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Parkinson's Disease

Coach Patti Batt and our Parkinson's Fight!!!

We have been spent 8 years fighting Parkinson's Disease right alongside these incredible people as they battle every day for a little control over their lives.  

Through an intensive plan of physical exercise delivered in a welcoming, safe and positive environment, our members and caregivers gain confidence and hope knowing Rock Steady Boxing is helping them maximize their potential mentally, emotionally and physically.

Patti Batt, our head Parkinson's coach, leads the charge every single day with her incredible skill, endless knowledge, and unwavering spirit. 

Want to know more about both Rock Steady Boxing class and individual training options? Click the button below and we will be in touch within 24 hours.


Various studies in the 1980’s and 1990‘s support that rigorous exercise, emphasizing gross motor movement, balance, core strength, rhythm, and hand-eye coordination can favorably impact range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait, and activities of daily living. More recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and suggest that certain types of exercise are neuro-protective, which means that it is a type of exercise that may actually slow disease progression.

The value of exercise has been corroborated in several studies, including some at Lakehead University in Ontario and University of Utah in Salt Lake City. According to a Cleveland Clinic study, aerobic fitness can be improved in Parkinson’s patients following forced and/or voluntary exercise. Studies are showing that exercise induces brain repair and accompanying behavioral recovery.  Some suggest that continuous, intensive training may confer neuro-protection, and subsequently slow, stop, or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s or promote neuro-restoration.

Come join our fight!!!!

Exercise and Parkinson's Disease

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