Rock Steady Boxing
A non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum
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 Parkinson’s disease, 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.
Various studies in the 1980s and 1990s supported the notion that rigorous exercise, emphasizing gross motor movement, balance, core strength, and rhythm, could favorably impact range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait, and activities of daily living. More recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression.
Rock Steady Boxing, the first boxing program of its kind in the country, was founded in 2006 by former Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s.
Newman began intense, one-on-one, boxing training just a few years after he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s at the age of 40. Newman witnessed the dramatic improvement in his physical health, agility, and daily functioning through the intense and high-energy workouts.
We are here to help you and patients with a movement disorder.
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Zanesville Parkinson’s Group / All Shook Up is dedicated to promoting exercise for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. Patients from five SE Ohio counties come to delay the effects of Parkinson’s through the exercises led by our licensed therapists. Your donations will go towards equipment presently and in the future, a larger facility.
We are the Zanesville Parkinson's Group and we are here to improve the quality of life for individuals with movement disorders. Through constant support, education, and community outreach we strive to foster a culture of optimism and improved physical & emotional health for patients and families.
The Zanesville Parkinson's, 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.
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