Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program

The goal of the Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program at University Hospitals Avon Health Center Fitness Center is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease by improving their physical and emotional fitness in a fun and safe environment that encourages healthy choices and camaraderie.

What Does This Program Involve?

Our exercise program includes:

  • Delay the Disease: A fitness class designed to target symptoms and improve functional tasks for individuals with Parkinson's disease.
  • Upcoming classes: Yoga, spinning and additional cardio-based classes designed for individuals with Parkinson's disease.
  • Educational lectures: Experts in the field will provide monthly educational lectures.

How Do I Get Started?

To get started with our program, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Provide a medical waiver signed by your physician allowing you to participate in the Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program.
  2. Schedule a free wellness assessment by calling Renee Barrett at 440-988-6822 or by emailing If you call, please leave a message with your name and number. You will receive a response within 24 to 48 hours to schedule your appointment.
  3. The assessment will take place at the Fitness Center at UH Avon Health Center. The assessment takes 30 minutes to an hour. Please allow us to determine the appropriate level of class for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Program

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