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Rock Steady Boxing - definitely worth looking at

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Started in Indianapolis a few years ago, Rock Steady Boxing came to Ft Wayne, IN earlier this year.  Attending the past 2 months I'm very impressed with the progress I've seen in myself and all other attendees.  The intense exercise is yielding greater flexibility and strength.  And, the fellowship with others with Parkinson's is the high point of my week.  You can learn more about this at the following website.  Be sure and look at the "videos" tab/

 

http://www.rocksteadyboxing.org/

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Going to a trial session of Rock Steady Boxing this week.  Just curious if those that go steadily (2X/week?) find that it replaces their gym regimens?  I assume that most who participate have early to mid PD cases but could be wrong. I have an elliptical at home for cardio and do PT at home. Just wondering if this program is a substitute or complement to a gym membership for strength training?  Thanks in advance!

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I use it as a supplement to the exercises I do at home. I ride a bike, walk, go to PT do  Tai Chi. I have been falling lately so I need a spotter.

I feel  better when I go and I enjoy the social aspects of things  

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Followup.....went to a Rock Steady session yesterday and was impressed with the multi-phase regimen.  It is not for everybody especially if you have bad knees etc but I found it challenging and beneficial.  I plan on going for a few months to start.  As others have pointed out, perhaps the biggest benefit was some comraderie with fellow Parkkies of various ages and PD stages.  It dawned on me driving over there that I had never met other folks with PD before.  I was encouraged and inspired by the attitudes of many. There was even a non-PD stroke victim in the class who has shown the most improvement of anyone-- interesting!

I recommend a free trial session to anyone who has an opportunity nearby.

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