ROCK STEADY BOXING
Fight Back Against Parkinson’s Disease
Non-contact boxing inspired classes can reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of PD.
We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their quality of life and even build 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.
Rock Steady Boxing uses the fundamentals of boxing training in addition to Parkinson’s specific exercises to fight back against Parkinson’s Disease.
These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life.
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Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. At Rock, Steady the opponent is Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s causes a loss in many of the same elements that boxers condition to improve. And published medical research has shown that forced, intense or rigorous exercise can reduce, reverse and delay symptoms of Parkinson’s.
The Parkinson’s patient is encouraged to participate in exercise programs that focus on achieving higher training intensity beyond what they may self-select.
This may result in neuroprotection and thereby slow, reverse or stop the progression of symptoms.
Gross motor movements, balance, core, strength and rhythm could favorably impact range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait, balance and activities of daily living.
Boxing training incorporates total body movement, upper extremity punching motion and lower extremity footwork in multiple directions.
These actions used in boxing are like the movements Parkinson’s patients are fighting to maintain; spinal flexibility, stepping in multiple directions and faster movements.
These counter movements to Parkinson’s symptoms are an effective method for improving balance, gait and quality of life
B-Mo Fit Has teamed up with Rock Steady Boxing to offer a cutting-edge approach to fight back against Parkinson’s. Rock Steady Boxing uses the fundamentals of boxing training in addition to Parkinson’s specific exercises which studies have shown to slow, reverse or stop the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms.
Maureen Corristan LAT, ATC,CSCS,PES
Maureen is the owner of B-Mo Fit and has degrees in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. She has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Fitness and Performance Training.
- Licensed Athletic Trainer
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Performance Enhancement Specialist
- Certified Boxing Fitness Instructor