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Rock Steady Boxing Class 

We are excited to bring Rock Steady Boxing (RSB), the first and only boxing program of its kind in the country, to The J.  RSB was founded in Indianapolis in 2006 by former Marion County Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s. RSB gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life and can reverse, reduce, and even delay the symptoms of PD.

These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life.

How do I start?

Nearly everyone with Parkinson’s disease can participate and receive benefit from Rock Steady Boxing. Some participants will require a cornerman (caretaker) to assist in each session, which will be determined at your assessment appointment.

We require all potential boxers to complete a thorough fitness assessment with one of our certified RSB coaches.  Fitness assessments will be held at the end of every month and require registration to attend.

 

Class Schedule:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 10:45-11:45 a.m.

2 or more classes per week are recommended

Additional Classes to be added to this schedule based upon participant need

 

For more information, or if you would like to schedule an assessment or a time to observe a class, please contact Dawn Aronoff at (913) 327.8081.

  

Movement Class

Physical activity is key to delaying or alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This FREE class uses rhythmic dance movement to improve strength, balance, and flexibility, which keeps the connection between the mind and body strong. Participants can be both seated or standing.

We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their quality of life, and build strength, flexibility, and speed! Let our coaches help you start to feel and function better.

 

Class Schedule:

Thursdays from 11 a.m. to Noon
 

No registration required! For class location or more information, please contact Dawn Aronoff at (913) 327.8081. 

 

 These programs are supported in part by a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation. 

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