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.

Albuquerque 

  • 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

Fee—$6

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

​Fee—Free

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 Exercise 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

Bernalillo

  • PWR! Moves—1-2 pm, Tuesdays

Fee—$5 

Bernalillo Senior Center, 801 Rotary Park Rd.

​​Instructor: Linda Ozier, 322-5422 

Corrales

  • PWR! Moves—2-3 pm, Thursdays

Fee—$5 

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.

Fee--Free

Grace Outreach Center, 2900 Southern Blvd SE (use Center office entrance on south side of building).

Choir leader: Sheri Armendariz, 917-7981

​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.

Albuquerque

  • 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

Bernalillo

801 Rotary Park Rd

505 867-9448

Placitas

41 Camino de la Huertas
505 867-1396

Rio Rancho

4330 Meadowlark Ln SE

505 891-5018