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

Rock Steady Boxing Wautoma Fitness, located at 480 S. Townline Rd, Wautoma, will join millions in April 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 Wautoma Fitness 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.

To promote awareness and education about Parkinson’s disease during the annual observance, Rock Steady Boxing Wautoma Fitness invites anyone interested in observing the program to come and visit a class.  Our program has been active since October 2019 and is welcoming new members.  We hold classes on Mondays at 11:30 and Thursdays at 11.

According to the Park-inson’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 Carole Clark, RSB coach at Rock Steady Boxing Wautoma Fitness.

Rock Steady Boxing affiliates are independently owned and operated. To learn more about Rock Steady Boxing Wautoma Fitness, please contact Carole Clark at Wautoma Fitness. For additional resources and to learn more about the overall organization, please visit Rock Steady Boxing, Inc. at www.rocksteadyboxing.org/.

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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.