Moving Day Nashville — Local Impact

Making an Impact in Nashville

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:

Center of Excellence – Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Free Resources

Moving Day Nashville helps provide free resources in your community:

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

Community Programs

Moving Day Nashville 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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Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) is the first-of -its-kind exercise program that provides non-contact boxing style training to improve their quality-of-life and sense of efficacy and self-worth. RSB members receive an intense routine that research says may be “neuro-protective”, actually working to delay the progression of the symptoms. RSB members love the “tough love” approach, inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility and anyone at any level of PD can do this!

How to sign up: Potential members can call or email Colleen Bridges to learn more about Rock Steady Boxing and sign up.

Dates: We offer 11 classes Monday to Friday in the Nashville/Franklin area

Location: We are located at STEPS Fitness (2424 21st Avenue South, Nashville) and in the heart of Franklin at Mpact Sports (121 Seaboard Lane)

Contact: Colleen Bridges (owner/head coach), nashbridges@comcast.net, 615-944-3284


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Effects of Gym Memberships

The program will provide five free gym memberships to The Therapy Gym in Mt. Juliet, TN to those with mild to moderate Parkinson’s for one year. The sessions will be supervised by a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Changes in physical functioning and fear of falling will be assessed on their first visit and tracked every three months. As part of their fitness plan, participants will participate in Moving Day Nashville to improve community awareness and encourage community mobility.

How to sign up: Participants will be recruited by flyer placement in local physician offices, skilled nursing facilities, churches, and word of mouth marketing to other clinicians in the Nashville area. Participants can email primary investigator to receive an application. The first five participants meeting the inclusion criteria will be accepted into the program.

Dates: The recruitment will begin January 1st and participants will call The Therapy Gym.

Location: The Therapy Gym is located at 205 North Mount Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Contact: Crystal Ramsey, cramsey2@tnstate.edu, 615-963-5938


For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in Nashville, please call the Parkinson’s Foundation at 502-242-7168 or email us at ahickman@parkinson.org.

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

163 events in the first seven years, more than 130,000 participants, and nearly $22M raised.