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Music-Based Exercise Tailored to your Functional Ability

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Overview of The M2M Study

  • The purpose of this study is to test the effects of an innovative 12-week exercise program referred to as Movement-to-Music (M2M) on health and fitness outcomes in adults with physical/mobility disabilities.

  • If eligible, you will be randomly enrolled into one of two groups: an M2M intervention group or a waitlist control group that will receive the same M2M intervention in a follow up study.


You may be eligible for M2M if you are between the ages of 18 -70


have been diagnosed with any of the following:

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

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

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Physical Activity Statistics

[us_iconbox icon=”fas|graduation-cap” iconpos=”left” title=”26% of adults in the United States have some type of disability” alignment=”left” type=”icon_top”]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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[us_iconbox icon=”fab|accessible-icon” iconpos=”left” title=”Only 53% of adults with disabilities are physically active” alignment=”left” type=”icon_top”]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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[us_iconbox icon=”far|medkit” iconpos=”left” title=”Active adults with disabilities are 50% less likely to report chronic diseases/conditions” alignment=”left” type=”icon_top”]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

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

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

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

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.

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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