WEST LIBERTY – Green Hills Community, along with Universal Home Health and Hospice, will host an informational meeting about Rock Steady Boxing, a new program to fight the deterioration of Parkinson’s disease. The meeting is 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the training room located in the Community Center at Green Hills, 6557 S. U.S. 68.
Rock Steady Boxing was founded in 2006 by former Marion County, Indiana, Prosecutor Scott Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s. After he was diagnosed, he began intense, one-on-one boxing training and saw a dramatic improvement in his physical health, agility and daily functioning because of the intense and high energy workouts.
Today, Rock Steady offers training programs to meet the fitness levels at all stages of Parkinson’s, including those who have been living with the disease for a decade or more.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder that can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function. In the gym, exercises are largely adapted from boxing drills. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome their opponents.
In this program, Parkinson’s is the opponent. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share common traits: they are rigorous and intend to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant.
For more an information about the program, call Nita at 937.465.5065 or go to www.rocksteadyboxing.org. Call 937-465.0700 to RSVP for the meeting.
Submitted by Green Hills Community.