Rock Steady Boxing For People With Parkinson's Comes To Ringgold

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Rock Steady Boxing, an exercise program based on training used by boxing pros and adapted to people with Parkinson’s disease, will now be available in the north Georgia area. The program involves regular exercises, such as stretching, bicycling, running, jump-roping, push-ups, balancing and lots of non-contact boxing led by experienced trainers/coaches. 

Rock Steady Boxing serves both men and women of all ages and levels of ability. Rock Steady Boxing Chattanooga has been serving the area for the past four years. “We are now fortunate to be able to expand this program to north Georgia," said Kristen Schillaci, who successfully completed the Rock Steady Boxing Certification Training and is certified to offer Rock Steady Boxing training classes to individuals with Parkinson’s disease who live in the area.

Classes will resume at the new location, Our House Studios in Ringgold, as soon as COVID19 restrictions are released.    
 
The Rock Steady Boxing Method was developed in Indianapolis in 2006. Today, there are over 800 Rock Steady Boxing affiliate programs around the world initiated by certified Rock Steady Boxing “coaches.”   All completed the requirements of Rock Steady Boxing and have been officially certified.   
 
“We have always believed in the Rock Steady Boxing Method,” said Rock Steady Boxing, Inc. Executive Director Joyce Johnson.  “When evidence began to emerge that our program had a very positive impact on the ‘boxers,’ our mission became clear -- to share our knowledge and experience with all people with Parkinson’s.  That is why we decided to make our training available worldwide -- to train as many as we can so together we can improve the care of people with Parkinson’s everywhere.” 
 
Rock Steady Boxing, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in Indianapolis in 2006 with six participants.  Participation has steadily increased to more than 155 members today, including men and women ranging in age from 35 to 90. Classes are geared to people at all stages of Parkinson’s disease.  Multiple volunteers contribute their time and talents to assist with the classes.  
 
For additional information about Rock Steady Boxing Chattanooga, visit Chattanooga.rsbaffiliate.com.



BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Soddy-Daisy June 8

Erlanger’s First Virtual Believe Bash Nets $275,000 Due To Overwhelming Community Support

Free Online Bariatric Seminars Hosted By CHI Memorial Metabolic And Bariatric Care


CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Soddy-Daisy, 210 Walmart Dr., on Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring a mask to wear during the appointment. ... (click for more)

Erlanger’s superhero-themed Believe Bash took an unexpected twist when quarantining and social distancing mandates derailed plans for large social gatherings earlier this year. However, participants ... (click for more)

Jaime Ponce, M.D. and CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care is now offering free online educational seminars on surgical weight loss options. Registration is available online at ChattanoogaBariatrics.com, ... (click for more)



Living Well

BREATHE. EASY. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Soddy-Daisy June 8

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will be at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Soddy-Daisy, 210 Walmart Dr., on Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring a mask to wear during the appointment. Masks will be provided to anyone who doesn’t have one. "Lung cancer screening is a test to look for signs of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people," officials said. "The low-dose ... (click for more)

Erlanger’s First Virtual Believe Bash Nets $275,000 Due To Overwhelming Community Support

Erlanger’s superhero-themed Believe Bash took an unexpected twist when quarantining and social distancing mandates derailed plans for large social gatherings earlier this year. However, participants fully embraced the revised virtual version of Erlanger’s annual black-tie event, which ended up netting Erlanger $275,000 in proceeds. When Children’s Hospital super-hero “warriors” ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has One-Day Record 96 Coronavirus Cases; Hospitalizations (29) And Those In Intensive Care (17) Also At Record High

Hamilton County on Friday reported 96 more positive COVID-19 cases - the largest one-day total yet. That brings the total of confirmed cases in the county since the virus broke out in March to 939. There are 29 coronavirus patients in Chattanooga hospitals, which is the largest number yet. There are 17 coronavirus patients in Intensive Care in Chattanooga hospitals - also ... (click for more)

24 Patients, 1 Staff Member Test Positive For Coronavirus At NHC Rossville

Twenty four patients have tested positive for coronavirus at a retirement center in Rossville. Officials also said a staff member tested positive at NHC HealthCare. A second employee is being checked, officials said. None of the patients have been transferred to the hospital, the facility said. Officials said the majority of those who tested positive are not showing ... (click for more)

Opinion

A New Low For Bureaucratic Dysfunction - And Response

Forced emissions testing – a new low for bureaucratic dysfunction. In our old way of living, there were two certainties: Death and taxes. In our new world, the government is giving some relief from taxes but has chosen to substitute vehicle emissions testing. Now the two certainties are death and emissions testing. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is sickening ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Erma Bombeck, surely one of the greatest newspaper columnists in our lifetime, once decreed, "When humor goes, there goes civilization." With a new spate of disappointing news this week, it is easy to see the sage Erma was right, and thus we welcome this week’s newest edition of The Saturday Funnies. As longtime readers are aware, the Funnies are a collection of the nameless missives ... (click for more)