Exercise Classes

To find an exercise class taught by Erica DeMarch visit www.parkinsonrockies.org and click on B.E.A.T High Intensity Exercise.

Each class is research based and incorporates balance, stretching, strengthening, postural awareness, coordination and gait.  The class is highly aerobic and designed to help drive neuroprotection (to slow degeneration) and neuroplasticity (to change the brain and maintain old connections, form new ones and restore lost ones).  To drive neuroplasticity, the classes focus on delivering the accurate intensity, specificity, difficulty and complexity.

Music and the use of the metronome is integrated into the class to help improve performance, speed and symmetry of movement.