3 Years of Rocksteady Boxing

Today, we celebrated our 3rd Anniversary of our Rocksteady Boxing Program at Core. Rocksteady Boxing is a program for people with Parkinson's Disease that gives them hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. The goal of the program is to help slow the progression of PD through exercise. Parkinson's can affect the motor skills, speech, balance, cognitive abilities, and more in each individual person. One of the most common effects of the disease is tremors in the hands or legs. 

We started our program in April of 2016 with the goal of helping those with PD find a way to exercise. Since then, we have had over 40 members that have Parkinson's Disease come through our doors. We have made many new friends, and lost some over the years, and we have built a community of people that are able to support one another throughout their journeys with Parkinson's Disease.

The class has helped our members retain certain abilities. One of our members, Alex, continues to do wood working as a side hobby. Another member, Sheida, teaches painting and paints wonderful art herself. Alisha is a very skilled baker and enters her cupcakes in competitions. Each individual brings a unique story to our group, and we are lucky to have such a wonderful community in our facility. 

Our program is lead by coaches Abdul Jarvis and Max Haddad. Abdul runs a tough class and does not take it easy on them. He makes sure to make each class challenging so that our members get a great work out every time.

If you know someone who has Parkinson's Disease, have them come try out our Rocksteady boxing program. If you would like more information on the Rocksteady Boxing Organization, you can go to https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org/about/ to find out more about the program. 

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