Relieve Parkinson's Symptoms

The Tampa YMCA is proud to offer the Pedaling for Parkinson's program at the Bob Sierra Family Y and South Tampa Family Y. Classes are offered as 8-week sessions to those suffering from Parkinson's disease.

The Research
Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson's disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction of symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bike at a rapid pace. While fast pedaling is not a cure for Parkinson's disease and should not be touted as such, there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it.

What to Expect
The classes are driven by fast-paced music, and participants at every level are offered the challenge of improving their performance on an ongoing basis. Participants share a common bond in a socially supportive environment.

Program highlights:

  • Free participation for an individual's first 8-week session
  • Cycling instructor with Parkinson's knowledge leads each session
  • Care partner participation is encouraged, but not required
  • Fun, supportive environment

Class details: 

Check out the Group Exercise Schedule for the most up-to-date times, locations and other group exercise classes. 

Learn More
Visit our Welcome Centers or contact Alan Dubois (South Tampa) at or Jodi Frazier (Bob Sierra) at


Pedaling for Parkinson's support group meetings are the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 12 - 1pm in the Bob Sierra Family YMCA classroom.