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Brain & Body (previously known as Delay the Disease) is an evidence-based fitness program for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders. Classes are designed to challenge individuals to improve physical function, balance, coordination, and brain health. Exercises are geared specifically to counteract the movement challenges experienced by people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders. In addition, cognitive tasks are incorporated to improve memory, alertness, and thinking.    

Research indicates that exercise has been shown to improve self-confidence and independence, decrease the risk of falls, minimize fatigue, reduce rigidity, and improve mobility. In addition, regular exercise can improve memory and reduce your risk of cognitive decline.  


Member FREE

All classes

Non member $10

$10/class (registration for the whole month is required)



  • Session 1: January 2-March 22, 2024
  • Session 2: March 25-June 14, 2024
  • Session 3: June 17-September 6, 2024
  • Session 4: September 9-December 20, 2024 (no class the week of Thanksgiving)


►Maple Street YMCA: Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm or Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 pm

Contact Amy Roux:


►Sarpy YMCA: Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm or Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm

Contact Allyssa Ray:


►Southwest YMCA: Mondays from 1:00-1:45 pm or Wednesdays from 1:00-1:45 pm

Contact Jen McCarthy:


►Westview YMCA: Mondays from 8:45-9:45 am or Wednesdays from 8:45-9:45 am

Contact Shelby Bottolfsen:


►YMCA Healthy Living Center: Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 am or Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 am

Contact Lois Turner:





Before beginning the program, participants must obtain physician clearance and complete the two following forms:


  PHYSICIAN CLEARANCE         YMCA Membership Application 


  Note: A YMCA application is required for anyone participating in YMCA programs, but does not mean you must become a member of the YMCA to participate.

For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact: Amy Roux: