Pedaling for Parkinson's
Reduce symptoms by pedaling a bicycle.
We are committed to helping you achieve your goals at the YMCA of Greater Seattle.
Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace - optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute. Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it. This group-based cycling class is offered on an ongoing basis.
To participate, a medical clearance form and a referral from a medical provider are required. We accept referrals from many types of medical providers, including primary care and specialist physicians, nursing staff, and physical therapists. For more information, use the contact form below or visit your branch. We look forward to speaking with you about Pedaling for Parkinson’s or another program that may fit your health needs.