Rock Steady Boxing is a Hit

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When Feeling Ferocious is a Good Thing

 

Our boxers say it best: 

"With Parkinson's Disease, I rarely feel fierce. With Rock Steady Boxing, I feel ferocious!" 

And it's not just in class. Boxers at the YMCA report improved strength, stamina and balance after attending our 90-minute classes, held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11am. Each class includes stretching and strengthening, cognitive work and voice activation and a really challenging workout  for those diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. 

 

According to ESPN, boxing is one of the most challenging workouts out there. At the Y, that holds true. Our coaching team is trained and certified through the international Rock Steady Boxing program that serves 43,500 people with Parkinson's, worldwide.

 

Of course, it's not all about the physical and mental workout.  As another boxer says:

"You and your staff are caring and firm." 

While there is no cure, tough love and caring community go a long way in serving those with Parkinson's Disease.  

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