Stanford Parkinson's
Community Outreach
During the California shelter-in-place order, these local exercise classes are not meeting face-to-face. A very small number have switched to playback of recorded video or live video. To keep moving while at home, check out our list of PD exercise videos and books at parkinsons.stanford.edu/exercise_videos.html.

PD Exercise Classes in Northern/Central California

Here's a list of exercise classes available, with an emphasis on classes for those with PD. (We do not list classes if the instructor doesn't agree to share pricing info.) If you don't see anything listed near you, check with your local senior center for classes designed for seniors or those with disabilities. Can't leave home? Check out our list of PD exercise videos. See our separate list of fall prevention classes.


San Francisco | Peninsula | South Bay | East Bay | North Bay | Santa Cruz and Monterey | Central Valley

tulip = exercise class specifically for those with PD

SAN FRANCISCO
City -
Class Name
Location Contact Description
San Francisco
Balance Fit
UCSF Phys Fit Health and Wellness, 1675 Owens St. (inside Bakar Fitness Center)

Christian Mendoza, UCSF PT Rehab [wellness ptrehab.ucsf.edu], 415-514-4816

Advance screening required

  • Fridays, Noon-1pm
  • Must be independently ambulatory with or without a device
  • Led by Erica Pitsch, DPT, NCS
  • Exercise for balance, strength, coordination, sensory acuity, and cognitive flexibility
  • Based on dance, martial arts, PWR!
  • 30-min safety screening required and costs $80
  • $50/class or $160 four-class package
San Francisco
Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
San Francisco Ballet's Chris Hellman Center for Dance, 455 Franklin St. Cecelia Beam [cbeam sfballet.org], San Francisco Ballet,
415-865-6583

Advance registration required.
  • Thursdays, 12:45-2pm and Saturdays, 3-4:15pm
  • 7- or 8-week sessions, held quarterly. Must commit to full session.
  • Led by Cecelia Beam, master of science in ballet
  • Live piano accompaniment
  • No dance experience needed
  • Based on Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD
  • Space limited
  • Free (sponsored by Kaiser Permanente)
  • July 2018 blog post about class
San Francisco
Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St. at 17th St. PD SF Network [pdsfnetwork gmail.com],
415-285-7377

If new to class, RSVP with name, phone, and number attending.

  • Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays
    12-1:15pm. Check schedule.
  • Led by professional dancers
  • Appropriate for anyone with PD no matter how advanced and no dance experience is needed
  • Based on Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Article about class
  • Space limited to 35 participants
  • $15 suggested donation
San Francisco
Parkinson's Disease Exercise Classes
tulip
St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church St. Jose Carlos Asencios [garzaperu yahoo.com], instructor,
415-240-5141
  • Fridays, 12-1:30pm
  • Led by professional dancer
  • Based on John Argue's method
  • Learn to move and speak consciously. Combine elements of modern dance, yoga, ballet, and tai chi.
  • $120/month

San Francisco
PD-Connect Exercise Class
tulip

Harvey Milk Rec Arts Center - 1st Floor Auditorium, 50 Scott St.

Jennifer Broder Allex, PT [jennie pd-connect.org], 628-777-5772

San Francisco
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip

HITFIT SF, 1150 Sutter St.

Kim (Woolley) Voronin, LCSW, CPT [rocksteadyboxingsf gmail.com], instructor,
415-410-3339

Advance assessment required

  • Levels 1 and 2: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15am-9:45am
  • Levels 3 and 4: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30am-noon
  • Mixed levels: Fridays 9:15-10:45:am, Sundays noon-1:30pm
  • Advance assessment required, $100 fee. First class free.
  • $150/month for unlimited classes
  • Scholarships available

San Francisco
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip

Third Street Boxing Gym, 2576 Third St. Cameron Wisdom [service 3rdstreetboxing.com], Third Street Boxing Gym,
415-550-8269
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:30am-noon
  • $150/month for unlimited classes
  • Scholarships available
San Francisco
Stand Tall (TM)
UCSF Phys Fit Health and Wellness, 1675 Owens St. (inside Bakar Fitness Center)

Christian Mendoza, UCSF PT Rehab [wellness ptrehab.ucsf.edu], 415-514-4816

Advance screening required

  • Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30am
  • Must be independently ambulatory with or without a device
  • Led by Kathy Bonacini, DPT
  • Strength and flexibility exercises for good posture and body awareness
  • 30-min safety screening required and costs $80
  • $50/class or $160 four-class package
San Francisco
Tango Class and Dancing
SF VA Medical Center, Building 7 - Room 120 (Auditorium), Voluntary Services, 4150 Clement St.

Bob Noakes [tangosgtbob earthlink.net], instructor,
415-710-2144

Advance registration required

PENINSULA
City -
Class Name
Location Contact Description

Belmont
Essentrics

GymClass, 501 Old County Rd., Suite #D+E

Julie Loder [loderj gmail.com], instructor, 650-270-1366

Reservations required

  • Fridays 12-12:45pm
  • Full body conditioning
  • Reservations required
  • $50/class
  • New class as of November 2019

Belmont
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip

Rock Steady Boxing Peninsula Gym, 617 Mountain View Ave.

Co-located with Belmont Fit for Life Solutions

Freddy Silva [rocksteadyfreddy650 gmail.com], Rock Steady Boxing Peninsula, coach,
415-385-5668

Advance assessment required

  • Mondays 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-3pm. Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10:30am-noon.
  • Non-contact PD exercise program
  • September 2017 news article
  • Requires advance assessment, $75
  • $150/month
East Palo Alto
Strong for Life Class
East Palo Alto Senior Center, 560 Bell St. Celina Meza [agingadultservices stanfordhealthcare.org], Stanford Aging Adult Services,
650-723-1303

Advance registration required and MD's approval.
  • Fridays 10:30-11:30am
  • Designed for older adults with or without physical limitations
  • Improve strength and functional movement
  • Based on national model program
  • Free
Half Moon Bay
Coastside
Parkinson's Exercise
tulip
Half Moon Bay Senior Center - 35% Room, 925 Main St. Jetta van Hemert, PT [jettapt gmail.com],
650-863-2451, Dennis Paull [dpaull svpal.org], and Jeff Perls [japerls aol.com]
  • Tuesdays 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Led by Jetta van Hemert, PT
  • $10 voluntary donation
  • Drop-ins welcome

Menlo Park
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip

Rock Steady Boxing Bay Area Gym, 3455 Edison Way

Co-located with The Riekes Center

Sydney Fergason [bayarea RSBaffiliate.com], Rock Steady Boxing Bay Area, coach,
650-319-5427

Advance assessment required

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11:15am. Saturdays 12:30-1:45pm
  • Boxing-inspired fitness class for PD
  • Charitable contribution-supported program
  • New RSB program as of April 2019
Menlo Park
Strong for Life Class
Little House - Fitness Room, 800 Middle Ave. Celina Meza [agingadultservices stanfordhealthcare.org], Stanford Aging Adult Services,
650-723-1303

Advance registration required and MD's approval.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:45-11:45am
  • Designed for older adults with or without physical limitations
  • Improve strength and functional movement
  • Based on national model program
  • Free but Little House membership required
Menlo Park
Strong for Life Class
Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave. Celina Meza [agingadultservices stanfordhealthcare.org], Stanford Aging Adult Services,
650-723-1303

Advance registration required and MD's approval.
  • Fridays 9-10am
  • Designed for older adults with or without physical limitations
  • Improve strength and functional movement
  • Based on national model program
  • Free
Mountain View
Better Posture in Motion for those with PD
tulip

Pacific Ballet - Studio 4 (entrance at rear), 295 Polaris Ave.

