Rock Steady Boxing And YMCA Y-CAP To Meet Up For Skills And Drills

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rock Steady Boxing of Chattanooga will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Friday, June 23, at the YMCA Healthy Living Center at North River. As part of the celebration, YMCA Y-CAP kids and professionals will also jump into the ring – so to speak, with RSB participants. 

Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact boxing based curriculum offered at the YMCA Healthy Living Center at North River, serving individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Through exercise, emphasizing gross motor movements, balance, core strength, and rhythm, RSB is providing hope, enabling people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back and favorably impact their range of motion, gait, flexibility, posture, activities of daily living and overall quality of life, said officials. 

“At the YMCA Healthy Living Center at North River, we have created a community that is supportive, safe, and fun for those with Parkinson's,” says Megan Vermeer, director of Healthy Living Programs. “Rock Steady has been an amazing addition to our programming. I am inspired daily by their dedication, passion, and strength, and we invite you to observe the program at any time and would love for you to join our Y family.” 

“My balance is much better,” says one RSB participant.  “I no longer use a cane when walking, and I love the training. I always feel better physically and mentally after my workouts.” 

The event will be held at the YMCA Healthy Living Center at North River on Friday, June 23, from 4-6 p.m. and is open to members and non-members. Education on the program will also occur at the event.  

To learn more about Rock Steady Boxing, contact Ms. Vermeer at 877-3517.

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