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The following exercise programs are available in communities across the province. Click the city for details and registration information.

Burnaby

NeuroFit Box | Advantage Muay Thai & Fitness | 5680 Hastings Street | Burnaby
Date: 10:30am - 11:30am | Wednesdays | <arch 7 - April 25, 2018
Fee: $25/class (series of 8 classes – total $200) (maximum 12 participants)
Criteria: Initial assessment required for new participants: $130. Must be able to get on and off the floor independently or with the help of a chair. Must be able to walk independently with the use of a cane or no gait aid.
Class Description: This Physiotherapist-led exercise class combines PWR! moves and boxing to help target Parkinson's specific symptoms and improve strength, balance, agility and more! As movement specialists we can use specific exercise to help you live life with Parkinson's to the fullest, join our team and start moving better now!
Instructor/Contact: Naomi Casiro (PT specializing in Neurological conditions, PWR! Certified Therapist) | www.neurofitbc.com | 604 345 9318


PWR I | Fitness 2000 | 9304 Salish Court, Burnaby
Date: 2pm – 3pm | Mondays and Thursdays | Ongoing
Fee: $140/series (8 class series) (maximum 8 participants)
Criteria: Independently mobile. Individuals are able to get independently on and off the floor.  Initial assessment required for new participants: $90.
Class Description: Functional fitness based movements in circuit type of class. Including warm up and cool down exercises. Exercises focus on large amplitude movements including PWR! Moves, balance, strength training, coordination and stretching.
Instructor/Contact: Nina Bloomfield (PT, Yoga Teacher and PWR! Certified Therapist)| 604 771 9107 | 
ninayogapt@telus.net


PWR II | Fitness 2000 | 9304 Salish Court, Burnaby
Date: 10:45 am - 11:45 am | Tuesdays | 
Fee: $100 (4 class series)
Criteria: Having some challenges with balance and or freezing.  Able to mobilize independently 150 feet with or without walking aid (walker, cane etc.)  Able to tolerate one hour of activity.  Initial assessment required for new participants: $90.
Class Description: Chair and standing exercises focusing on improving flexibility, posture, big whole body movements. Short circuit with resistance and agility exercises.
Instructor/Contact: Nina Bloomfield (PT, Yoga Teacher and PWR! Certified Therapist) | 604 771 9107 | ninayogapt@telus.net

Cloverdale

Box2Fit - Punch Out Parkinson's | Box2Fit | 306 - 17750 65A Ave, Surrey
Date: 11:30am - 12:30pm (Monday - Friday) | YOPD Class 5:00pm-6:00pm (Monday to Friday)
Fee: $150/1 Month Unlimited | $15/Class (maximum 20 participants)
Criteria: Men and women of all ages and all stages of Parkinson's disease are welcome to participate. Exercises will be modified to individual needs and abilities. No boxing experience is required. $50 pre-assessment is required
Class Description: Classes are based on non-contact boxing based training. Workouts may include, but are not limited to, shadow boxing, focus mitts, heavy bags, jump rope, stationary biking, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. Cognitive, breathing and voice exercises are also included. 
Instructor/Contact: Frankie LaSasso (Past Rock Steady Coach, Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant) | 778 384 6284 | http://box2fit.com/#

Comox

PWR!Moves Comox | Comox Community Centre - MP Hall | 1855 Noel Ave, Comox
Date: 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Mondays and Wednesdays | Ongoing (except for July and August)
Fee: $144.00 + gst
Criteria: Participants must be independently mobile and have a physician's signed approval note upon registration. 
Class Description: 50 years and up. For those living with Parkinson's disease or with balance and mobility challenges, PWR!Moves will help you recover loss of function and strength. PWR!Moves are research-based exercises designed to use large amplitude movements with a concentrated effort, to complete muscle activation for daily activities.
Instructor/Contact: Jill Nelson | BCRPA Personal Trainer, Medical Exercise Specialist (AAHRFP) | PWR! Certified Instructor | 250 339 2255 | info@comox.ca.

Coquitlam

Dance For Parkinson's | Place des Arts | 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam
Date: 10:30am - 11:30am | Thursdays | September 21 - December 7, 2017
Fee: $141 | Register online, by phone or in person using coupon code 50OFF to receive 50% off your Adapted Program registration. One coupon per student; eligible for each Adapted Program activity.
Class Description: Explore movement and music in an enjoyable, safe, and creative class for people living with Parkinson's. Maintain a sense of confidence and grace in movement through the fundamentals of dancing including: balance, flexibility, movement sequencing, rhythm, and spatial and aesthetic awareness. Affiliated with the world renowned Dance for PD® developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York. Caregivers, partners, friends, and spouses are invited to attend.
Instructor/Contact: Megan Walker Straight (Dance for PD® Brooklyn Group with Mark Morris Dance Group NYC/Wertheimer Fellow) | 604-664-1636 ext 0 | www.placedesarts.ca

Delta

Big Moves Big Gains | South Delta Recreation Centre | 1720 56 Street, Delta
Date: 12pm – 1pm | Wednesdays and Fridays 
Fee: $10.50/class
Criteria: Participants must be able to move within the class without the use of a mobility aid. Care partners are encouraged to attend.
Class Description: Parkinson's disease affects movement, however regular exercise can provide significant benefits to those with PD. We will work on improving posture, greater strength and balance increased ability to walk, voice projection and decreased chance of falling.
Instructor/Contact: Ann Lacey and Michele Davie and Colleen Reny | BCRPA Fitness Instructors | Personal Trainers | BCRPA Third Age/Older Adult Instructors | PWR! Certified Instructors | 604 952 3000 | https://deltareg.ca/start/start.asp

