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OhioHealth Delay the Disease

Exercise and Parkinson's Disease

We are dedicated to helping people with Parkinson's disease (PD) manage their symptoms and maintain a quality of life. It's one of the many reasons we offer OhioHealth Delay the Disease®, a fitness program designed to empower people with PD to take control of the disease with daily exercise.

OhioHealth Delay the Disease® is a life-changing wellness program. It is founded on evidence-based, structured exercise routines that are focused on strength training and correcting disease-specific physical challenges. They work toward retraining the mind and body.

The empowering results of our Delay the Disease fitness program can help with:

  • Moving about with ease and confidence in a crowd
  • Getting out of bed or rising from a chair independently
  • Improved handwriting; dressing independently
  • Diminishing worry that stiffness, slow steps and other symptoms are obvious, regaining a sense of moving with normality
  • OhioHealth Delay the Disease is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson's Disease (PD) by targeting their symptoms and optimizing their physical function
  • Class times:
    Tuesday & Thursday 12-1pm
    Tuesday & Thursday 1-2pm
    Tuesday & Thursday 2-3pm

    12 week sessions. A physical assessment is required prior to your first class enrollment.

    Instructor: Sheri Shon, DTD certified instructor

    Cost: $90 Y members, $160 Community

    Class Locations

    For more information contact:
    Trish Harrison
    Health and Wellness Director
    269.459.4881

    taharr@kzooymca.org