San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2015
Beneufit’s pdFIT™ works with wireless sensors and empowers Parkinson’s disease patients to alter the course of their disease. The goal of the program is to reduce symptoms, delay disease progression and improve quality of life by leveraging exercise. This is accomplished by prescribing specific exercise protocols designed for Parkinson’s disease patients and continuously monitoring patient health through a series of tests provided through the pdFIT™ app.
“We recently performed a pilot study* where over a 12 week period our Parkinson’s disease population demonstrated a 25% improvement in manual dexterity and 38% improvement in fitness levels.” said Beneufit Co-Founder and CEO Jeff Broderick. “We know it works, the science is well understood and partnering with innovative fitness center such as TCCC is a win for everybody.
TCCC located in Kennewick, Washington is the nation's first fitness center to purchase Beneufit's sensor kit and iOS app configured for group therapy sessions. The hardware kit consists of a wrist-borne heart rate monitor and magnet-less cycling cadence sensor which communicate wirelessly to Beneufit's pdFIT™ mobile application.
“The Tri-City Court Club is committed to making exercise available to those with neurological disorders. Our combined approach of Pedaling for Parkinson’s and Aqua Motion will provided cardiovascular and resistance exercise access to individuals suffering from Parkinson’s, MS and stroke recovery. TCCC is offering the first 10-weeks of the program for free to the community.” Ryan Vogt, Fitness Director TCCC.
Beneufit and TCCC are supporting the efforts of advisors Dr. Jay Alberts and Nan Little who brought their cycling protocol to the attention of Beneufit Co-Founder, Jeff Broderick. According to Dr. Alberts research at the Cleveland Clinic, the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace (80-90 revolutions per minute) has shown a 35% reduction in Parkinson’s symptoms.**
The pdFIT™ app, which normally sells for $19.99 will be available for free on the Apple App store from October 4 through 10, 2015 and is available at the following URL. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pd-fit/id858155935?mt=8.
About Beneufit, Inc.
Beneufit's mission is to empower people to improve their medical condition through exercise, while
supporting vital public health research in an open and ongoing fashion. More information is available at http://www.beneufit.com.
About Tri-City Court Club
Tri-City Court Club (TCCC) offers over 150,000 square feet of space to workout, play, socialize and relax. TCCC offers a variety of memberships that make joining easy and affordable whether you're a college student, a busy family, a business professional or enjoying your retirement years. Lose Weight. Get Fit. Have a Blast Doing It!
*Beneufit, Inc., “2014 Parkinson’s Disease Pilot Study,”, November, 2014, Beneufit, Inc. web site, http://www.beneufit.com/content/beneufits-parkinsons-disease-pilot-study-2014, accessed Sept 27, 2015
**Alberts JL et al. "It's Not about the Bike, It's About the Pedaling." Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, Oct 2011, pp. 177-86