Rock Steady Boxing empowers people living with Parkinson's

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A class in session at Rock Steady Boxing Seattle North


This April, Rock Steady Boxing Seattle North, located at 10714 5th Ave, Seattle 98133, will join millions in observing Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

A progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects the ability to walk, talk, balance and move, Rock Steady Boxing Seattle North gives those living with Parkinson’s hope today by offering a non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness routine proving to dramatically improve their quality of life.

Rock Steady Boxing Seattle North is working on raising grant funds to help more people be able to participate in the program.

We will be creating an ongoing promotion of $5.00 of every pair of gloves and T-Shirt Sales as well as anyone who signs up in the month of April will have a portion donated to the grant. 
We invite you to come check out one of our classes and see what we do to help promote awareness and education about Parkinson’s during the annual observance.

Non-contact boxing for strength

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, more than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease and more than 60,000 Americans are diagnosed each year.

Recent medical studies, including one at the Cleveland Clinic, focus on intense “forced” exercise and indicate that certain types of exercise can exert a neuroprotective influence and may actually slow the progression of the chronic, incurable disease.

Rock Steady serves participants at all stages of Parkinson’s – from the newly diagnosed to those who have been living with the disease for decades.

“Parkinson’s Awareness Month is an opportunity for us to raise awareness about the disease our fighters live with on a daily basis and to reflect on their courageous battle. 
Rock Steady Boxing is about more than just one class or one program, our mission is to inspire and provide hope and better quality of life globally for those who are fighting back against Parkinson’s disease,” said Jodi Loomis of Rock Steady Boxing Seattle North.

Rock Steady Boxing Affiliates are independently owned and operated. Rock Steady Boxing Seattle North, is owned by Shoreline residents Donovan and Jodi Loomis. 

Contact them at 206-291-3149 or check out their website. Additional resources and more about the international organization here: Rock Steady Boxing, Inc

Rock Steady Boxing Seattle North recently started forming classes at the beginning of January 2017, and is working hard to get the word out that they are open and ready to help as many people with Parkinson’s disease that they can.

Jodi Loomis has a personal connection to the program.

When I first heard about this program, I truly believed it could help my dad who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s for 8 years as well as helping me and my husband better understand how to be a better support from the outside.
We are so humbled by the experience it has given us to watch our fighters work so hard and not allow this disease to defeat them. We work on many exercises beyond boxing to ensure their day to day functions can stay strong and improve. 

Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays. Check the website for times.

Rock Steady Boxing, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in Indianapolis in 2006 with six participants. The organization currently has over 17,000 participants and over 350 affiliate locations worldwide and continues to grow by appealing to men and women ranging in age from 35 to 90. Classes are geared to people at all stages of Parkinson’s disease. Follow Rock Steady Boxing @RockStdyBoxing. Facebook.

Updated for FB page and schedule 4-4-2017
 
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