PD SPIN CLASS
Bakke Athletics trainer Patti Batt is a Certified Parkinson’s Cycling Instructor and leads an hour long spin class every Friday that is open to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Come work hard, see improvement, and have a blast! Research studies have shown that many people with Parkinson’s Disease have experienced significant benefits from pushing pedals on a regular basis.
Depending upon pace and intensity, cycling has been shown to:
- Improve overall motor function
- Reduce tremor
- Reduce bradykinesia
- Reduce rigidity
- Improve aerobic capacity
- Improve mood
- Improve cognitive function
- Increase joy and social connections
- Decrease UPDRS scores (Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale)
Plus, it’s a great way to have fun with your friends.