Pedaling for Parkinson's expands in Tampa Bay

Posted at 10:32 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 10:32:22-04

A YMCA program helping those with Parkinson's disease is expanding in the Tampa Bay area.

Pedaling for Parkinson's is now at 4 Tampa Bay YMCA locations. 

A national study found indoor cycling can decrease the symptoms of the disease by nearly 35%. 

The Tampa YMCA first started Pedaling for Parkinson's back in 2016 and members say they're seeing a difference. 

"Whenever you come here, you could be down. You have to push yourself to keep moving but when you finish, you're on a high. It's been wonderful," says Judy Smith. 

The one-hour indoor class is free with a Y membership. But, if you're not a member it's free for the first 8 weeks. To participate, you have been 30-75 years old and be diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson's disease. 

Classes are currently held and the times listed below. For more information, click here. 


North Brandon Family YMCA  Mondays and Fridays at 10:30am

New Tampa Family YMCA : Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30am

Bob Sierra North Tampa Family YMCA: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00am

South Tampa Family YMCA: Mondays at 11:30 and Tuesday/Thursdays at 10:15am