Rock Steady Boxing is a structured class designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease or early-onset Parkinson’s Disease. This 90-minute class is led by a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach and incorporates strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and boxing techniques that are designed to minimize the effects of Parkinson’s as well as improve activities of daily living. The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to empower individuals with Parkinson’s Disease to fight back!
Various studies in the 1980s and 1990s supported the notion that rigorous exercise, emphasizing gross motor movement, balance, core strength, and rhythm, could favorably impact range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait, and activities of daily living. More recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression.
When & Where
Classes are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm. Class is included in the membership.
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