For newly diagnosed people with Parkinson’s disease, it’s essential to “get off on the right foot.” Our aim is to deliver in underserved areas a PD-focused exercise program featuring a motivational, dynamic, and educational experience.
Take the First BIG Step™!
Slow the Progression of PD
Exercising at least 3 days/wk is linked with slower progression of PD.
Benefits your mind, mood, and movement.
Skill-based training optimizes function.
Gather objective data to track your progress over time.
What's This Really About?
Your initial approach to exercise is critical and will determine your overall wellness outcome. Learn proper and safe PD-specific exercises. Track your progress with baseline and improvement assessments.
Due to COVID-19, in-person programming may not be available in your area. Join us on Zoom! It’s just a click away!
- Understand why exercise for PD is the best medicine.
- Learn a series of PD-specific exercises.
- Train in an invigorating bootcamp-style workout.
- Perform gross- and fine-motor assessments.
How is the First BIG Step different from other programs?
Good question. Well, we are a road show, and we only bring the show to town every few months. This program is uniquely designed for the newly diagnosed who need not just any exercise but prescribed exercise, a home program, connection with PD exercise programs in the area, and the ability to track their progress.
Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grant
Through support from the Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grant, PD-Connect’s First BIG Step program is free for people with Parkinson’s disease.