PARKINSON'S CLUB

Fitness is for everyone and that's what we do at BASE BODY FITNESS.

 

We are so thrilled and honoured to host our PARKINSON'S CLUB, an amazing and fun session for our very own warriors.

Exercise is a very important part of helping to manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Second to medication, it is probably the most important thing you can do to stay well. 

It is well proven the universal benefits of exercise in helping everyone feel better and improving overall health. But it is especially good for you if you have Parkinson's. Emerging evidence suggests that increasing exercise to 2.5 hours per week can be as important as medication in managing Parkinson's symptoms.

Our Parkinson's Club is much more than just a fitness session: it is a fun, social and active event aimed at self improvement. As important as exercise is, we want to workout your mind as well by engaging with new friends with a cuppa. Remember, you are not alone in this.

Everybody is welcome, whatever your fitness level and experience. Come in and meet new friends. 

Because coming to the Gym is much more than you think. 

EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU

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Exercise can be as important as your medication to help you take control and manage your symptoms.

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Exercise can help you manage physical symptoms and other symptoms such as sleep problems, fatigue, mood and mental health.

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Doing 2.5 hours of exercise a week can slow the progression of your symptoms.

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EXERCISE CAN HELP PARKINSON'S IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS

Improve your physical body: exercise will improve your physical strength, agility, flexibility, posture and balance. Your ability to move will improve with practice.

Improve your endurance: endurance will help you with daytime tiredness, fatigue, heart health, breathing muscles and stamina.

Improve your general well-being: research confirms that exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. It can help reduce pain, improve constipation, manage weight gain and improve depression, cognition, sleep and self confidence.

Delay or reduce problems of Parkinson's: certain muscle groups stiffen and lose flexibility with Parkinson's. Movements get smaller, arm swing is reduced, posture and balance change. Targeting these areas before they give you trouble can help delay or reduce these problems. This is especially true for balance, posture and flexibility.

EXERCISE CAN ASSIST WITH OTHER
ASPECTS OF YOUR HEALTH

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MOVEMENT

Coordination

Strength

Flexibility

Balance

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PHYSICAL HEALTH

Heart and lung function 

Weight loss

Joint pain

Bone strength

Sleep and energy levels

Constipation and bowel movements

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MOOD & EMOTIONAL

Reduce depression

Lower rates of anxiety

Reduce stress

Gain a sense of achievement

Improve feelings of control

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Everyone with Parkinson's should exercise. It's important for general health and well-being and can ease motor and non-motor symptoms such as constipation and sleep problems.

 

Regardless of your age, fitness level or stage of Parkinson's, we have created a fitness session specifically for you to help you stay active both physically and mentally. 

But most important, we want you to have FUN while being among friends.

 

After the workout, a cuppa and a chat are in order. Let us help you gain emotional strength and engage with others that know the challenges of living with Parkinson's. Let's talk about everyday life as well as what you are going through and share both your good and bad experiences. 

 

Above all, we want you to feel part of our amazing family.

Our Parkinson's Club is a great session, full of fun, concentrating on:

 * exercises that focus on balance and fine movement control, particularly of the hands

* stretching exercises to maintain joint flexibility, reduce stiffness and slow movement

* weight bearing exercises that can improve bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis

* strengthening exercises to develop and maintain strength and prevent muscles from weakening using appropriate weights and resistance bands 

* aerobic exercises to increase your heart rate and improve circulation and the delivery of oxygen around your body

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EXERCISE MAY HOLD SPECIFIC BENEFITS
FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S

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AVOID
ISOLATION

Parkinson's can be very isolating.

 

Come and exercise with us and meet new friends. 

 

Staying active keeps your stress levels down and helps ease your symptoms.

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PREVENT OR SLOW PROGRESSION

Studies has shown exercise is linked to reduce risk of Parkinson's and slower progression. 

 

Scientists believe exercise may help brain cells stay healthy.

MANAGE
SYMPTOMS

Some symptoms, such as balance and constipation, are particularly helped by exercise. 

 

Exercise also improves strength, is linked to better brain health and helps lessen or manage other symptoms.

Depression is common in people with Parkinson's. We understand the mood changes that Parkinson's can cause in you. Depression is a serious matter for anyone but, for or people with Parkinson's, it can affect critical elements of disease management such as staying socially connected, exercising and proactively seeking needed care.

Exercise has been found to be a simple therapeutic approach for improving mood and depression. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, the "feel good" natural hormone that our body releases to help us cope with pain or stress. Exercise is proven to be a great help for people suffering from depression and anxiety.

Be part of Parkinson's Club and talk to us, talk to people with Parkinson's and have the support of friends to get you into a new routine while help you maintain a new social connection.

The problem is that depression often causes people to withdraw, which only further exacerbates feelings of isolation and loneliness. Even when you don't feel like going out or being social, try reaching out and join our Parkinson's Club. Above all, getting out of the house and spending time with people who care about you can help you fell better.

By being part of our Parkinson's Club, we want to help you ease your mind and give you emotional strength being among people with Parkinson's.

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TUESDAYS 

@ 1:30pm

£4.00

per session

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UNLIMITED GYM &

PARKINSON'S CLUB

£15.00

per month