Uniontown Area YMCA

1 YMCA Drive Uniontown, PA 15401
724.438.2584

Pedaling for parkinson’s

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 5:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
(October 1 through Memorial Day)
Closed: Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Closed at Noon: Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

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Congratulations to all of our participants in the second annual “Y” Run today on the Sheepskin Trail! Thank you for being a part of this fun event! We captured some racers on the move in these photos 🙌🏼 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️.

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Another wonderful YMCA Annual Dinner is in the books! Thank you to all of our generous sponsors of our annual dinner:
Ralph and Sushila Warman, Kiwanis Club of Uniontown, First Federal of Greene County, Bruderhof Communities, Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration, Penn State Fayette- The Eberly Campus, Novacare Outpatient Rehabilitation, Somerset Trust Company, Ralph and Frances Barclay, Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, and George R. Smalley Co, Inc.

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Did you know that the Uniontown Area YMCA offers many evidence-based programs to help people prevent themselves from suffering from a devastating fall?

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23: Falls Prevention Awareness Day is a day of action that encourages the public to learn their risk and access programs that can help reduce the risk for falls.

Our programs for falls prevention include: Enhance Fitness, Moving for Better Balance, and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. They all teach balance, strength, and awareness.

To learn more, go to our website www.uniontownymca.org and click on individual programs under the "Healthy Living" tab to read about these awesome prevention programs. Call us to sign up to participate!

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Contact Us:

Address:
1 YMCA Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401

Telephone:
724.438.2584

Email:
ginas@uniontownymca.org

Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a research-based, exercise program for those with muscular degeneration challenges including Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, stroke recovery, and muscle injury. Progressive, cycling classes decrease neuromotor symptoms and increase quality of life in those experiencing neuromuscular difficulties.

Participants wear a chest strap heart rate monitor, provided at no cost, and can track their progress in real time on a de-identified display. Come use our brand new Keiser spin bikes to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

The class is free for all in the community for the first 12 weeks. Y members are always free. After 12 weeks a punch card may be purchased by potential members. Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Participants may join the class at any time. A caregiver is encouraged to attend the class with the participant and may pedal as well or may stand next to the participant’s bike for encouragement or assistance. Participants should be able to walk and stand unassisted.

Parkinson’s disease is caused by a breakdown in the nerve cells in the brain. The affected nerve cells do not produce enough dopamine, which affects your ability to move the way you want. Tremors, stiff muscles, slow movement, and trouble with balance or walking are all symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In time, Parkinson’s affects muscles throughout the body, leading to difficulty with swallowing, digestion, facial movements and more.

Those unable to start on an upright bike may condition on a recumbent bike.

The mission of Pedaling for Parkinson’s is:

● To improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers

● To educate patients, caregivers, and the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson’s diagnosis.

● To support research dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Call the Uniontown Area YMCA at 724.438.2584 for more information or stop at the welcome desk to register. Medical Consent is required to participate.

This programming is made possible by generous, annual sponsorship from Uniontown Hospital.