Rock Steady Boxing POWer
Now is the time...
A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can feel like a knockout punch. But we now understand, with the right exercise program, people living with PD can improve their quality of life, alleviate certain symptoms, and get back up on their feet with hope. Now is the time to get BIG, be LOUD, get those gloves UP, and fight for what we know will improve PD symptoms...purposeful movement designed specifically to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Research has supported this over the years and we know it, we feel it…MOVEMENT MATTERS.
What is Rock Steady Boxing POWer at YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties?
A comprehensive, multifaceted, person centered, fitness program designed to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease in a supportive environment for people living with PD and their care partners composed of Rock Steady Boxing, PWR!Moves, and Parkinson's Cycle! This ongoing program includes in person sessions along with access to Parkinson’s Disease specific content on the Y Wellness 24/7 virtual program. To start you off on the right foot, each participant will meet with a Parkinson’s POWer Coach for an assessment to learn about their specific journey and create an individualized exercise plan.
The program includes:
- Two Rock Steady Boxing sessions per week - A non-contact boxing program designed around the principle of “forced intense” exercise that improves balance, endurance, strength and agility.
- One PWR!Moves - 4 specific movements designed to counteract the effects of PD
- One Parkinson's Balance, Dexterity and Core
- *NEW* Parkinson’s Boxing virtual classes on Y Wellness 24/7 taught by Kristin McCoach!
- Access to our virtual platform Y Wellness 24/7 - with 1000s of on-demand classes including Parkinson’s Disease specific content
When you become a YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties member, you also enjoy access to our state-of-the-art wellness center, pool and group exercise classes.
Member price $158 for 8-week session
Non-Member price $258 for 8-week session
Each new participant pays a one time assessment fee of $39 which includes Rock Steady Boxing gel wraps.
*Participants must have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and obtain medical clearance from their physician in order to qualify for the program.
Additional Training Opportunities
Because individual schedules vary, Team Training and Personal Training with a certified personal trainer/RSB Coach/PWR!Moves Instructor is also available.
This program is only available at our Doylestown branch.
Exercise is important
“Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, however, for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise is not only healthy, but a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities, along with a potential neuroprotective effect".
- The Parkinson’s Foundation Quality Improvement Initiative studied exercise as part a Parkinson's Outcomes Project study.
Good outcomes for PD
"Every Center of Excellence agrees that they believe exercise is important to good outcomes in PD, and data supports that. Exercising enhances the sense of wellbeing, even across different disease stages and severities. There is a growing consensus among researchers about the short and long-term benefits of exercise for people with PD.”
- Parkinson’s Foundation
Regular schedule of exercise
“Starting or continuing a schedule of regular exercise can make a big difference in your mobility, both in the short and long term.”