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NEW Rock Steady Boxing Program for Individuals Battling Parkinson’s disease
Empowering individual’s with the disease to fight back
Middleburg Heights, OH (Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 ) – LifeWorks of Southwest General is now offering patients suffering
from Parkinson ’s disease a new program called Rock Steady Boxing.
Rock Steady Boxing is a national program designed to give hope to individuals
with Parkinson’s disease by improving their quality of life through
a non-contact, boxing-based fitness curriculum.
“The program is designed to help those battling Parkinson’s
disease by lessening the physical as well as psychological effects and
symptoms of the disease,” explains Karen Raisch-Siegel, director,
LifeWorks of Southwest General.
Exercises are adapted from boxing drills, as boxers largely condition for
optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination,
footwork and overall strength to defend against and to overcome opponents.
“Through the Rock Steady Program, Parkinson’s disease is the
opponent,” says Raisch-Siegel. “Exercises vary in purpose
and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to
extend the perceived capabilities of the participant.”
Classes will begin at LifeWorks of Southwest General on
Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Two programs will be offered:
- Level 1 and 2 fighters: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.
- Level 3 and 4 fighters: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2 p.m.
There is a monthly fee of $58 per fighter. This includes unlimited classes
as well as full access to the LifeWorks facility, outside of classes.*
To get started, contact Karen Raisch-Siegel at 440-816-4210 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. All fighters are required to go through an assessment with boxing coach,
Sarah Fox. The assessment will determine to which program level the fighter
will be assigned. Assessments take about 30 minutes. All assessments,
paperwork and a physician clearance are required prior to participation.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We will be accepting volunteers to assist our boxing
coach during class times. If interested, please contact 440-816-4210.
*This fee is taxable. LifeWorks members are free.