Research shows that consistent exercise benefits people with Parkinson’s Disease, helping to protect certain areas of the brain affected by the disease. Exercises that focus on balance, coordination, and agility, help those affected by Parkinson’s to maintain higher levels of function and greater quality of life.  

The Parkinson’s Body & Mind program at YMCA of Greenwich offers group wellness classes as well as monthly support groups for this rapidly growing community. Additional classes will be added in 2020 in new areas such as spin and aqua therapy. 

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently hosting PB&M classes in person. Please check back soon for updated schedules.



  • Boxing: A beginner’s class that combines strength, balance, and cardio training to provide an all around work out.

  • Shake it Off Dance: The only requirements are that you have a body and you want to move to music! The more the merrier. Come join us as we shake off the winter, the cold and anything else we want to be free of, for a fun-filled hour! (Wednesdays at 2pm with Suzanne! February 12, 19, 26 and March 4.)

  • Strike Out BoxingCome join our dynamic and high intensity punch and kick-boxing class to help promote neurogenesis. Incorporating dynamic challenges for balance, help alleviate the symptoms and slow the progression of PD. (Thursdays at 6PM with Ray!)

  • Yoga: Calm your mind while improving strength and flexibility.

  • Yoga & Meditation: Calm your mind while improving strength and flexibility.



Join our PD Body & Mind Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

Meet our PD Body & Mind Support Group Leader, Jim Stratoudakis Ph.D., LCP Retired

•Licensed Clinical Psychologist
•Results Oriented Executive Leadership grounded in Behavioral Health Clinical Experience
•Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
•Adjunct Professor George Mason University Counseling and Development

Program Policies:

  • Parkinson’s Body and Mind Program classes are free to YMCA of Greenwich members.
  • Non-Members must purchase a drop in pass for $10 per class in order to participate.
  • Please bring your receipt to the Front Desk or to the class that you would like to attend.