Pedaling for Parkinsons

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Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a cycling program that aims to improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The YMCA of Greene County offers this program because regular exercise is one of the key components in treating the many symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and it has been proven that pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted shows a reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace, optimally 80-90 revolutions per minute. Fast pedaling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference in many who try it.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s Mission

The mission of Pedaling for Parkinson’s is:

  • To improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers
  • Maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s diagnosis
  • To support research dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Program Requirements

  • Be over age 30
  • Be diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease
  • Complete and submit consent and medical clearance form

To Join the Program

  • Stop by the Y anytime we are open at the Front Desk

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