Exercise Groups in Iowa

(Updated on June 10, 2015)

Below is a listing of all Parkinson’s-specific exercise classes in Iowa that are currently underway. Is there a neurowellness class we are missing? Please contact us at 877-872-6386. 

 

Cycle for Neuro Wellness

YMCA Healthy Living Center, 12493 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325.
Classes are held Mondays & Thursdays from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
Contact YMCA Physical and Aquatic Therapy clinic at 515-645-3350 for more information.

  • Who Can Join?
    Classes are designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions where exercise is believed to help reduce symptoms. Suitability for the program is determined by a neuro wellness evaluation.
  • How to Join?
    Participants receive a neuro wellness evaluation by a Physical Therapist at the YMCA Healthy Living Center prior to joining the program. The evaluation can be arranged with a physician’s prescription faxed to 515-224-2907.

 

Delay the Disease/Neurowellness Classes
Delay the Disease is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function. For more information on Delay the Disease, visit www.delaythedisease.com.

 

Black Hawk County/Waterloo
Covenant Wellness Center, 3421 W 9th St, Waterloo, IA 50702.
Classes are held Wednesday and Friday from 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Cost: $20 for an 8 week session.
Contact class instructor Timi Brown, Med-Fit Facilitator at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare- Iowa, at
319-272-1755 for more information.

 

Carroll County/Carroll
St. Anthony’s Hospital, 311 S Clark St, Carroll, IA 51401.
Classes are held every Thursday at 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Contact class instructor Melanie Hundling at 712-792-3581 or Melissa Schultes at
712-794-5815.

 

Cass County/Atlantic
Heritage House, 1200 Brookridge Cir, Atlantic, IA 50022.
Classes are held every Monday from 1-2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Contact class instructor Jon Jordan at 712-243-1850 or JJordan@wesleylife.org for more information.

 

Clay County/Spencer
Spencer YMCA, 1001 11th Avenue West, Spencer, IA 51301.
Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free if a Spencer YMCA Member; payment required for non-members.
Class instructor is Josh Kelly. Contact the Spencer YMCA for more information at 712-262-3782.

 

Des Moines County/ Burlington

  • Great River Medical Center, Hawkeye Room
    1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington, IA 52655.
    Classes held every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
    Cost: $5 a class.
    Contact class instructor Matt Kelley. Contact the Great River Medical Center High Performance Center at 319-768-4112 for more information.
  • Burlington Area YMCA
    2410 Mt. Pleasant St, Burlington, IA, 52601.
    Classes held every Monday and Wednesday from 1 – 2 p.m.
    Cost: Free for YMCA members; $5 a class for non-members.
    Contact the Burlington Area YMCA at 319-753-6734 or cara@burlingtony.org for more information.

 

Iowa County/Williamsburg
Highland Ridge, 100 Village View Cir, Williamsburg, IA 52361.
Classes held every Wednesday from 9 -10 a.m.
Cost: Free
Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or renuyourlifept@gmail.com for more information.

 

Johnson County/Iowa City
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Classes are held Wednesdays and Sundays from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Cost: $5 per class, punch card available.
Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or renuyourlifept@gmail.com for more information.

 

Kossuth County/Algona
Algona Family YMCA, 2101 E. McGregor Algona, IA 50511.
Classes held every Tuesday from 1 -2 p.m. at the Algona Family YMCA.
Every third Tuesday of the month the class meets at Van Buren Terrace, 520 S Blackford St., Algona.
Cost: $12 for a 6 week session or $3 for a one day pass.
Contact the Algona Family YMCA at 515-295-7701 or jeni@algonaymca.org for more information.

 

Linn County/Cedar Rapids

  • Stonebridge Church, 1829 Stoney Point Rd, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
    Classes are held Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-11:30 p.m.
    Cost: Free
    Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or renuyourlifept@gmail.com for more information.
  • Starting Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    The Church on Northland, 5200 Northland Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
    Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – Noon.
    Cost: Free
    Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or renuyourlifept@gmail.com for more information.

Polk County/Clive

  • YMCA Healthy Living Center, 12493 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325.
    Classes are held Tuesdays 1 – 2 p.m. and Fridays from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
    Cost: Free if a YMCA Member; payment required for non-members.
    Instructors are LaDona Molander and Jennifer Voorhees.
    Contact the YMCA Healthy Living Center at 515-226-9622 for more information.
  • Wesley Acres, 3520 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312.
    Classes are held every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
    Cost: Free.
    Call 515-271-6500 for more information and to register.

 

Muscatine County/Muscatine
Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1613 Bidwell Road, Muscatine, IA 52761.
Classes are held twice a week: Rotating schedule of Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks followed by Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks.
Cost: $5 per class.
Contact instructor Anthony Krumbholz at 319-981-3321 or AnthonyKrumbholz@yahoo.com for more information.

 

Scott County/ Davenport
Genesis West Medical Center, 1401 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA 52804.
Classes are held Monday and Thursday from 12:15 – 1 p.m.
Cost: $35 for an 8-class card.
Contact class instructor Katie Kostichek at 563-421-4540 for more information.

 

Scott County/ Bettendorf
Scott County YMCA, 3800 Tanglefoot Ln, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 11:15 a.m – 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE for YMCA members; $30 for 16 weeks for non-members.
Contact The Scott County YMCA at 563-359-9622 or class instructor Marli Apt at 563-345-4287.

 

Union County/ Creston
Southern Prairie YMCA, 1201 W Townline, Creston, IA 50801.
Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 9 – 10 a.m.
Cost: Free for Southern Prairie YMCA members; $25/month for non-members.
Class instructor is Mandy Henderson. Contact the Southern Prairie YMCA at 641-782-9622 for more information.

 

Woodbury County/South Sioux City, Nebraska
Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA 601 Riverview Dr, South Sioux City, NE 68776.
Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. – Noon.
Cost: $5 per class ; $50 for a 10 class punch card.
Contact instructor Jacque Perez, Wellness Programs Coordinator, at 402-404-8439 or jperez@nwsymca.org.