Register with Dana Ben-Yehuda [dbenyehuda comcast.net],
650-714-6403 (accepts texts)

Advance registration required.

  • Tuesdays 9-10am
  • Improve posture and balance in motion
  • Discover more freedom, easier breathing, and less tension
  • Led by certified Alexander Technique specialist Dana Ben-Yehuda
  • $25/class
Mountain View
Parkinson's Exercise Program
tulip

El Camino YMCA, 2400 Grant Rd.

Mondays: Studio A

Wednesdays and Fridays: Studio B

Register with Lisa Schouten [lisa.schouten ymcasv.org], YMCA,
650-429-1324
  • Spin plus strength: Mondays 1:30-2:30pm
  • Cardio, strength, and balance - Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30-2:30pm
  • Focus on endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance
  • Led by certified personal trainer Lisa Schouten
  • Three month membership is free. Thereafter, participants must join the Y or pay the daily drop-in fee.

Mountain View
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip

Rock Steady Boxing Silicon Valley Gym, 1954 Old Middlefield Way #1

Freddy Silva [rocksteadyfreddy650 gmail.com], Rock Steady Boxing Silicon Valley, coach,
415-385-5668

Advance assessment required

  • Mondays thru Fridays 10:30am-noon. Saturdays 10-11:30am
  • Non-contact PD exercise program
  • September 2017 news article
  • Requires advance assessment, $75
  • $150/month
Mountain View
Strong for Life Class
Mountain View Senior Center - Dance & Movement Room, 266 Escuela Ave.

Celina Meza [agingadultservices stanfordhealthcare.org], Stanford Aging Adult Services,
650-723-1303

Advance registration required and MD's approval.

  • Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am and Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am
  • Designed for older adults with or without physical limitations
  • Improve strength and functional movement
  • Based on national model program
  • Free
Palo Alto
Chair Yoga
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center - Wellness Room 1511, First Floor, 213 Quarry Rd.

Parking? For a fee in adjacent garage, or free parking at shopping center (caution crossing street!).
TC Cowles, RN, Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program,
650-721-8500

Advance RSVP required
  • Wednesdays 10:45-11:30am
  • Moderate stretching, strengthening and balance exericses (with chair support)
  • Led by Jido Lee Ferguson, RYT
  • Started June 2016
  • Free for those with PD and other neurological disorders and their caregivers
  • June 2018 blog post with class flyer
Palo Alto
Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center - Wellness Room 1511, First Floor, 213 Quarry Rd.

Parking? For a fee in adjacent garage, or free parking at shopping center (caution crossing street!).

TC Cowles, RN, Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program,
650-721-8500

Advance RSVP required

  • Mondays and Fridays 1:30-2:45pm
  • Based on Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD
  • Class size limited. Preference given to those with PD. (If space, care providers welcome.)
  • Led by Damara Vita Ganley, professional dancer
  • Free
  • Stanford Medicine magazine article and video, Winter 2017
  • September 2016 TV news story
  • January 2017 blog post with class flyer
Palo Alto
Mat Yoga
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center - Wellness Room 1511, First Floor, 213 Quarry Rd.

Parking? For a fee in adjacent garage, or free parking at shopping center (caution crossing street!).

TC Cowles, RN, Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program,
650-721-8500

Advance RSVP required

  • Fridays 10:45-11:30am
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises for those who can get up and down without assistance
  • Led by Jido Lee Ferguson, RYT
  • Started April 2017
  • Free for those with PD and other neurological disorders and their caregivers
  • April 2018 blog post with class flyer
Palo Alto
Parkinson's Exercise
tulip
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center - Wellness Room 1511, First Floor, 213 Quarry Rd.

Parking? For a fee in adjacent garage, or free parking at shopping center (caution crossing street!).
TC Cowles, RN, Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program,
650-721-8500

Advance RSVP required

  • Novice or for those requiring assistance: Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm
  • Advanced: Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm
  • Led by Yue Whelchel
  • Free for those with PD and their caregivers
Palo Alto
Parkinson's Exercise Program
tulip
Palo Alto Family YMCA, 3412 Ross Rd.

Parking? Free in lot.
Register with Palo Alto Family YMCA,
650-856-9622
  • Beginning: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2:45-3:45pm
  • Intermediate: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1:45-2:45pm
  • Focus on flexibility, balance, and strength
  • Led by certified fitness trainers
  • Free to members; $15/class for non-members
Palo Alto
Parkinson's Exercise Program
tulip

Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd.

Parking? Free in lot.

Register with instructor.

Information: Patrick Kelley [patrick.kelley ymcasv.org], Palo Alto Family YMCA,
650-842-7152
  • Fridays 11:20am-12:20pm
  • Focus on flexibility, balance, and strength
  • Led by certified instructors from Palo Alto Family YMCA
  • Free to the public
Palo Alto
Strong for Life Class
Avenidas, 450 Bryant St.

Parking? Bryant Street garage (3-hour parking) and street parking (free 2-hour parking)
Celina Meza [agingadultservices stanfordhealthcare.org], Stanford Aging Adult Services,
650-723-1303

Advance registration required and MD's approval
  • Mondays 9:15-10:15am and 10:30-11:30am
  • Designed for older adults with or without physical limitations
  • Improve strength and functional movement
  • Based on national model program
  • Free
  • New day and location as of April 2019
Palo Alto
Strong for Life Class
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center - Health Library, 3921 Fabian Way

Parking? Free in underground garage.
Celina Meza [agingadultservices stanfordhealthcare.org], Stanford Aging Adult Services,
650-723-1303

Advance registration required and MD's approval
  • Mondays 10:30-11:30am and Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
  • Designed for older adults with or without physical limitations
  • Improve strength and functional movement
  • Based on national model program
  • Free
Palo Alto
Tai Chi for Parkinson's
tulip

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center - Wellness Room 1511, First Floor, 213 Quarry Rd.

Parking? For a fee in adjacent garage, or free parking at shopping center (caution crossing street!).

TC Cowles, RN, Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program, 650-721-8500
  • Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm
  • Preference given to those with PD. (If space, care providers welcome.)
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • Led by Mwezo Kudumu
  • Free
  • February 2017 blog post with class flyer
Palo Alto
Tango for Parkinson's
tulip
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center - Wellness Room 1511, First Floor, 213 Quarry Rd.

Parking? For a fee in adjacent garage, or free parking at shopping center (caution crossing street!).
TC Cowles, RN, Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program, 650-721-8500
  • Wednesdays 2:15-3:45pm
  • Must be able to walk onto dance floor, unaided
  • Preference given to those with PD and their partners
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • Started January 2018
  • Free
  • January 2018 blog post with class flyer
Portola Valley
Tai Chi for Parkinson's
tulip
Ladera Oaks, 3249 Alpine Rd. TC Cowles, RN, Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program,
650-721-8500
  • Thursdays noon-1pm
  • Those with mobility aids are welcome
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • Started August 2018
  • Free
Portola Valley
Tai Chi for Parkinson's
tulip

Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Rd.

Parking? Free in lot.

