PARKINSON'S DISEASE WELLNESS RECOVERY
The YMCA of Greenville is committed to offering an evidence-based fitness program created by the PWR! (Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery) Organization, and led by certified PWR! trained instructors. The Wellness Works Rx-Parkinson's program is designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to optimize their physical function and helps delay the progression of symptoms. Research in the area of Parkinson’s disease indicates that exercise has shown to improve self-confidence and independence, decrease the risk of falls, minimize fatigue, reduce rigidity and improve mobility. The Parkinson’s exercise program is geared specifically to counteract the movement challenges experienced by people with Parkinson’s. Classes are ongoing and participants may join at any time.
To join, visit any YMCA of Greenville location and talk with a member services staff member. If you have questions, you can request more information about membership or schedule a tour here. In order to take part in the Wellness Works Rx-Parkinson's program, please download and fill out this medical clearance form.
WELLNESS WORKS Rx-Parkinson's GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
WW Rx-Parkinson's group exercise classes are led by certified instructors and are designed so that a new member can join in any time after medical clearance has been granted. WW Rx - Parkinson's Group Exercise classes meet at the following locations and times. Times are subject to change, so we encourage you to check the group exercise calendar each month.
George I. Theisen Family YMCA
1:30 pm on Monday/Wednesday
Caine Halter Family YMCA
3:00 pm on Tuesday/Thursday
Greenville Health System (GHS) Family YMCA
1:00 pm on Monday/Wednesday
Eastside Family YMCA
10:15 am on Tuesday/Thursday
YOUR WELLNESS WORKS Rx-Parkinson's MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
• Friendly professional staff and certified Wellness Works Rx coaches
• Clean, well-maintained facilities
• Top-of-the-line equipment
• Group fitness classes
• Access to ActivTrax®
• Access to certified personal trainers (additional fees)
• Swim lessons & aquatics programs
• Specialty fitness classes
• Family activities
• Senior activities
• Event opportunities
• Volunteer opportunities
• Use of YMCAs across the country when traveling
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS:
The YMCA of Greenville is proud to be a place where anyone can get healthier in spirit, mind, and body. We do not turn anyone away for their inability to pay based on demonstrated need. If you feel you cannot afford a Y membership or program, you can find out more about our financial aid options. Or, if you are able, please consider making a donation to the YMCA of Greenville Annual Campaign to help others in our
community lead a healthy lifestyle. Donations are tax deductible.
We are partnering with the Greenville Area Parkinson's Society to provide our total wellness services to area Parkinson's patients.
The YMCA's Leslie Knox gave a talk about how the Y and GAPS are teaming up to provide the PWR! Moves programming and how physical exercise can affects Parkinson's Disease symptoms.