On September 29th, the new Spinning for PD class had its first meeting at the Warrensville Heights YMCA.
Our InMotion group will meet every Thursday at 10am and cycle together.
We invite you to join us!
The class is FREE for InMotion clients and a YMCA membership is not required.
The Warrensville Heights YMCA is located at 4433 Northfields Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
– Become familiar with spinning bike features
– Learn to set-up your bike for class
– Become familiar with RPM’s & cadence
– Learn about heart rate zones and your health
We will go for short and then longer rides as we begin to feel more comfortable!
Parkinson’s Group Cycling is an amazing program for clients living with the effects of Parkinson’s disease.
Studies have shown cycling to help strengthen gait, balance, speech, handwriting skills and overall endurance.
Each class runs 60 minutes and includes 10 minutes of warm-up, 40
minutes of intervals and 10 minutes of cool down. The class is open to clients at all physical fitness and disease progression levels and can be easily modified for client needs.
Please dress in comfortable workout clothing, bring a water bottle, and be ready to be
part of the of the team!
The class is set to music and is designed to simulate an outdoor bike ride. With proper bike fit, riders put less
stress on their knees, ankles and spine while increasing their lower body strength. As the quadriceps, hamstrings and
calves become stronger, everyday activities become somewhat easier to handle. The “forced exercise” protocol has shown to help with other symptomatic management as well. We start the work with the first pedal stroke and begin to
head into the warm-up. We will work on the push and pull the pedal, pedal rhythm, learn how to function correctly on the bike and on correct breathing. As riders progress, we will be able to do pretty much anything a typical spinning class accomplishes!
Sandy Ellis, Cycling Instructor
Sandy Ellis is certified with Keiser Indoor Cycling, Parkinson’s Cycling, Delay the Disease, Rock Steady Boxing, Brains and Balance, Group Fitness and is an ISSA Fitness Trainer. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour), an Adaptive Yoga Teacher and a Qualified TRX Trainer.