Kujiweza Healing Arts [kujiweza sjyogataichi.org],
408-315-1179

  • Saturdays 10-11:30am
  • Program offers constraint-focused agility exercise
  • Those with mobility aids are welcome
  • Those who are at high risk of falling must bring an assistant to participate
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • $20/class
Redwood City
Adaptive Physical Education
Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 711 Nevada St.

Parking? Free in lot or on street.
Barbara McCarthy [info adaptivepevmsc.org],
650-368-7732
  • Classes offered Monday through Friday. See class schedule.
  • Fees vary from $5 to $10/class
Redwood City
Fitness for Parkinson's
tulip
Veterans Memorial Senior Center - Adaptive PE Room, 1455 Madison Ave.

Parking? Free in lot or on street.
Scott Lohmann [info adaptivepevmsc.org], instructor,
650-823-1225


  • Wednesdays 4-5pm
  • Must be able to walk independently and be able to get up/down from floor
  • Class taught by Scott Lohmann and Sang Pvongnak
  • $10 per class
Redwood City
Parkinson's Exercise Class - Intermediate Level
tulip
Veterans Memorial Senior Center - Adaptive PE Room, 711 Nevada St.

Parking? Free in lot or on street.

Katie Parafinczuk, PT, DPT [kparafi gmail.com], instructor,
650-299-4717

First-timers must contact instructor in advance.


  • Mondays 4-5pm
  • Seated, standing, and walking exercises
  • Must be able to stand up from a chair and walk independently, with or without an assistive device.
  • First-timers must contact instructor [kparafi gmail.com] in advance
  • $6 per class
Redwood City
PWR! Moves Exercise Class - Advanced Level
tulip
Veterans Memorial Senior Center - Redwood Room, 1455 Madison Ave.

Parking? Free in lot or on street.

Theresa Najjar, DPT [theresa synapticpt.com], instructor,
408-724-8466

First-timers must contact instructor in advance

  • Thursdays 9-10am
  • High level class of walking, balancing, and aerobic activity
  • Must be able to walk independently for 45 minutes, get up/down from floor alone or using a chair
  • Based on PWR! and LSVT BIG
  • First-timers must contact instructor [theresa synapticpt.com] in advance
  • $6 per class
Redwood City
Strong for Life Class
Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center, 2600 Middlefield Rd. Celina Meza [agingadultservices stanfordhealthcare.org], Stanford Aging Adult Services,
650-723-1303

Advance registration required and MD's approval
  • Thursdays 12:45-1:45pm
  • Designed for older adults with or without physical limitations
  • Improve strength and functional movement
  • Based on national model program
  • Free
Redwood City
Yoga for Parkinson's - Intermediate
tulip
Veterans Memorial Senior Center - Game Room, 1455 Madison Ave.

Parking? Free in lot or on street.
Adaptive PE Program [info adaptivepevmsc.org],
650-368-7732
  • Tuesdays 10-11am
  • Floor and standing poses
  • Class taught by Arlene McCarthy, DPT, certified yoga instructor
  • $10/lcass
Redwood City
Yoga for Parkinson's - Modifed
tulip
Veterans Memorial Senior Center - Gold Star Room, 1455 Madison Ave.

Parking? Free in lot or on street.
Adaptive PE Program [info adaptivepevmsc.org],
650-368-7732
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am
  • Chair poses. Wheelchairs welcome.
  • Class taught by Ruth West, LCSW, certified yoga instructor
  • $6/class

San Mateo
Essentrics

Peninsula Family YMCA - Studio A, 1877 S. Grant St.

Miranda Boon [mboon ymcasf.org], Peninsula Family YMCA

 

  • Fridays 1:30-2:30pm
  • Full body conditioning
  • Class taught by Julie Loder [loderj gmail.com]
  • Requires medical clearance forms
  • Free to Y members or $40/month (4 classes) for non-members
  • New class as of November 2019

San Mateo
Pedaling for PD
tulip

Peninsula Family YMCA - Studio A, 1877 S. Grant St.

Miranda Boon [mboon ymcasf.org], Peninsula Family YMCA, 650-294-2614

Debbie Lucchesi [agelessfit gmail.com], instructor, 415-559-8744

  • Tuesdays 2:15-3pm
  • Pedaling stationary bike at 80-90 rpm
  • Led by certified cycling instructor who has PD
  • Requires medical clearance forms
  • Free to Y members or $40/month (4 classes) for non-members
  • New class as of November 2019

Santa Clara
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip

Rock Steady Boxing San Jose Gym, 2361 Calle Del Mundo

Co-located with Relentless Boxing

Freddy Silva [rocksteadyfreddy650 gmail.com], Rock Steady Boxing San Jose, coach,
415-385-5668

Advance assessment required

  • Tuesdays thru Fridays, 10:30am-noon. Saturdays 11:30am-1pm.
  • Non-contact PD exercise program
  • September 2017 news article
  • Requires advance assessment, $75
  • $150/month
  • New location as of July 2018
Stanford
Cycling for Parkinson's
tulip

Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center - 285 Santa Teresa St.

Parking? For a fee in adjacent Roble Field garage ($4.50/hour).

TC Cowles, RN, Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program, 650-721-8500

Advance registration required

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3pm
  • 8-week class sessions
  • Stationary bike
  • No previous experience with biking or cycling necessary
  • Advance registration required
  • Began September 2019
  • Free
SOUTH BAY
City -
Class Name
Location Contact Description
Cupertino
Adapted Physical Education
Cupertino Senior Center, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd.

De Anza Adapted PE Information and Enrollment [ape fhda.edu],
408-864-8885

Online registration

Information: Casey Regehr, APE Instructor, 408-864-5409

  • Classes for older adults with a verified physical disability
  • Summer Quarter: Monday and Wednesday, 9-10am
  • Fall-Winter-Spring Quarters: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-9:50am
Cupertino
Adapted Physical Education
De Anza College De Anza Adapted PE Information and Enrollment [ape fhda.edu],
408-864-8885
  • Classes for those with a verified physical disability
  • See calendar as schedule changes each quarter
Cupertino
PWR!Moves
tulip
2bfitness, 22382 Homestead Rd. Rupali Vyas, DPT [rupali congruencept.com], Congruence Physical Therapy and Wellness, 650-336-5394
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2pm
  • PD-specific exercises target rigidity, bradykinesia, balance, incoordination, and automaticity
  • $160 for 2 classes/week for 8-week session. $100 for 1 class/week for 4-week session. Fee includes mandatory assessment every 6 months.
  • Began September 2019
San Jose
Adult Aquatic Exercise Classes
DACA Swim School, 1080 S. De Anza Blvd.
Information [customer_service daca.org],
408-446-5600
  • Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program focuses on joint range of motion, light cardio and light muscle building
  • Low Impact Class adds more cardio and strength training (flotation weights)
  • Must be comfortable in chest-deep water
  • $78/month for classes 1-5 days each week
San Jose
Adapted Fitness Classes
Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave. Information - Dominique Pacolba [Dominique.pacolba sanjoseca.gov], therapeutic specialist, City of San Jose,
408-268-1567

Registration at any City of San Jose Community Center. Or register online (search for "Adapted Fitness").

