A good exercise program should be adaptable to any level of mobility.
You can purchase the Sit and Be Fit series on DVD. That way you can start and stop on your own.
Here's part of an email I sent to the local support group about exercise videos:
PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON SEATED EXERCISES
1. "Sit and Be Fit" - videos/DVDs of exercises that can be done while seated. Cost: $18.95 and up. See
In addition to their general exercise videos, they also have specialty exercise videos for those with Parkinson's Disease. Also, many public TV stations televise this exercise program.
2. "Motivating Moves for People with Parkinson's" - video and DVD featuring seated exercises, now available through the Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland. Cost: $19.95. See:
Their website has viewable samples. (You need either QuickTime or Windows Media Player plug-ins to view the samples.)
PROGRAMS THAT HAVE SOME SEATED EXERCISES
3. "Parkinson's Disease & The Art of Moving" - John Argue's exercise book and video/DVD for PD patients. Cost: $19.95 book, $47 DVD or video. See Oakland-based John Argue's website here:
A few of the exercises are intended to be done seated.
4. "Move It! An Exercise and Movement Guide for Parkinson's Disease" - a book and DVD for PD patients developed by Kevin Lockette, a Hawaii-based physical therapist. Cost: $40. See:
Some of the exercises are meant to be done while seated.