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Rock Steady Boxing for people with Parkinson’s Disease – Bell Road YMCA

October 18, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Rock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. In this class, one fourth of the time is spent doing the actual hitting on the heavy bags and speed bags. The remainder of the class is spent doing a variety of things as follows:

  • Coordination: foot movements combined with arm movements
  • Walking and gait activities
  • Strength training with light weights, resistance tubing and body bars
  • Obstacles-stepping over objects forward and back as well as lateral movements
  • Balance training with weight shifting activities as well as static balance
  • Fine motor skills with games such as Operation, stringing beads, buttoning, etc.
  • Cognition-remembering sequences, games like Simon Says
  • Flexibility-stretches and yoga type activities
  • Core work-seated or on the mat
  • Voice activation-reading tongue twisters, yelling favorite food, singing songs like Row, Row, Row your boat.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • Program date January 4 – December 31, 2021
  • Days: Monday – Thursday
  • Time: 11:30am-12:45pm
  • Monthly Cost: $25 Members; $50 Non-Members
  • Daily Rate: $10 Members; $15 Non-Members

NOTE: You must have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s by a doctor; then an assessment will be completed by a Rock Steady Coach.

For more information contact Marcie Peake at 334.271.4343 or mpeake@ymcamontgomery.org

Details

Date:
October 18, 2021
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
https://ymcamontgomery.org/programs/fitness/fitness-programs/rock-steady-boxing/