Relieve Parkinson's Symptoms

The Tampa YMCA is proud to offer the Pedaling for Parkinson's program at the Bob Sierra Family Y, North Brandon 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 in 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 Nancy Belli (South Tampa) at nancy.belli@tampaymca.org or Carolyn Jones (Bob Sierra) at carolyn.jones@tampaymca.org.