GET READY TO EXERCISE!
Our guided plans and video library offer
a wide variety of class types, intensity levels, and instructors,
so you can work out and work toward your personal goals,
all while having a ton of fun.
Classes offered in the PWR! Virtual Experience
Offered at High, Moderate, and Low Intensity Levels
High Intensity PWR!Moves
Our High Intensity PWR!Moves classes are designed to get you moving while on your back, stomach, sitting, standing, all 4’s, and in advanced positions, using the PWR!Moves as the foundation for class. This class will be fast-moving, and your instructors will focus on preparation, high-effort movements, quick transitions, adding attentional and cognitive challenge, and increasing the complexity of tasks.
Low Intensity PWR!Moves
Our Low Intensity PWR!Moves classes are designed to get you moving while sitting, lying down, and standing, often with support, using the PWR!Moves as the foundation for class. This class is slower and more rhythmical, with more repetition and attention to using full range of movement, emphasizes safe transitions, includes insight on adaptations and using targets for better quality functional movement.
PWR! High Intensity Interval Training
Our HIIT classes are interval training classes encouraging short periods of intense exercise with short recovery periods, which promotes improved cardiovascular function and reduced symptoms of Parkinson disease. This class is very fast-paced, The speed will be very fast, and emphasis will be placed on high effort movement with quick transitions from one move to the next. Instructors will emphasize using quick transitions, high repetitions, and high-impact activity to promote better movement.
Our Circuit classes encourage strength and endurance training while using a variety of stations and are designed to get you moving while on your stomach, on your back, on all fours, while sitting, and while standing. Circuits include moderate recovery periods to boost cardiovascular function. The speed will be moderate, with increased time to transition from one position to the next. Instructors will look for moderate transitions, higher repetitions, and low-impact activity to promote better movement.
Our PD-specific, non-contact boxing classes focus on using combinations of 6 different punches, agility work, balance and strength training, hand-eye coordination, and cognitive challenges to combat rigidity, imbalance, and slowness of movement.
Our Pilates classes harness the six principles of Pilates—concentration, control, center, flow, precision, and breathing—to target specific Parkinson’s symptoms, improve body alignment, and strengthen postural muscles to promote a longer, leaner body. These low impact classes allow participants to follow along in sitting, standing, or on the ground.
Our PD-specific yoga classes combine principles from many types of yoga practices, particularly different asanas (i.e., postures and exercise) to improve the brain and body connection. These classes are low impact, appropriate for all levels, and focus on connecting the mind, body, and breath to improve strength, coordination, balance, and cardiovascular health.
Our rotating specialty classes include PD-specific yoga, Pilates, dance, strength training, balance and posture, cognitive challenge, trekking pole classes, and more!
Get moving, target specific PD symptoms, and have fun with our pre-recorded PWR!Moves classes!
Our PWR!Moves classes are class-length workouts built around practicing our basic 4 PWR!Moves, each of which targets a specific skill. Practicing PWR! Up helps with antigravity extension. PWR! Rock trains weight shifting. PWR! Twist works on spinal mobility. PWR! Step focuses on transitions.
Why the PWR!Moves are important for Parkinson's
Dr. Farley discusses the uniqueness of the PWR!Moves and how it applies to the motor skills that underlie your everyday life skills and how research shows these skills deteriorate with Parkinson's. As she shows us the basic PWR!Moves, you can see how they can help you to continue to lead a full life in everything you do with Parkinson's.
Not sure if high intensity or low intensity classes are your best fit?
Take a minute to fill out our PWR!-created self-assessment to help you evaluate which guided plan to follow so you can get started!
If you’d like more expert guidance, schedule a wellness consultation with one of our PD exercise specialists.
Take your exercise to the next level!
Not sure what level of pre-recorded classes are best for you?
Take a minute to fill out the intensity level self-assessment we created to get started with the right guided plan for you!
Would you like more expert guidance?
Schedule a consult with one of our PD exercise specialists today!
Want to join our live exercise classes designed for people with Parkinson's?
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We're excited to bring you a wide variety of Specialty classes so you can always find something you'll love! Our Specialty classes are both live and pre-recorded, and you can learn more about some of them below.
Our strength training classes are designed to help you to build strength specifically in the muscles that are more likely to be affected by Parkinson disease. Instructors will guide participants in practicing coordinating strength between anti-gravity postural muscles, which tend to be longer but weaker, and those that move with gravity, which tend to be shorter and stronger.
Tai Chi incorporates series of rhythmical, low-impact movements, called short forms, to create sequences of movement. Our classes are designed to focus on connecting body movements and breath work to relax the mind and mobilize the body in order to improve balance, strength, and flexibility.
Trekking Pole Classes
In our trekking pole classes, members will use trekking poles to increase awareness of where their bodies are in space, also known as proprioceptive awareness. These classes allow participants to use poles to exaggerate movements to combat PD symptoms including rigidity, bradykinesia, and tremor.
Our Cognitive Challenge classes focus on combining physical and cognitive challenge for a brain and body workout. In these classes, participants will complete high amplitude, good quality movements while also working cognitive processes that may be affected by Parkinson disease.
Our cooldowns are time for you to focus on mindfulness, breathing, stretching, and making intentional movements. They can be used before workouts as warmups, after workouts as true cooldowns, as part of your mindfulness practice, or as stretches.
NOW IS THE TIMETO BEGIN YOUR EXPERIENCE
"I love the PWR!Gym. I was lucky enough to start right after my diagnosis, and I have been going for 5 or 6 years. I feel that the Gym is always there for me and, invariably, I feel better after going to class. I really like that we have a variety of teachers with different styles so I don’t get into a boring rut, and also I like learning to move in different ways. I also really like that they schedule different kinds of classes."
"Of all the remedies I have tried that are available to ﬁght or delay the progression of Parkinson’s disease, becoming a PWR! member is the best."