 

 

Kamloops

Parkinson's Exercise Class | YMCA | 150 Wood Street, Kamloops
Date: 1:15pm – 2:30pm | Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks
Fee: Contact instructor for details.
Criteria: Participants need to be assessed for participation. Please call for details.
Class Description: This is a physiotherapist led program incorportaing PWR!Moves developed by Dr. Becky Farley to help target Parkinson's specific symptoms and improve strength, balance, agility and more! The class incorporates a group warm up and circuit stations.
Instructor/Contact: Lindsay Hall-Richardson | Physiotherapist and PWR! Certified Therapist and Instructor | 250 851 7963 |

Kelowna

PWR!Moves is a Parkinson's disease-specific exercise program. This group class focuses on four foundational skills that help to counteract the symptoms of of the disease. These Basic 4 PWR!Moves are always performed with HIGH EFFORT for bigger and faster movements while directing your attention on "how it feels" to use your full movement potential. You will first learn the foundational BASIC 4 elements in multiple positions and then you will be challenged physically, cognitively, and attentionally. The emphasis is on learning what "optimal function" feels like so that you learn to move bigger and faster in your everyday life! Make FUNction Exercise everyday so that "you use it and don't lose it!"

PWR! Moves- Advancing | Parkinson Recreation Centre | 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna
Date: Wednesday 10:15am-11:15am | Friday 1:15pm-2:15pm | April 4-May 11, 2018 | May 16 - June 22, 2018
Fee: $89.40 | Maximum 15 participants
Criteria: Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor independently or with minimal assistance. Exercises will be performed standing, sitting and on the floor. Participants need to be assessed prior to registration. Please call the instructor for details. 
Class Description: PWR!Moves Group Class for individuals who have taken PWR!Moves previously and are ready to challenge themselves more. Participants need to be able to get down and up from the floor independently or with minimal assistance.
Instructor/Contact: Mary de Souza (PWR! Certified Instructor) | 778-214-1542 | courage4kindness@shaw.ca | Registration: 250-469-8800 or online: kelowna.ca/recreation


PWR! Moves- Seated | Parkinson Recreation Centre | 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna
Date: Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm | Friday 2:30pm-3:30pm | April 4-May 11, 2018 | May 16 - June 22, 2018
Fee: $89.40 | Maximum 15 participants
Criteria: For persons that need to do the majority of the class in a seated position. Some balance work with options to remain seated. Participants need to be assessed prior to registration. Please call the instructor for details. 
Class Description: PWR!Moves Group Class for individuals who either need or prefer a mostly seated class.  Balance and coordination work will be done with the assistance of a chair with the option of remaining seated throughout the class. No prior PWR!Moves experience necessary.
Instructor/Contact: Mary de Souza (PWR! Certified Instructor) | 778-214-1542 | courage4kindness@shaw.ca | Registration: 250-469-8800 or online: kelowna.ca/recreation


 

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

On the Move with Parkinson’s | Maple Ridge Leisure Centre | 11924 Haney Place Maple Ridge
Date:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Tuesdays | February 27 - March 20, 2018 | April 3 - 24, 2018 | May 8 - 29, 2018 | June 5 - 26, 2018
Fee:
$24/4 sessions
Criteria:
Must be able to walk independently or with walking aid, climb up/down/ride stationary bike or stand to exercise at times. Patrons must fill out ParQ Med X Form with Dr.'s consent signature prior to the start of the 4 week program. *These forms can be picked up from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s Front Desk. (Please bring signed forms to first class)
Class Description:
This is a fun exercise program for individuals with Parkinson's disease. We start with the warm up on stationary bikes with the option to stand to warm up, then move to sitting &/or standing exercises aimed at improving balance, gait, range of motion, agility, cognitive games then end with stretch and relaxation. Exercises are designed to improve balance and quality of life. *Please bring Water Bottle and full size bath towel to each class.
Instructor/Contact:
Lori Briggs (Group Fitness, Weight Training, Osteofit, Older Adult, Yoga) |lobriggs@telus.net | 604-619-2786

Nanaimo

Yoga for People with Parkinson's and their Caregivers | Nanaimo Harbour City Seniors Centre | 500 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo
Date: 10:30am - 11:30am | Thursdays 
Fee: $5 per class
Criteria: Participants must be able to move about independently.  Chairs are used in class for safety and support. Participants must be able to transition to floor and back to standing with limited assistance. Please provide your own yoga mat.
Class Description: This class includes seated, standing and floor postures. It is a gentle hatha class designed to help with issues of rigidity and to help improve gait and balance. Breath awareness is incorporated as an important tool to manage multiple symptoms, such as stress and anxiety. We support and encourage each other. We like to laugh and have fun. Please note that due to the size of the class, there is a limit to the individual attention provided. 
Instructor: Laura Frey | Teacher training certification, Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Chronic Pain Care, Experiential Anatomy and Yoga
Contact: Ken Meisner | Kenmeisner@shaw.ca | 250-751-7631


Rock Steady Boxing classes | Nanaimo Boxing Club | #7-2253 Wilgress Rd
Dates:
Tuesdays: 3-4:30pm (Level 1/2)  
Thursdays: 3-4:30pm (Level 1/2)  
Fee: $15/class (8-pass punch cards)
Instructor/Contact: Doug Pickard | BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer | PWR! Certified Instructor | 250 927 4595 | www.fluidfitstudio.com/

