Rock Steady Boxing enables individuals with Parkinson’s disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality-of-life and sense of efficacy and self-worth. Recent studies also suggest that intense exercise programs may be “neuro-protective,” actually working to delay the progression of symptoms. Rock Steady Boxing provides encouragement by inspiring maximum effort, speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. Rock Steady Boxing classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead to a healthier, happier life.
PD 1/2 3 Days a week
Tuesday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Full)
Friday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Full)
Saturday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (Full)
PD 3/4 2 days a week (Will require a cornerman)
Thursday 1:30pm – 3:00 pm (Full)
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Full)
Tuesday 3:30pm – 5:00 pm (Full)
Thursday 3:30pm – 5:00 pm (Full)
Intermediate PD 2/3 2 days a week (May require Cornerman)
Thursday 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Full)
Saturday 9:30 am – 11:00 am (Full)
PD 1/2 3/4 2 days a week (May require a cornerman)
Wednesday 1:30pm – 3:00pm (Full)
Friday 3:00pm – 4:30pm (Full)
On National Senior Health & Fitness Day, Rock Steady Boxing at The Palms of Largo set a goal to throw 10,000 punches to fight Parkinson’s disease. With the help of residents, staff, and Rock Steady Boxing participants, we surpassed that goal with an unbelievable 35,884 punches in total! In Pinellas county, more than 5,000 people are affected by Parkinson’s. With efforts such as these, we are working to diminish the symptoms of the disease to help people live happier, healthier lives. Read the article and watch the video here.
Boxing classes, taught by Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coaches, include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, strength training, reaction time and balance, workouts include: focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate. Boxers, both male and female, range in age from mid-30s to early 90s.
400 Lake Avenue Northeast
Largo, FL, 33771
Head Coach, Ian McGarrity, has been training individuals with Parkinson’s disease for over 15 years. Ian has a positive and holistic approach to coaching we are sure you will love!
Our Parkinson’s program director and support group facilitator, Leah Einboden, has been working with Parkinson’s for over 4 years. Leah’s passion and enthusiasm for improving the quality of life for those with Parkinson’s shines through her coaching.
Dianna Slutzker is the Director of Nursing at Cypress Palms for over 10 years and has worked with Parkinson’s throughout her long career in nursing. Dianna is dedicated to helping all Parkinson’s participants with her clinical knowledge enhancing her coaching skills.