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Tri City Court Club Offers Pedaling For Parkinson Class

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Tri City Court Club offers class for people with Parkinson's Disease Tri City Court Club offers class for people with Parkinson's Disease

KENNEWICK, WA - The Tri-City Court Club is now offering a class that has been proven to help people affected by Parkinson's disease. The cycling class is a ten week program called Pedaling for Parkinson's and the club is the first one in the Tri-Cities to offer a class like this.
     
Participants are on stationary bikes for an hour three days a week with court club trainers there to help and encourage them. Research done by Dr. James Alberts, who created Pedaling for Parkinson's, shows that pedaling that much per week can help reduce their symptoms by up to 35 percent.
     
Ingrid Smith said being on the bike helps keep her limber which is important for a disease that restricts your basic motor skills. "It's very enjoyable and challenging and it's fun to do exercise with people who have the same challenges as you do," Smith also said that walking, balance and her overall movement have all improved since getting on the bike. 

This class runs through the end of the year and is already full but the club is planning on starting another one in January and possibly expanding past the 10 spots they currently have available.

If you want more information on Pedaling for Parkinson's you can email to Ryan@tricitycourtclub.com or call 509-396-3712 ext. 127.

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