As you may have already noticed, InMotion classes are getting more and more popular by the day. As new people join our amazing community, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find space in our classes.
As the InMotion program director, it is my passion to find solutions to meet our growing challenges. In order to better accommodate our community, last September we developed our color system so that every person with Parkinson’s who walks through our doors can maximize their time and potential to stay ahead of their symptoms.
We are at that point again where we need to make a change to continue on this path to success for everyone. This change will come in the form of experimentation over the next few months. To help meet the community needs, we will be adding some classes, adding to our color leveling system, and adjusting class schedules.
We are excited to announce that beginning the week of June 1, 2018, there will be a change in our color-coded system at InMotion. We welcome the addition of a new GREEN level. This level will be added between the YELLOW and ORANGE levels and will accommodate those individuals not requiring wheelchairs, walkers or a carepartner for assistance.
With this change, all current YELLOW participants not requiring this type of assistance will move up to the GREEN level.
Currently, these changes only affect the BED classes. Here are the changes as reflected in the new BED class schedule:
Better Every Day (BED) New Class Schedule:
YELLOW BED classes
Tuesdays and Thursday at 2:00 pm (except the 1st Thursday of each month when there is an Ask the Doctor lecture)
GREEN BED classes
Wednesdays at 2:00 pm and Thursdays/Fridays at 11:30 am (except the 3rd Wednesday of each month when there is a speaker)
ORANGE BED classes
Mondays/Wednesdays, Thursdays 11:30 am
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
BLUE BED classes
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm (BLUE level may join the ORANGE BED classes)
Below is the new 4-level structure of class participation at InMotion:
1. YELLOW – For participants who require the use of a wheelchair, walker, or require a carepartner for chair-based programming.
2. GREEN – For participants who are unable to get on and off the floor without assistance, but do not require a wheelchair or walker and can work out without a carepartner. They meet the required criteria on their assessment.
3. ORANGE – For participants who can get on and off the floor without assistance. They meet the required criteria on their assessment.
4. BLUE – For participants who can work out without limitations and are capable of pushing to the max. They meet the required criteria on their assessment.
Please bear with us as we are “under construction” and busy developing each and everyone’s roadmap going forward. Change is temporary but pride in the InMotion community is forever.
Thank you for your patience, commitment, and belief as we explore all of our options. Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest!
Better Every Day,