Parkinson’s Exercises – Cycling

The Benefits

Cycling provides a range of benefits for those with movement disorders. Research conducted by Dr. Jay Alberts here in Cleveland and promoted through his Pedaling for Parkinson’s project, has shown that clients experience a reduction in symptoms of Parkinson’s after completing an eight-week cycling program, including a decrease in tremors and improvement in handwriting.

Spinning for Parkinson’s

Join Certified Parkinson’s Cycling Coach Sandy Ellis for an hour of spinning specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s! Our InMotion group meets at the Warrensville Heights YMCA every Thursday at 10am and cycles together. The coach will guide clients through this Parkinson’s exercise program and help them pedal to their peak.

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 Parkinson’s disease progression levels and can be easily modified for client needs.

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 Northfield Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Learn to:
–  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.

Spinning for PD is supported by the National Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio.


Upcoming Classes & Programs:

InMotion uses MindBody software for scheduling. Through MindBody, you can quickly and easily find dates, times and details on upcoming classes and events; as well as register for classes.

Please Note: Prior to scheduling classes at InMotion, all prospective new clients need to complete a 30-minute orientation, available by appointment only. To schedule your orientation, please contact Debbie Rossman at 216.342.4190 or email [email protected].


Click here to view a current list of upcoming classes and programs in MindBody. Utilize the tabs across the top of the page (Weekly Classes; Forums & Events; Support Groups) to view the programs of interest to you.

Class sizes are limited, so it is important that you register in advance for classes. Registering also provides us with your contact information should we need to notify you of any changes in scheduling.

How to register:
• Via MindBody online
Via the MindBody smartphone app
• Sign up in person at the front desk
• Call us at 216-342-4417
• Email us at [email protected]

(Note: The first time you click to register for a class or event on MindBody, you will be asked to create a personal login. Be sure to save your login and password – you’ll be using it again!)

To view a printable version of the monthly class schedule, click here.