Rock Steady Boxing
Defeating Parkinson's Once Punch at a Time
Nearly one million will be battling Parkinson's by 2020 according to the Parkinson's Foundation. Characterized by intense tremors, Parkinson's Disease is a central nervous system disorder that can only be treated and not cured.
Boxing as a Solution
It seems counter-intuitive to use boxing as a means to alleviate Parkinson's symptoms, but it works. The trick isn't hitting another person, but instead the use of rigorous exercise to slow disease progression.
The program itself strengthens the following:
- Muscular endurance
- Hand-eye coordination
Complete a Health Assessment
Prior to the boxing workouts, participants will undergo an assessment process to identify Parkinson’s symptoms specific to the individual. The assessment will provide a baseline of data so improvements can be measured. Heart conditions, joint replacements and diabetes and other conditions will be addressed to assist in developing individual plans for participants.
The one-time assessment fee will be $100, which includes the boxing gloves and hand wraps necessary to participate, and a Rock Steady Boxing shirt. The monthly fee for classes is $75.
Learn More about Rock Steady
Genesis classes will be held Mondays and Wednesday from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Genesis Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, located at the TBK Bank Sports Complex, 4850 BettPlex Drive, Bettendorf. For more information, call 563-421-3460.