Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing pros, and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease, will now be available in New Westminster, BC. The program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, running, jump-roping, push-ups, balancing and non-contact boxing.
“We are fortunate to be able to bring this program to New Westminster” said Robyn Murrell, who successfully completed the RSB Training Camp in Indianapolis, Indiana and is now certified to offer RSB training classes. “Classes are geared to people at all stages of Parkinson’s disease. People are seeing improved motor function as a result of this intense non-contact, boxing style exercise.”
An initial assessment is required to determine what class level is recommended for each boxer.
Contact Robyn at: 778-323-1465 or email@example.com to get started on Fighting Back!
The RSB Method was developed in Indianapolis over the course of seven years. In 2012, the Training Camp was launched to share the RSB Method with other people who are fighting back against Parkinson’s. New Westminster is only one of four RSB affiliates currently registered in Canada, all initiated by certified RSB “Coaches” like Murrell. In USA there are 89 affiliates in 25 states, with an international affiliate in Italy.
There are approximately 100,000 people with Parkinson’s in Canada, 13,300 in British Columbia. For more information about Parkinson’s disease in BC contact Parkinson Society British Columbia at www.parkinson.bc.ca.