What is Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in a speciﬁc area of the brain called “substantia nigra”. The cause remains unknown, although there is no cure, treatment options vary and often include medications and surgery. Despite that Parkinson’s itself is not fatal, disease complications can be serious.
Parkinson’s Signs & Symptoms
- Tremor(s): mainly at rest and described as a pill rolling tremor in hands.
- Bradykinesia: slowed movement over time.
- Speech changes: soft or quick speech. The person might slur or hesitate before talking. Limb rigidity or stiffness and inflexibility of limbs. Small handwriting.
- Loss of smell.
- Impaired posture and balance.
- Decreased ability to perform unconscious movements, including blinking, smiling or swinging your arms when you walk.
Fighting Back Against Parkinson's
Non-contact boxing inspired classes can reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
Learn How Individuals Are Fighting Parkinson's With Boxing
Research has shown that high intensity, strenuous, interval-type training proves physical, mental, and emotional health especially people with Parkinson’s. Boxing may be a neuroprotective way of slowing down the progress of Parkinson’s and mitigating the symptoms. In fact, academic institutions have documented better quality of life for people with Parkinson’s who participate in Rock Steady Boxing programs.
In-Home Services & Training Programs
Right at Home works with many wellness and transportation plans when creating custom care plans. Partnering our in-home care services with Rock Steady and Beyond Fitness training programs as a beneficial program for people with Parkinson’s. Through training programs like these seniors are improving muscle flexibility and strength, balance, quickness, range of motion, and stamina. Not surprisingly, through partnerships like these seniors are boosting camaraderie, confidence, and enthusiasm.
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What does a typical Rock Steady Power Hour look like?
Rock Steady Power Hour uses boxing training to develop hand-eye coordination, endurance, footwork quickness, agility, ﬂexibility, balance, and speed. There is no experience necessary and boxers begin training at their own ﬁtness levels, but be prepared to challenge your body and mind!
Stretching, cardio and bodyweight exercises to warm up, loosen, and stretch muscles.
- Bell to Bell:
Wrap your hands; put on your gloves! Box for eight 3-minute rounds with active rests between rounds. God through several stations, including the heavy bags, speed bag, double-end bag, and the ring.
- Core Workout / Cool Down:
Using medicine balls and the heavy bag, work your core strength, the foundation for body wholeness.
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Find Your Nearest Rock Steady Boxing Class Schedule
Club at Ibis
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Date: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Address: The Club at Ibis 4100 Ibis Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Fyzical Fitness Lake Worth
Lake Worth, FL 33467
Date: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Address: 7103 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467