Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
In partnership with and held at:
9229 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031
Coming out of the pandemic, not all of our In-Person Parkinson’s classes are currently available. Click Here to see a full list of all available In-Person classes.
Prerequisite: contact The Virginian at the phone number listed below to learn the prerequisite for participating in this program.
Based on Popular LSVT BIG therapy program, Move BIG is a Parkinson- Specific class to improve your quality of movement, walking, strength and endurance. Also includes postural and stretching exercises.
Important: To be able to attend this class, you have to complete “BIG” therapy and show evidence of having completed the program.
Note: In order to attend PFNCA exercise programs at The Virginian, please follow these steps:
- Register with PFNCA by clicking here or by calling (703) 734-1017 to receive your PFNCA name badge.
2. Complete Registration Packet for The Virginian.
3. Return Virginian Registration Packet to and direct questions to:
Maria L. Malca, Fitness Center Manager
Phone: 703-385-0555 x 5290
Why is Exercise important for people facing Parkinson’s?
Exercise helps people with Parkinson’s improve their mobility. It also helps slow the progression of the disease. PFNCA wellness programs have been vetted by the PFNCA Medical Advisory Board to ensure they are evidence-based to help those with Parkinson’s.
How can I participate?
PFNCA Wellness Programs are provided at no cost. Registration with PFNCA is required and there is a nominal annual administrative fee, which can be waived for financial hardship. To register, please call the PFNCA office at (301) 844-6510 or click the register link under the “Helpful Links” on the right side of this page. Once you have registered, you will receive a PFNCA Wellness Programs Name Badge. You do not need to sign up for specific program sessions, simply bring your name badge to this or any PFNCA Wellness program and your instructor will check you in.
Can Carepartners participate?
Carepartners are welcome to participate on a space available basis. Registration is required.
How is this program funded?
PFNCA receives charitable donations to supports its efforts to help people fight Parkinson’s. To learn more, please click here.
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) improves the quality of life of those impacted by Parkinson’s disease, their care partners and families, and fosters a sense of community to ensure that no one battles this disease alone. PFNCA offers exercise, communication and education programs to strengthen the physical and emotional health of people impacted by Parkinson’s.
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