Delay the Disease

$35/month $60/month All


Both virtual and in-person classes are available. Program registration and intake required. To register, please email Mary Biddle-Newberry.

YMCA Healthy Living Center:

  • Advanced – Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:30am
  • All Levels – Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:45–10:45am
  • Intermediate – Mon, Wed, Fri, 11am–12pm
  • Wellness Passport – Mon, Tue, 1–2pm

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA:

  • All Levels – Tue, Thu, 11:45am–12:45pm

Caldwell YMCA:

  • All Levels – Tue, Thu, 10:30–11:30am


The OhioHealth Delay the Disease™ (DTD) is a unique, community-based PD exercise program that consists of group classes that include brief episodes of high-intensity aerobic work followed by PD-specific task training. Core stability, eccentric strength training, dual-task training, large-amplitude walking, rotational movements, integrated cognitive challenges, fine motor drills, and balance training are incorporated at a challenging level of difficulty for all functional abilities. The program is a structured class of aerobic training followed by task-specific training within a community-based PD-specific group exercise format. Delay the Disease is an evidence-based fitness program, led by a certified Delay the Disease instructor, designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders as well as their caregivers and spouses. Delay the Disease participants have access to the following classes:

  • Delay the Disease (multi-levels)
  • Artist in Residence (AIR)

Contact Mary Biddle-Newberry for more information at 208 344 5502 ext 276 or via email at
For sending referrals or protected health information, please fax to our HIPAA Fax: 888-965-4924

Delay the Disease is supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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The Treasure Valley Family YMCA believes that every individual is of promise. Therefore, no one is denied Y services due to the inability to pay. For more information please visit our Financial Assistance page.

Nondiscrimination Policy: Treasure Valley Family YMCA does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, color, national origin, disability, or age (and any other bases that you wish to include, such as sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, etc.) in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, and in staff and employee assignments to patients, whether carried out by Treasure Valley Family YMCA directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Treasure Valley Family YMCA arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

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