Northwestern Medicine Huntley Health & Fitness Center is excited to offer Rock Steady Boxing (RSB). The mission of RSB is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. Rock Steady Boxing, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum.
RSB exercises are largely adapted from boxing drills. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents.
At RSB, Parkinson’s disease is the opponent. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant. Learn how Rock Steady Boxing has transformed participants’ lives by visiting rocksteadyboxing.org/parkinsons-boxing-classes/testimonials/.
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