NOTICE: Pool area, including sauna and steam room, will be closed July 21 for pool maintenance.

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Pedaling for Parkinson's

Pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace, optimally 80-90 revolutions per minute, helps reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed simply pedaling a bicycle for an hour three times per week could reduce symptoms by as much as 35 percent. During the one-hour class, you will be led through a cycling routine to reach the optimal cycling speed or revolutions per minute. The Y has the equipment and trained professionals to help you achieve optimal health!

Qualifications:

• 30-75 years of age
• Diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
• Complete and submit a signed consent and medical clearance form
• Agree to periodically monitor progress
• NOT have cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled hypertension
or stroke, dementia, or other medical conditions that are contraindicated for exercise

For more information and how to register, please contact our Health & Wellness Director, Roxann Johnson.






Diabetes Prevention & ACT! Programs

The Yakima Family YMCA partners with MultiCare Yakima Memorial to offer membership at a reduced rate for those enrolled in the hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program or ACT! Program. Your hospital program coordinator will help you in setting up your membership, so you can begin living life to the fullest.