Delay The Disease at the YMCA

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Get empowered with this group exercise program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Our exercise plans are adapted to all levels of the disease and help participants manage daily challenges, improve their quality of life, regain mobility and maintain their independence. Certified instructors will lead the class with cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, balance and vocalization exercises.


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About Delay the Disease

David Zid (BA, ACE, APG), the leading Parkinson’s fitness specialist and OhioHealth Director of Movement Disorder and Musculoskeletal Wellness, and Jackie Russell (RN, BSN, CNOR), OhioHealth Program Development Coordinator, collaborated to create the most effective wellness program empowering people with PD to live better and experience new levels of hope in their daily walk. OhioHealth Delay the Disease delivers symptom-specific exercises that optimize function and restore independence.

OhioHealth Delay the Disease participants experience improvement in mobility, posture, balance, handwriting, speech volume, and a reduction in daily functional challenges. The classes are a source of fun, social camaraderie, and hope.

For more information, or questions about the program, please contact our Senior Director of Wellness