2014-06-25_AOF_11374_RGB webParkinson’s Cycle is offered at the Spears & Ragsdale YMCAs.

Pedaling an indoor cycle 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 for Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, but compelling evidence shows that it does make a real difference for many who try it. We do know that fast-paced cycling is changing the lives of increasing numbers of participants who, before this, had no hope beyond medication and eventually surgery to slow the progression of their disease.


• Improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers

• Educate patients, caregivers, and the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s diagnosis;

• Support research dedicated to prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease


Program Information

Who: Participants must be 30-75 years old Be diagnosed with Idiopathic PD Complete and submit a signed consent form and medical clearance Interview with the YMCA Wellness Director Agree to periodically monitor progress.

When: This is an on-going program on Thursday mornings at 10:45. You must complete the interview and below form before attending your first class.

Cost: This is a free program for participants, both members and non-members.


Registration Form


For more information, contact Beth McKinney, Spears YMCA Wellness Director at 336.387.9631.

For more information, contact Marlee Rindal, Ragsdale YMCA Wellness Director at 336.882.9622.