I know how great it feels to find an activity you love, like cycling outdoors. It gives you freedom, speed, independence and keeps you fit even if it gives you awful tan lines… I also know what it’s like to no longer be able to do what you love due to an injury, for example. In case of Parkinson’s disease, you get robbed of certain skills most people take for granted, like balance, and then you lose confidence and can no longer cycle outside. That doesn’t mean that you have to give up cycling altogether.
I bet most of us have heard the term “spin class” before even if you haven’t taken one. It’s done at the gym on a stationary bike. It’s done to the music. It’s a low impact workout that is great for your heart and easy on your joints (provided your bike is set up correctly).
Research has proven that specific type of a workout on a stationary bike can significantly improve a few motor symptoms of PD. However, attending a random spin class at a gym when you have Parkinson’s may not be the best idea.
That is why I am working on the project to start PD Cycle classes – indoor cycling classes specific for PD patients – in South West London where I am based. At the moment we are looking at two venues in Clapham Junction and Victoria. However, until the project takes off I welcome anyone with PD who would like to try an indoor cycling workout and have a chat about how it works and how it can help you, to attend my regular class or have a one to one session with me.
Please contact me to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org and come ride with me!