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Rock Steady Boxing – Parkinson’s Disease

Location: 
Main LibrarySecond Floor Meeting Room
Event categories: 
Lectures and Workshops
Age: 
adults
Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:00am
Description: 

lqfall2917cp. 10-11. Chances are you know someone with Parkinson’s disease. Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact boxing program that was developed to help fight the effects of Parkinson's disease. Medical studies over a ten-year period have concluded that the forced, intense, explosive action of boxing training is an effective form of exercise for people living with Parkinson’s. The program is dramatically improving the ability of people with Parkinson's to live independent lives, increasing their self-worth, sense of efficacy and quality of life. Recent studies also show that this form of exercise may be "neuro-protective," actually working to delay the progression of symptoms. Rock Steady Boxing has been brought to our community through the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center but serves adults with Parkinson's of any age. The local group is one of over 300 Rock Steady Boxing affiliates worldwide. The group meets at a local gym where 40 volunteers work with 52 “boxers”.

The group’s goal is that someday, when people are diagnosed with Parkinson's, their doctor will say to them "but there is a gym down the street that offers HOPE."

Come learn about the program and see a demonstration of boxing moves!