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Delay the Disease™ at the YMCA

Somerset Hills YMCA

Somerset Hills YMCA offers group exercise for people with Parkinson's disease. Delay the Disease is a fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson's disease by helping delay the progression of symptoms and successfully manage the disease.

Exercise plans are adapted to all levels of the disease and help participants manage daily challenge, as well as 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.


Delay the Disease at the Somerset Hills YMCA:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Free to Y members

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About Delay the Disease

Delay-the-diseaseDavid 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.

Delay the Disease Classes
Somerset Hills YMCA now offers group exercise for people with Parkinson's disease. Delay the Disease is a fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson's disease by helping delay the progression of symptoms and successfully managing the disease. Members only.


  • Delay the Disease - Level 1
    Delay the Disease Level 1 is a chair-based class with no getting up and down from the floor. Classes are held in the Dance Studio.

  • Delay the Disease - Level 2
    In Delay the Disease Level 2, adults must be able to walk independently and get up and down from the floor. Classes are held in the Dance Studio.

  • Delay the Disease - Mixed Level
    All levels are welcome in the Delay the Disease Mixed Level. Classes are held in the Teen Center.

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