  • Schedule varies each semester
  • Certified strength/conditioning specialist will develop customized fitness program
  • For adults with physical disability
  • Must be able to function in 1:5 staff to participant ratio
  • Up to $178 for three months or $6 drop-in fee. Small additional charge for non-San Jose residents.
San Jose
Adapted Golf Classes
Los Lagos Golf Course, 2995 Tuers Rd. Information - Dominique Pacolba [Dominique.pacolba sanjoseca.gov], therapeutic specialist, City of San Jose,
408-268-1567

Registration at any City of San Jose Community Center. Or register online (search for "Adapted Golf")

  • Thursdays, 12-1:30pm
  • Instructor is golf pro Scot Hathaway
  • Stroke analysis, chipping, pitching, putting and golf basics
  • $88 for 8 sessions. $4 additional charge for non-San Jose residents.
San Jose
Parkinson's Exercise Program
tulip
The Villages Golf & Country Club, 5000 Cribari Lane.

Tuesdays and Thursdays - in Auditorium.
Wednesdays - in Vineyard Center.
Kujiweza Healing Arts [kujiweza sjyogataichi.org], 408-315-1179

  • Tuesdays 10-11am, ADL functional fitness. Wednesdays 10-11am, tai chi. Thursdays 10:30-11:30am indoor walking for better balance and/or chair aerobics
  • $9/class with 8-class card
  • Open to non-residents of The Villages (inform gate attendant of class)

San Jose
Parkies Punch Back
tulip

1239 Avis Dr.

Virginia deRaddo [vderaddo yahoo.com], 202-997-1200

Advance registration and advance assessment required.

  • Mondays 11am-noon, Tuesdays 11am-noon, Wednesdays 9:15-10:15am, Thursdays 10-11am, Fridays 11am-noon, Saturdays 10-11am
  • Non-contact boxing, strength training, fine motor skills, balance work, and memory challenges
  • 60-min class led by trainer Virginia deRaddo
  • $20/class with 11th class free
  • Class size limited to three
  • $40 advance assessment required
San Jose
Pool Fitness Classes
San Jose State University Timpany Center, 730 Empey Way Information [timpanycenter gmail.com],
408-283-9036
  • 5 classes available Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm, including Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program
  • Requires monthly registration
  • Fee starts at $15/month for members or $35/month for non-members

San Jose
San Jose Taiko Parkinon's Recreation Class
tulip

150 South Montgomery St. Sydney Shiroyama [sydney taiko.org], consulting OT,
408-293-9344

Advance registration required.

  • Thursdays 10-11:30am
  • 8-week sessions offered quarterly
  • Taiko drumming techniques, which emphasize large-amplitude movements, full extensions, trunk rotation, and using a loud voice
  • Led by performing members of San Jose Taiko
  • Caregivers welcome
  • $200 for 8-week session
  • No experience necessary
  • Class began April 2019
EAST BAY
City -
Class Name
Location Contact Description
Berkeley
Be Well: Yoga for People with Parkinson's
tulip
Yoga Kula, 1700 Shattuck Ave., 2nd floor (elevator available) Suzanne Drolet [life_love_yoga comcast.net], RYT, instructor,
510-846-8814
  • Thursdays 2-3:15pm
  • Maintain fluid motion, physical strength and flexibility
  • Exercises and strategies to practice at home
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • $75 for 5-class pass, $140 for 10-class pass
  • Drop-in fee $17
Berkeley
Chair Yoga
tulip
The Yoga Room, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite D Petra Fibrichova [fibrichova gmail.com], instructor,
510-520-4523
  • Tuesdays 12:45-1:45pm (new class time as of August 2018)
  • For those with PD. If space, care partners may attend
  • $15/class
Berkeley
Dance for PD
tulip
Berkeley Ballet Theater, 2640 College Ave. Susan Weber [susanw berkeleyballet.org], Berkeley Ballet Theater,
925-457-8170

Advance registration required
  • Mondays, noon-1:15pm. Thursdays, 2:45-4pm.
  • Combines elements of modern dance, ballet, social dancing and improvisation
  • Presented in association with Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Open to all; no dance experience is necessary
  • No charge. Donations accepted.
Berkeley
Mindful Movement - You, Yoga & Parkinson's
tulip
This Here Space - 1914 Oregon St. Aileen Kim [mindfulmotionnow gmail.com],
510-406-1320, and Pamela Perry [pamela gatewaytograce.net],
510-658-3699
  • Fridays 11am-12:15pm (new class time as of August 2018)
  • Class location is NOT wheelchair-accessible
  • Family members and caregivers welcome
  • $10-15 suggested donation. No one turned away.
Berkeley
Parkinson's & The Art of Moving Class
tulip
JCC East Bay - Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut St. Debbie Sternbach [fasn8n comcast.net], 510-653-8362
  • Mondays 10:30am-12pm
  • Practice balance, coordination, stretching, loosening joints, breathing, walking, turning, and recovering from a fall
  • Developed by John Argue
  • $120/month or $15/class
  • No charge for care partners
Berkeley
Parkinson's Exercise
tulip
North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. Berkeley Adult School,
510-644-6130

 

Berkeley
PWR!Moves
tulip
The Yoga Room, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite D Petra Fibrichova [fibrichova gmail.com], instructor,
510-520-4523

 

  • Tuesdays 11:15am-12:30pm
  • For those with PD who are able to safely stand on own, get up/down from a chair and from floor unassisted
  • If space, care partners may attend
  • Based on PWR!
  • $15/class suggested fee. No one turned away.
Berkeley
PWR! Stations and Gait/Agility Training
tulip
The Yoga Room, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite D Petra Fibrichova [fibrichova gmail.com], instructor,
510-520-4523

 

  • Fridays 1:30-2:45pm
  • For those with PD who are able to safely stand on own, get up/down from a chair and from floor unassisted
  • If space, care partners may attend
  • Based on PWR!
  • $15/class suggested fee. No one turned away.
Berkeley
Various Fitness Classes
Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP), 3075 Adeline St., Suite 155 Staci Rohrs [staci borp.org], BORP,
510-225-7098
  • $8 or $11/class. $70 or $100 for 100-class pass. $300/year pass.
  • Drop in welcome
Berkeley
Yoga for PD
tulip
The Yoga Room, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite D PD Active [administrator pdactive.org],
510-220-8359 to be added to wait list

Advance registration required
  • Currently there's a wait list
  • Wednesdays 1-2:15pm
  • For those with PD
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • $10 suggested donation. No one turned away.
Brentwood
PD Dance
tulip

East County Performing Arts Center, 3901 Walnut Blvd, Suite B

Erin Nunn [dancewitherinn gmail.com], instructor,
510-459-3216
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am
  • Pedestrian movement put to music and dance
  • For those living with PD
  • Based on teachings of Debbie Sternbach
  • $15/class or $48/month
  • Care partners free
  • Drop-ins welcome

Brentwood
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip

Battle Fit, 161 Sand Creek Rd., Suite B Joseph Garcia [jimbigalow gmail.com], coach,
925-634-2691

Advance assessment required
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11am-noon
  • Non-contact PD exercise program
  • Requires advance fall risk assessment, $25 (credited to first month)
  • $98/month with minimum of 2 months (and unlimited gym use)

Concord
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip

CrossFit OverWatch, 1990 Olivera Rd., Suite #D Jimmy Greninger [jimmygreninger comcast.net], coach,
925-785-1272

Advance assessment required
  • Mondays through Fridays, 10:15-11:45am. Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon-1:30pm. Saturdays 11am-12:30pm.
  • Non-contact PD exercise program
  • Requires advance assessment; fee $50
  • February 2017 TV news story
  • Drop-in fee $30
  • $99/month for 1 class/ week, $179 for 2 classes/week, $219 for unlimited gym time
El Cerrito
Various Classes
Mind Body Dojo, 7512 Fairmount Ave. Ernie Adams, GCFP [adams bodyinaction.com],
510-619-9223

Advance registration required
  • Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • $14 or $16/class for drop-in
Emeryville
Dance Moves Me! For Parkinson's
tulip
Bridgecourt Room, 3990 Harlan St.

