Parkinson's Wellness Workshop: Boxing - Rock Steady Boxing (open to all)
Tremor. Rigidity. Freezing. Loss of balance. Poor posture. You know how Parkinson's disease affects movement. Medication can help, but did you know that movement and exercise can also help? Research has found that exercise can significantly improve both motor and non-motor symptoms of PD. It can also enhance strength, stamina, mood, and general well-being. So come move with us! This workshop is for people who have Parkinson's disease, but we welcome anyone who wants to learn some basic boxing skills. No experience and no equipment required. Just wear comfortable clothing and clear a little space in your living room so you can move.
- Introduce basic boxing skills to people who have Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders so they can see how movement can help them feel better
- Introduce basic boxing skills to anyone who wants to improve balance, posture, agility, strength, conditioning, breathing and energy
- Get moving, get sweaty, have fun!
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Kim Heikkila is a coach and program co-director of Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) Saint Paul. She helped open the first RSB program in the state of Minnesota in May 2016 at Uppercut Gym. When Uppercut closed in 2019, its RSB program merged with the new program at Element Gym in St. Paul. Kim has been boxing since 2005 and a boxing trainer since 2010.
Katie Grove is a coach and program co-director at Rock Steady Boxing Saint Paul, which she helped establish at Element Gym in 2019, just before the Uppercut crew came calling. Prior to her involvement with RSB, Katie was an athletic trainer at Indiana University. She was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2015.