New Westminster

Rock Steady Boxing New Westminster | Parkinson Wellness Centre | #103 - 450 E Columbia St, New Westminster
Date: Level 1 +2 - 10:15am - 11:30am (Mondays and Wednesdays) | 11:45am - 1:00pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays) | 9:30 am - 10:45 am (Fridays)
Level 3+4 - 10:30am - 11:30am (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Fee:
$16 - $20 per class, based on monthly enrollment. 
Criteria:
Initial Assessment Info: Rock Steady Boxing classes are divided into four levels based upon each person's unique Parkinson's symptoms and overall level of fitness. We require all potential boxers to complete a 90 minute assessment with our Coach to determine the class placement that would be of greatest benefit to them. Please call Robyn Murrell to book your assessment and discuss fees. Contact information below.
Class Description:
 Level 1 + 2 = Minimal to no assistance required. Level 3 +4 = Assistance required. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents.
Instructor/Contact:
Robyn Murrell (Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach, Personal Trainer BCRPA, PWR! Certified Instructor, Step by Step Leader, Certified Kickboxing Instructor KFC) | 778 323 1465 | newwest@rsbaffiliate.com | Facebook | Instagram: @rocksteadyboxingnewwest | Twitter: @RockSteadyNW


Dance for PD| Parkinson Wellness Centre | #103 - 450 E Columbia St, New Westminster
Date: 1:30-2:30pm | Mondays | Free trial class on Monday, April 9th 
Fee: $12/class | Session 1: April 23 - May 14 ($48) | Session 2: May 28 - June 25 ($60) 
Class Description: An internationally acclaimed program that fosters confidence and grace in movement for those with Parkinson’s. Classes begin seated in chairs, progress to standing and then travelling in various formations. All movement phrases can be modified and dancers can remain seated if they choose.
Instructor/Contact: Megan Walker Straight (Dance for PD Brooklyn Group with Mark Morris Dance Group NYC. Wertheimer Fellow) | meganwstraight@gmail.com 
Contact/Register: Parkinson Wellness Centre | 604-525-2631 | clarksonheidi@gmail.com

 

North Vancouver

NeuroFit Boxing | Universal MMA | 1326 Main Street | North Vancouver
Date: 1:30pm – 2:30pm | Mondays | Ongoing
Fee: $25/class (series of 8 classes – total $200) (maximum 12 participants)
Criteria: Initial assessment required for new participants: $130. Must be able to get on and off the floor independently or with the help of a chair. Must be able to walk independently with the use of a cane or no gait aid.
Class Description: This Physiotherapist-led exercise class combines PWR! moves and boxing to help target Parkinson's specific symptoms and improve strength, balance, agility and more! As movement specialists we can use specific exercise to help you live life with Parkinson's to the fullest, join our team and start moving better now!
Instructor/Contact: Naomi Casiro (PT specializing in Neurological conditions, PWR! Certified Therapist) | www.neurofitbc.com | 604 345 9318


Pilates for Parkinson's | Progressive Pilates North Shore | 3735 Delbrook Avenue, North Vancouver
Date: 7:30am – 5:00pm | Monday to Friday
Fee: $85/class (private) | Group rates from $25 (maximum 4 participants)
Criteria: It is recommended that 4 private classes be taken to learn the basic Parkinson's movements as well as to address specific postural exercises. Then group class General Pilates exercise classes tailored to all levels of clients with Parkinson's disease.
Instructor/Contact: Margaret Bowden and Kiki Laxton | PWR! Certified Instructors | Licensed Fletcher Works Providers | Certified Pilates Instructors with Specialization in Clinical Pilates and Neuro Rehabilitation | 604 762 4148 (Margaret) | 778 389 8665 (Kiki) | www.progressivepilatesnorthshore.com


PWR!4Life | LVSS at Mollie Nye House | 940 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver
Date: 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Mondays & Wednesdays | Sept. 11 - Oct. 25 2017; Oct. 30 - Dec. 13, 2017; Jan 8 - Feb. 21, 2018; Feb. 26 - Mar. 28, 2018
Fee: $143/13 classes | new participants are welcome to try a class before signing up.
Criteria: All levels welcome. An assessment is required for new participants ($11.00).
Class Description: These PD specific classes began as part of a 9 month study project supported by a VCH Research Institute Innovation and Translational Research Award, funded by the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and VCHRI, and are continuing as a North Vancouver community program as the study had intended. The exercise principles include Power4life exercises, walking, boxing, drumming, neuroplasticity enhancement, strength and flexibility, large range of motion activities and some voice strengthening, in addition to other educational components.
Instructor/Contact: Susan Bock Smith and Judy Bjornson | PWR! Certified Instructors | 604-987-5820 | www.surefeet.ca


PWR!4Life | Amica At Edgemont Village3225 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver
Date: 1:30pm - 2:30pm | Mondays | March 5 - May 28, 2018 (no class April 2)
Fee: $140.00/12 classes
Criteria: All levels welcome. An assessment is required for new participants ($11.00).
Class Description: The exercise principles include Power4life exercises, walking, boxing, drumming, neuroplasticity enhancement, strength and flexibility, large range of motion activities and some voice strengthening, in addition to other educational components.
Instructor/Contact: Susan Bock Smith and Judy Bjornson | PWR! Certified Instructors | 604-987-5820 | www.surefeet.ca 


 

Parksville

Find your Balance | Fluid Fitness Studio | 7-1176 Franklyn's Gull Rd, Parksville
Date: 12pm | Mondays
Fee: $64/8 classes (maximum 16 participants)
Instructor/Contact: Doug Pickard | BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer | PWR! Certified Instructor | 250 927 4595 | www.fluidfitstudio.com/


