Why Rock Steady?

Why Rock Steady?

Introducing Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing is a health and wellness program designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease, a neurological condition that affects balance, strength, walking, and especially confidence. It’s based on a foundation of non-contact boxing, and it’s very effective for improving all of the symptoms that people with PD typically experience.

What Are The Physical Benefits of Rock Steady Boxing?

Many benefits are linked to the Rock Steady Boxing training methods. There’s a plethora of scientific research that supports routine exercise for people who live with Parkinson’s Disease. Regular RSB training sessions help people with Parkinson’s to experience less muscle stiffness and pain while generally improving their balance and capacity for motion.

RSB training is an effective training method that’s hugely beneficial for people in all stages of PD, including those who have just been diagnosed and those who have lived with PD debilitation for decades. Rock Steady Boxing helps Parkinson’s patients to move easier and safely while improving their posture, gait, flexibility, and resistance to injury. It opens the window to healing and happiness.

For the majority of Parkinson’s patients, increasing physical activity levels to a minimum of 2 1/2 hours weekly significantly slows down the decline in quality of life.

Benefits of Rock Steady include:

*Improvement in confidence

*Decrease in the severity of PD symptoms

*Experience reduced fear of falling down

*Perform daily activities more efficiently with higher quality

*Understanding physicality better and improvement in self-management

*Being able to perform activities that many of us take for granted, like climbing stairs, entering a vehicle, and simply standing up and walking across the room. Regular training sessions will improve every area of their lives.

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