Boxing classes, taught by Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coaches, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate. Boxers, both male and female, range in age from mid-30s to early 90s.Photo GalleryVideo GalleryIn the News
Our Rock Steady Boxing Program Director, Lisa Howard, has spent the last 20 years developing programs in Sioux Falls for older adults to help them remain active and healthy. Lisa’s passion and enthusiasm for improving the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s shines through her coaching.
Laura Johnson, Director of Nursing, has been at The Inn on Westport for over 7 years. Laura’s extensive clinical knowledge about Parkinson’s disease is an invaluable on-site resource for the program.
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