Rock Steady Boxing classes | Fluid Fitness Studio | 7-1176 Franklyn's Gull Rd, Parksville
Dates:
Mondays: 10:30am-12pm (Level 1/2)
Tuesdays: 1:15-2:15pm (Level 3/4)  
Wednesdays: 10:30am-12pm (Level 1/2))
Thursdays: 1:15-2:15pm (Level 3/4)
Fridays: 10:30am-12pm (Level 1/2)
Fee: $8/class (8-pass punch cards) - Tuesday and Thursday classes
$12/class (8-pass punch cards) - Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes
Instructor/Contact: Doug Pickard | BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer | PWR! Certified Instructor | 250 927 4595 | www.fluidfitstudio.com/

Port Alberni

Rock Steady Boxing West Coast | Alberni Fitness | 4795 Gertude St, Port Alberni
Date: 11:00am – 12:00pm | Tuesdays and Thursdays
Fee: $100/10 classes 
Criteria: Men and women of all ages and all stages of Parkinson's disease are welcome to participate. Exercises will be modified to individual needs and abilities. No boxing experience is required.
Class Description: Classes are based on non-contact boxing based training. Workouts may include, but are not limited to, shadow boxing, focus mitts, heavy bags, jump rope, stationary biking, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. We are a team of laughter and fun, smiling is mandatory for all attendance. Our Cornermen are always welcome and eager to be a part of this fantastic and rewarding class. 
Instructor/Contact: Neil Shipley and Patricia Grobell | 250-723-2133 | westcoast@rsbaffiliate.com | http://westcoast.rsbaffiliate.com/

Port Coquitlam

PWR I | Twist Sport Conditioning Centre | 101 - 1776 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam
Date: 10:30am - 11:30 am | Mondays | January 8 - January 29, 2018 
Fee: $70/series (4 class series) (maximum 10 participants)
Criteria: Independently mobile. Individuals are able to get independently on and off the floor.  Initial assessment required for new participants: $90.
Class Description: Functional fitness based movements in circuit type of class. Including warm up and cool down exercises. Exercises focus on large amplitude movements including PWR! Moves, balance, strength training, coordination and stretching.
Instructor/Contact: Nina Bloomfield (PT, Yoga Teacher and PWR! Certified Therapist)| 604 771 9107 | ninayogapt@telus.net

Port Moody

Yoga for Parkinson's | Kushala Yoga Studio | 303-130 Brew St, Port Moody
Date: 4-6 weeks with once a week classes to be offered periodically during the year based on adequate registration and interest.  
Description: This gentle class will focus on breath, sensory awareness, posture, whole body movement and relaxation, bringing aspects of yoga that are particularly important for individuals with PD. 
Instructor/Contact: Nina Bloomfield (PT, Yoga Teacher and PWR! Certified Therapist)| 604 771 9107 |ninayogapt@telus.net

Richmond

PWR! Moves | Steveston Community Centre | 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
Date: 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Tuesdays | April 3 - June 26, 2018
Fee: $58.80/14 classes (maximum 15 participants) | #2181822
Criteria: Circuit style class. Open to all levels and abilities.
Class Description: Learn and practice Parkinson's disease-specific exercises that hold promise to improve symptoms and restore function in this cutting edge evidence-based program led by PWR!Moves certified instructors. Exercise partners welcome at no cost.
Instructor/Contact: Janet Betteridge and Donna Bishop | PWR! Certified Instructors | 604 276 4300 | www.richmond.ca


PWR! Moves | Steveston Community Centre | 4111 Moncton St, Richmond Date: 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Thursdays | April 5 - June 28, 2018
Fee: $58.80/14 classes (maximum 15 participants) | #2181823
Criteria: Circuit style class. Open to all levels and abilities.
Class Description: Learn and practice Parkinson's disease-specific exercises that hold promise to improve symptoms and restore function in this cutting edge evidence-based program led by PWR!MOVES certified instructors. Exercise partners welcome at no cost.
Instructor/Contact: Janet Betteridge and Donna Bishop | PWR! Certified Instructors | 604 276 4300 | www.richmond.ca


PWR! Moves & Boxing | Paradigm Shift Martial Arts Studio | 3760 Moncton St, Richmond
Date: 10:30am - 11:30am | Fridays
Fee: $25/class (series of 4-6 classes)
Criteria: Initial assessment required for new participants: $130. Must be able to get on and off floor independently or with the help of a chair. Must be able to walk independently with the use of a cane, poles, walker or no gait aid.
Class Description: This Occupational Therapist-led exercise combines PWR! moves, boxing and dance to help target Parkinson's specific symptoms such as freezing, tremors and stiffness while improving strength, balance, and agility!  Learn Parkinson's disease-specific exercises in this unique, cutting edge evidence-based program led by a PWR!Moves certified Therapist.  You are guaranteed to have fun and learn some new dance moves to challenge your brain and body, while improving your cardio!
Instructor/Contact: Gina Fernandez | PWR! Certified Instructors | 604-284-4462 | gina@enableot.ca 

Sidney

PWR! Moves | Greenglade Community Centre | 2151 Lannon Way, Sidney
Date: 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | Ongoing
Fee: $7/class | $50 per month/unlimited classes in Victoria and Sidney locations (maximum 10 participants).
Criteria: Participants need to be able to get down to the floor and back up again on their own.
Class Description: PWR! Group classes and circuit work.
Instructor/Contact: Lori Mikkers (PWR! Certified Instructor)| 250 652 7789 | www.parkingo.org | programs@parkingo.com