Debbie Sternbach [fasn8n comcast.net], 510-653-8362

Prefer pre-registration with Emeryville Senior Center, 510-596-3730

  • Fridays Noon-1:30pm
  • Incorporates PD movement programs such as PWR! Moves and Parkinson's Disease & The Art of Moving
  • Drop-ins accepted
  • Free with a $10-20/year membership to Emeryville Senior Center
Hayward
Gentle Movement for Active Aging
Kaiser Permanente, Sleepy Hollow Medical Offices, 27303 Sleepy Hollow Ave.

Room location given after registration.
Health Education,
510-784-4531 or
510-248-3455

Advance registration required
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays
  • Level 2 Class 9:45-10:45am
  • Level 1 (Beginning) Class 11am-Noon
  • Led by Cynthia Eaton
  • $37.50/month (3 classes)
Oakland
Water Works
Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Ave. Kate Johnson [kfullerjohnson gmail.com],
510-891-0463
  • Mondays and Fridays, 11am-noon
  • Gentle aquatic and therapeutic fitness class
  • Space limited
  • $15 per class
Oakland
Balance Class
Alta Bates Summit Physical, Sports and Hand Therapy Clinic, 5700 Telegraph Ave.

Physical, Sports and Hand Therapy Clinic, Information
510-204-1756
  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm
  • Drop in -- no need to RSVP
  • Learn or practice exercises to improve or maintain balance
  • $80 for 10 sessions, or $10/class. 1st visit is free.
Oakland
Dance for PD
tulip
Danspace, 473 Hudson St. PD Active [dance pdactive.org],
510-479-6119 to register

Advance registration required
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:45am
  • Combines elements of modern dance, ballet, social dancing and improvisation to create an enjoyable experience
  • Presented in association with Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Open to all; no dance experience is necessary
  • Free
Oakland
Yoga for PD
tulip
You and the Mat, 3966 Piedmont Ave. PD Active [administrator pdactive.org],
510-220-8369 to be added to wait list

Advance registration required
  • Currently there's a wait list
  • Mondays 2-3:15pm
  • Open to those with PD
  • No previous yoga experience required
  • $10 suggested donation. No one turned away.
Union City
Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
Mark Green Sports Center, 31224 Union City Blvd. Robert Magbanua [rmagbanua unioncity.org], Mark Green Sports Center, 510-675-5808
  • Fridays 1:30-2:30pm
  • Based on Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD
  • Led by Carmen Granados and Jessica Vasquez
  • 8-week session $53 for Union City residents, $63 non-residents
Union City
PWR! Moves
tulip
Mark Green Sports Center, 31224 Union City Blvd. Robert Magbanua [rmagbanua unioncity.org], Mark Green Sports Center, 510-675-5808
  • Wednesdays 11:15am-12:15pm
  • 8-week session $82 for Union City residents, $92 non-residents
Union City
Rock Steady Boxing
tulip
Mark Green Sports Center, 31224 Union City Blvd. Robert Magbanua [rmagbanua unioncity.org], Mark Green Sports Center, 510-675-5808
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:45pm
  • 8-week session $110 for Union City residents, $120 non-residents
Walnut Creek
Parkinson's Wellness Recovery
tulip

Grace Presbyterian Church - Oak Room, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd.

Petra Fibrichova [fibrichova gmail.com], instructor,
510-520-4523
  • Mondays 9:30-10:45am
  • Exercises to help handwriting, gait, walking, rigidity, balance, strength, coordination, and posture
  • $20/class or $180 for 10-class pack
Walnut Creek
Dance Moves Me! For Parkinson's
tulip

Congregation B'Nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way

Debbie Sternbach [fasn8n comcast.net], 510-653-8362
  • Tuesdays 1-2:30pm
  • Incorporates PD movement programs such as PWR! Moves and Parkinson's Disease & The Art of Moving
  • $10/class. Care partners free.
Walnut Creek
Parkinson's Yoga/Movement
tulip

Grace Presbyterian Church - Oak Room, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd.

Jodi Barry [jodibarry trinityyogabyjodi.com], instructor,
415-328-4123
  • Thursdays 9:30-10:45am
  • Mindful movement to increase and support mobility, strength, flexiblity, balance, and cognitive function. Breath and centering practices to build stress resilience.
  • $15/class
NORTH BAY
City -
Class Name
Location Contact Description
Calistoga
PWR!Moves
tulip
Calistoga Community Center, 1307 Washington St. Julie Spencer [julie riandahouse.org], Rianda House, 707-963-8555
  • Fridays 1-2pm
  • Increase strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and posture
  • Led by Joan Comendant, certified PWR!Moves and senior exercise instructor
  • No charge
  • May 2017 newspaper article
Corte Madera
High-Intensity Parkinson's Exercise
tulip
Five Points Fitness, 5651 Paradise Dr.

Lisa Oei, DPT [info PD-connect.org], instructor, 415-604-2477

First-timers must contact instructor in advance

  • Wednesdays, 1:30-2:45pm
  • For high-functioning PWP who do not need assistive device
  • Based on Delay the Disease and PWR!
  • February 2017 news article
  • $10-$15 suggested donation
  • Drop-ins welcome
Corte Madera
Yoga for Parkinson's
tulip
Yoga Center of Marin, 518 Tamalpais Dr.

Yoga Center of Marin [info yogacenterofmarin.com],
415-927-1850, or Stephanie Lawrence [slawrenc sonic.net], instructor,
707-486-3232

First-timers must contact instructor in advance for assessment

  • Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm
  • Class restricted to those with PD. No spouses or caregivers.
  • Led by Stephanie Lawrence
  • $20/class or $88/month
Fairfax
Yoga Trophic for
Parkinson's

tulip
Black Sheep Jiu Jitsu, 765 Center Blvd.

Trina Mann, DPT, RYT [brainsandbells gmail.com], 415-454-4970

Advance registration is required

  • Every Friday, 1-2pm
  • Yoga blended with techniques from Parkinson Wellness Recovery
  • For those with PD and their partners
  • Class size limited
  • Led by Trina Mann, DPT, RYT
  • Donations requested
  • Begins January 10, 2020
Healdsburg
Exercise for People with Parkinson's
tulip
Parkpoint Health Club, 195 Foss Creek Circle

Jan Blalock [jan parkpointhealthclub.com], Parkpoint Health Club,
707-385-2500, ext. 323

Health history form and waiver are required

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 2- 2:45pm
  • Five-week class series
  • Build muscle strength and joint mobility, and improve gait and balance
  • Led by Lilli Inman, ParkinsonWISE-certified trainer
  • Mail or email both health history form and waiver 3 days before series begins
  • Class size limited to 8 people
  • $50 for 2 classes/week for 5 weeks
Larkspur
High-Intensity Parkinson's Exercise
tulip
Mt. Tam Racquet Club, One Larkspur Plaza Dr.

Lisa Oei, DPT [info PD-connect.org], instructor, 415-604-2477

First-timers must contact instructor in advance

  • Mondays and Fridays, 1:30-2:45pm
  • For high-functioning PWP who do not need assistive device
  • Based on Delay the Disease and PWR!
  • February 2017 news article
  • $10-$15 suggested donation
  • Drop-ins welcome
Mill Valley
Art of Moving for Parkinson's Disease
tulip
Mill Valley Recreation Center - Terrace Lounge, 180 Camino Alto

Registration: Mill Valley Recreation Center,
415-383-1370

Advance registration required

Information: Lynda Sheridan, instructor, Mill Valley Recreation Center, 415-717-2229

  • Fridays 10-11:30am
  • Emphasizes mindful movement to increase flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination
  • Developed by John Argue
  • Online registration
  • $152 for 8-week class
Mill Valley
High-Intensity Parkinson's Exercise
tulip
Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E. Strawberry Dr.

Lisa Oei, DPT [lisa neuroplasticiteam.com], instructor

First-timers must contact instructor in advance

  • Mondays, 1:30-2:45pm
  • For high-functioning PWP who do not need assistive device
  • Based on Delay the Disease and PWR!
  • Led by Lisa Oei, DPT
  • February 2017 news article
  • Suggested donation $10-15, drop-in
Napa
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Synergy Health Club (St. Joseph Health), 3421 Villa Ln.

Armando Gutierrez [armando.gutierrez2 stjoe.org],
707-257-4143

Advance assessment required

  • Intermediate/Advanced (Level 1/2): Mondays, 4:30-6pm; Tuesdays, 9:30-11am; Thursdays, 4-5:30pm; Fridays, 9-10:30am
  • Beginner/Intermediate (Level 3/4): Mondays, 2:30-4pm; Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm; Fridays, noon-1:30pm
  • Non-contact boxing
  • Advance assessment required ($50, includes gloves, etc.)
  • Members: $120 for 8-class package; non-members: $200 for 8-class package

Novato
Balance, Posture, and Movement Efficiency
tulip

Five Points Fitness, 487 Entrada Dr.

Pamela
Manwaring [gitgoin26 gmail.com]
, Rock Steady Boxing Marin, 415-264-8299

  • Wednesdays, 1-2pm
  • Based on PWR!
  • $165 for 10 classes
Novato
Parkinson's Exercise
tulip
Rolling Hills Club, 351 San Andreas Dr.

Lisa Oei, DPT [info PD-connect.org], instructor, 415-604-2477

  • Thursdays, 2:15-3:15pm
  • Voluntary donations welcome
  • Drop-ins welcome
Novato
Yoga for PD
tulip
Five Points Fitness, 487 Entrada Dr.

Pamela
Manwaring [gitgoin26 gmail.com]
, Rock Steady Boxing Marin, 415-264-8299

  • Wednesdays, 11am-noon
  • $165 for 10 classes
Petaluma
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Martial Arts Petaluma, 822 Petaluma Blvd. N.

Scott Sinan, Martial Arts Petaluma [mausapetaluma gmail.com],
707-769-4745

Advance assessment required

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 10:30am-noon
  • Non-contact boxing
  • Requires advance assessment (no fee)
  • Led by Scott Sinan and Ryan Markey
  • $99/month or $15/class
Petaluma
Therapeutic Movement & Song for Parkinson's
tulip
Petaluma Senior Center - in classroom, Lucchesi Park, 211 Novak Dr. Petaluma Senior Center, 707-778-4399
  • 1st and 3rd Fridays, 1-3pm
  • Seated or standing
  • Drop in -- no need to RSVP
  • Led by Diana Scranton
  • $5/class
San Anselmo
Mindfulness Practices &
Parkinson's

tulip
Stapleton School for the Performing Arts, 70 Greenfield Ave.

Trina Mann, DPT, RYT [brainsandbells gmail.com], 415-454-4970, or Selma Lewis, PhD [brainsandbells gmail.com]

Advance registration is required

  • Every Wednesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Walking, seated, and guided meditation. Subtle body yoga. Reflection and group discussion.
  • For those with PD and their partners
  • Online registration
  • Led by Selma Lewis, PhD
  • $300 for 8-week session
  • Began January 2020
San Anselmo
Rock Steady Boxing
tulip
Stapleton School for the Performaning Arts, 70 Greenfield Ave.

Pamela
Manwaring [gitgoin26 gmail.com]
, Rock Steady Boxing Marin, 415-264-8299

Advance assessment required

  • Level 4: Mondays, 1:45-2:45pm, and Thursdays 11am-noon
  • Seated and standing exercise using a ballet barre
  • $100 advance assessment required (pays for 4 classes)
  • $175 for 10 classes
San Rafael
Parkinson's Dance Project
tulip
Marin Dance Theatre - St. Vincent's Auditorium, One St. Vincent Dr.

Torri Campbell [torriacampbell yahoo.com], 415-819-2066

  • Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm
  • Drop-in class
  • Appropriate for anyone with PD, regardless how advanced
  • No experience needed
  • Co-taught by two former professional dancers
  • Voluntary donations welcome
San Rafael
Rock Steady Boxing
tulip
Lavin MMA, 3815c Redwood Highway

Pamela Manwaring [gitgoin26 gmail.com], Rock Steady Boxing Marin, 415-264-8299

Advance assessment required

  • Levels 1 and 2: Mondays and Thursdays, 1-2:15pm
  • Levels 2 and 3: Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:45am
  • Levels 1, 2, and 3: Tuesdays 10:30-11:45am and Saturdays, 1-2:15pm
  • $100 advance assessment required (pays for 4 classes)
  • $175 for 10 classes

Santa Rosa
ATA Senior Strong Martial Arts

ATA Martial Arts, 1416 Sonoma Ave. Debbie Segal [santarosaata sbcglobal.net],
707-568-4321
  • Mondays, 10-11am and Thursdays, 2-3pm
  • Designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, and confidence
  • $80/mo for 2 classes/week
Santa Rosa
Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave. at Mendocino Nancy Wilson [wroseland earthlink.net], Parkinson's Support Group of Sonoma County,
707-942-4234
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Creative movement class modeled on Dance for PD program by Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Refreshments after
  • $10 suggested donation
Santa Rosa
Exercise for People with Parkinson's
tulip
Parkpoint Health Club, 1200 North Dutton Ave..

Krista Williams [krista parkpointhealthclub.com], Parkpoint Health Club,
707-578-1640, ext 138

Health history form and waiver are required

  • Tuesdays 2:45-3:30pm and Thursdays 10-10:45am
  • Five-week class series
  • Build muscle strength and joint mobility, and improve gait and balance
  • Led by ParkinsonWISE-certified trainer
  • Mail or email both health history form and waiver 3 days before series begins
  • Class size limited to 8 people
  • $50 for 2 classes/week for 5 weeks
Santa Rosa
PD Exercise
tulip
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - Neurological Rehabilitation Clinic, 1165 Montgomery Dr.

Mandy Donson,
707-525-5388

Physician's prescription is required

  • Tuesdays or Thursdays 12-1pm (once per week)
  • Need physician's prescription
  • Space limited
  • Caregiver attendance encouraged
  • No cost
Santa Rosa
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
CKS Martial Arts, 350 East St.

Greg Hessig or Hector Solis [cks-hector hotmail.com],
707-486-1379

Advance assessment required

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4:45-5:30pm, Saturdays 9-9:45am
  • Non-contact boxing
  • Requires advance assessment (no fee)
  • $75/month
Santa Rosa
Yoga for PD
tulip
Yoga Center of Santa Rosa, 420 Mendocino Ave. (entrance on Riley St.) Pam Field [yogamompam comcast.net], instructor,
707-538-2555
  • Mondays 11am-noon
  • Drop-in class
  • $15/class drop-in or $78 for 6 weeks
Sebastopol
Balance Class
Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 N. High St. Emily Webster [emily sebastopolseniorcenter.org], Sebastopol Senior Center,
707-829-2440, or Julie Smith, PT [julie everybodymoves.net], instructor,
707-829-1250
  • Wednesdays 3-4pm
  • Improve standing and walking balance by developing strength, flexibility, and spontaneous coordination
  • Seated or standing
  • Uses Feldenkrias Method
  • 8-week class
  • $8/class
St. Helena
PWR!Moves
tulip
Rianda House, 1475 Main St. Julie Spencer [julie riandahouse.org], Rianda House,
707-963-8555
  • Wednesdays 1:10-2:15pm
  • Increase strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and posture
  • Led by Joan Comendant, certified PWR!Moves and senior exercise instructor
  • Free
  • May 2017 newspaper article
SANTA CRUZ AND MONTEREY
City -
Class Name
Location Contact Description
Monterey
Adaptive Physical Education
Monterey Peninsula College Instructor Mark Clements [mclements mpc.edu],
831-645-1349
  • Classes for those with verified physical disability
  • Usually two classes are offered each semester
Monterey
Movement Disorder Class
tulip
Pilates Monterey, 533 Hartnell St. Peninsula Pilates Project, 831-521-4288 to join wait list (typically one month)

Advance registration required
  • Mondays and Wednesdays 1-1:45pm
  • 4-week sessions
  • Class size limited
  • $100/month donation is requested. Scholarships available.
Santa Cruz
Aquatic Exercise for Parkinson's Disease
tulip
Dominican Hospital Rehabilitation Campus, 610 Frederick St. Domincan Hospital, 831-457-7099

Advance registration required
  • Wednesdays 11-11:5am
  • 8-week or 9-week sessions
  • Includes strength training, aerobics, balance, and stretching
  • 88 degree pool
  • Led by physical therapists
  • $65 for 8-week or 9-week session
  • See class schedule
Santa Cruz
Beginning Taiko for PwP
tulip
Trinity Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall (entrance on Pacheco), 420 Melrose Ave. Julie Lorraine, 831-688-0888 or cell 831-239-5286

Advance registration required
  • Wednesdays 10-11am
  • Led by NextStage Productions and Watsonville Taiko Group
  • Begins February 5, 2020 for 8-week session. Recital April 1, 2020.
  • Free. Donations to NextStage Productions welcome
Santa Cruz
Dance for PD
tulip
Motion Pacific, 131 Front St., Suite E Motion Pacific, 831-457-1616

Advance registration required
  • Wednesdays 1-2:15pm, except the first Wednesday
  • Appropriate for anyone with PD. No dance experience needed.
  • Led by professional dancers, with live musical accompaniment
  • Based on Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD
  • Class size limited
  • Free
Santa Cruz
Exercise for People Living with PD - Introductory Class
tulip
Dominican Hospital Rehabilitation Campus, 610 Frederick St.

Registration 831-457-7099

Advance registration required

  • Wednesdays 11-11:50am
  • 3-month introductory class includes education, stretching, aerobic exercise, strength training, balance, and functional mobility
  • Based on LSVT-BIG
  • Taught by personal trainers
  • Class size limited
  • $80 for 3-month class series
Santa Cruz
Exercise for People Living with PD - Intermediate Class
tulip
Dominican Hospital Rehabilitation Campus, 610 Frederick St. Registration 831-457-7099

Advance registration required
  • Tuesdays or Thursdays 1-1:50pm
  • 3-month intermediate class includes education, stretching, aerobic exercise, strength training, balance, and functional mobility
  • Introductory class is pre-requisite
  • Taught by personal trainers
  • Class size limited
  • $80 for 3-month class series (once per week)
Santa Cruz
Exercise for People Living with PD - Advanced Class
tulip
Dominican Hospital Rehabilitation Campus, 610 Frederick St. Registration 831-457-7099

Advance registration required

 

  • Tuesdays or Thursdays 10-10:50am
  • 3-month intermediate class includes education, stretching, aerobic exercise, strength training, balance, and functional mobility
  • Taught by personal trainers
  • Class size limited
  • $80 for 3-month class series (once per week)
Santa Cruz
Parkins~Ball
tulip
Seabright Beach, end of 3rd Ave.

RSVP to instructor Liz Fowler [lizzyfowler aol.com]

Advance registration preferred

  • Mondays 10-11am
  • Beach volleyball
  • Began early September 2019
  • $10/class
Santa Cruz
Taiko for PD
tulip
Trinity Presbyterian Church - Fellowship Hall, 420 Melrose Ave.

Julie Lorraine [jglorraine3848 sbcglobal.net], 831-688-0888

  • Beginning Taiko: Mondays 10-11am, 8 week session
  • Continuing Taiko (not open for new students): Mondays 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Beginning class started September 2019
  • Practice drums provided
  • No fee. $5 for drumming sticks.
Scotts Valley
Rock Steady Boxing
tulip
Santa Cruz Boxing, 208 Mt. Hermon Rd. Brian Dunniway [boxingsantacruz gmail.com], Santa Cruz Boxing, 831-438-2697

 

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30am-1pm
  • Assessment after initial free class costs $60 (includes equipment purchase)
  • Began January 2019
  • $150/month or $25/class
CENTRAL VALLEY
City -
Class Name
Location Contact Description
Carmichael
PWR! Moves
tulip
Mission Oaks Community Center, 4701 Gibbons Dr.

Paul McCarthy [ptfit4u gmail.com], CPT, instructor, 916-972-0336

Advance registration required

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2pm
  • Exercises to counteract small movements and rigidity
  • Exercises are seated, standing, and on all fours
  • Drop-ins welcome, if space available
  • Class size limited
  • $60/month. First two sessions free.
Davis
Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place

Ruth Rosenberg [rrosenberg ucdavis.edu], Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, 530-752-6113

Advance registration required

  • Tuesdays 2-3:15pm
  • Appropriate for anyone with PD. No dance experience needed.
  • Led by experienced dance instructors with training from Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD
  • Class size limited
  • Free
Davis
Parkinson's Tandem Bicycling Program
tulip
FIT House, 302 G Street Bike reservations: FIT House, 530-757-9295

Information: Madeleine Kenefick [madeleine.kenefick gmail.com], Davis resident

Reserve bike in adance

  • One hour, any day
  • Pairs people with PD (riding at rear) with tandem cyclists (riding in front)
  • Based on Cleveland Clinic tandem study
  • Ride with a partner or friend, or volunteer captain can be arranged with advance notice
  • Ongoing program. Start anytime. Goal: 3 times/ week, 8 weeks. Reserve bike in advance.
  • Free. FIT House membership not required.
El Dorado Hills
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Urban Sprawl Fitness, 1117
Windfield Way

Kevin Quinn [warriorfit rsbaffiliate.com], WarriorFit Rock Steady Boxing,
916-628-9478

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11am-12:30pm
Elk Grove
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
APS Transformation Center, 10471
Grant Line Rd.

