Charlottesville, Virginia is teaming up with Rock Steady Boxing to join in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Welcome, Rock Steady Boxing Charlottesville! The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function. The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation estimates there are more than 1 million people in the United States diagnosed with PD, and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed each year. Rock Steady Boxing is the first gym in the country dedicated to the fight against Parkinson’s.
We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their quality of life and even build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with Coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life.Read More