What is Parkinson’s M.E.D.S class?
We hope you will love the format of the class: Moving, Exercising, Dancing & Socialising. Lynda Blyth-Phillips has created an inspiring & delightful dance/ exercise class that allows the participant, to focus on individual parts of the body through specialised “Parkinson’s Exercises”. The class consists of both chair & standing routines that work through the whole of the body & individual joints. Music accompanies all the exercises & accumulates in a dance at the end of the session.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move in & shoes that will not restrict the movement of the feet.
Do I need to bring anything?
Just bring a happy smile & the willingness to give it a go!
Is it the same exercises each week?
We run the same exercises over an eight-ten week course & have three courses per year.
Do I need a partner?
No you do not need a partner although the class is also open to carers & spouses to accompany you.
What if I can’t do all the exercises?
Everybody in the class is at a different stage of their Parkinson’s journey – it is entirely up to you how much you wish to participate. Exercises can also be adapted if needed.
What happens during the two hour session?
Everybody arrives from 1pm & we usually get started about 1.20pm with our dance/ exercise class, which lasts for approximately one hour. We then have tea/ coffee/ biscuits & socialising time.
Where is it?
All classes are held at The United Church of St Mark, Great Tattenhams KT18 8RD, 1-3pm on Tuesdays. We do not meet on the second Tuesday of each month as the venue is unavailable.
Do I have to pay?
Each session is £5 per participant (preferably paid in advance in five week blocks £25). We are extremely fortunate that the sessions are subsidised by Sutton, Kingston, Epsom Parkinson’s UK group.
How do I get involved?
Please contact Lynda Blyth-Phillips direct on: 07597 388 489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org