Norfolk Family YMCA: Rock Steady Boxing 2018
This program provides an effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson’s disease. Studies have shown that forced intense exercise programs may delay the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms. Grant money from NACFF was used to purchase equipment, marketing material and RSB coach certifications. Family members also are encouraged to become involved as “corner men,” helping members with their boxing gloves, being a cheerleader and even participating themselves. The hope is to eventually offer an additional class time option.
“Over six months of doing Rock Steady Boxing, I have more energy, the tremors in my left hand aren’t as strong and I’ve developed good friendships and support from the other group members,” -Elaine Halferty, Participant