Squamish

NeuroFit | Brennan Park Recreation Centre | 1009 Centennial Way, Squamish
Date: 12pm – 1pm | Mondays and Wednesdays | 12 week sessions
Fee: $6.50/class (maximum 8 participants)
Criteria: Transfer independently/stand by assist/provide own assistant; use toilet independently; understand English; follow verbal/written instructions; communicate needs effectively; able to exercise in a group setting; referral from doctor.
Class Description: Agility and balance; strength and movement; postural flexibility. Class designed for individuals of all ages who are affected by neurological based mobility disorders.
Instructor/Contact: Yvonne Caswell (Rehabilitation Assistant | PWR!Moves Certified Instructor) Kristzi Richterne (Fitness Instructor) | 604 898 3604


NeuroFit | Brennan Park Recreation Centre | 1009 Centennial Way, Squamish
Date: 2:15pm – 3:15pm | Mondays and Wednesdays | 12 week sessions
Fee: $6.50/class (maximum 8 participants)
Criteria: Transfer independently/stand by assist/provide own assistant; use toilet independently; understand English; follow verbal/written instructions; communicate needs effectively; able to exercise in a group setting; referral from doctor.
Class Description: Agility and balance; strength and movement; postural flexibility. Class designed for individuals of all ages who are affected by neurological based mobility disorders.
Instructor/Contact: Yvonne Caswell (Rehabilitation Assistant | PWR!Moves Certified Instructor) Kristzi Richterne (Fitness Instructor) | 604 898 3604

Surrey

Box2Fit - Punch Out Parkinson's | Box2Fit | 306 - 17750 65A Ave, Surrey
Date: 11:30am - 12:30pm (Monday - Friday) | YOPD Class 5:00pm-6:00pm (Monday to Friday)
Fee: $150/1 Month Unlimited | $15/Class (maximum 20 participants)
Criteria: Men and women of all ages and all stages of Parkinson's disease are welcome to participate. Exercises will be modified to individual needs and abilities. No boxing experience is required. $50 pre-assessment is required
Class Description: Classes are based on non-contact boxing based training. Workouts may include, but are not limited to, shadow boxing, focus mitts, heavy bags, jump rope, stationary biking, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. Cognitive, breathing and voice exercises are also included. 
Instructor/Contact: Frankie LaSasso (Past Rock Steady Coach, Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant) | 778 384 6284 | http://box2fit.com/#


PWR! Moves | Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation | 207 - 5460 152nd St., Surrey 
Date: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Wednesday | January 10 - February 7, 2018
Fee:
$160.00/6 classes
Criteria:
Must be able to ambulate independently with/without a gait aid and get on and off the floor with the use of a chair and minimal assistance. 
Class details: 
PWR!Moves was developed by Dr. Becky Farley, a physical therapist, neuroscientist and Parkinson exercise specialist. These classes integrate foundational movements into a fun, interactive exercise program that encourages large amplitude, high effort and attention to motivate those with Parkinson’s to get better and stay better with exercise!!
Instructor/Contact:
Erin Reeds (PWR! Therapist) | 778-574-2747 

Trail

PEG (Parkinson Exercise Group) | PWR! Moves and Dance | St. Andrews Anglican Church (basement) | 1347 Pine Avenue, Trail
Date: 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Thursdays (except July/August)
Fee: $5/class
Criteria: Participants must obtain a doctor's referral to participate and meet with Joanne Robbins
Class Description: Exercises are based on the PWR! Program (Parkinson Wellness Recovery) and exercises often include dance and boxing. 
Instructor: Joanne Robbins (Physiotherapist) | 250 364 3430
Contact: Renice Townsend (Assistant Instructor) | 250 367 7437 | town.re@telus.net

Vancouver

Dance For Parkinson's Disease | St. Mary's Anglican Church | 2490 West 37th Avenue (at Larch), Vancouver
Dates: 1:00pm - 2:00pm |Mar 15, Apr 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, 2018
Fee: $10/class (free for caregiver/support individual)
Class Description: In Dance for PD® classes, participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative.
Instructor/Contact: 
Jo-Ann Gordon (Certified by Mark Morris Dance Group) | 604 730 9503 | Jo-AnnGordon@hotmail.com


Dance for Parkinson's (NeuroFit BC) | D2 Dance Studio | 55 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Date: 
10:30am – 11:30am | Tuesdays | January 9 - February 27, 2018
Fee: 
$140/8 classes (carepartners/support individuals are free). Maximum 25 individuals.
Criteria: 
All levels are welcome and carers can join free of charge. 
Class Description: 
Come join our certified Dance for PD instructor for an hour of movement, breath, challenge and fun! Improve your balance, flexibility & confidence and reduce stiffness and slowness all while doing a research based, Parkinson's specific, class. All levels are welcome and carers can join free of charge. Come explore movement and reduce PD symptoms in a supportive environment where your mind and body can flourish!
Instructor: 
Megan Walker Straight (Dance for PD Brooklyn Group with Mark Morris Dance Group NYC. Wertheimer Fellow)
Contact: 
Naomi Casiro (PT specializing in Neurological conditions, PWR! Certified Therapist) | www.neurofitbc.com | 604 345 9318


Fit-Works! for Parkinson's | West End Community Centre | 870 Denman Street, Vancouver
Date: Mondays 11:00am - 12:00pm | Wednesdays 12:15pm-1:15pm | Starting January 3rd
Fee: $8/class (maximum 15 participants)
Criteria: Able to walk with walking aid or independently. 
Class Description:
Fit-Works incorporates PWR! Moves, aerobics and various activities that are Parkinson's specific.
Instructor/Contact: Lynn Whittington (PWR! Certified Instructor/Registered Fitness Leader/Third Age Certified/Personal Trainer) | 778 709 5900 (for information) | 604 257 8333 (to register)


