Parkinson’s Exercise

High Life Highland remains committed to providing support for participants of the Parkinson’s Exercise programme across the Highlands.

Since the start of the pandemic support from High Life Highland has included a personal contact by phone and email from HLH specialist exercise instructors to help participants to keep well, at this time, by providing specifically tailored information such as how to exercise safely at home, as well as how to access resources on topics like how to eat well.

More recently exercise interventions have been planned in consultation with  Parkinson’s UK Scotland and NHS Highland, resulting in people affected by Parkinson’s having a choice of ways to keep active and connected to High Life Highland and to others with Parkinson’s.

It is now well understood that if people can keep active it can significantly improve functional capacity, fitness and quality of life as well as reducing the risk of ill health, disease recurrence, deterioration of condition, risk of falling and even acute hospital admissions whilst also helping to manage symptoms.

Details about how to book into Parkinson’s Exercise classes run by High Life Highland are below.

A warm welcome awaits you! 🙂

 

Face to Face Classes

To book please contact the leisure centre listed below or to book online click here

  • Averon Leisure Centre – Tuesday 1400-1500
  • Inverness Leisure – Monday 1330 – 1430 & Wednesday 1400-1500
  • Lochaber Leisure Centre – Thursday 1230-1330
  • Thurso Leisure Centre – Thursday 1000-1100 & 1115-1215
  • Wick Assembly Rooms – Monday 1330-1430

 

Online Classes

To book please click here

  • Tuesday 1800-1845
  • Wednesday 1100-1230
  • Thursday 1000-1130
  • Friday 1100-1230

Classes are 60 minutes with social time included at the end of the session

Participants of the online classes will require a tablet, smart phone or computer with a camera to take part.

 

Additional Support and Resources

Parkinson’s UK have created a YouTube channel which hosts a number of videos that can help with keeping active along with a range of other topics which you may find helpful.  Click here to go the Parkinson’s UK YouTube channel.

Parkinson’s UK Scotland also have an excellent website full of resources you may find helpful.  Click here to go to the Parkinson’s UK website.