Class Descriptions

“NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HE CAN DO UNTIL HE TRIES.”
– Publilius Syrus (Roman poet, 1st century BC)

PLEASE NOTE: The COVID-19 pandemic caused the temporary closing of our in-person locations. Please use the information below ONLY AS DESCRIPTIONS of what our classes provide. CLICK HERE to view how to participate in our current class opportunities, many offered as online live ZOOM and recorded YouTube classes and, as of September 2021, four newly re-opened, in-person classes!

Registration is necessary to participate in our free classes. When attending in-person classes, we ask that you show up a few minutes early to the location where you are interested in participating, as we need to take attendance. If you’re new to our class concepts, we encourage you to try as many as you can to judge what will work best for you!

MONDAYS
Sunnyside Bowladrome
176 Water Street
Danvers, MA 01923
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Bowling with Parkinson’s Fitness
Grab a lane with us on Mondays at Sunnyside Bowladrome! Bowling is a great way to stay active and keep your mind sharp – all while having fun with friends.

Danvers Community YMCA
34 Pickering Street
Danvers, MA 01923
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Balance in Motion – Dianna Daly, instructor
A series of seated and standing movement exercises, sometimes using props such as balls, towels and balance pads to promote strength, flexibility and balance. Participants are given tools through rhythm, dance and movement sequences that help improve agility and mobility issues associated with Parkinson’s. Movement games, vocal and facial exercises and a variety of music add to the fun.

TUESDAYS
Marblehead Council on Aging
10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
11:15 AM – Noon – Strength in Motion – Kim Crowley, instructor
Classes are planned to help improve mobility, stability, strength, endurance, cognition, and flexibility. A combination of seated and standing stretching and strengthening exercises using weights, balance pads, resistance bands, etc. are incorporated. Team and individual exercises and activities are adjusted to each individual’s level of fitness and ability.

Topsfield Town Hall
8 West Common Street (elevator to upper floor available)
Topsfield, MA 01983
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Balance in Motion  Dianna Daly, instructor (class description above)

WEDNESDAYS
Danvers Council on Aging
25 Stone Street
Danvers, MA 01923
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Strength in Motion – Kim Crowley, instructor   (see Tuesdays above for class description)

THURSDAYS
Beverly Council on Aging
90 Colon Street
Beverly, MA 01915
10:00 – 11:00 AM – Strength in Motion – Kim Crowley, instructor (see Tuesday 11 AM description above – classes may change as needed to accommodate COA activities)

Salem Fitness Center
38 Swampscott Road
Salem, MA 01970
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Boxing and Conditioning – Michael Reyes, instructor
Full-body conditioning exercise, combined with boxing instruction, enables simultaneous work on gross motor movement, rhythm, core strength, balance, and hand-eye coordination.

Cape Ann Museum Green (Note this new location!)
13 Poplar Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
10:30 AM – Balance in Motion – Dianna Daly, instructor (class description above)

FRIDAYS
Lynnfield Senior Center
525 Salem Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940
10:00 – 11:00 AM – Strength in Motion
– Sally Zagnoli, instructor
A variety of customized exercises designed to improve balance and stability, cognitive awareness and strength-training.

Danvers Council on Aging
25 Stone Street
Danvers, MA 01923
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Balance in Motion – Dianna Daly, instructor (class description above)

SATURDAYS 
Salem Fitness Center
38 Swampscott Road
Salem, MA 01970
11:00 – 12:00 Noon – Boxing and Conditioning –
Michael Reyes, instructor
Full-body conditioning exercise, combined with boxing instruction, enables simultaneous work on gross motor movement, rhythm, core strength, balance, and hand-eye coordination.

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