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The Issue: Exercising Safety for Those with Heart Ailments

At Rock Steady Boxing, people with Parkinson's disease participate in noncontact boxing-style fitness programs that can often be rather strenuous workouts. Although individuals must have a doctor’s approval before participating, and all trainers are CPR and AED qualified, many participants have had past heart complications, diabetes, or are taking Parkinson's-specific medications that can cause heart rates to fluctuate unexpectedly.

The Campaign: Providing At-Risk Boxers with Heart Monitors

If this Grassroots campaign raises $640, then Rock Steady Boxing can provide heart monitors to eight of its boxers with Parkinson's disease who are taking heart medications or have heart-related problems, to ensure that they can participate safely in the program. Each additional $80 raised will be used to provide another at-risk boxer with a heart monitor.

Rock Steady Boxing

The first boxing program of its kind in the country, Rock Steady Boxing unites people with Parkinson's disease through noncontact-boxing fitness programs. Upon diagnosis, doctors often encourage individuals with Parkinson's to start exercising. However, due to noticeable symptoms of the disease such as tremors, balance difficulties, and softened voices, many individuals with Parkinson’s avoid traditional fitness centers. At Rock Steady Boxing, they can exercise safely, surrounded by peers who are also fighting the disease. Four different levels of classes correspond to the severity of symptoms, which could range from people with recent diagnoses to those using wheelchairs and walkers. Certified coaches lead participants through boxing regimens tailored to the individual's abilities and health concerns, and classes teach the fundamentals of boxing through noncontact workouts designed to boost overall fitness and well-being.


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The Fine Print


100% of donations go directly to Rock Steady Boxing. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Rock Steady Boxing


The first boxing program of its kind in the country, Rock Steady Boxing unites people with Parkinson's disease through noncontact-boxing fitness programs. Upon diagnosis, doctors often encourage individuals with Parkinson's to start exercising. However, due to noticeable symptoms of the disease such as tremors, balance difficulties, and softened voices, many individuals with Parkinson’s avoid traditional fitness centers. At Rock Steady Boxing, they can exercise safely, surrounded by peers who are also fighting the disease. Four different levels of classes correspond to the severity of symptoms, which could range from people with recent diagnoses to those using wheelchairs and walkers. Certified coaches lead participants through boxing regimens tailored to the individual's abilities and health concerns, and classes teach the fundamentals of boxing through noncontact workouts designed to boost overall fitness and well-being.

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