Fun Exercise with Parkinson's | Riley Park Hillcrest | 4575 Clancy Lorange Way, Vancouver
Date: 11:00am – 12:00pm | Mondays and Wednesdays | February 19 - March 14, 2018 | April 4 - May 14, 2018 | May 16 - June 27, 2018
Fee: $10 drop in or $97.14+tax for 12 classes | Maximum 10 participants including assistant
Criteria: Anyone with Parkinson’s & their partner. The exercise is geared towards people with the onset of Parkinson’s or has it already.
Class Description: A fun exercise program following the PWR (Parkinson Wellness Recovery) approach developed by Dr. Becky Farley. The hour will incorporate aerobics and activities that are PD-specific. Please contact the fitness trainer Debbie Shum (debbieshum@ymail.com | 778 997 9348) before registering as a ParMed X form must be filled out prior to class start date.
Instructor/Contact: Debbie Shum (PWR! Certified Instructor) | www.vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/hillcrest-centre.aspx | 604 257 8680


Get Up & Go! | Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver | 950 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Date: 10:30-11:15am | Mondays and Wednesdays | Participants can join program anytime
Fee: $84+gst/12 classes | JCC Member Price: $60+gst/12 classes (maximum 15 participants).
Criteria: Participants need need not be able to walk on their own but if mobility or transfer assistance is required, the use of walking aids is encouraged and a caregiver is required to provide assistance.
Class Description: A medically developed, entry level program for those 65+ with balance and mobility challenges, including Parkinson's. Designed to improve functional ability and independence. Includes assessments.
Instructor/Contact: Melanie Galloway (PWR! Instructor) | Jennifer Rak (BCRPA Older Adult/Personal Trainer/Osteofit instructor) | 604 638 7285 | www.jccgv.com/content/jcc-fitness-active-therapy


Mobility for Life – Aquafit | YWCA Health + Fitness Centre |535 Hornby Street Vancouver
Date: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm | Sundays | 
Fee: $108.50 for YWCA Members/Non-Member: $150.50 | November 5 - December 17 - the prices are cut in half!
Criteria: Able to walk around the Pool deck area unassisted or with a qualified aid (aid is free of charge). 
Class Description: Anyone who has Parkinson’s or any mobility issue will benefit. Improve balance and stability, while increasing strength. This program will include water boxing, agility training, postural cues, and brain challenges all in one invigorating workout. 
Instructor/Contact: Wendy Wortsman (PWR! Therapist) | Please contact Jill Metheral for questions: 604-895-5761


NeuroFit Box 
Dates:

  • 10:30am – 11:30am | Mondays | Vancouver Mind Body Centre (4364 Fraser St, Vancouver) | January 8 - March 5, 2018 | March 26-May 21, 2018
  • 10:30am – 11:30am | Thursdays | Vancouver Mind Body Centre (4364 Fraser St, Vancouver) | January 11 - February 15, 2018 | March 8 - April 26, 2018

Fee: $25/class (series of 8 classes – total $200) | (series of 7 classes – total $175) | (series of 6 classes – total $150)
Criteria:
Initial assessment required for new participants: $130. Must be able to get on and off the floor independently or with the help of a chair. Must be able to walk independently with the use of a cane or no gait aid.
Class Description:
This Physiotherapist-led exercise class combines PWR! moves and boxing to help target Parkinson's specific symptoms and improve strength, balance, agility and more! As movement specialists we can use specific exercise to help you live life with Parkinson's to the fullest, join our team and start moving better now!
Instructor/Contact:
Naomi Casiro (PT specializing in Neurological conditions, PWR! Certified Therapist) | www.neurofitbc.com | 604 345 9318


PWR! Exercise (Fall Risk) | NeuroMotion Physiotherapy Clinic | 1688 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Date: 11am – 12pm | Thursdays | Ongoing
Fee: $15/class or $150/session (maximum 8-10 participants)
Class Description: 1:1 physiotherapy assessment at clinic; warm up; circuit-based stations; cool down.
Instructor/Contact: Emily Tse (PWR! Certified Therapist) |  604 732 8500


PWR! Exercise (High Level) | NeuroMotion Physiotherapy Clinic | 1688 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Date: 9am – 10am (Mondays and Fridays) | Ongoing
Fee: $15/class or $150/session (maximum 10 participants)
Class Description: 1:1 physiotherapy assessment at clinic; warm up; circuit-based stations; cool down.
Instructor/Contact: Catherine Chan (PWR! Certified Therapist) |  604 732 8500


PWR! Workout and Wellness | Neuro-Ability Rehabilitation Services | 675 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver
Date: 5:45pm - 6:45pm | Thursday | March 8 - April 26, 2018
Fee: Individual Session: $127 (Required if you have not participated in a Neuro-Ability Class in the past 8 months) | 8 Class: $156.00 | PWR!Moves Manual: $45
Criteria: Must be able to get on and off the ground independently (use of a chair or wall is okay); must be able to manage 1 hour of exercise with short breaks; must be able to walk independently (with or without poles or a cane).
Instructor/Contact: Megan Cliff | 604 321 5807 | reception@neuroability.cawww.neuro-ability.ca


