Scrappers Power H.I.T. Schedule

Monday, Friday (8:00 - 9:30 am)

Wednesday (8:15 - 9:45 am)

Monday, Wednesday (4:30 - 6:00 pm)

Challengers Power H.I.T. Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (10:00 - 11:30 am)

 

Contenders Power H.I.T. Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (12:00 - 1:30 pm)

PWR!Moves

Thursday (8:00 - 9:30 am)

 

Rump Shakers

Wednesday (12:00 - 1:00 pm) - will resume in 2019

 

Tai Chi

Thursday (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

 

Manual Dexterity

Thursday (9:45 - 10:45 am)

 

Nordic Pole Walking

Tuesday (8:00 - 8:45 am) - seasonal, meets offsite (call for info)

 

Ping-Pong

Informally organized between classes as interest dictates

  • Scrappers - The focus of this class is to improve overall fitness, while working on postural imbalances to maintain a healthy body. Classes are fast-paced, and transitions are rapid between exercises. Cognitive challenges are routinely presented, and participants are often performing different exercises from their peers. Physical and cognitive assistance is limited, and cornermen are encouraged to attend. 

    • Cognitive impairment does not exist

    • May exhibit rigidity or bradykinesia

    • Impairment of equilibrium may exist

    • Slowing of body movements may exist

    • Balance impairment may exist

    • Posture and gait may be affected

    • Cardiac issues are not present

    • Participants can communicate clearly with coaches

    • Participants can self-modify

  • Challengers - The focus of this class is to improve overall fitness, while working on postural imbalances to maintain a healthy body. Classes are fast-paced, and transitions are rapid between exercises. Participants perform exercises in smaller peer groups where are others are performing the same exercise. Cognitive assistance is provided, and limited physical assistance is provided. Cornermen are encouraged to attend. 

    • Participants may be able to self-modify

    • Participants can communicate clearly with coaches, but pace of class may be slowed down to allow participants to understand instructions from coaches

    • Cardiac issues are not present

    • Posture and gait may be affected

    • Balance impairment may exist

    • Slowing of body movements may exist

    • Impairment of equilibrium may exist

    • May exhibit rigidity or bradykinesia

    • May exhibit cognitive impairment

Power H.I.T. Class​​

The focus of this class is to improve overall fitness, while working on postural imbalances and using deep-breathing techniques to maintain a healthy body. Non-contact boxing is the primary form of exercise, and is included in each class. In addition, classes will focus on specific needs and/or muscle groups on a rotational basis as appropriate. Three different classes are offered for Power H.I.T., which allows everyone to participate regardless of cognitive or physical ability.

  • Contenders - This class is slower paced with longer transitions between exercises. Participants often perform the same exercises as all participants in the group. Physical and cognitive assistance is provided. Cornerman are encouraged to attend and may be required in cases where significant physical support is needed. 

    • Modifications are provided as needed

    • Participants are afforded the time needed to facilitate effective communication with coaches

    • Cardiac issues may be present

    • Posture and gait may be significantly impaired

    • Significant balance impairment may exist

    • Impairment of equilibrium may exist

    • Participant is likely at high risk for falls

    • Slowing of body movements exists

    • Rigidity or bradykinesia exists

    • Cognitive impairment may exist

PWR!Moves Class​​

This Parkinson-specific exercise class will teach you how to move bigger and faster in everyday life and counteract PD symptoms! As you learn these PD-specific skills, you will be challenged physically and cognitively to do more than you think you can in a fun, supportive environment! We combine PWR!Moves with a Circuit Class that integrates the PWR!Moves into sports, fitness, and more traditional gym activities such as strength agility, balance, coordination, and flexibility training. You will work independently or as partners at different exercise stations, each with a different focus. By design, this class encourages problem solving, fast processing, and sequencing, challenges you, and will help you to keep doing more of what you love.  

  • Participants are able to self-modify

  • Participants are able to communicate clearly with coaches

  • Cardiac issues are not present

  • Posture and gait may be effected

  • Balance impairment may exist

  • Impairment of equilibrium may exist

  • May exhibit cognitive impairments

Tai Chi

Tai chi, an ancient martial art characterized by slow, flowing movement and meditation, helps improve balance and movement control for people with Parkinson’s disease.

A 2012 study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, shows the benefits of tai chi for people with chronic health problems. Past studies have shown that tai chi reduces falls and depression among the elderly, and lessens pain for patients with arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Day One Fitness offers the Sun style Tai Chi. This style of tai chi is characterized by lively steps- forward or backward steps are always followed by the other foot. The tai chi movements are smooth, gentle, loose and naturally brisk. When practicing, it flows like a gentle stream with the substantial and insubstantial clearly demonstrated. When turning, the body is always joined with “opening” and “closing”. This is why it is also called the “opening closing and lively stepping Taijiquan”.

Rump Shakers

There’s an increasing appetite for dance these days and the broad ways it benefits our health and wellbeing. This is felt by people of all ages and physical abilities. One group that now attaches particular value to taking part in dance is that of people living with Parkinson’s.

A growing body of evidence points to the real physical, mental and social benefits experienced by people living with Parkinson’s when they dance. For example, research into English National Ballet’s (ENB) dance and Parkinson’s programme, published in 2015 by Dr Sara Houston of Roehampton University, concluded that dance as a group activity can:

  • Encourage feelings of inclusion and positive social interaction

  • Promote a sense of community that is particularly meaningful, motivating and energising for people living with Parkinson’s

  • Aid fluency of movement

  • Help people with Parkinson’s communicate and express themselves.

Manual Dexterity

Classes address manual dexterity (ability to make coordinated hand and finger movements) and mental focus challenges that accompany advanced stages of Parkinson's disease. Activities are focused on achieving:

  • Overall strengthening of the body through isometric techniques

  • Improvements in hand-eye coordination

  • Cognitive improvements

  • Improvements in Activities of Daily Living

  • Reduction of hand and finger rigidity

 

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven that a single 15-minute, hand-exercise session greatly improves manual dexterity and movement in patients with Parkinson's disease, helping them to carry out tasks such as writing or buttoning.

 

More Information: Sara Mateos-Toset et al. Effects of a Single Hand–Exercise Session on Manual Dexterity and Strength in Persons with Parkinson Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial, PM&R (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.06.004

 

Nordic Pole Walking

Nordic walking is a total body version of walking that can be enjoyed by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles. While regular walking entails the use of the legs,  leaving the upper body largely under exercised, Nordic walking ensures the active use of all the four limbs of the body. The active use of the whole body results in many health benefits like:

  • Improved balance for the body

  • Increased heart rate

  • Better vascular health

  • Better oxygen intake

  • Benefits to the hip, knee and ankle joints

  • Higher bone density 

 

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257 Beech Island Avenue

Beech Island, SC 29842

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Tel: 706-799-9506

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