Parkinson & Arthritis Classes


In an effort to empower those living with Parkinson's disease and Arthritis, the Summit Area YMCA now offers exercise classes that help individuals manage their quality of life, coordination, range of motion, flexibility, and more. Our programs incorporate the newest research principles in aerobic training and movement to retrain and optimize function for individuals with balance and movement disorders.


Alice Arthritis's Program 2023

Program Description:
A Fitness program to help any joint with arthritis, including joints in fingers, hips, shoulder, neck, and back. Special exercises and stretches are key components.

Date & Time:

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Summit YMCA

Parkinson's Exercise

Program Description:
Our exercise class incorporates the newest research principles of forced exercise, aerobic training, and dissociated movements. It's aimed at people with PD and other balance or movement disorders. Exercises performed sitting, standing, and walking. Participants should be able to climb stairs, stand from a chair, and tolerate 40 mins of activity.

Date & Time:

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Participants should be able to climb a flight of stairs
without help (no steps during the class), stand up from
a chair without help and be able to tolerate about 40
minutes of activity.



In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.