Parkinsons Support at the Y - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Parkinsons Support at the Y

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing is a unique exercise program, based on training used by boxing pros that is adapted for people with Parkinson’s disease.  The program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, bicycling, running, jump-roping, push-ups, balancing and lots of non-contact boxing, led by experienced trainers/coaches.  This program serves both men and women of all ages and levels of ability, giving people with Parkinson’s disease hope.  The program enables people with Parkinson’s to fight their illness by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness classes that improve their quality of life.

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Rock Steady Boxing classes are divided into two levels based upon each person’s unique Parkinson’s symptoms and overall level of fitness. We require all boxers to complete a one-on-one assessment with coach to determine the class placement that would be of greatest benefit to them.

Class Schedule
ASCENSION ST VINCENT YMCA:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 – 10:30AM & 11:00 AM – 12:30PM

An assessment is required before participating in Rock Steady Boxing classes, contact Meghan Craven at 812-492-6710 or rocksteady@ymcaswin.org to schedule an assessment time.

COST: FREE for YMCA members and $50 per month for non-members*

*Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace – optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute. Fast pedaling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference in many who try it.

Class Schedule
ASCENSION ST VINCENT YMCA:
Fridays 10:15 – 11:15AM

DUNIGAN CLASSES:
Wednesdays 10:15 – 11:15AM

COST: FREE for YMCA members and $50 per month for non-members

*Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

For more information or to register, please contact Meghan Craven at 812-492-6710 or craven@ymcaswin.org.