PWR! Moves | Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver | 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Date: 12:45pm – 1:40pm | Wednesdays | January 10 - March 14, 2018
Fee: $120+gst/10 classes | JCC Member Price: $80+gst/10 classes (maximum 12 participants).
Criteria: Participants must be able to walk 500 feet – using assistive devices if needed; able to get in/out of chairs with minimal assistance; able to move from standing to floor with minimal assistance; able to understand and perform simple single task instructions. Participants need not to be able to walk on their own but if mobility or transfer assistance is required, use of walking aids is encouraged and a carepartner is required to provide assistance. 
Class Description: Follows the Parkinson's Wellness Recovery approach (PWR!Moves) developed by Dr. Becky Farley. Exercises will target foundational skills. Please consult Fitness Director before registering.
Instructor/Contact: Melanie Galloway (PWR! Certified Instructor) | 604 638 7285 | www.jccgv.com/content/jcc-fitness-active-therapy#med


PWR! Moves | St. Mary's Anglican Church | 2490 West 37th Avenue (at Larch), Vancouver
Date:
1:00pm - 2:00pm | Thursdays | March 29, April 12, May 10 & 24 ,June 14 & 28, 2018
Fee:
$10/class (approximately)
Criteria:
Participants must be able to walk 500 feet – using assistive devices if needed; able to get in/out of chairs with minimal assistance; able to move from standing to floor with minimal assistance; able to understand and perform simple single task instructions. Participants need not to be able to walk on their own but if mobility or transfer assistance is required, use of walking aids is encouraged and a carepartner is required to provide assistance. 
Class Description:
Follows the Parkinson's Wellness Recovery approach (PWR!Moves) developed by Dr. Becky Farley. Exercises will target foundational skills. 
Instructor:
Melanie Galloway (PWR! Certified Instructor) | Please call Parkinson Society British Columbia 604-662-3240 for more information.


Rock Steady Boxing Vancouver – Level 1 & 2 | Seacity Fitness | 102-1500 Howe Street, Vancouver
Date: 10:45am | Mondays
Fee: $200/10 classes | $25/Class (maximum 14 participants)
Criteria: Men and women of all ages and all stages of Parkinson's disease are welcome to participate. Exercises will be modified to individual needs and abilities. No boxing experience is required.
Class Description: Classes are based on non-contact boxing based training. Workouts may include, but are not limited to, shadow boxing, focus mitts, heavy bags, jump rope, stationary biking, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. Cognitive, breathing and voice exercises are also included. We always make it functional and we always bring the fun factor!
Instructor/Contact: Allie Saks (Occupational Therapist, Certified Rock Steady Coach) | 778 918 2475 | vancouver@rsbaffiliate.comhttp://www.rocksteadyboxingvancouver.com/


Rock Steady Boxing Vancouver | Seacity Fitness | 102-1500 Howe Street, Vancouver

  • All Levels | 3:30 pm | Mondays
  • Level 1 & 2 | 3:30 pm | Thursdays

Fee: $200/10 classes | $25/Class (maximum 14 participants)
Criteria: Men and women of all ages and all stages of Parkinson's disease are welcome to participate. Exercises will be modified to individual needs and abilities. No boxing experience is required.
Class Description: Classes are based on non-contact boxing based training. Workouts may include, but are not limited to, shadow boxing, focus mitts, heavy bags, jump rope, stationary biking, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. Cognitive, breathing and voice exercises are also included. We always make it functional and we always bring the fun factor!
Instructor/Contact: Allie Saks (Occupational Therapist, Certified Rock Steady Coach) | 778 918 2475 | vancouver@rsbaffiliate.comhttp://www.rocksteadyboxingvancouver.com/


Rock Steady Boxing Vancouver – Level 1 & 2 | Krav Maga BC | 1240 Richards Street, Vancouver
Date: 10:00am | Wednesdays
Fee: $200/10 classes | $25/Class (maximum 14 participants)
Criteria: Men and women of all ages and all stages of Parkinson's disease are welcome to participate. Exercises will be modified to individual needs and abilities. No boxing experience is required.
Class Description: Classes are based on non-contact boxing based training. Workouts may include, but are not limited to, shadow boxing, focus mitts, heavy bags, jump rope, stationary biking, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. Cognitive, breathing and voice exercises are also included. We always make it functional and we always bring the fun factor!
Instructor/Contact: Lucy Ulmer (Certified Rock Steady Coach) | 778 918 2475 | vancouver@rsbaffiliate.comhttp://www.rocksteadyboxingvancouver.com/


Rock Steady Boxing Vancouver – All Levels | Krav Maga BC | 1240 Richards Street, Vancouver
Date: 10:45am | Fridays
Fee: $200/10 classes | $25/Class (maximum 14 participants)
Criteria: Men and women of all ages and all stages of Parkinson's disease are welcome to participate. Exercises will be modified to individual needs and abilities. No boxing experience is required.
Class Description: Classes are based on non-contact boxing based training. Workouts may include, but are not limited to, shadow boxing, focus mitts, heavy bags, jump rope, stationary biking, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. Cognitive, breathing and voice exercises are also included. We always make it functional and we always bring the fun factor!
Instructor/Contact: Allie Saks (Occupational Therapist, Certified Rock Steady Coach) | 778 918 2475 | vancouver@rsbaffiliate.com | http://www.rocksteadyboxingvancouver.com/


Rock Steady Boxing Vancouver – Level 3 & 4 | Seacity Fitness | 102-1500 Howe Street, Vancouver
Date: 12:30 pm | Fridays
Fee: $200/10 classes | $25/Class (maximum 14 participants)
Criteria: Men and women of all ages and all stages of Parkinson's disease are welcome to participate. Exercises will be modified to individual needs and abilities. No boxing experience is required.
Class Description: Classes are based on non-contact boxing based training. Workouts may include, but are not limited to, shadow boxing, focus mitts, heavy bags, jump rope, stationary biking, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. Cognitive, breathing and voice exercises are also included. We always make it functional and we always bring the fun factor!
Instructor/Contact: Allie Saks (Occupational Therapist, Certified Rock Steady Coach) | 778 918 2475 | vancouver@rsbaffiliate.comhttp://www.rocksteadyboxingvancouver.com/ 


