Being part of a group of people recovering from or fending off the effects of a cardiac incident, stroke, MS, or Parkinson’s Disease helps create a community of positive movement. The YMCA Healthy Living Center’s programs are evidence-based and will help you achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Artist in Residence (AIR)

Offered at: Boise & Eagle/Meridian Area Caldwell Area Downtown Y West Y
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: Free

Patterned after The Creative Center at University Settlement, the Artist in Residence program is founded on the belief that “medicine cures the body, but art heals the spirit.” AIR program promotes a sense of healing and recovery to people living with chronic illness, like cancer or Parkinson’s

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Chair Yoga

Offered at: Healthy Living Center
Member Price: $30
Non-Member Price: $55

Chair Yoga is uniquely designed for people recovering from and living with neurological injuries such as stroke, brain or spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease and other related conditions. The small group classes allow for the licensed physical therapist instructor to modify yoga poses

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Delay the Disease – Movement Disorder Program

Offered at: Boise & Eagle/Meridian Area Healthy Living Center
Member Price: $30 per month
Non-Member Price: $55 per month

OhioHealth Delay the Disease™ is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and other neurological disorders by targeting symptoms and optimizing physical function. It is founded on evidence-based, structured exercise routines that are focused on strength training

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Healthy Lungs & Heart

Offered at: Caldwell Y Downtown Y West Y
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: $55

Healthy Lungs and Heart is a low-impact class that focuses on improving cardiovascular and pulmonary function through cardio, strength, and flexibility training. Designed for anyone who would like to continue in a Phase III Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab format (BP and blood O2 are monitored daily) or

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Moving for Better Balance

Offered at: Downtown Y West Y
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: $55

This Tai Chi program represents the results from years of scientific research and community evaluations. Its focus is on preventing falls through regular practice, Tai Chi, when practiced regularly, will improve one’s balance and reduce the likelihood of falling. The 8 single forms utilized adhere

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Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Offered at: Downtown Y
Member Price: $30
Non-Member Price: $55

This is a 60-minute indoor cycling program committed to impacting the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. Contact Mary Biddle-Newberry for more information at (208) 344 5502 ext 276 or via email at 

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