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Rock Steady Boxing Wayne Empowers People Living with Parkinson’s Disease to Fight Back During Parkinson’s Awareness Month

 

Rock Steady Boxing Wayne Empowers People Living with

Parkinson’s Disease to Fight Back During Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Wayne, NE – This April, Rock Steady Boxing Wayne, located at 1200 Providence Road, Wayne, NE will join millions in observing Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function. Rock Steady Boxing Wayne gives those living with Parkinson’s disease hope today by offering a non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness routine proving to dramatically improve their quality of life.

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. “There is strong evidence from clinical research studies that exercise helps Parkinson’s disease. Rock Steady Boxing is a proven exercise technique that can be helpful to people with Parkinson’s,” said Dr. Steven Gunzler, a neurologist for University Hospitals and assistant professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University. Rock Steady Boxing 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 not only raises awareness about the disease our Rock Steady Boxers live with every day, but also shines a light on their incredible tenacity in ‘fighting back’ against the disease. We are about more than just one class or one program; Rock Steady’s mission is to provide hope and better quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease worldwide,” said Heidi Keller of Rock Steady Boxing Wayne.
Rock Steady Boxing affiliates are independently owned and operated. To learn more about Rock Steady Boxing Wayne, please contact Heidi Keller at 402-375-7927 or stop in to Providence Wellness Center at 1200 Providence Road, Wayne.  For additional resources and to learn more about the overall organization, please visit Rock Steady Boxing, Inc. at www.rocksteadyboxing.org/.

About Rock Steady Boxing Wayne

Rock Steady Boxing Wayne was founded in 2017 and serves the people of Wayne and the surrounding communities.  Because of the dedicated efforts of local resident Randy Pedersen, the Rock Steady Program has been successfully launched at our wellness center and is currently offering classes 3 days a week.  Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30-2:30 PM.  All new participants are welcome. 

About Rock Steady Boxing, Inc.

Rock Steady Boxing, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in Indianapolis in 2006 with six participants. The organization currently has an estimated 38,000 members at over 775 locations worldwide and continues to grow by appealing to men and women ranging in age from 35 to 90 and over. Classes are geared to people at all stages of Parkinson’s disease. For additional information, please visit www.rocksteadyboxing.org. Follow Rock Steady Boxing @RockStdyBoxing and “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/rocksteadyboxing.

 

 

 

 

 

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