Rock Steady Boxing POWer
Now is the time...
A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can feel like a knockout punch. But we now understand, with the right exercise program, people living with PD can improve their quality of life, alleviate certain symptoms, and get back up on their feet with hope. Now is the time to get BIG, be LOUD, get those gloves UP, and fight for what we know will improve PD symptoms...purposeful movement designed specifically to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Research has supported this over the years and we know it, we feel it…MOVEMENT MATTERS.
What is Rock Steady Boxing POWer at YMCA of Bucks County
A comprehensive, multifaceted, person centered, fitness program designed to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease in a supportive environment for people living with PD and their care partners composed of Rock Steady Boxing, PWR!Moves, Pedaling for Parkinson’s, and Bring it UP! This ongoing program includes in person sessions along with access to Parkinson’s Disease specific content on the Y Wellness 24/7 virtual program. To start you off on the right foot, each participant will meet with a Parkinson’s POWer Coach for an assessment to learn about their specific journey and create an individualized exercise plan.
The program includes:
- Two Rock Steady Boxing sessions per week - A non-contact boxing program designed around the principle of “forced intense” exercise that improves balance, endurance, strength and agility.
- One PWR!Moves - 4 specific movements designed to counteract the effects of PD
One Parkinson’s Cycle class - an indoor, stationary bike workout with a coach
- Access to our virtual platform Y Wellness 24/7 - with 1000s of on-demand classes including Parkinson’s Disease specific content
- Bring it UP! A monthly social time to connect with our community
- Rock Steady Boxing Gel Wraps
Becoming a YMCA of Bucks County member, you also enjoy access to our state-of-the-art wellness center, pool and group exercise classes.
Member price $79/month
Non-Member price $129/month
One-time start up fee of $39 includes Rock Steady Boxing Gel Wraps and a 45-minute assessment
*Participants must have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and obtain medical clearance from their physician in order to qualify for the program.
New program runs: April 5-June 2022
Registration begins March 14
Assessments will be scheduled upon registration and take place prior to the launch date of Tuesday, April 5
Tuesdays - 9:45am - 10:15am - PWR!Moves
Tuesdays - 10:30am - 11:30am - Rock Steady Boxing
Thursdays - 9:45am - 10:15am - Cycle for PD
Thursdays - 10:30am - 11:30am - Rock Steady Boxing
*Bring it Up! A monthly social time will take place once per month on Tuesdays from 11:45 - 12:30pm to offer all participants a time to connect with their community.
Additional Training Opportunities
Because individual schedules vary, Team Training and Personal Training with a certified personal trainer/RSB Coach/PWR!Moves Instructor is also available.
This program is only available at YMCA of Bucks County Doylestown.
Exercise is important
“Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, however, for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise is not only healthy, but a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities, along with a potential neuroprotective effect".
- The Parkinson’s Foundation Quality Improvement Initiative studied exercise as part a Parkinson's Outcomes Project study.
Good outcomes for PD
"Every Center of Excellence agrees that they believe exercise is important to good outcomes in PD, and data supports that. Exercising enhances the sense of wellbeing, even across different disease stages and severities. There is a growing consensus among researchers about the short and long-term benefits of exercise for people with PD.”
- Parkinson’s Foundation
Regular schedule of exercise
“Starting or continuing a schedule of regular exercise can make a big difference in your mobility, both in the short and long term.”