A Music-Based Exercise Program for People who have Mobility Impairments, Hemiparesis, or use Wheelchairs
Program Overview

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M2M Classes

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About Physical Activity

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Overview of The M2M Study

  • M2M is a rhythmic based exercise program that is now delivered online through Zoom. The classes meet 3 times each week for 12 weeks. Each class has a different theme with exciting music and fun movements! You will find that the individuals in your class have similar functional abilities as you and therefore the class is adapted to you!

  • The M2M program is currently only offered as a study. The purpose of this study is to test the effects of M2M on health and fitness outcomes in adults with physical/mobility disabilities.

Who Can Join?

You may qualify to join M2M (free of charge!) if you are between the ages of 18 – 70

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have been diagnosed with any of the following:

Cerebral Palsy
Parkinson’s Disease
Traumatic Brain Injury
Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Cord Injury
Stroke
Spina Bifida

Movement-to-Music. Adapted movement-routines that are tailored to your functional ability!

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Physical Activity Statistics

26% of adults in the United States have some type of disability

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 26%, or 1 in 4, adults in the United States have some type of disability. The percentage of people living with disabilities is highest in the South. 13.7% of people with a disability have a mobility disability with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs.

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Only 53% of adults with disabilities are physically active

A report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 53% of adults with disabilities are not engaging in volumes of aerobic physical activity that can lead to health-enhancing benefits.

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Active adults with disabilities are 50% less likely to report chronic diseases/conditions

Adults with disabilities that are completing ≥150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity, or ≥75 minutes per week of vigorous intensity aerobic activity were 50% less likely to report one or more chronic disease, such as a stroke, diabetes, cancer, or heart disease.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the program take place?
Do you provide any compensation for this study?
What if I have limited ability to exercise?
How long is the M2M program?
Who can enroll in this study?
Where do I sign up?
Where does the program take place?

The M2M classes will take place through an online Zoom video call. You will be provided with a electronic device and instructions on how to attend classes through Zoom.

 

The M2M classes originally take place at Lakeshore Foundation. The physical address is 4000 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham AL 35209.

Do you provide any compensation for this study?

Yes! For your participation in this study, you can receive up to $255!

What if I have limited ability to exercise?

No problem! We offer multiple classes spanning many ranges of physical abilities. Our instructors are well trained to help assist you in any movement.

How long is the M2M program?

The program will last a total of 12 weeks. Each week you will attend 3 classes. The duration of each class will be approximately one hour. There will be opportunities for make-up classes should you miss any along the way.

Who can enroll in this study?

We are looking for individuals between the ages of 18-70 with a primary diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, Parkinson’s or cerebral palsy.

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