The Brian Dunniway is the Rock Steady Boxing Coordinator at Santa Cruz Boxing and Martial Arts. Classes are offered -
Monday and Wednesday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Cost is $150 per month for gym membership.
Gym is located at 208 Mt. Herman Road in Scotts Valley.
If you have any questions about program, please call Brian at 831-438-2697.
These classes are independent of EASE PD. Inc. This listing is provided as part of our mission to support those with PD in on Santa Cruz County.
EASE, PD is led by a group of caring volunteers who are not medical professionals. Please use your discretion before making any decisions based on the information on this website. The authors strive to provide readers with accurate and helpful information.
The Parkinson’s oriented classes listed here, and provided by businesses in our community, have proved useful for many of us. We appreciate their commitment to serve our PD community. Remember, participate in activities based upon your ability to do so safely. Check with your physician if uncertain.
From the Michael J Fox Blog :
While every individual has a unique game plan for living with Parkinson's disease (PD), exercise is an important part of the management strategy. Not only is it good for general health, but certain forms of activity can target specific Parkinson's symptoms. Although one distinct type of exercise isn't universally recommended for all people with PD, many have gotten hooked on non-contact boxing. Rock Steady Boxing -- a boxing program designed for people with Parkinson's -- seems to be sweeping the nation.
This full-body workout, recently highlighted in The Washington Post, tests balance, agility and hand-eye coordination, all of which can be affected by Parkinson's. It also can build muscle strength, potentially help speech (some say grunting or yelling while punching aids with vocal projection) and even offer an outlet for frustration toward symptoms or disease. Plus, Rock Steady promotes comradery and community, reminding participants that they're all “fighting together against Parkinson's.