IN this Corner...
Fighting back against parkinson's
ROCK STEADY BOXING O'FALLON, INC.
a not-for-profit organization
WHY ROCK STEADY?
Several medical studies on Parkinson's and exercise have concluded that forced intense exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.
ESPN ranks boxing as the most intense form of training, considering degree and difficulty compared to 60 other sports. If forced intense exercise has proven to be the best form of exercise for people with Parkinson's, then boxing is a good fit.
Programs accommodate all levels of fitness and Parkinson's. Modifications are made so that all boxers feel comfortable.
Rock Steady Boxing incorporates many different training tools that can be beneficial to Parkinson's patients.
Rock Steady is dedicated to helping those with a diagnosis of Parkinson's and provide hope for a more productive life.
The boxers at Rock Steady know no strangers. They are all fighting the same fight, and the camaraderie they share is just as important as the physical benefits they realize.
BENEFITS OF the WORKOUT
Certified Functional Strength Coaches conduct exercise classes that focus on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance. Workouts include heavy bags, speed bags, core work, TRX, bands, medicine balls, sand bells, kettle bells and free weights. These training tools assist in improvement in the following areas:
OUR BOXERS ...
“I was diagnosed with PD 11 years ago. My fear of falling kept me in the house. I started doing all the same exercises in a chair. Now I do some in a chair but I'm able to do some on the floor and some standing up. I feel good after each class and the program has helped my confidence.”
"I can lift more. My walk is steadier and my stamina is increasing. The social aspect of RSBO is very important. I learn from the other boxers in class and gain encouragement from them."
“What I love about RSB O'Fallon is the camaraderie that we share. The workouts are great but it's so nice to be with people who are also living with PD.”