Physical activity is good for you. It’s especially good for you if you have Parkinson’s. That’s why we’ve partnered with Everyone Active to offer free membership to its leisure centres for people with Parkinson’s and their carers.
We know how important it is to be active. It’s great for your physical and mental wellbeing. Especially if you have Parkinson’s. The more physically active you are, the easier it is to live well and manage the symptoms of the condition.
That’s why Everyone Active is offering free membership to people with Parkinson’s and their carers at any of its 190 sites across England.
- use of gym equipment
- swim facilities (where applicable)
- group exercise classes
- EXi digital, a prescribed physical activity programme
- Synergy Dance online classes.
There’s a huge range of activities to help you get and stay active. No matter what stage of Parkinson’s you’re at, or what your physical ability is, there’s something for everyone.
As well as offering free membership to people with Parkinson’s and their carers, Everyone Active is training staff in all of its leisure centres to be Parkinson’s aware. And activity providers will complete Parkinson’s UK training, to make sure they can support you in the right way.
Everyone Active is also running a buddy scheme so that an existing member with Parkinson’s is there to welcome and support new members with the condition on their first visit.
Something for everyone.
Tom Ingram, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Parkinson’s UK, said:
"We’re delighted to partner up with Everyone Active who have very generously offered complimentary membership for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers. Being physically active is important for everyone. It supports both physical and mental health, and depending on what you choose, can provide social support and interaction, all of which can really help people living with Parkinson’s and those providing informal care.
"Developing a regular physical activity habit can make a person feel more in control when living with the condition. Quality of life can be enhanced and independence and confidence maintained. We hope that with the support of Everyone Active, the Parkinson’s community can enjoy physical activity to make a real difference to their lives."