ROCK STEADY BOXING CLASSES BENEFITTING PARKINSON’S PATIENTS TO BE OFFERED AT THE CENTER FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS

Posted 03/15/2017

Rock Steady Boxing, a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing professionals but adapted for people living with Parkinson’s disease, will be offered at The Center for Health and Wellness at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. This class was made possible by a donation to the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare by Peel & Holland, Inc. in honor of Mr. R.C. Riley.
 

Rock Steady Boxing improves the quality of life for people battling Parkinson’s disease through non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness training. The Center for Health and Wellness is 1 of only 4 Rock Steady Boxing facilities in Kentucky!

Training classes include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points, while focusing on overall fitness, strength, reaction time, and balance. Rock Steady Boxing serves both men and women of all ages and levels of ability.

Classes begin in April, which also happens to be Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder. It is estimated that 1-1.5 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, with as many as 50,000 – 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year. While there is no cure at this time, exercise – particularly forced, intensive exercise – has been shown to slow the progression and impact of symptoms.

No boxing experience is necessary.

The class is open to ALL people with a Parkinson’s Diagnosis.

The class will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every week, beginning April 10 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call (270) 762-1348 for more information or to reserve your spot.  Click here to download PDF.
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