Parkinson’s Big Strides with Exercise

If you’re living with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis or a progressive neurological disorder, you know better than anyone that it takes more than medication to regain independence. It takes courage and initiative to live your most fulfilling life – and expert resources to empower your success.

HealthFit’s Parkinson’s Big Strides with Exercise does just that.

This dynamic program customizes activities like aquatic exercises, indoor cycling, dancing, gentle yoga, tai chi, and strength training to specifically benefit those with neuro-based challenges. Big Strides is helping participants make big strides in overcoming limitations and ultimately staying ahead of their disease.

Multi-Disciplinary Approach.

HealthFit’s Parkinson’s Big Strides with Exercise program focuses on improving strength, range of motion, balance, posture and breathing. Classes are supervised by HealthFit’s highly qualified staff members who are closely connected with referring physicians, therapists, and the Neuro Challenge Foundation’s Medical Director, Dr. Dean Sutherland. A physician referral is not necessary to join the program.

Fun and Fellowship.

The program’s positive energy inspires fellowship and motivational support among all participants. Facing challenges in a fun, compassionate environment among friends is part of the Big Strides journey towards personal independence and empowerment.

Program Pricing: $50 per month
Parkinson’s Program:

  • PWR!Gym
  • PDCycle
  • Rock Steady Boxing(Coming Soon)


  • Chair Yoga
  • Qi Gong
  • Personal Fitness Training
  • Therapeutic Splash
  • Therapeutic Massage Therapy
  • Whopping Movers(extension of LSVT BIG)

For more information or to make an appointment, call (941) 917-7000.

Click here to download the Health Assessment and Medical Clearance forms.

About Sarasota Memorial HealthFit Fitness Center and Neuro Challenge Foundation

Big Strides with Exercise is an integrative care program developed by Sarasota Memorial’s HealthFit Fitness Center partnership with the Neuro Challenge Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease through education, research, and service.

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HealthFit is located just west of I-75 at the intersection of Clark Road and Rand Road.