencia
Seated exercise program focusing on gentle stretching and range of motion activities.
Class includes people with other movement issues, not just Parkinson’s
Contact: Dara Markowitz, 301-600-3525 or DMarkowitz@FrederickCountyMD.gov
Presented by the Frederick County Department of Aging

Movement and Wellness for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Vantage House Auditorium 2nd Fl., 5400 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia MD 21044
Instructor: Kim Brooks

Exercise for Parkinson’s – Cardio Fusion
Mondays, 11:30 AM
The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Contact: Jennifer Lee, 410-313-5940
Supported by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area

Exercise for Parkinson’s – Functional Fitness
Fridays, 11:30 AM
The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Contact: Jennifer Lee, 410-313-5940
Supported by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area

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