Living Better with Parkinson’s
Program Participant Criteria of Acceptance


Must be double vaccinated


Complete a physician’s clearance form


Complete a E Par Medix form


Be independently mobile


Ability to direct own activity level based on comfort and ability

PD Move Well Fitness Program

Starting October 19, 2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 to 11 am
Two sessions per week for four weeks
Program Cost:  $120  ($15 per session) 

Program Goal: Our goal is to enable participants to move better by practicing simple and effective fundamental and functional movements that stimulate major muscle groups and mimic common movements of daily living at home, at work, or in sports and enables them to live better with the Parkinson’s disease.

The Living Better with Parkinson’s organization will begin offering a PD Move Well functional fitness program in person at the Collingwood Squash and Fitness Centre. Fitness professionals are offering coaching of this group exercise program specifically for those living with Parkinson’s disease. The program is limited to a maximum of six people per session.  Participants must commit to all 4 weeks and 8 sessions and registration is mandatory.

As part of the intake process, you are asked to complete the intake forms below and return to Catherine Smart (Program Director) via email at or in person at the Collingwood Squash and Fitness Centre no later than Friday October 1st, 2021. You will then be scheduled for a 1 hour preliminary intake consultation with a fitness professional on October 14 or 15, 2021. You will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination during the preliminary intake consultation.

Client Health History and Fitness Consultation Form

2021 PAR-Q+ Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

ePARmed-X+ Physician Clearance Follow-up Form

To join the PD Be Well program, you must confirm that you meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • You have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease by a neurologist.
  • You can safely walk without the assistance of mobility aids for at least an hour.
  • You have obtained clearance from your family physician to join a fitness program.
  • You have proof of vaccination (two doses) against COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will not be able to join the program.

We are following current provincial guidelines regarding COVID-19. You will be required to wear a mask and sanitize your hands upon entering the building and checking-in with the front desk. You will be asked a few COVID-19 screening questions on arrival.

Improve Physical Function

Provide an environment to improve physical function and social interaction

Small Groups

Coach a small group of a maximum 6 participants over a 4 week period to safely and effectively perform fundamental and functional exercises

Building Blocks

Implement foundational “building blocks” and functional movement-based exercises with a focus on mobility, balance, strength, and coordination

Personalized Coaching

Provide as needed, individualized regressions and progressions of exercises to participants

Challenge and Encourage

Encourage participants to challenge themselves resulting in increased functional capacity

Pleasureable Experience

Mix exercise with fun

Payment Method:
(cheque payable to: Living Better with Parkinson's 1 First Street, Suite 220 Collingwood, Ontario L94 1A1)

Email Sign Up

Complete the form below to add your email address to our mailing list, and receive notification about program details as they become available.