Moving Day® Miami — Local Impact

Making an Impact in South Florida

Through your participation in Moving Day®, you are providing resources and programs to your loved one with Parkinson’s. Your support helps the Parkinson’s Foundation fund:

Free Resources

Moving Day® Miami helps provide free resources in your community:

  • Aware in Care hospitalization kits
  • Educational Books
  • Toll-free Helpline
  • Wellness Classes

Community Programs

Moving Day® Miami helps support existing programs and launch new ones to help people with Parkinson’s live life well. Click on a link below to find more information about the program.

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Dancing for Parkinson’s

Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s. The goal is to improve the ability to complete activities of daily living, and address the physical, mental and emotional impact of Parkinson’s. The classes are open to caregivers as well. A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements. In addition, classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, each offering effective strategies to improve health and help participants better manage PD symptoms.

How to sign up: Sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125. For the Hollywood Fitness Center call 954-265-5800.

Dates: Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.

Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center in Hollywood: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Location: Dancing for Parkinson’s classes are offered at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center located at 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028; and at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center located at 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL  33021.

Contact: Rob Herzog, Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine, rherzog@mhs.net, 954-844-4800

Wellness and Exercise Programs for People with Parkinson’s

Classes include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, yoga, boxing, Aqua Splash and voice therapy. All classes are geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s and helping improve the social and emotional well-being of all participants. The goal of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center (JCC) is to enhance the quality of life for class participants.

How to sign up:  Call 954-805-1800, go to www.dpjcc.org or visit the JCC in person.

Dates: Monday through Friday, morning and afternoon programs

Location: David Posnack JCC, 5850 South Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328

Contact: Robert Schwartz, bobbyspitt1@gmail.com, 954-805-1800

Yoga for Parkinson’s

Greenmonkey’s Yoga for Parkinson’s Classes are geared towards those living with early or young onset Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Through Greenmonkey’s collaborative research with the University of Miami, they have found that yoga is able to reduce bradykinesia and joint rigidity while increasing muscle strength, flexibility, power and quality of life. Classes work with multi-directional movement and focus on specific poses and transitions to help improve some of the symptoms of PD. Thanks to Parkinson’s Foundation and Moving Day® Miami, Greenmoney can bring these classes to the South Miami PD community!

How to sign up: Call 786-953-7709

Dates: Sundays from 4 – 5 p.m.

Location: 1430 S Dixie Highway, Ste 116, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Contact: Cassie Kitcoff, Greenmonkey Coral Gables, cassiekitcoff@greenmonkey.com, 786-953-7709

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) uses the mechanics of boxing in an “arduous hour” for people with Parkinson’s by focusing on PD symptoms. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, and incorporating resistance exercises and aerobic training. The Michael- Ann Russell Jewish Community Center’s (MAR-JCC) Health and Wellness Department, in conjunction with the Herbert Kay Chapter of the Parkinson’s Foundation, will replicate RSB’s proven techniques. The MAR-JCC is an affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing and its staff is now Rock Steady Boxing certified.

The addition of the RSB program expands the MAR-JCC current Senior Wellness Program and Parkinson’s patients programming, which has demonstrated results. There is significant evidence that high intensity physical exercise, that RSB incorporates, alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s, as each exercise targets the symptoms of the disease: balance, stiffness, tremors, soft voice syndrome, and coordination.

How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil at danyw@marjcc.org or 305-932-4200 ext 136.

Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 1 p.m.

Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC, 18900 NE 25th Ave, Miami, FL 33180

Contact: Dany Weil, Michael-Ann Russell JCC, danyw@marjcc.org, 305-932-4200 ext 136

North Broward Wellness Center Tai Chi Classes

Broward Health Wellness Center is offering a new Tai Chi Parkinson’s-tailored program. Tai Chi instructor James Cravens will provide a 45-minute Tai Chi for Parkinson’s class twice a week. The program will offer initial assessment and ongoing quarterly assessments by an exercise physiologist.

How to sign up: Visit the Broward Health Wellness Center website, call 954-712-6878 or in person at the front desk.

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday at 9:15 am. The program is set to begin July 18.

Location: Broward Health Wellness Center, 8th Floor, Physician Office Building

Contact: Cara Boyarin, North Broward Wellness Center, cboyarin@browardhealth.org, 954-712-6878

FUNctional Movement

FUNctional Movement offers free personal training focused on boxing, yoga and functional neurology.

How to sign up: Visit www.functionalmovement305.com.

Dates: For more information about dates and time please call 786-873-8908.

Location: HIPERFIT Biscayne, 7120 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

Contact: Keith Tortorich, thetaichimd@gmail.com, 786-873-8908

Monday Madness

The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a. Brain Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS and Stroke patients. Monday Madness builds upon the positive effects of exercise in persons with PD by offering a free, boot camp style fitness class for those diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease or early stage PD.

How to sign up: Call Carolina Hoires, LCSW, at 305-856-8940, ext. 104

Dates: Mondays from 7 – 8 p.m. (excluding holidays)

Location: 1770 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33129

Contact: Carolina Hoires, The Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, Inc. (NSCFF) d.b.a Brain Center, choires@braincenter.org, 305-856-8940 ext. 104


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Wellness and Exercise Programs for People with Parkinson’s

Classes include Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, yoga, boxing, Aqua Splash and voice therapy. All classes are geared towards slowing the progression of Parkinson’s and helping improve the social and emotional well-being of all participants. The goal of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center (JCC) is to enhance the quality of life for class participants.

How to sign up: Call 954-805-1800, go to www.dpjcc.org or visit the JCC in person.

Dates: Monday through Friday, morning and afternoon programs

Location: David Posnack JCC, 5850 South Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328

Contact: Robert Schwartz, bobbyspitt1@gmail.com, 954-805-1800


For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in South Florida, please call us at 305-537-9919 or dstokes@parkinson.org.

Community Grants are made possible through the efforts of Moving Day®, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the support of our local community.

100 events in the first five years, more than 100,000 participants, and nearly $14M raised.