Battling Parkinson’s disease with boxing

The program is called Rock Steady Boxing. It’s designed to help those with Parkinson’s improve their balance, motor skills and speech through non-combat boxing and exercise. The 15 participants, who range in age from 27 to 83 years old, come to Snap Fitness in Cedar City for an hour-and-a-half up to five times a week for…

Gloves up: Rock Steady Boxing, Dynamic MMA and Fitness take fight to Parkinson’s

Dynamic MMA and Fitness owner Paul Mendoza and trainer Matt Miller help those with all levels of Parkinson’s combat their symptoms. Source: Gloves up: Rock Steady Boxing, Dynamic MMA and Fitness take fight to Parkinson’s

The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to “empower people with Parkinson’s Disease”

WEST ALLIS — Brian Kramp spent the morning at Rock Steady Boxing in West Allis. Rock Steady Boxing is a nonprofit organization that gives people with Parkinson’s Disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. About Rock Steady Boxing (website) Source: The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to…

Rock Steady Boxing to help Parkinson’s patients

A physical therapy clinic recently introduced a new wellness program called “Rock Steady Boxing” which is boxing drills adapted to help patients improve agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength. The Recovery Project is throwing punches to fight the effects of Parkinson’s Disease. Source: Rock Steady Boxing to help Parkinson’s patients

Why Do We Box?

“Don’t they know what happened to Muhammad Ali?” Yes.  Rock Steady Boxing and its affiliates are beginning boxing programs around the world for people with Parkinson’s disease.  But our boxing program is completely NON-contact.  The curriculum is designed to improve Parkinson’s symptoms through a boxing-inspired fitness regimen.  And it works. To the outside world, this seemingly…