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 session?
Everybody arrives from 1.15pm & we usually get started about 1.30pm, with our dance/exercise class finishing at 2.30pm. Covid restrictions are now fully lifted at our venue and so we can have tea/ coffee/ biscuits & socialising time 2.30-3pm.
Where is it?
All classes are held at The United Church of St Mark, Great Tattenhams KT18 8RD, 1.15pm – 3pm on Tuesdays during term time only.
Do I have to pay?
Each session is £7.50 per participant (paid in advance in five / six week blocks)
How do I get involved?
Please contact Lynda Blyth-Phillips direct on: 07597 388 489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org