Parkinson Wellness Project
...fitness classes have been specifically designed to provide multiple levels of intensity, specificity & complexity.
Our goal is to ensure whichever classes you take, they will offer the neuroprotection & neuroplasticity needed to better live with parkinson’s.
All PWP FIT! classes are set in a welcoming, supportive environment where the focus is on functional movement, balance, strength, endurance, cognition and FUN! Classes are taught by certified instructors with training in Parkinson's disease. The exercises are based on the PWR!Moves researched and taught by Dr Becky Farley. They incorporate large amplitude, high effort and attention to action in multiple postures to target the main areas which can interfere with mobility.
PWP FIT! classes, taken at the appropriate level, will allow you to maintain/improve your ability to:
Get in & out of chair/car/bed with ease
Move about the city during daily activities
Perform daily tasks
Delay the progression of PD symptoms
Saint Nicholas Church
1112 Caledonia Ave, Victoria, BC
Monday 11:30 - 12:30 - PWP FIT 1/2
** New** - Monday 12:30 - 1:15 - PWP Nia Dance
** New** - Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 - PWP Dance
Wednesday 11:30 - 12:30 - PWP FIT 2/3
** New** Friday 9:30 - 10:30 PWP FIT + RSB (Rock Steady Boxing)
Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria, BC
Tues 11:30 - 12:30 - PWP FIT 4 (Chair class)
Thursday 11:30 - 12:30 - PWP FIT 4 (Chair class)
Greenglade Community Centre
2151 Lannon Way, Sidney, BC V8L 3Z1
Monday 12:30 - 1:30 - PWP FIT - 2/3
Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30 - PWP FIT - 2/3
Friday 12:30 - 1:30 - PWP FIT 1/2
A moderate to intense class with a purpose to push you to your maximum ability. As a highly mobile PWP, you will encounter a mix of movement for combined motor & cognitive activities.
A mild to moderate intensity class focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, strength, balance and cognition. Be prepared for circuit stations, moving to music, getting down on the floor & cognitive activities!
FIT ¾: Chair
The focus is on functional movement, joint mobility, range of motion, as well as strength, endurance and cognition. Ideal for those with balance or mobility difficulties. Although the majority of this class is performed in a chair, it will provide a challenging, fun workout.
A trained boxer will condition their body for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to be successful in the sport of boxing. Rock Steady Boxing’s opponent is Parkinson’s disease.
The circuit-like stations provide an intense no-contact workout, with and without boxing gloves.
Think how cool it will be to tell your friends & grandchildren that you are going to a boxing class!
With Rock Steady Boxing, HOPE is in your corner!
Blends dance arts, martial arts and healing arts with inspiring music. All FIT levels welcome.
PWP FIT Dance
Bring out the Joy of Movement by focusing on Dance Sequences with catchy Rhythm & Voice. Class may include but is not limited to, PWP FIT moves, Partner /Trio work, Small & Whole Group dances and elements of Tai Chi.
Sure to raise dopamine levels, smiling all the while.
All FIT levels welcome!