Illinois Exercise Classes

The APDA partners with places in the community to bring classes closer to you. Funding for the classes is provided by the APDA so they are free to people with Parkinsons.  Classes at area YMCAs require registration. Contact the YMCA for more information or to register.

*Denotes non-affiliated exercise program

Breese, IL (Clinton County)

Clinton County YMCA 14160 Jamestown Rd. 217.239.6088 (registration required)

Exercise for Parkinsons: All Levels
Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:30 pm Jack S.

Champaign, IL (Champaign County)

Stephens Family YMCA 2501 Fields South Drive
(217) 239-6088 (registration required)

Parkinsons Pedalers: All Levels
Mondays 1:00 pm Jessica B

Seated Yoga: All Levels
Mondays 1:00 pm Jenny R

Functional Chair Fitness: All Levels
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 pm Lyndsay R and Jenny R

Strength and Balance: All Levels
Wednesdays 1:00 pm Jessica B

Decatur, IL (Macon County)

Decatur Family YMCA 220 W. McKinley Avenue

Pedaling for Parkinsons: All Levels
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am Michelle Patterson
(217) 872-3835 ext. 121

Edwardsville, IL (Madison County)

Edwardsville YMCA 1200 Esic Drive

Exercise for Parkinsons (Interval Training): All Levels
Tuesdays and Thursday at 11:00 am Mary Tebbe/Lara Collmann
(618) 656-0436 (registration required)

O’Fallon, IL (St. Clair County)

YMCA-O’Fallon 284 North Seven Hills Road

Exercise for Parkinsons: All Levels
Tuesdays at 12:00 pm and Thursdays at 1:00 pm
Registration required – (618) 651-8899

Quincy, IL (Adams County)

Quincy YMCA 3101 Maine Street

Fit to Fight: PD Boxing: All Levels
Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30-12:00pm Cathy Schluckebier

Springfield, IL (Sangamon County)

First Presbyterian Church 321 South 7th Street, Springfield.

The Joy of Movement – a dance class for people with PD and their care partners. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm in person. Proof of vaccination status and masks are required.

Wednesdays at 10:30 am – 11:45 am online on Zoom. The instructor will gladly assist you in learning to use the zoom platform to participate in online classes.

There is no fee to participate in the class, but registration is required. Due to the progressive structure of the class, no new registrants will be accepted after the first two weeks of class.

To register or obtain further information, contact Eve Fischberg, at 217.494.4961 or
In case of inclement weather, the Joy of Movement class will follow the Springfield School District closure schedule.

Other Illinois Resources

Rock Steady Boxing* – Alton
Located at SSP Wellness Center
2603 N. Rodgers Ave., Alton, IL 62002

Level 4 RSB class (low intensity) Tues. & Fri. 2-3 pm
Level 3 RSB class (moderate intensity) Mon. & Thurs. 2-3 pm
Level 2 RSB class (high intensity) Mon. & Thurs. 3-4 pm

Price is $50/month for Non-Wellness Center Members and $40/mon for Wellness Center members

Dustin Heiser | Wellness Center Manager
618.4653298 ext. 142

Cycle + Strength*: All Levels
Korte Recreation Center – Highland 1 Nagel
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:00 am
Registration required (618) 651-1386
$25/member or $32/non-member for a 10-week session

*Denotes non-affiliated exercise program

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