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This evidence-based fitness program created by Ohio Health, led by certified Delay the Disease™ instructors is designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms. Research in the area of Parkinson’s disease indicates that exercise has been shown to improve self-confidence and independence, decrease the risk of falls, minimize fatigue, reduce rigidity and improve mobility.

The Parkinson’s exercise program is geared specifically to counteract the movement challenges experienced by people with Parkinson’s. Individuals with other neurological conditions are also welcome to join the class! Classes are ongoing and participants may join at any time.


Member FREE

All classes

Non member $10

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



  • Sessions will run monthly for the remainder of 2020

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS (Virtual sessions via Zoom)

Maple Street YMCA (all sessions will be virtual): Thursdays with Emmy: 1:00 pm

 Register for Thursdays with Emmy


YMCA Healthy Living Center (all sessions will be virtual): Tuesdays with Lois: 10:00 am

 Register for Tuesdays with Lois


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


  PHYSICIAN CLEARANCE         YMCA Membership Application 


    PDQ-39 Questionnaire


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: