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
DOWNTOWN CLASSES:
Mon/Wed 10:15 — 11:45 am (P1&2)
Tue/Thur 10:15 — 11:45 am (P3 &4)
Saturday 9:30 — 10:40 am (P 1-4)

COST: $28 per month for YMCA members and $50 per month for non-members

*Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

For more information, please contact 812-423-9622 or rocksteady@ymcaswin.org.

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
DUNIGAN CLASSES:
M/Tu/Th 11:30 — 12:30 pm

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 Sally Kroeger at 812-492-6713 or kroeger@ymcaswin.org.