We are learning everyday that there are ways in which people with Parkins
We are learning everyday that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and even build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with Coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better.
Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life.
Rock Steady classes are divided into four levels based upon each person’s unique Parkinson’s symptoms and overall level of fitness. We require all potential boxers to complete a 90 minute assessment with one of our Coaches to determine the class placement that would be of greatest benefit to them.
**Class placement is based on both objective and subjective data collected by Rock Steady Coaches during the initial assessment, and Coaches reserve the right to place new participants in the class they determined is most appropriate for that individual. In addition to exercise, Rock Steady encourages the “Fun Factor!” Throughout our history, RSB has developed games, traditions and activities that promote FUN, keeping the morale high and the boxers looking forward to each class. Along with the boxing-style workout, it’s not uncommon to play with toys, footballs, basketballs and have a good time in our classes. Our Coaches are constantly weaving in creative and entertaining ways to combat a multitude of Parkinson’s symptoms.
Getting the right kind of exercise is part of the battle, but equally important are the social and emotional benefits people gain from Rock Steady. Our four levels of classes encourage intense exercise & functional fitness, as well as emotional and social support, which is vital to the well-being of people with Parkinson’s.
***New schedule starting April 3rd***