My husband andi just had an amazing experience in Indianapolis, IN at Rock Steady Boxing. This organization is a non-profit organization devoted to helping those suffering with Parkinson's to have a better quality of life using boxing techniques. Ny husband was diagnosed 4 and 1/2 years ago and he has been enjoying what he calls "beating the bag". He has purchased 2 bags for our home gym and doing his own routine.
I was curious to find a relationship between boxing and PD and found information about Rock Steady through one of the discussions here on this site. Upon reaching out to them, I received information about a training camp they were doing. Last week was that camp.
The staff is amazing and demanding of the PD boxers. There are 4 levels of classes and we were able to guest coach two of the classes. There were 29 PD boxers in the first class (level 2) and the camaraderie, fitness and laughter was infectious. They were jumping rope, hitting the speed bag and heavy bag and chasing the rabbit in the boxing ring. This followed by push ups sit ups and stretching would out anyone through their paces. The testimonials from all level of PD clients was awe inspiring. Their quality of life had definitely improved.
I know that not everyone lives in Indy but there may be someone in your area that might be able to help you. We are located in Culver City and are finding ways to incorporate what we learned into Alan's routine. I am so motivated that I am looking for personal boxing lessons so that I know what I am doing an can help my husband and hopefully others.