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.
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.
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.
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.
Parkinson’s Specific: ($10 per class for non-members)
For more information or to make an appointment, call (941) 917-7000.
Click here to download the Health Assessment and Medical Clearance forms.
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.