Yoga for Parkinson's | Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver | 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Date: 12:45pm – 1:45pm | Mondays | January 15 - March 12, 2018
Fee: Registration rate: $11 per class.  Drop-in rate: $14/class (JCC members receive a discount). First class FREE
Criteria: No experience necessary - join anytime.
Class Description: Connect mind and body to facilitate fluid movement. The best principles of the nationally acclaimed Dance for PD program and Kundalini Yoga combine in this non-intimidating class. No experience necessary. Join anytime. Care aides are welcome at no cost.
Instructor/Contact: Anne O'Sullivan (Certified by Mark Morris Dance Group) | 604 638 7285 | www.jccgv.com/content/jcc-fitness

 

Victoria

Motion Ways | Gordon Head Recreation Centre | 4100 Lambrick Way, Victoria
Date: 11:15am – 12:15pm | Mondays 
Fee: $100/12 sessions (maximum 12 participants) | Drop-in classes are available for $9.
Criteria: Not suitable for individuals with dementia.
Class Description: This class combines creativity, dance and mindfulness for those with any neurological conditions (e.g. Parkinson's). Activate the sensory motor systems while having fun; bring awareness to your position, movement and balance; set your own pace and enjoy the rhythms.
Instructor/Contact: Lindsay Beal (PWR! Certified Instructor) | 250-475-6677


Parkinson's Exercise Program | Cedar Hill Recreation Centre | 3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria
Date: 11:30am – 12:30pm | Tuesdays and Thursdays
Fee: $10/class (maximum 16 participants)
Criteria: Participants must be able to do one hour of exercise.
Class Description: Seated program using the team approach, participants are well supported with a qualified instructor, attendant and volunteers.
Instructor/Contact: Nicola Atree (BCRPA Fitness Leader) | 250 475 6678


PWR! Exercise Class | NeuroMotion Physiotherapy Clinic | 303-531 Yates Street, Victoria
Date: 9am - 10am | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 
Fee: $12/class | $120/three times/week for one month (maximum 8 participants).
Criteria: Participants must be able to walk unassisted, get up and down off the floor with minimal assistance, and tolerate 1 hour of exercise with short breaks. *If class capacity is reached, another class at a different day or time will start.
Instructor/Contact: Bailey Martin (PWR! Certified Therapist/Certified Athletic Therapist/Exercise Physiologist | 250 590 7878 | neuromotionvictoria@gmail.com


PWR! Class | PWP: Parkinson Wellness Project | 1112 Caledonia Ave, Victoria
Date: 11:30am-12:30pm on Monday and Wednesday | 9:30am - 10:30am on Fridays
Contact: 
1-250-360-6800 | hello@parkinsonwellnessproject.org


PWR! Class | PWP: Parkinson Wellness Project | 2151 Lannon Way, Sidney
Date: 12:30pm-1:30pm | Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Contact: 
1-250-360-6800 | hello@parkinsonwellnessproject.org

 

 

West Vancouver

Dance For Parkinson's | Seniors Activity Centre | 695 21st Street, West Vancouver
Date: 1:30pm – 2:30pm | Coffee/chat from 2:30pm - 3:30pm  | Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays | Starting January 9th and 10th
Fee: $91/series (caregivers/partners are no extra charge)
Class Description: Explore movement and music in an enjoyable, safe, and creative class for people living with Parkinson's. Maintain a sense of confidence and grace in movement through the fundamentals of dancing including: balance, flexibility, movement sequencing, rhythm, and spatial and aesthetic awareness. Affiliated with the world renowned Dance for PD® developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York. Caregivers, partners, friends, and spouses are invited to attend.
Instructor/Contact: Megan Walker Straight (Dance for PD® Brooklyn Group with Mark Morris Dance Group NYC/Wertheimer Fellow) | 604 925 7211 | www.westvancouver.ca/seniors


 

Whistler

PWR!Moves for Body and Mind | Meadow Park Sports Centre | 8625 Highway 99, Whistler
Date: 1:15pm – 2:15pm | Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Ongoing)  
Fee: $15 for Whistler residents | $20 for non-Whistler residents. Receive 25% off when you register for 9 classes at once (maximum 5 participants)
Criteria: Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor and able to walk up and down the stairs.
Class Description: Classes involve repetitive training of four foundational skills that underlie everyday function and that become impaired in Parkinson's. You will be challenged both physically and cognitively so that you use it and improve it. Classes will include PWR! Moves, cardio intervals, walking drills, strength, flexibility, proprioception and brain games. 
Instructor/Contact: Marie-Anne Prevost (BCRPA, PWR! Certified Instructor) | Sara Niblock (Kinesiologist, PWR! Certified Instructor) | 604 935 8356

 


Disclaimer:

PSBC refers people to programs that are held specifically for people with PD – we do not endorse specific trainers and/or fitness professionals. Any listing in the aforementioned documentation should not be considered an endorsement of the third-party event(s). As such, the Society cannot be held responsible or liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of participation.

PSBC practices referring individuals to qualified health professionals with sufficient educational training. Health professionals, such as a registered physiotherapist, can include exercises or interventions, like boxing, that she or he judges are an advantage to her or his patients. These individuals have professional practice insurance and make judgements based on their professional training. 

We will not refer to programs by name which require appropriate credentials, such as Parkinson Wellness Recovery! (PWR!), Rock Steady Boxing, Dance for PD or SongShine, unless proof of credentials is provided to the Society.