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Who We Are

Our mission is to support the fight against Parkinson’s Disease by improving quality of life through exercise, education and awareness.

How

We have been leading Parkinson’s specific classes and programs for over a decade. 

Such As

Rock Steady Boxing, Fight Back with Fitness, various support groups, group outings and educational seminars & symposiums.

Who We Are

Our mission is to support the fight against Parkinson’s Disease by improving quality of life through exercise, education and awareness.

How

We have been leading Parkinson’s specific classes and programs for over a decade. 

Such As

Rock Steady Boxing, Fight Back with Fitness, various support groups, group outings and educational seminars & symposiums.

The 2023 Red Tulip Gala is Coming Up!

First Turn Club in Churchill Downs  |  Saturday, May 20th, 2023

National Parkinsons Institute is hosting it’s annual Red Tulip Gala this May. This is our largest fundraiser to benefit our Parkinson’s Neuro community programs. Come join us this year!

Our Promises to You

1

All of our programs & classes are entirely free of cost to the Parkinson’s and Neuro Community.

2

Our approach for every program will always be centered around our community and its needs. Our goals are your goals.

3

Each individuals safety is our top priority. Whether it’s in an exercise class or at home, we work to provide you the skills, knowledge and strength to keep you at your best anywhere you may be.

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder that can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech, and sensory function. It is estimated there are more than 1 million people in the United States diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed each year.

Parkinson's Statistics

Brain

Parkinson’s is the fastest-growing neurological disease.

90000

Approximately 90,000 are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease yearly. More than 10 million worldwide.

Exercise

Studies have proven that physical exercise is the only proven way to slow the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms.

Brain

Parkinson’s is the fastest-growing neurological disease.

90000

Approximately 90,000 are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease yearly. More than 10 million worldwide.

Exercise

Studies have proven that physical exercise is the only proven way to slow the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms.

Parkinson's Symptoms

Motor Symptoms

  • Involuntary trembling/tremor
  • Slowness of movement (bradykinesia) and difficulty initiating movement
  • Postural and gait changes
  • Erratic muscle movements (dyskinesia)

Non-Motor Symptoms

  • Physical symptoms, such as vision problems and digestive disorders
  • “Parkinson’s Pain,” including neuropathy
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Cognitive changes, including Parkinson’s dementia
  • Psychiatric issues, such as hallucinations or delusions
  • Emotional symptoms, including depression, anxiety

Neuro Yoga!

National Parkinson’s Institute is teaming up with Megan Coghlan to offer Neuro Yoga classes every other Wednesday.

Classes are from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM starting August 3rd.

Click here to learn more

Meditation on Wednesdays!

Meditation is when you connect with your higher self and your spirit team intentionally by entering a unique state of mind.

Instructor: Patrick Kullman
Every other Wednesday (Check our calendar for specific dates)
6:30 PM–7:30PM

UofL Medical Center Northeast, Room 205
2401 Terra Crossing Blvd, Louisville, 40245

The National Parkinson's Institute Calendar

You can also click here to add the National Parkinson’s Calendar to your own calendar! 

News & Upcoming Events

Support Programs: Health and Wellness Series

Saturday February 4th:
11AM -12PM

Erin McGlincy, Licensed Massage Therapist

Eric has been chosen as one of Business First’s 25 Most Admired CEOs!

Erika has been featured in Today’s Woman! Read the latest issue as she discusses the fight against Parkinson’s Disease.

Classes & Programs Schedule

Rock Steady Boxing

Monday-Thursday
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

2041 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206

Zoom option available Tuesdays/Thursdays

Rock Steady Fitness

Miralea
Tuesday, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Olmstead
Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Masonic Homes 320 Joe Conway Cir.
Louisville, KY 40041

Neuro-Yoga

Every Other Wednesday
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

UofL Medical Center Northeast 
2401 Terra Crossing Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40245

Speaker Led Support Group

First Saturday of Every Month
11 AM – 12 PM

UofL Medical Center East
3920 Dutchmans Ln. 
Louisville, KY 40207

Peer Led Support Group

Second Friday of Every Month
11 AM – 12 PM

Masonic Homes  — Miralea
320 Conway Cir. 
Louisville, KY 40041