Physical activity with more complex symptoms

If your symptoms are more complex, focus on everyday movements and activities you have difficulty with. This could be practising getting up from a chair.

Supported workouts can help you stay safe and feel confident. Try chair-based exercise or standing up while holding on to something sturdy.

Talk to a physiotherapist who knows about Parkinson’s for more advice and to plan the right physical activity for you, especially if you're just getting started.

Many of our local groups across the UK offer exercise classes specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s, at all stages of the condition.

Physical activity with more complex symptoms

Watch our animation to find out more about physical activity if your symptoms are more complex.

Thanks to the Light Fund for their support with our exercise animations.

Physio tips

Physiotherapist Bhanu Ramaswamy suggests how you can plan a routine that suits you and shares some simple exercises to get you moving.

Free Everyone Active membership

Interested in going for a swim, joining a class, or building up your strength?

We've partnered up with Everyone Active, who has over 190 local leisure, gym, swim and activities facilities. If you or your loved one is living with Parkinson's, you can sign up for free membership. 

Our exercise guidance is supported by the We Are Undefeatable campaign. The campaign aims to support people living with health conditions to build physical activity into their lives and to celebrate every victory - big or small.

Want help with starting to move more? The campaign is full of ideas and resources to help you start your journey to being active.