Delay the Disease™

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.

Program Cost:

MemberFREEAll Classes
Non-Member$12012 week session

2019 Session Dates

1. January 6-March 30, 2019
2. March 31-June 22, 2019
3. June 23-September 14, 2019
4. September 15-December 14, 2019

Participating locations:

  • Maple Street YMCA: Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm and Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Sarpy YMCA: Tuesday and Thursday 11:50am-12:50pm
  • Southwest YMCA: Tuesday  and Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Other Parkinson’s Exercise Classes offered at the YMCA Healthy Living Center!

  • Monday and Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:00pm


Before beginning the program, participants must obtain physician clearance and complete the (3) following forms:

Note: An 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:

Theresa Lovings