Kevin Quinn [warriorfit rsbaffiliate.com], WarriorFit Rock Steady Boxing,
916-628-9478

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm
Fresno
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Cen-Cal Fitness, 7084 N. Cedar Ave.

John Bowers [centralcal rsbaffiliate.com], Fresno Rock Steady Boxing,
559-392-8842

Advance registration required

Jackson
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Mueller's Elite Athletic Training Academy, 12180 Industry Blvd, Suite 51 Marian Fitzpatrick [jackson rsbaffiliate.com], Jackson Rock Steady Boxing,
530-622-9410
  • Levels 1/2 (high mobility, low fall risk): Tuesday and Thursdays,1-2:30pm
Merced
Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
Merced Academy of Dance - Studio 2, 645 West Main St., 3rd Floor Merced Academy of Dance [mercedacademyofdance gmail.com],
209-388-1888
  • Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm
  • No dance experience needed
  • Drop-in
  • $10/class for people with PD. Free for care partners.
Modesto
Power over Parkinson's PWR! Moves
tulip
POP Fitness, 937 Coffee Rd., Suite 600 Lori Dodd, PT [lori loridoddpt.com], POP Fitness,
209-606-6410

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Noon-1pm and 1:30-2:30pm
  • Advance registration required
  • $99/month for 2 classes/week, $140/month for 3 classes/week, $170/month for 4 classes/week, or $150 for 10 classes
  • May 2017 newspaper article
Modesto
Power over Parkinson's Rock Steady Boxing
tulip
POP Fitness, 937 Coffee Rd., Suite 600 Lori Dodd, PT [lori loridoddpt.com], POP Fitness,
209-606-6410

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon-1:30pm and 3:30-5pm
  • Advance registration required
  • $99/month for 2 classes/week, $140/month for 3 classes/week, $170/month for 4 classes/week, or $150 for 10 classes
Modesto
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts, 518 Kiernan Ave. Jackie Mendoza, Modesto Rock Steady Boxing,
209-544-1615

Advance registration required
Placerville
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Foothill
Taekwondo,
1319 Broadway
Marian Fitzpatrick [placerville rsbaffiliate.com], Placerville Rock Steady Boxing,
530-622-9410
  • Began December 2019
Rancho Cordova
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Anytime Fitness,
3161 Zinfandel Dr., Suite 6

Kevin Quinn [warriorfit rsbaffiliate.com], WarriorFit Rock Steady Boxing,
916-628-9478

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10:30am
  • Mondays thru Fridays, 11am-12:30pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15-6:45pm
Ridgecrest
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital,
1801 N. China Lake Blvd.

Tera Moorehead [tera.moorehead rrh.org], Ridgecrest Rock Steady Boxing,
760-499-3825

Advance assessment required

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
Rocklin
Yoga for Parkinson's
tulip
Rocklin location - call for address

Marsha Kilian [marshakilian me.com], RYT, instructor,
916-295-4047
Advance registration required

  • Thursdays 1-2pm
  • $25/class
Roseville
Parkinson Wise Exercise
tulip
Roseville Health and Wellness Center, 1650 Lead Hill Blvd.

Lisa Schetter [lisaschetter hotmail.com], instructor, Roseville Health and Wellness Center, 916-677-1200

Advance registration required. And advance evaluation required.

  • Mondays 1-2pm, Tuesdays 11am-noon, Wednesdays 1-2pm, and Thursdays 11am-noon
  • Focuses on aerobic exercise, trunk rotation, balance and preparatory adjustment, and strength conditioning
  • Advance one-on-one evaluation ($68) required
  • $20/class for drop-in, $100 for 6-class card
Roseville
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
No Excuses Training, 309 Lincoln St.

Christine Epperson [christine noexcuses.training], Roseville Rock Steady Boxing, 916-899-1489
Advance registration required.

  • Mondays to Fridays, two or three classes per day - See schedule
  • Non-contact boxing
  • No experience required
  • Led by certified fitness trainer
  • April 2016 TV news story
  • $25/class
Sacramento
Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
Eskaton Monroe Lodge, 3225 Freeport Blvd. Ruth Rosenberg [rrosenberg ucdavis.edu], Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, 530-752-6113

Advance registration required.
  • Wednesdays, 1-2:15pm and 2:45-4pm
  • Appropriate for anyone with PD. No dance experience needed.
  • Led by experienced dance instructors with training from Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD
  • Class size limited
  • Free
Sacramento
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
1219 S St.

Lori Diaz,
916-752-8320

Advance assessment required

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30am-noon. Saturdays, 10:30am-noon and 1-2:30pm
Sacramento
Rock Steady Boxing for PD
tulip
Capital Strength & Performance, 1809 23rd St.

Melissa Tafoya [sacramento rsbaffiliate.com], Sacramento Rock Steady Boxing,
916-205-0077

Advance registration and assessment required

  • Beginner/Intermediate: Wednesdays and Fridays, 2-3:30pm
  • Intermediate/Advanced: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:30am
  • All levels: Sundays, 2-3:30pm
  • Assessment required (free)
  • Non-contact boxing
  • No experience required
  • $100/month
  • No drop-ins
Sacramento
Therapy Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
Arden Christian Church, 4300 Las Cruces Way Jim Morris [jmor1940 gmail.com], Sacramento/Arden Arcade Parkinson's Support Group Leader, 916-359-4859
  • Every other Monday, 1-2pm. Call for dates.
  • Appropriate for anyone with PD, with or without a partner. No dance experience needed.
  • Drop-ins welcome
  • Led by experienced dance instructor with training from Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD
  • Free. $5-10 donation requested.

Sacramento
Various exercise classes

Ethel Macleod Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St. Ethel Macleod Hart Senior Center, 916-808-5462

Simple form must be completed in advance
  • Monday to Friday
  • Classes include Chair Yoga, Strengh and Balance, Tai Chi
  • Cost varies: $23 to $30 for 5 classes

Sacramento
Various yoga classes

Sacramento Yoga Center, 2791 24th St., Room 6 Sacramento Yoga Center, 916-808-5462

Simple form must be completed in advance
  • Monday to Friday
  • Classes include Gentle Yoga, Gentle Vinyasa, and Healthy Aging
  • $10 or $15/class if drop-in
Stockton
Delay the Disease
tulip
O'Connor Woods - Wellness Connection, 3400 Wagner Heights Rd.

O'Connor Woods Wellness Connection,
209-956-3470

  • Mondays and Fridays, 11am-noon
  • Open to those age 60 or older
  • $50/month. (Free for residents)
Tracy
Dance for Parkinson's
tulip
City of Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.

Lolly Hansen Senior Center,
209-831-6240

Advance registration and assessment required

  • Wednesdays 2-3pm
  • Focus is on balance, coordination, and strength
  • Appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced
  • No dance experience needed
  • Fees vary by month
  • Led by Rose Lape, dance wellness educators
Woodland
Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson's
tulip
Woodland
Community & Senior Center, 2001 E. Street

Woodland Senior Center,
530-661-2001

Advance intake appointment required plus physician's waiver

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-10am
  • Registration packet
  • $5/month or $6/month non-residents
  • Coach Steve Bonnel
  • Began February 2020


Do you have a class listed on this webpage and need to update the info? Or do you have a class that you would like to have listed here? Please contact Robin Riddle [rriddle stanford.edu], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, 650-724-6090.

Last updated in February 2020.

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