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

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

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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