Experts say that tango classes have a beneficial effect on people with Parkinson's disease.
Tango classes at Winnipeg's Rady JCC Fitness Centre are part of the centre's Parkinson exercise program. This program also has boxing, yoga, and cycling classes.
The director of fitness and health at the Rady JCC explains that only people with this disease attend classes, so they feel quite comfortable and are not shy.
"Their neuromuscular control becomes much better," he said. "You see people that come in, start the class with tremors — they'll virtually disappear by the end of the class."
Marilyn Nadolsky attended tango classes for several years and she said that people get together for coffee very often after classes. She likes to talk to new people and to find out how they live and how they feel with the same disease.
Marilyn advises residents of Winnipeg with Parkinson's not to close in their homes, and not to hesitate to lead an active lifestyle. Tango classes are great for this.