Get moving

Exercise is essential to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Making exercise a top priority puts you on the right track for managing your Parkinson's.

Wellness Classes

​Classes listed below are not sponsored by the Connection but are resources for the Parkinson’s community. The instructors listed are trained and experienced in Parkinson's. Often caregivers can participate free as exercise buddies. Consult a physician before starting an exercise program.



  • Yoga for those who are more mobile, 1:30 pm, Mondays

  • Movement & Balance for Parkinson’s, 2:45 pm, Mondays

  • Gentle Yoga, 1:30 pm, Wednesdays

  • Movement & Balance for Parkinson’s, 2:45 Wednesdays


Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE 

Instructor: Mindy Caplan, 453-7200

Help us develop  a network of Parkinson's fitness professionals.

Do you attend a class or work individually with a fitness professional who’s making a difference for you? Let us know so others can train with them.

Help your fitness professional  maximize your exercise sessions. The Brian Grant Foundation has a FREE online program, Parkinson’s Training Center for Exercise Professionals. Share this link with your fitness professional or gym manager.

  • Dance & Movement for Parkinson’s, 2-3 pm, 1st, 3rd and most 5th Thursdays


North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th St NW

Instructor: Joanie Carlisle, 579-9174

  • Parkinson’s Education Series —runs Spring and Fall. Starts October 1, 2019.

  • Parkinson’s Exercise Classes (for a range of abilities) and General Wellness Classes

Fee options—Free to Pres Silver Sneakers, purchase punch card, or through membership

Presbyterian Healthplex, 6301 Forest Hills Drive NE

Call for details 823-8399

Instructors: Fitness professionals



  • Rock Steady Boxing, Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings Call for times & fees

Blackman's Martial Arts Academy, 5812 Signal NE #B 

Coach Patrick Strosnider, 967-8729



  • PWR! Moves—1-2 pm, Tuesdays


Bernalillo Senior Center, 801 Rotary Park Rd.

​​Instructor: Linda Ozier, 322-5422 


  • PWR! Moves—2-3 pm, Thursdays


Corrales Senior Center, 4324A Corrales Rd. 

​​Instructor: Linda Ozier, 322-5422


Rio Rancho

  • NeuroChoir--1-2:30 pm, 2nd and 4th Fridays (no choir on October 11)

Open to all adults with neurological diseases and injuries. Strengthen your voice and lift your spirits.


Call for location

Choir leader: Sheri Armendariz, 917-7981 or contact Pat, 259-7130

​More Possibilities to Explore

​​Consider other classes in your community that are open to the general public. Before joining an exercise class, discuss any limitations with the instructor to make sure the class is safe and appropriate for you.



  • NEW CLASSES   Tai Chi for Balance; Strength and Balance.

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Visit website for times and fees

Resolute Senior Wellness, 2705 Juan Tabo NE Suite A-1

Instructor: Melody Madrid, or 328-0989

  • OASIS offers balance and exercise classes as well as general interest presentations.

3301 Menaul Blvd NE, Suite 18 (west of Carlisle) Check the OASIS website for balance classes starting n late October and November
505 884-4529


  • The City has multiple locations offering exercise classes and gym equipment:

Senior Centers, Multi-generational Centers, and Fitness Centers

Community Centers


801 Rotary Park Rd

505 867-9448


41 Camino de la Huertas
505 867-1396

Rio Rancho

4330 Meadowlark Ln SE

505 891-5018